10+ Free Things To Do In Winnipeg This Weekend May 24-26

Posted Every Tuesday before 7 PM.


Doors Open Winnipeg 2024
: May 25-26, 2024
Venue: Multiple Locations

Celebrate Winnipeg’s 150th anniversary with FREE Doors Open Winnipeg 2024! Explore over 90 unique buildings, museums, and cultural spaces on May 25th & 26th. Discover hidden gems, architectural wonders, and fun activities for all ages. Don’t miss this chance to connect with Winnipeg’s vibrant past and present! Visit Doors Open Winnipeg for details.

Westridge Spring Carnival
Date: May 25 @ 10 AM – 4 PM
Venue: 3 Marshall Crescent

Joined with the Break-Away 3 on 3 Street Hockey Tournament 🏒, we are excited to provide a fun event for the whole family! Including, Sleepy the Clown with his amazing balloon art (10am-noon), face-painting, free cotton candy, dunk tank, and more!
Come join us for some family fun, food, and entertainment! Attendance is free and we hope to see you all there!

Taste of Asia
Date: May 25 & 26, 12 PM – 9 PM
Venue: The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road

Calling all foodies, culture enthusiasts, and cosplay fans! The Taste of Asia Festival Winnipeg is back on May 25th and 26th from 12 PM to 9 PM at The Forks, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before! This free event is more than just a food festival; it’s a celebration of the vibrant Asian culture in Winnipeg.


Free Tours at Royal Canadian Mint
Date: May 25-26
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
Venue: 520 Lagimodière Boulevard
Free Admission

Discover the art of coin making at the Royal Canadian Mint during Doors Open Winnipeg! Free tours run May 25th & 26th, 2024 from 9am to 4pm at 520 Lagimodière Boulevard. Explore the mint floor, learn about coin design, and see the 2010 Vancouver Olympic medals! Don’t miss this free opportunity!

Free Tour of Vaughan Street Jail
Date: May 25-26
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
Venue: 444 York Avenue, Winnipeg
Free Admission

Immerse yourself in Winnipeg’s history at the Vaughan Street Jail during Doors Open Winnipeg! Free tours run May 25th & 26th, 2024. Explore the Victorian-era gaol, hear true crime tales, and learn about infamous figures. Unveil Winnipeg’s past – a captivating journey awaits!

Highflying Fun with the Winnipeg Radio Control Club
Date: May 25-26
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Venue: 115 Ed Spencer Drive
Free Admission

Celebrate over 60 years of the Winnipeg Radio Control Club (WRCC) at their public event! Witness incredible flying demonstrations of RC airplanes, jets, and helicopters. Take a flight simulator ride, explore static displays, and enjoy guided tours. Fun for all ages! May 25th & 26th, 10am-4pm at 115 Ed Spencer Drive.

Haunted History Tour at Doors Open Winnipeg
Date: May 25-26
Time: 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Venue: Starting from the fountain at Memorial Provincial Park
Free Admission

Embark on a chilling adventure with the Doors Open Winnipeg Haunted History Tour! Led by a renowned historian, explore the spooky exteriors of Winnipeg’s most iconic buildings and hear their enduring ghost stories. The tour takes place on May 25 & 26 with departures at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm from the fountain at Memorial Provincial Park (across from Vaughan Street Jail). Don’t miss your chance to experience Winnipeg’s haunted history

Free Tours of Aurora Farm
Date: May 25-26
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
Venue: 4265 Waverley St
Free Admission

Experience free tours at Aurora Farm during Doors Open Winnipeg! This solar-powered sanctuary, nestled on historic Métis land, offers a glimpse into sustainable agriculture. Learn about their commitment to eco-friendly practices, meet heritage animals like Ojibwe ponies, and explore vibrant gardens. Free guided tours run every 30 minutes on May 25th & 26th, 11am-4pm (last tour 3pm). Wheelchair accessible store. No registration needed!

Doors Open Winnipeg at Seven Oaks House Museum
Date: May 25-26
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: 50 Mac St.
Free Admission

Explore the luxurious life of a 19th-century Scottish-Métis family, then dive into the Inkster family’s General Store for a taste of the fur trade era. ️Hear chilling tales of the legendary Spirits of Seven Oaks – do their whispers still echo through the halls?


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.

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.

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!


Rising Sun Pow Wow Club
Date: Every Friday, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Venue: Turtle Island Community Centre, 510 King Street

Rising Sun Pow Wow Club is on! Come share gifts, learn Pow Wow Dance, drumming, teachings, cultural crafts, and much more!

Fridays – at 363 McGregor Street from 5:30pm-7:30pm

A light snack will be provided. Everyone is welcome. to participate in our free Pow Wow Club. To register, please contact [email protected] or call 204-925-0317 for more information.

Board Game Night
: Every Friday, 5 PM – 9 PM
Venue: Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal, 180 Poplar Avenue

The end date is unspecified. This activity may end without prior notice. Check Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal’s Facebook page if you would like to confirm.

Teen Movie Night and Games Night
: May 24, 6 PM – 9 PM
Venue: Deer Lodge Community Club, 323 Bruce Ave

Teen Movie 🎥 Night and Games Night!!!
Friday, May 24! Doors open at 6:00pm and movie starts at 7:00.
Movie is Blue Beetle! Recommended for teens.
Games will be an introduction to Warhammer gaming!

Live Music at McPhillips Station Casino

May 24 & 25, 2024 @ Loft180 | 9 PM – 12 AM, Almost Famous Duo

May 25, 2024 @ Mainstage | 9 PM – 12 AM, She

Venue: 484 McPhillips St

Dauphin’s Countryfest Battle of the Bands 2024
Date: May 24, 2024 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 PM
Venue: McPhillips Station Casino, 484 McPhillips St

Witness the rising stars of country music at the Dauphin’s Countryfest Battle of the Bands! Local talents compete for a chance to perform at Dauphin’s Countryfest 2024, a recording package, and more. Catch the electrifying competition every Friday in May (3rd, 10th, 17th) and the grand finale on May 24th at McPhillips Station Casino’s Mainstage

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 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

Sage Creek Market & BBQ
Date: May 25 @ 10 AM – 3 PM
Venue: 1 Dr. David Friesen Drive

Joined with the Break-Away 3 on 3 Street Hockey Tournament 🏒, we are excited to provide a fun event for the whole family! Including, Sleepy the Clown with his amazing balloon art (10am-noon), face-painting, free cotton candy, dunk tank, and more!
Come join us for some family fun, food, and entertainment! Attendance is free and we hope to see you all there! Free Admission.

North End Neighbours Culture Fest
Date: May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: 591 Pritchard Avenue

Multicultural Food, Entertainment & Displays, Fun Activities For All Ages

Free Clothing Swap in Assiniboine Park
Date: May 25 @ 1 PM – 4 PM
Venue: Assiniboine Park Picnic Site 3

This event is completely free to attend and no one needs to bring any clothing to participate. If you have nothing to swap and need new clothes, you are particularly welcome.

Movie & Bingo
Date: May 25 @ 4 PM
Venue: West Kildonan Memorial Community Centre

Featuring Migration. We are back! May 25th at 4pm family Bingo. Then May 25th 6pm movie night!

Don’s Photo Press On Winnipeg Photo Walk with April Carandang

Date: May 25, 1 PM
Venue: Meet in Stephen Juba Park at Waterfront Drive and Bannatyne

Join Don’s Photo and April Carandang (@peggrammer) for the Press On Winnipeg Art Walk, where we’ll find and photograph some of the Press On signs hidden throughout our city. Meet in Stephen Juba Park at Waterfront Drive and Bannatyne on Saturday, May 25 at 1:00 p.m.

April is a photographer and visual storyteller based in Winnipeg, MB. Mostly documenting urban life, travel, culture, and stories, her photos and stop-motion film compositions blend lines and symmetry with candid, vibrant human moments. Press On Winnipeg (@press.on.wpg) is an anonymous collective who began creating public art during COVID. Hiding in plain sight, their work reminds people that there is always hope

Rolling Theatre in the Park
Date: May 26, 2 PM – 4 PM
Venue: Meet at Wellington Entrance

This fun afternoon in the park includes a bike ride on a predetermined route to different stops with theater presentations and skits. Get a ride in, enjoy the weather and have some fun with your kids or young ones in your life. 🎭🚲
The event is free to attend!


Kids Eat Free at Hooters 
Date: Sunday and Saturday, all day
Venue: 1501 St. Matthews Ave, Winnipeg

Kids eat free on the weekends at Hooters! *10 & under off the kids menu with the purchase of a adult entrée of $12 or more

Note: This offer may stop at any time without prior notice. Call the restaurant first to confirm.

Kids Eat Free at Fionn’s Winnipeg Every Sunday
Date: Every Sunday
Venue: 1180 Grant Ave

KIDS EAT FREE + $7 Caesars all day every Sunday.

Note: This offer may stop at any time without prior notice. Call the restaurant first to confirm.


Kids Bowl Free is a summer program that lets registered kids bowl two free games every day at participating bowling centers. Over 35 million kids have enjoyed this initiative since 2007. Find a center, register your kids, and have a blast bowling! Remember, all participants must wear bowling shoes, and a standard shoe rental fee applies.

Chateau Lanes 1145 Nairn Ave

May 1 – August 30, 2024
Wednesday to Sunday From Open – 7 PM

St. James Lanes 1805 Portage Ave.

May 1 – September 1, 2024
Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Friday/Saturday 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM


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

Effective April 7 – June 15, 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

FREE TEEN SWIM Sat 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Important Notice: Bonivital Pool will be closed Starting Spring 2024 for renovation. The exact closing date will be announced at a later date. Please visit our website to find out more information

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 Sat 3 PM – 5 PM
Family-only Loonie/Toonie Sat 5 PM – 7 PM
Loonie/Toonie Swim Sun, 2 PM – 4 PM x

Margaret Grant Pool 685 Dalhousie Drive

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

Seven Oaks Pool 444 Adsum Drive

Free Teen Swim Sat 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Sergeant Tommy Prince Place 90 Sinclair St.

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

St. James Assiniboia Centennial 644 Parkdale St.

Free Teen Swim Sat 6 PM – 8 PM

St. James Civic Center 2055 Ness Ave

Free Swim Sun 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Free Swim Fri 7:30 PM – 9:30 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

Pine Falls Spring Fair
Date: May 16-18

Canuck Amusements will be there with midway rides.

The Pine Falls Spring Fair in Manitoba is a delightful celebration of rural life. This annual event features a variety of activities, including a fishing tournament, music, a kids’ zone, fireworks, and even street hockey! It’s a true community gathering that brings people together to enjoy the best of what Manitoba has to offe

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: May 18, 11 AM – 1 PM
Venue: At participating Cineplex Theatres
Price: $3.99

Featuring Thabo and The Rhino Case

Weekend plans for the whole gang just got easier! Our Family Favourites program runs movies Saturdays, for only $3.99 plus applicable taxes (in-theatre price).

Instructions: After pressing the button below choose May 25, 2024 for the date and select the theatre.

Friday Family Night at Champlain Community Centre

Date: Fridays during Spring

Family Time 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Team Time 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Venue: 282 Niverville Ave, 282 Niverville Ave.
Price: $3 per child or $5 per family

TGIF. Fridays is still drop in Open Gym this spring.

*Board games and crafts are also available – just ask at the canteen staff upon arrival.

Youth, Family And Community Dance
Date: May 11, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Venue: The Catholic foundations Of Manitoba
:$5 per ticket

Come join parishes from all over Manitoba to celebrate Youth and the vitality they bring to our community. Let’s dance, visit with friends and meet new people with a common goal of strengthening the Catholic and broader community of Manitoba.

To purchase tickets, visit our website at www.catholicfoundation.mb.ca Last day to purchase tickets is May10th. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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)