Free Things to do in Winnipeg This Weekend August 25-27

Free Things to do in Winnipeg This Weekend August 25-27


A list of free weekend events is usually posted every Thursday before 7:00 PM.

If you are planning to go to an event, please click on “More Info” and read carefully. Check if it needs RSVP or registration.  

Some events may be free but are donation based which means a donation is encouraged.  However, donations are mostly at minimal costs.  

Events that have “no cover charge” means free entry but food and drinks are extra.

In Downtown:

1) Manitoba Filipino Street Festival

August 26 @ 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Downtown Winnipeg, Memorial Ave & Broadway Ave

This year’s Manitoba Filipino Street Festival will be on August 26, 2017 downtown on Broadway Avenue and Memorial Boulevard. The parade will start at 9am and the whole day festivities will continue until 10 pm. We are planning a feast for all your senses. Come and join our Manitoba Filipino Street Festival & Parade as we celebrate and share our rich culture with you! The Philippines is comprised of 7,100 islands with 80 provinces and 170 different dialects. It is…

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2) Ribfest 2017

August 25 @ 12:00 pm-10:00 pm,
August 26 @ 11:00 am-10:00 pm,
August 27 1:00 am-7:00 pm

@ Festival Stage, The Forks
Recurring Event (See all)

RIBFEST 2017 will include: • Free Music and Entertainment, • Free children’s activity area, • Raffles and 50/50 draw, • Food…

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3) Summertide @ The Forks

August 25-27 @ Various Times
|Recurring Event (See all)

Welcome to Summertide. Celebrate creativity, art, architecture, music, wonder, theatre, dance, literature and whimsy from August 21 – September 4 at The Forks.

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 4) Community of Heroes, sponsored by Scotiabank

August 27 @ 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Winnipeg, R3C 4L9 CA
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Community of Heroes is a free-to-the-public, family-friendly CPR and AED training event. Learn from certified Heart & Stroke resuscitation experts and local heroes from the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Services

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Elsewhere in Winnipeg:

5) Costco Open House for Mastercard Cardholders

August 25 @ 10:00 am-8:30 pm, August 26 @ 9:30am-6:00pm, August 27 @ 10:00am-5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Various Locations, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada + Google Map

Costco invites any Mastercard cardholder to an EXCLUSIVE shopping event. Your Mastercard* grants you a one day shopping pass** Visit participating Costco warehouses in the Winnipeg region and show your Mastercard at the entrance.

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6) Aquatica Synchro Try-It Dates

August 25 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Elmwood Kildonan Pool909 Concordia Avenue
Winnipeg, R2K 2M6 CA 
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Want to give our amazing sport a try and check #136 off your Participation 150 Playlist? Here is your chance! 3:30-4:00 You will have the chance to see what our athletes learned at our summer camps 4:00-4:30 Get in the pool and try out some synchro! Girls and boys Ages 5+ welcome

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7) Bell Tower Community Café

August 25
Westminster United Church745 Westminster Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, Manitoba Canada 
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Join us for a free community meal at 6:30, great coffee and tea and food hampers. Making good things together. Coming up at the Bell Tower Community Café: Friday, August 11 Friday, August 25 Friday, September 8 Friday, September 15

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8) Archambault Performance Pavilion Transcona

August 25 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm
Transcona Centennial Square135 Regent Ave W
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada 
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Dirt Road Pilots Live at the Archambault Performance Pavilion Friday evening, August 25th in beautiful downtown Transcona.

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9) Princess Auto Show ‘n’ Shine

August 26 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm

Join us this Saturday, August 26 for the second anual Show ‘n’ Shine car show! We’ll have prize draws, trophies and many in-store specials! Open to all makes and models. Pre-register at 515 Panet Road for the chance to win a Super Prize Package!

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10) Métis Harvest Celebration / Célébration de la récolte Métisse

August 26 @ 12:00 pm6:00 pm

Come celebrate the end of summer with us at Riel House one last time before winter sets in! Visit and chat with our artisans doing historic demonstrations, participate in some family games and activities, then enjoy our main stage entertainment.

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11) Summer Fest 2017!

August 26 @ 12:30 pm4:00 pm

Hi friends and neighbours! Come on down to Jacob Penner Park on Sat, Aug 26 to celebrate our community and have a summery fantastic time! Enjoy life music by local entertainers: -Jazz on Wheels, Anne-Marie Williot and a live DJ: Lady LP We’ll have a bouncy slide, a free hot dog BBQ, games, a “motion zone” from Fit Kids Healthy Kids and fun for the whole family from 12:30 – 4pm. We’ll also have the…

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12) You ROCK! Community Event

August 26 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Saturday, August 26 1pm – 3pm Assiniboine Park (Meet in the nature playground) All ages welcome! FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Any donations fund supplies for art programming.

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13) Celebrating the The Trans Canada Trail

August 26 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Winnipeg, MBWinnipeg, CA + Google Map

This summer Winnipeg Trails is celebrating the progress that has been made on the Trans Canada Trail. The Great Trail connects our country through a series of hiking, biking, and paddling trails, but there is still lots of work to be done!

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 Promoted Event

Near Winnipeg:

16) Morden Corn and Apple Festival 2017

August 25 & 26 @ 7:00 am-2:00 am, August 27 8:00 am-6:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Morden Corn & Apple Festival200-379 Stephen Street

The Morden Corn and Apple Festival originated as a community celebration for Canada’s Centennial in 1967 and has grown into one of the largest street festivals in Manitoba, attracting over 50,000 people to enjoy three days of activity-packed fun.

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17) Waterfront Festival

August 26 @ 4:00 pm9:30 pm

Selkirk, MBSelkirk, R1A CA + Google Map

Final event of the 2017 Waterfront Concert Series! Join us for a fun filled day of activities for all! 4:00 – 8:00: Kids Zone featuring bouncers, face painting, glitter tattoos, and games! 6:00: Ryan Price Magic 7:00: The B-Side Champs More info on our website here:

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18) Doc Walker Concert @ Riding Mountain National Park

August 26 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Riding Mountain National Park135 Wasagaming Drive
Onanole, MB Canada 
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Riding Mountain National Park Presents Doc Walker featuring special guest Madeline Merlo Free Outdoor Concert August 26, 2017, 7:00 PM. Use your free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass.

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Every Weekend:

19) FREE Swim

August 25-27
Various Locations

Here’s the summer schedule for Free Swim at various locations in Winnipeg. Note: Youth Swim is only for ages 9-19. For Family Swim, at the very least one parent must accompany at least 1 child. A single adult or child is not allowed during Family Swim.

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20) Silver Spike Presents – No Cover Charge

August 25 & 26 @ 9:45 pm11:30 pm, Performers Big Slick and Angus

|Recurring Event (See all)
Silver Spike Saloon202 Bond St

Silver Spike Presents Big Slick With Whole Lotta Angus. August 25-26 Band On stage at 9:45 PM At Winnipeg’s best live music destination

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21) Corydon’s Dancing in the Avenue

August 25-26

Put on your dancing shoes and join us every Friday and Saturday evening starting June 23 through August 26th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Corydon Avenue and dance under the stars!

August 25:  Free Ride (Tribute to Beatles and Grease) @ Cockburn St. S.

August 26:  Big Sap and the Sugars (Big Band , Ballroom, Latin-Salsa) @ Hugo St. N

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22) Movies in the Park Presented by Scotiabank 

August 25 @ 7:00 pm11:15 pm
Assiniboine Park,
55 Pavilion Crescent

7:00 Trolls, 9:15 Rogue One

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23) Cowboys Roadhouse‏ – Saturday Nights, No Cover Charge for Ladies Before 11 PM

August 19 @ 9:00 pm2:00 am
Cowboys Roadhouse‏,
1034 Elizabeth Rd

Winnipeg’s TRUE home of country brings you a Saturday night party like no other. Disastrous drink specials and a casual atmosphere combine for a sloppy & satisfying good time. Saturdays are for the boys… so we made it ladies night! Ladies in FREE before 11pm.

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24) Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

August 27 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Crescent

Performer:  Erin Propp and Larry Roy

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25) Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre

Sunday, August 27, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

@ Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park

Every Sunday (and various dates during the weekday).  Listen to the melodies and harmonies from the Lyric Theatre mingle with the rustle of the leaves in the breeze.  August 27  Performer:  Ministetrs of Cool, Jack Semple and more.

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26) Have you GOT? S7 Ep.7

August 27 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm
X-Cues Cafe & Lounge, 551 Sargent Ave.
Winnipeg, R3b 1W4 CA 
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Game of Thrones, Season 7 Episode 4, The Spoils of War! Watch the best show ever made on X-Cues large HD screens! Plenty of seating, delicious food, and drink. Table reservations available. Please, be early, and don’t miss a thing! We GOT you covered!

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