October 20-22, 2023

Posted Every Tuesday before 7 PM.


First Fridays in The Exchange District
Date: November 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Multiple Locations in the Exchange District

Every first Friday of the month Winnipeg’s downtown art galleries, museums, boutiques, and restaurants open their doors late, offering visitors a chance to experience the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene.

With many venues participating, there’s something for everyone at First Fridays. Take in an art exhibit, enjoy live music, or simply wander the streets and soak up the atmosphere. Plus, with many businesses offering special discounts and promotions, it’s the perfect time to shop and dine local.

First Fridays @ The Manitoba Museum
Date: November 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: First Fridays @ The Manitoba Museum

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.

Cineplex Community Day – Free Movies, Gaming, and More!
Date: November 4 @ 10 AM – 1 PM

Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg
Cineplex Junxion Kildonan Place
SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas
Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP

Enjoy a morning of free movies and discounted snacks!

Celebrate Cineplex Community Day on November 4th with a morning of FREE MOVIES* and $2.50 concessions! Plus, $1 from concession purchases throughout the entire day will go towards supporting youth empowerment programs through our partners at BGC Canada.

Celebrate Cineplex Community Day at The Rec Room
Date: November 4 @ 9 AM
Venue: 696 Sterling Lyon Pkwy

Enjoy a morning of free gaming! Join us in celebrating our first ever Cineplex Community Day at The Rec Room across Canada! On November 4th , come for a morning of FREE gaming in support of a great cause!

$1 from game band and snack purchases throughout the entire day will go towards supporting youth empowerment programs through our partners at BGC Canada.

Diwali Mela 2023 – Winnipeg
Date: November 4 @ 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Venue: RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave

This free event is open to the public and features cultural performances, food vendors, shopping stalls, kids’ activities, and much more. Learn about Indian culture and traditions, and celebrate the Festival of Lights with the Winnipeg community.


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!


Remembering Indigenous Veterans
Date: November 3, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Venue: 85 Israel Asper Way

Remembering Indigenous Veterans: Film and Discussion Join us for a free evening of film and conversation as we explore the important but often overlooked service of Indigenous veterans in Canada. Watch Forgotten Warriors, a documentary that chronicles the historical injustice to these veterans, and hear from Indigenous veteran advocates Randi Gage and Bill Shead.

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Elio Ugrin – First Fridays at Into the Music
Date: November 3, 7:30 PM
Venue: B-245 McDermott Avenue

Into the Music presents an in-store performance by Elio Ugrin. Music at 7:30PM, all ages, and free!
“Elio Ugrin, a singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba, has been diligently refining his songwriting skills over the past four years. He unveiled his debut EP, ‘this crowded place,’ in May 2023, featuring some of his work from those years. Through melancholic guitar tones and recollections of distilled memories, his songs convey a sense of longing and solitude. The EP was recorded in the confines of his closet during a single night. Elio takes inspiration from artists such as Jim Sullivan and Adrianne Lenker”

Live Music at McPhillips Station Casino

November 3, 2023 @ Loft180 | 8 PM – 11 PM, Gary Gach
November 4, 2023 @ Loft180 | 8 PM – 11 PM, Craig Wallace
November 5, 2023 @ Mainstage | 8 PM – 11 PM, The Goods Band
Venue: 484 McPhillips St

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

Mod Marty SPINS Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Boogaloo, Mod, and more ALL NIGHT – 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

Gateway Recreation Centre Fall And Christmas Craft Sale
Date: November 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: 1717 Gateway Rd
Free admission

Manitoba Guitar Traders Show & Sale Fall 2023
Date: November 4 @ 10 AM – 3 PM
Venue: Norwood Community Club, 87 Walmer St.
Free admission

3rd Annual Pumpkin Drop
Date: November 4 @ 10 AM – 3 PM
Venue: CF Polo Park, 1485 Portage Ave

@ The CF Polo Park Parkade. Seek our Compost Winnipeg Truck and Green Action Centre Canopy at the Southeast corner by Sports Chek.

Compost your pumpkin in a fun and unique way by dropping it from the 2nd level of the parkade. This event is free, but donations are welcome and will go to supporting compost collection service at a local non-profit social service. Help us divert pumpkins from the landfill and make a difference in our community!

Christmas Craft Market
Date: November 4 @ 11 AM – 3 PM
Venue: West Kildonan Memorial Community Centre, 346 Perth Ave.

Free admission for patrons. Come find some locally made Christmas gift ideas.
Local makers are encouraged to rent a table for $25 each. No corporation vendors.

Music Bingo
Date: November 4 @ 7 PM
Venue: Legion West Kildonan Branch 30, 1748 Main St

� Music Bingo � RETURNS to the Legion West Kildonan Branch #30 Winnipeg on Saturday, November 4th from 7pm to 10pm and I’m fired up � for another FUN show.
�Get there early to get a good seat as the last 2 events were EPIC.
� 3 Music Themes
� Fun Interactive Segments
� Prizes
� No cost to play
Hope you can make it out!

First Visits Are Free @ Winnipeg Circus Club
Date: Sundays @ 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.


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


City of Winnipeg public skating opportunities are available at 12 arenas in Winnipeg. All public skating activities are provided free of charge.

Times and dates are subject to change without prior notice at all locations.

Public Skating
Schedule – Winter 2023

294 Bertrand St.
Tuesday, 6:45–7:45 p.m., Sept 26–Dec 12 cancelled Oct 31
Saturday, 2–3 p.m., Oct 7–Dec 16 cancelled Nov 11

Billy Mosienko
709 Keewatin St.
Sunday, 4–5 p.m., Nov 5–Dec 17
Thursday, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Nov 9–Dec 14

1377 Clarence Ave.
Monday, 7:15–8:15 p.m., Oct 16–Dec 18

Eric Coy
535 Oakdale Dr.
Sunday, 2:15–3:15 p.m., Sept 24–Dec 17
Wednesday, 6:45–7:45 p.m., Sept 27–Dec 13

910 Maginot St.
Thursday, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Sept 28–Dec 14

River East
1410 Rothesay St.
Friday, 5:45–6:45 p.m., Sept 29–Dec 15

Sam Southern
625 Osborne St.
Sunday, 3–4 p.m., Sept 17–Dec 17

Sargent Park
1111 Wall St.
Sunday, Noon–1 p.m., Oct 1–Dec 17

St. James Civic Centre / Ab McDonald
2055 Ness Ave.
Monday, 11 a.m.–Noon, Sept 25–Dec 18 cancelled Oct 9
Saturday, 2:15–3:15 p.m., Oct 7–Dec 16 cancelled Nov 11

St. Vital Centennial
580 St. Anne’s Rd.
Sunday, 12:30–1:30 p.m., Oct 1–Dec 17 cancelled Oct 8

Terry Sawchuck
901 Kimberly St.
Saturday, 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m., Oct 7–Dec 16

Transcona East End CC
517 Pandora Ave. E
Sunday, 1:30–2:30 p.m., Oct 1–Dec 17
Saturday, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Oct 7–Dec 16 cancelled Nov 11

The Manitoba Electrical Museum

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

Shocktober all through the month of October! The real fun is on Saturday, October 28 from 1:00pm -4:00pm, with a spooky hair-raising experience with our Van de Graaff demonstrations, fall activities, and treats! With weather permitting a photo opportunity with our 1950s truck! Remember to wear your costumes to create memories that will haunt you forever!

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.

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.