Free Things to Do in Winnipeg This Weekend July 7-9

Here’s a list of free things to do in Winnipeg this weekend, July 7-9.  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 its header and read the information carefully.  Check if it needs RSVP or registration.  Some events may be free but are donation based which means a donation is expected.  However, donations are mostly at minimal costs.  Events that have “no cover” means free entry but food and drinks are extra.




1. First Fridays in the Exchange

Friday, July 7

@ The Exchange District

When Galleries, artist studios and shops stay open late to welcome your visit on the 1st Friday of each month.  Most grand openings are free.  There’s a lot more than  listed below so click the header for the schedule.


  1. First Fridays in the Exchange @ Bear Face General Store 

Friday, July 7, 5-8 PM

@ Bear Face General Store, 290 McDermot Avenue

Visit their studio in the Exchange district each month during First Fridays to check out new products and hang out with them. They’re on the third floor, through the door and keep going right. 

  1. Fuelgood at First Fridays in the Exchange

Friday, July 7, 6 – 10 PM

@ Bodegoes, 98 Albert St

A do-over of what to expect from nightlife. r&b jams. underground gems. hiphop joints. No cover Charge.

  1. Jus’ Toyin’ Around

Friday, July 7, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

@ Flatlanders Studio, 782 Main St. 3rd Floor

A group exhibition made up of artist from all over the world and curated by Douglas Lewis. Each artist is asking the question, what is the role of art in a capitalist Western society?

  1. First Friday: MC Alpha Toshineza at the Forth (Rooftop)

Friday, July 7, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

@ Forth, 171 McDermot Ave

French MC Al Pha Toshineza who just released his first album on that label invites you to the Forth for a special rooftop showcase. The event will we intoduced by DJ Jadyn Klassen who will play the finest selection in hiphop, funk, soul, african music.  

  1. Alleyways Market in the Exchange (July)

Friday, July 7, 4:00 – 10:00 PM

@ Elgin Ave (between Lily and Bertha)

One part farmers’ market, one part maker pop-up and one part design exhibition. This is the Exchange District’s version of the outdoor market.


7. Salsa Sundays

Sunday, July 9, 6-11 PM

@ Under the Canopy, The Forks

Every Sunday until July 30.  Evening begins at 6pm with DJs, followed by an intro dance class, dance showcase and then an open floor. 



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Elsewhere in Winnipeg:


8. National Historic Sites Day

Saturday, July 8, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

@ Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, 5925 Highway 9, Saint Andrews, MB

Discover the history behind North America’s oldest stone trading fort with a guided tour. Join in the celebration with family-friendly games and activities. 


  1. Touch Games  

Sunday, July 9, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

@ Corydon Community Centre, 1370 Grosvenor Ave   

DWTR Welcome all skills levels, beginners to advance.  There is no cost to play. Come along and enjoy Sunday afternoon.  

  1. Historic Places Day @ Transcona Museum

Saturday, July 8, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

141 Regent Avenue West

A new day to celebrate historic sites, spearheaded by the National Trust for Canada and Parks Canada. 



Every Weekend:


11. Corydon’s Dancing in the Avenue

Friday-Saturday until August 26, 7-10 PM

@ Corydon Ave, Click the header for the intersection

Put on your dancing shoes and join us every Friday and Saturday on Corydon Avenue and dance under the stars! 


  1. Silver Spike Presents – No Cover Charge

Friday-Saturday, on on stage at 9:45 PM

@ 202 Bond St

On July 7 & 8 Performer:  Rockbox

  1. FREE Swim


@ Various locations

Free admission into city-owned aquatic facilities.

  1. St. Norbert Farmers Outdoor Market

Saturday, July 8, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

St. Norbert Community Centre, 514 Pembina Highway

Over 100 vendors, entertainment and lots of smiles. 


15. Transcona BIZ Summer Concert Series

Every Friday until July 28, 6-8 PM

@ Transcona Centennial Square, 135 Regent Ave

Start your weekend off right by heading down the Transcona Centennial Square and enjoy a two-hour concert on the Archambault Pavilion Stage.


  1.  Cowboys Roadhouse – Saturday Nights, No Cover Charge for Ladies

Saturday, July 8, 9 PM – 11:00 PM (Club open until 1 AM)

@ 1034 Elizabeth Rd

18+. No Cover Charge for Ladies Before 11 PM


17. Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Sunday, July 9, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

@ Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, Assiniboine Park

Escape the noise and heat of the concrete jungle and enjoy the very best of jazz in Winnipeg, in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden amid blooming flowers, flowing fountains, and beautiful works of art.  Sunday, July 9 performer:  Lianne Fournier



18. Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre

Sunday, July 9, 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.  Sunday, July 9 Performer:  Swing Soniq featuring Greg Leskiw with guest Mark Reeves


  1. Have You GOT? Games of Thrones Night

Sunday, July 9, 7 – 10 PM

X-Cues Cafe & Lounge, 551 Sargent Ave

This week, Season 6 Finale. We GOT you covered!  No Cover.


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