Free Things to Do This Weekend October 6-8, 2023

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Culture Days Manitoba
: September 22 – October 15
Venue: Multiple Locations

Culture Days Manitoba 2023: Celebrate arts, culture, and heritage with hundreds of free and ticketed events across the province. Learn about diverse cultures, support local artists, and have fun!

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First Fridays @ The Manitoba Museum
: October 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

1st Fridays at Manitoba Museum: A unique opportunity to explore the museum after hours and enjoy a variety of special events, including live music, art exhibits, and family-friendly activities.

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Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Community Celebration
: October 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 PM
Venue: 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB

WSO’s Community Celebration returns in 2023! Throughout our season, we have the honour of working with and introducing audiences to exceptional global talent. The Community Celebration is an evening dedicated to showcasing local talent, including singers, instrumentalists, and composers. Music Director Daniel Raiskin conducts the WSO in this special event. While tickets to the Community Celebration are free, they must be reserved!

Canada Life Free Sundays @ WAG*
: October 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: 300 Memorial Boulevard

Discover the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) for free on the second Sunday of every month! Enjoy free admission to the WAG-Qaumajuq cultural campus, including the Visible Vault, current exhibitions, and Indigenous programming for families.


Free Admission to Winnipeg Police Museum

Date: Open Tuesday to Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Winnipeg Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street
Free Admission

The Winnipeg Police Museum displays many artifacts related to the history of the Winnipeg Police Force, dating from its beginning in 1874.

Free Admission to Manitoba Sports Hall Of Fame
Date: Open Tuesday to Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Venue: 145 Pacific Ave
Free Admission

Learn about the province’s sporting legends and see some of the most iconic artifacts from Manitoba’s sports history.

Free Admission to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Date: Every Friday
Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Venue: 85 Israel Asper Way
Free Admission

This free Friday night at the Museum is a great chance to get together and explore the exhibits, browse through the Boutique and more.

Ladies Free Until 10 PM @ The Palomino Club

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9 PM
Venue: Palomino Club, 436 Main St

TGIF! It’s Ladies’ Night at the #PalominoClub! They also got Buns of Steel going down tonight. Don’t miss out!


Winnipeg International Writers Festival
Date: September 20 – October 18
Venue: Multiple Locations in Winnipeg

Most events are free or pay what you can (PWYC).

The Winnipeg International Writers Festival is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! This year’s festival features a diverse lineup of over 100 writers from around the world. The festival will host readings, talks, workshops, and other events at venues all over Winnipeg. Whether you’re a fan of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or drama, there’s something for everyone.

Culture Days – Murals of Transcona Walking Tour
Date: October 6, 2 PM – 3 PM
Venue: Transcona Museum, 141 Regent Ave. W.

A guided tour that showcases a collection of outdoor murals in Downtown Transcona. Includes 20 historic and contemporary murals painted over the past 30 years. This event is being held in celebration of Culture Days 2023.

Live Entertainment at Cineplex Junxion


Oct. 6 | 6-6:45pm; 7-7:45pm – Ronnie Ladobruk
Oct. 7 | 6-6:45pm; 7-7:45pm –  Paul Balcain
Oct. 8 | 3:30-4:15pm; 5:30-6:15pm – Justin Seguin

Venue: Kildonan Place, 1555 Regent Avenue West

Cineplex Junxion features FREE live entertainment every month – no ticket or admission required!

Intro to Bellydance! Egyptian Style!
Date: Oct 6, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Kids Etc Youth Movement Company, 505 Fort Whyte Way

Join Beth as she dances you through the beginning steps of bellydance, the dance of Egypt! Always fun, great for all ages, genders and abilities.

She will start you off with a quick warm up, then some basic steps & finally put these steps together in a quick little dance to practice at home to.

Hip scarves provided for the class, dress to move freely.

Send us an email to book your spot. [email protected]

Dance with me! Bellydance Intro!
Date: Sat, Oct 7, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Drop In Dance, 1381 Portage Avenue

Join Beth as she dances you through the beginning steps of bellydance, the dance of Egypt! Always fun, great for all ages, genders and abilities.

She will start you off with a quick warm up, then some basic steps & finally put these steps together in a quick little dance to practice at home to.

Hip scarves provided for the class, dress to move freely.

Studio holds 12 so send an email to book your spot. [email protected]

Book-to-Movie Screening: Gone Girl
Date: October 8, 2 PM – 4:30 PM
Venue: Millennium Library, 251 Donald St

Join us for a free movie screening! With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, Nick Dunne sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may be the one responsible. Based on Gillian Flynn’s acclaimed bestseller of the same name. 145 min. Rated 14A.

The film is being shown in the Carol Shields Auditorium, 2nd floor.

Live Music at McPhillips Station Casino

October 6 & 7, 2023 | 8 PM – 11 PM, Playin’ Jane
October 7, 2023 | 8 PM – 11 PM, Shandra & The Happy Endings

Venue: 484 McPhillips St

The Red River City Soul Club
Date: October 6, 8 PM – 2 AM
Venue: A.N.A.F. Club 60, 433 River Ave #3

AT THE LEGION ON RIVER! Mod Marty returns to the decks spinning Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Boogaloo, Mod, and more – NO COVER – 8:00-2:00!!

Winnipeg Run Club
Date: Saturdays, 8 AM
Venue: The Forks 1, Forks Market Road

We are a lululemon led community driven run crew. We meet weekly 8am on Saturday mornings at The Forks. Each week we set up 5km & 10km routes with over 20 community run leaders to support you along the way. The intention is everyone feels welcome and safe. It’s a great way to start your weekend, moving with others!

During our warmer months we meet under The Canopy at The Forks

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First Visits Are Free @ Winnipeg Circus Club
Date: October 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young Street

Where everyone is a circus performer! Join us for demonstrations, performances, workshops, cotton candy, popcorn, and fun for all.


Corn Maze @ Fort La Reine Museum
: Until October 15, ⏰ 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Venue: 2652 East Saskatchewan Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB

The Fort La Reine Museum is hosting a free corn maze for the public! The maze is open daily from 8am to 8pm until October 15th, and is a great activity for families and friends of all ages. Visitors can bring their own food and drinks, but should be sure to wear appropriate footwear and hydration, as the ground can be uneven in some areas.

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Stay healthy and have fun by taking a free swim at City of Winnipeg operated indoor pools.

Interim Effective September 2-29
*Schedules are subject to change without prior notice*

Taka a free swim at City of Winnipeg operated indoor pools.

  • Free Swim: designated time for safe activities for everyone; no admission fees apply;
  • Loonie / Toonie Swim: designated time for safe activities for all people that meet admission requirements, admission fee for under 18 years is $ 1.00; admission fee for 18 years and over is $2.00;
  • Youth Swim: designated time for safe activities for swimmers 9 – 19 years of age.
  • Family Swim: designated time for safe activities for families, adults must be accompanied by children and children must be accompanied by adults;

Bonivital Pool – 1215 Archibald Street

October 1 – December 16
FREE TEEN SWIM Sat 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex 999 Sargent Avenue

September 30, 2023 – December 9, 2023
FREE SWIM Sat 2:30 PM – 6 PM
FREE TEEN SWIM Sat 6:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Elmwood Kildonans Pool 909 Concordia Avenue

Free Youth Swim & Waterslide 9-19 years Fri 7 PM – 9 PM
Free Public Swim Sat 3:30 PM – 5 PM

Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool 381 Sherbrook Street

September 8, 2023 – June 15, 2024
Free Swim Fri  1:00pm – 5:00pm
Free Swim Sat 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Margaret Grant Pool 685 Dalhousie Drive

October 1 – December 16
Free Swim Fri 8:30 AM – 9:25 AM
Free Teen Swim Fri 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Sergeant Tommy Prince Place, 90 Sinclair St.

October 1 – December 16
Free Swim Sun 4 PM – 5 PM
Loonie/Toonie Swim Fri 4:30 PM – 7 PM
Loonie/Toonie Swim Sat 4 PM – 6:30 PM
Free Teen Swim Sat 7 PM – 9 PM

Seven Oaks Pool 444 Adsum Drive

October 1 – December 16
Free Teen Swim Sat 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool 644 Parkdale

October 2 – December 16
FREE TEEN SWIM 9-19YRS Sat 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

St. James Civic Center 2055 Ness Ave

October 1 – December 16
FREE SWIM Sun 1:30PM – 4:30PM
FREE SWIM Fri 7:30PM-9:30PM

Transcona Kinsmen Centennial 1101 Wabasha Street

October 1 – December 16
Loonie/Toonie Fri 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Free Youth Swim Fri 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Manitoba Electrical Museum

Date: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Venue: 680 Harrow St
Price: $5.00 per person, children 5 years & under free.

Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre is a museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, dedicated to the electrical history of Manitoba.

MIFDA Friday Night Dance
Date: Fridays until December 8
Time: 8 PM – 11 PM
Venue: Churchill Park United Church, 525 Beresford Ave
Price: $5.00 per person

Dance with the world! Beginners welcome. No partners required. Wear comfortable clothing and clean non-marking shoes for mild athletic activity. Bring your water bottle for rehydration. We dance numbers from Europe, the Middle East, North America and elsewhere. Most dances will be done in an open circle or line formation, or with dancers in a scatter pattern.
Drop in fee is $5.

Cineplex Family Favourites

Date: Every Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Price: $2.99
Venue: Scotiabank Theater Winnipeg, 817 St James St

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken – October 7, 2023

Weekend plans for the whole gang just got easier! Our Family Favourites program runs movies every Saturday morning, for only $2.99 +tax.

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Sunday Visits at Winnipeg Firefighters Museum

Date: Sundays
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Venue: 56 Maple Street

They offer a glimpse of what fire fighting was like from the 1874 volunteer-era to the present day.