10+ Free Things To Do In Winnipeg This Weekend February 16-19 2024

Posted Every Tuesday before 7 PM.


Sturgeon Heights Winter Carnival 2024
Date: February 12-18
Venue: 210 Rita St

Unleash your inner snow bunny at the Sturgeon Heights Winter Carnival 2024! ❄️ From thrilling hockey tournaments to cozy pancake breakfasts, this Winnipeg event promises frosty fun for the whole family. Face painting, crafts, a beer garden, and more await! Mark your calendars for Jan 20-26th. #SturgeonHeightsCarnival

Free Family Fishing Weekend In Manitoba
Date: February 17-19
Venue: Multiple Locations

Winter Carnival @ Robert A. Steen Community Centre
Date: February 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Venue: 980 Palmerston Avenue

Louis Riel Day at The Forks
Date: February 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: The Forks, Forks Market Rd

Riel Day with a fun-filled family adventure at The Forks! This FREE event offers a variety of activities for all ages, including Creative arts & crafts with Art City, Energetic dance battles with GeNie Baffoe, Free skating lessons with Winnipeg Trails Association and more.

Louis Riel Family Skate @ Pritchard Park
Date: February 19 @1 PM – 3 PM
Venue: 295 Pritchard Ave.

The WWNA in Partnership with Church of the Rock (North End) will be holding A Family Skate Day…… Feb. 19, 2024….. Come out and Join us!


Lights on the Exchange
Date: January 21 – March 21, 2024
Venue: Multiple Locations, The Exchange District

Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to experience Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District this winter? Then you won’t want to miss Lights on the Exchange, a public winter arts festival that showcases light-based artworks by Canadian artists.

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.

Manitoba Sports Hall Of Fame

Date: Open Tuesday to Friday
Time: 11 AM – 3 PM
Venue: 145 Pacific Ave., #100
Free Admission

Celebrate the history and achievements of sports in the province. It was established in 1980 and has inducted over 500 individuals and teams from various sports, such as hockey, curling, speed skating, basketball, and more. The museum features exhibits, artifacts, photographs, and stories that showcase Manitoba’s sport heritage and culture.

Learn to Winter @ The Forks
Date: Saturday and Sundays until February 25
Venue: 1 Forks Market Rd.

  • Skate, Ski, Snowshoe Lessons | Saturdays and Sundays, 12 PM – 4 PM
    • Skiing – 12 PM and 2 PM
    • Skating – 1 PM and 3 PM
    • Snowshoeing – 2 PMThese lessons are offered on a drop-in basis. Guests are invited to bring their own equipment. Skate rentals are available at Icelands Skate Rentals, in The Forks Market. Ski and snowshoe rentals can be arranged with the Winnipeg Trails Association.
  • Live Music by The Canopy | Sundays from 12 PM – 4 PM
    • Different performances will be showcased each Sunday. Check out our Event Calendar to see which musical acts you can expect to see each weekend.
  • Storytelling in the Teepee | Sundays from 12 PM – 4 PM
    • Join Elder Barbara Nepinak around the fire in the teepee for stories and drumming.
  •  Warming Hut Tours | Saturdays at 1 PM (start date later in January, stay tuned!)
    • These tours will give participants the opportunity to explore and learn more about the six new Warming Huts at The Forks, plus other fan favourites from previous winters. Check back for a registration link for these free tours!

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!

Free Admission to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Date: Every Sunday
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Venue: 85 Israel Asper Way
Free Admission

Sundays at the Museum is a great chance to get together and explore the exhibits, browse through the Boutique and more.

Cabin Fever: Free Films for Kids 2024
Date: February 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: 304 – 100 Arthur St

FEB 18 AT 1 PM Cabin Fever: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Escape winter chills with FREE kids’ moviesevery Sunday, Feb at Winnipeg’s Cinematheque! #CabinFever #FreeWinnipegEvents #FamilyFun.


Live Music at Silver Spike Saloon
Date: Every Friday and Saturday, 9 PM – 1 AM
Venue: 202 Bond St

No cover charge. Food + Drinks $$$

Winnipeg RV Show & Sale
Date: February 9-19
Venue: Red River Exhibition Place, 3977 Portage Ave.

Featuring an impressive array of recreational vehicles (RVs), travel trailers, fifth wheels, and related products. Whether you’re an avid camper, a road trip enthusiast, or simply curious about the latest RV trends, this event is a must-visit.

Movie Night @ D eer Lodge Community Club
Date: February 16, 7 PM – 8 PM
Venue: 323 Bruce Ave

Get out of your Mojo Dojo Casa Houses on February 16 and head down to Deer Lodge Community Club for a movie and games night featuring Barbie! The game night will feature an Uno tournament!
Pizza will also be available for $3 a slice or two for $5! (Cash only)
Doors open at 6:00pm and movie starts at 7:00pm

Live Music at McPhillips Station Casino

February 16, 2024 @ Loft180 | 8 PM – 11 PM, Jeff Adams Duo

February 17 2024 @ Mainstage | 1 PM – 4 PM, Vinyl Revival

February 19, 2024 @ Grand Lobby | 1 PM – 4 PM, Catie St. Germain

Venue: 484 McPhillips St

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

Linden Woods Winter Carnival
Date: February 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Linden Woods Community Centre 414 Lindenwood Drive West

Get ready to embrace the winter wonderland at the Linden Woods Winter Carnival! On Saturday, February 17th, from noon to 4 PM, our community comes together for a day of outdoor fun.

Free Mobile Ski Library at Lindenwoods Community Centre

Date: February 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Linden Woods Community Centre 414 Lindenwood Drive West

Come chill with us at a free ski library at the Lindenwoods Community Centre (Kleysen site).

Winter fun for the whole family with free equipment! All equipment is first come first serve. We have lots of skis in every size and kicksleds and snowshoes to try too.

RSVPs appreciated. Go ahead and RSVP for the ski event starting at 1pm.  See below.

UFC 298
Date: February 17, 9 PM
Venue: Loft 180 @ McPhillips Station Casino, 484 McPhillips St

The main event features a featherweight title bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria. Other exciting matchups include Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa in a middleweight bout and Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo in a bantamweight clash. Don’t miss this thrilling event as fighters step into the octagon to prove their mettle!

St. James CC Family Fun Day
Date: February 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: St. James Community Club 323 Bruce Ave.

Free Family Fun Day! Skate, roast marshmallows, enjoy treats & make memories at Deer Lodge Community Club. Open to all ages

Free Ski Library at Whyte Ridge CC
Date: February 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Whyte Ridge Community Centre, 170 Fleetwood Rd.

Come chill with us at another sure-to-be fantastic free mobile ski library visit at Whyte Ridge Community Centre. Winter fun for the whole family with free equipment! All equipment is first come first serve. We have lots of skis in every size and kicksleds and snowshoes to try too. RSVPs appreciated. Go ahead and RSVP for the ski event starting at 1pm.   See below. Note that we are happy to offer tips and tricks all day too.

My Gym Open House
Date: February 19 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: My Gym St Vital 1586 St. Marys Road

Calling all energetic explorers! Join My Gym’s FREE Open House and discover a world of fun, fitness, and development for your child (ages 0-10). Explore our state-of-the-art gym, witness exciting class demos, and score exclusive discounts on memberships & parties. Pre-register now and unlock your child’s potential!

Free Ski Library at Kirkbridge Park
Date: February 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: 450 Bairdmore Blvd

Come chill with us at a free mobile ski library visit at Kirkbridge Park! Winter fun for the whole family with free equipment!
Note that there are no indoor washrooms on site. We meet near the pagoda in the park and start outdoors! Come prepared! We can’t wait to see you. Go ahead and RSVP below.

Free Ski Library at St.Norbert CC
Date: February 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: 3450 Pembina Hwy

**This event was rescheduled from February 4th due to lack of snow- St.Norbert Heritage Day Festivities are proceeding as planned, just without skiing**

Come chill with us at a free mobile ski library visit in St.Norbert! Winter fun for the whole family with free equipment.
Details to come. Meanwhile, go ahead and RSVP!

Free Tryouts @ Spirit 1 Taekwondo
Date: February 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Spirit 1 Taekwondo, 1885 Chancellor Drive

Looking for a fun, enriching activity for your child? Give them the gift of with a FREE at Spirit 1 Taekwondo! Our expert instructors will guide them through dynamic training sessions, teaching valuable life skills like leadership and discipline.


Free Entry Into Manitoba Parks in February 2024


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

Effective January 7 – March 23, 2024 

*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


Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex 999 Sargent Avenue

FREE SWIM Sat 2:30 PM – 6 PM
FREE TEEN SWIM Sat 6:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Eldon Ross 25 1887 Pacific Avenue West

Loonie/Toonie Swim Sat 12:30 PM – 5:00 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

Free Swim Fri 2 PM – 5 PM
Free Swim Fri 3 PM – 5 PM
Loonie/Toonie Swim Sat 5 PM – 7 PM

Margaret Grant Pool 685 Dalhousie Drive

Free Swim Fri 8:30 AM – 9:25 AM
Free Teen Swim Fri 7:30 PM – 9 PMif

Seven Oaks Pool 444 Adsum Drive

Free Teen Swim Sat 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

St. James Civic Center 2055 Ness Ave

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

Transcona Kinsmen Centennial 1101 Wabasha Street

Loonie/Toonie Fri 5:30 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 notice at all locations.

Public Skating
Schedule – Winter 2024

Ab McDonald
2055 Ness Ave.
Saturday, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM | January 6 – March 16

294 Bertrand St.
Saturday, 2–3 pm | January 6 – March 16

Billy Mosienko
709 Keewatin St.
Sunday, 4–5 pm | January 7 – March 10

Eric Coy
535 Oakdale Dr.
Sunday, 2:15–3:15 pm | Jan 8–Mar 11

River East
1410 Rothesay St.
Friday, 5:45–6:45 pm | January 5 – March 15

Sam Southern
625 Osborne St.
Sunday, 3–4 pm | January 7 – March 3

Sargent Park
1111 Wall St.
Sunday, Noon–1 pm | January 7 – March 10

St. Vital Centennial
580 St. Anne’s Rd.
Sunday, 12:30–1:30 pm | January 7 – March 17

Terry Sawchuck
901 Kimberly St.
Saturday, 11:45 am–12:45 pm | January 6 – March 16

Transcona East End CC
517 Pandora Ave. E
Sunday, 1:30–2:30 pm | January 7 – March 17, cancelled January 21
Saturday, 6:30–7:30 pm | January 6 – March 16, cancelled January 20

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.

Cineplex Family Favourites
Date: February 17, 2024
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Theatre & Silver City St. Vital Cinemas

Featuring Nimona

Enjoy classic family movies every Saturday morning for only $3.99 at Cineplex Family Favourites!

Every Saturday morning, Cineplex brings back your favourite family-friendly movies for only $2.99 per person. It’s the perfect way to start your weekend with the whole family.

Sunday Visits at Winnipeg Firefighters Museum

This event may be affected by the holiday season. Please call 204-942-4817 to check if it’s open.

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.

Badminton Drop in Sundays
Date: Sundays 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Venue: Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Avenue

Drop-in Badminton starts again on the 14th @ 7pm! 🏸 Don’t forget about the $5.00 drop-in fee!
(Please note that on the 21st Badminton will begin at 7PM due to an event)