10+ Free Things To Do In Winnipeg This Weekend February 23-25, 2024

Posted Every Tuesday before 7 PM.


YMCA Downtown Winter Celebration
Date: February 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: 301 Vaughan Street

Beat the winter blues with FREE fun at the YMCA Downtown Winnipeg’s Winter Celebration! Enjoy pool, games, art, food & more! Family-friendly, Feb 23rd, 5-8 PM.

Bourkevale Community Centre’s Winter Open House
Date: February 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: 100 Ferry Rd

Join Bourkevale Community Centre for a winter wonderland! ❄️ Skate, ski, build snowmen, cozy up by the firepit, and enjoy hot chocolate. All ages welcome for a day of community spirit and family fun. Feb 24th, 10am-3pm.

St. Norbert Family Winter Carnival
Date: February 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: École Noël-Ritchot 45 De la Digue Ave

The second annual St. Norbert Family Carnival is happening February 24 from 1-3pm, presented by Grant Memorial Church. This event is completely free, so drop in any time to play carnival games, win prizes, enjoy snacks and visit with others from within our great community. All ages are welcome!


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.

Experience the magic of winter at The Forks with free, drop-in lessons in skiing, skating, and snowshoeing. Enjoy live music, storytelling in the teepee, and warming hut tours. All ages welcome!

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 Warming Hut Tours @ The Forks 2024
Date: February 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: The Forks FORKS MARKET RD

Join a FREE one-hour guided tour of The Forks’ Warming Huts, Winnipeg’s unique winter art competition! Discover captivating ice sculptures, delve into their design secrets, and explore the scenic Nestaweya River Trail. Registration Required.

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 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: 304 – 100 Arthur St

FEB 25 AT 1 PM Cabin Fever: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

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


Kids Movie Night @ Luxton Community Centre
Date: Every Friday, 6 PM – 8 PM
Venue: 210 St Cross St

Movie TBA

February Games Night
Date: February 23, 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Venue: Grace Canadian Reformed Church, 730 Pandora Avenue West

Games night at the church is an event that provides a chance for a fun night out playing games! It’s also a great chance to get to know those in the church and local community. Come by yourself or with a friend! Bring a game you love or use one of our many games! Bring your favorite snack or enjoy one of the many refreshments provided! See you there!

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

No cover charge. Food + Drinks $$$

Live Music at McPhillips Station Casino

February 23, 2024 @ Loft180 | 9 PM – 12 AM, Gary Gach

February 24, 2024 @ Loft180 | 9 PM – 12 AM, Gary Gach

February 24, 2024 @ Mainstage | 9 PM – 12 AM, Shandra & Happy Endings Band

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

Brave: Girls Empowerment Event
Date: February 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: The Salvation Army Weetamah 324 Logan Avenue

This event will empower girls to find their BRAVE and will include a candy bar, artist, cupcake decorating, special speakers, gifts, crafts and more. Open to all girls aged 12-18.

Discover Tae Kwon Do Day @ Pro Taekwondo Winnipeg – A Skillz Center

February 24 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Ages 7 to 14
February 24 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Ages 4 to 6

7372 Keewatin St. – PCCM Building
1000 Notre Dame & McPhillips

Have you ever heard about the incredible Protaekwondo locations right here in Winnipeg? We are thrilled to invite you to our thrilling try tae kwon do event at 2 fantastic locations. Registration Required

Free Newcomer Event Hosted by Mount Carmel Clinic
Date: February 24 @ 1:30 PM – 4 PM
Venue: Sgt. Tommy Prince Place, 90 Sinclair St.

Join us Saturday February 24 for our community event!
A great time to celebrate and connect with community!
At Sergeant Tommy Prince Place from 1:30-4pm.
Register through Deepti by calling 204 770-1244 or emailing [email protected] or by scanning the QR Code on your phone!

2 Years of Resistance – Commemoration & Solidarity Gathering

Date: February 25 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Venue: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way

Together, We Stand with Ukraine
Events marking the second anniversary of full-scale war

Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Admission: FREE
(event attendees will be invited to explore the museum at the conclusion of this indoor event)
Other Details:
– Dress in blue and yellow and/or embroidered shirts
– Bring Ukrainian flags
– Bring signs
– Bring the whole family
Call to Action:
Let’s show the world that Canada stands with Ukraine until victory!

Free Mega Heart Event
Date: February 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: The Salvation Army Weetamah 324 Logan Avenue

Join us for the Free Mega Heart Event on Sunday, February 25th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Dakota Community Centre Fieldhouse! This family-friendly event features an indoor walk, Zumba class, trivia, CPR demonstrations, heart health information tables, and more! Learn about heart health, get active, and have fun!


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

Valentine’s Dance @ AWRA -Assiniboia West Recreation Association

February 23, 5:30 PM – 7 PM Age 0-5
February 23, 7:30 PM – 9 PM Grade 1-5

Venue: 861 Buchanan Blvd
Price: $2

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.

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)