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10+ Free Weekend Events July 26-28

July 26, 2024
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10+ Free Things To Do In Winnipeg This Weekend July 26-28

Posted Every Tuesday before 7 PM.


Winnipeg Fringe Festival at Old Market Square 2024
Date: July 17-28, 12 PM – Midnight
Venue: 275 Bannatyne Ave.

Don’t miss the epic 12-day Winnipeg Fringe Festival at Old Market Square (July 17-28, 2024) in Winnipeg’s Exchange District! Free outdoor entertainment includes live music, street performers, food trucks, and artisan vendors. Catch lunchtime concerts or dance to bands from 8 pm to midnight. Public washrooms, ATMs, and a beer tent are available for your convenience. While this event is free, consider tipping the performers!

Casinos of Winnipeg Folklorama Kick-Off
Date: July 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park

Immerse yourself in a world of cultures at the FREE Folklorama Kick-Off! Live performances, interactive workshops, and delicious food trucks await at Assiniboine Park’s Lyric Theatre on Saturday, July 27th from 4 PM to 8 PM. This family-friendly event is your chance to experience the excitement of Folklorama before the main festival begins. Don’t miss out – ignite your cultural spirit and plan your Folklorama adventure!

2024 Ballet In The Park at Assiniboine Park
Date: July 24-26, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: 275 Bannatyne Ave.

Experience Winnipeg’s cherished summer tradition for free! Join Ballet in the Park on Wednesday, July 24-26, at 7:30 pm for a magical evening of dance under the prairies sky. Witness exceptional performances by professional dancers and enjoy family-friendly activities before the show. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, snacks, and water for a delightful outdoor experience! (Location details can be found on the event website).

3rd Annual Anishinaabe Days Celebration
Date: July 27 – July 28
Venue: Naawi-Oodena, 505 Kinston Blvd.

Experience the rich culture of the Anishinaabe people at the 3rd Annual Anishinaabe Days Celebration on July 27-28, 2024, in Winnipeg. Enjoy pow wow performances, talent shows, kids’ activities, and delicious food while exploring the Indigenous Vendors Market. Join us at Naawi-Oodena for a weekend of fun and learning for the whole family.

Summer Concert Series at Assiniboine Park Lyric Theatre
Date: July 28, 6 PM – 9 PM
Venue: Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park

Immerse yourself in summer vibes at the free Summer Concert Series at Assiniboine Park Lyric Theatre! Enjoy a vibrant mix of local and regional talents every Thursday and Sunday, July 7th to August 29th, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Pack a picnic, gather your friends and family, and unwind under the Manitoba sky with captivating live music. Don’t miss this opportunity to create lasting memories at Winnipeg’s beloved Assiniboine Park.


Parka Party at the Forks
Date: every Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Venue: Fort Parka Water Park And Playground, The Forks

Crafting with Parka – 10 am to 4 pm
Check out our crafts table for more information about today’s activities!

Parka Aerobics – 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Flap your wings and stomp your paws with Parka. Staying active has never been so easy!

Parkaeology – 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
Parka’s no stranger to digging in the dirt. Help her discover what secrets lie beneath our feet.

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.

Summer Fun Fridays at the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
Date: July 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: Manitoba Legislative Building 450 Broadway # 46

Discover ‘Summer Fun Fridays’ at the Manitoba Legislative Assembly! Come for engaging sessions filled with tours, lessons, and mock debates. Families with children aged 6 to 15 are welcome. Mark your calendars for July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. Don’t miss this unique blend of education and excitement!

Spaces are limited; registration is required email [email protected].. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Zumba in the Park
Date: July 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Venue: Riley Family Duck Pond at Assiniboine Park

Come on down and join us for some fun, fabulous, and FREE Zumba in the Park! Daisy Villegas is a licensed Zumba instructor who is passionate about community building, wellness and fitness, outreach programs, and women and youth empowerment.

Free Volleyball at Central Park
Date: Saturdays, July 6 – August 17, 11 AM – 1 PM
Venue: Central Park, 367 Ellice Ave

Salsa Class in the Park
Date: July 26, 12 PM – 1 PM
Venue: Central Park, 367 Ellice Ave

Knowledge Sharing Series at The Forks National Historic Site
Date: July 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Forks Market Rd, The Forks

Parks Canada welcomes you to a very special Knowledge Sharing Series at The Forks. On select Saturdays throughout July and August, our guests will speak about their experiences and share knowledge that they have gained over the years. Anyone wanting to learn more about and connect more deeply with First Nations and Red River Métis culture is invited and encouraged to attend. Knowledge Sharing Series sessions will take place at the Orientation Circle. In the event of inclement weather, the sessions will be moved to the Agowiidiwinan Centre near the Johnston Terminal.

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.


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.

Transcona Biz Movie Nights
: July 26 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Venue: Transcona Centennial Square, 135 Regent Ave W

Featuring Trolls

Enjoy FREE outdoor movies all summer long at Transcona Biz Movie Nights at the Square! Bring your lawn chair and family for a magical night under the stars with a fantastic lineup of movies. From Trolls to Ghostbusters, there’s something for everyone. Every Friday and Thursday evening starting July 26th at dusk. Transcona Centennial Square, 135 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg. Don’t miss out on the fun!

2024 Corydon Avenue Concert Series
: July 26-27, 2024

July 26 Corydon Ave & Arbuthnot St. N. featuring Vinyl Revival (Rock-Country-Funk)

June 27 Corydon Avenue & Lilac St. S., Blue FX (Classic Rock-Country-Blues)

Enjoy free live music every Friday & Saturday night this summer at the 2024 Corydon Avenue BIZ Concert Series! Local bands take the stage from 7pm to 10pm along Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg. Discover diverse genres, community vibes, and talented performers. Bring your lawn chair and experience a harmonious summer tradition.

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

Free Basketball Drop-In
Date: Saturdays until August 16, 11 AM – 5 PM
Venue: Freight House Outdoor Basketball Courts, 200 Isabel St.

Weekly Outdoor Pop-Up Market hosted by ANSANM Foundation Inc.

Date: Saturdays, May 25 – September 7, 10 AM – 4 PM
Venue: RONA Polo Park, 1333 Sargent Ave

  • Kids’ Crafts
  • Novelty Items
  • Prizes
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Good Music
  • Seasonal Items
  • Jewelry
  • Baked Goods
  • Handicrafts
  • Fresh Produce

Summer Movie Night at Tyndall Park Community Centre

Date: July 27, 9:00 PM
Venue: 2255 King Edward St.

Hosted by the Penner Team featuring Kung Fu Panda 4

Dodgeball in the Park at Assiniboine Park
Date: July 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Venue: Site #1, Assiniboine Park

Come on Saturday, July 27th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Assiniboine Park Site #1. Hosted by Dodgeball Manitoba and Dodgeball Winnipeg, this free event is perfect for all ages and skill levels. Enjoy friendly competition, music, refreshments, and a day full of laughter and exercise. Don’t miss out! More Info 👇

Garden Concerts at The Leaf

Date: Every Saturday from July 6 to August 31, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Venue: The Performance Garden at The Leaf, Assiniboine Park

July 27 Featuring Evans Coffie-Coffieman

Coffieman, is a versatile artist who focuses on authentic African rhythms and movements. His music prominently features traditional African percussion, song, and dance, emphasizing storytelling through his performances.

Escape to a serene musical oasis at the Garden Concerts at The Leaf in Assiniboine Park! Enjoy free concerts by talented local artists every Saturday from July 6 to August 31, 2024, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Immerse yourself in a world of music and nature at the Performance Garden within The Leaf’s outdoor greenery. Unwind and discover your new favorite artist amidst the vibrant blooms and calming atmosphere.

Family Afternoons at Le Patio 340 with FPFM
Date: July 28, 2 PM – 4 PM
Venue: 340 Provencher Blvd,

Take your kids along and enjoy Family Afternoons at Le Patio 340 with FPFM! 🌼🌻 The “Tales and Costumes” theme are sure to please young and grown-ups alike! See you on July 28 for an enchanting moment of fairy tales,


2024 Manitoba Sunflower Festival
Date: July 26-28
Venue: 227 10 Ave NW, Altona Centennial Park, Altona, Manitoba

📅 Friday, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

📅 Saturday, 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM

📅 Sunday, 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Winnipeg Beach Boardwalk Days 2024
Date: July 26 – July 28
Venue: Winnipeg Beach, MB

July 26, 5 PM – 11 PM
July 27, 11 AM – Midnight
July 28, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Celebrate summer at the Winnipeg Beach Boardwalk Days! This lakeside extravaganza takes place July 26th-28th, 2024, offering thrilling rides, a vibrant craft market, delicious food, a lively parade, and dazzling fireworks. Don’t miss the live music and stunning beachfront location! Located at the Winnipeg Beach Boardwalk in Manitoba, Canada. Experience unforgettable fun for all ages!

RBC Sunset Screenings On the Beach @ Gimli Film Festival
Date: July 26-28 @ 9:45 pm
Venue: Gimli Beach, Gimli, Manitoba

9:45 PM | THELMA & LOUISE | Comedy/Drama | PG | USA | 1991 | 2h 10m | Dir. Ridley Scott

9:45 PM | SATURDAY, JULY 27 | THEATER CAMP | Comedy/Musical | PG | USA | 2023 | 1h 33m | Dir. Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman

9:45 PM | SUNDAY, JULY 28 | PADDINGTON 2 | Adventure/Family | G | UK | 2017 | 1h 43m | Dir. Paul King

Festival of Kites Makar Sankranti
Date: July 27 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: 4403 Waverley St, La Barriere Park

Celebrate Makar Sankranti, a vibrant Festival of Kites! Join the Gujarati Cultural Society of Manitoba for an afternoon of kite flying, cultural food, music, and fun! Free event on July 27th, 2024 from 2 PM to 8 PM at La Barriere Park (4403 Waverley Street, Winnipeg). Pre-order your kites online for pick-up at the event!

Winnipeg Beach Bandstand Performance Series
Date: July 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: Bandstand, Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park

Featuring Damn Straight – Classic Rock Party Band

Don’t miss the Winnipeg Beach Bandstand Performance Series this summer! Enjoy free live music every Saturday night (7pm-10pm) from June 30th to September 1st, 2024 with additional Sundays. See a variety of tribute bands, classic rock, and local artists. Located at the Bandstand in Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park.


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!

Live Music at McPhillips Station Casino

July 26, 2024 @ Loft 180 | 9 PM – 12 AM, Jeannine Guyot

July 26, 2024 @ Mainstage | 9 PM – 12 AM, DMG Band

July 27, 2024 @ Mainstage | 9 PM – 12 AM, She

Venue: 484 McPhillips St

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

No cover charge. Food + Drinks $$$


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 Saturday 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

Dakota Lanes 1085 St. Mary’s Rd.

May 14 – August 30, 2024
Every day except for Saturday | Open – 6 PM

Polo Park Bowling Centre 157C-1485 Portage Ave.

May 20 – August 29 2024
Monday to Friday | Noon – 5:00 PM

Rossmere Lanes 1042 Henderson Hwy.

May 31 – September 1, 2024
Monday to Friday | Noon – 5:00 PM


Stay healthy and have fun by taking a free (or cheap) swim at City of Winnipeg operated indoor pools this summer.

Schedule Effective July 2 – September 2, 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

Closed for Renovations

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

FREE SWIM Sun/Sat  4 PM – 7 PM
FREE SWIM Fri  5 PM – 7 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 12 PM – 3 PM

Margaret Grant Pool 685 Dalhousie Drive

Free Swim Fri 1 PM – 3:30 PM

Sergeant Tommy Prince Place 90 Sinclair St.

Free Swim Sun 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Teen Swim Sat 7 PM – 9 PM

Seven Oaks Pool 444 Adsum Drive

Free Teen Swim 9 – 19 years Sat 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

St. James Assiniboia Centennial 644 Parkdale St.

Free Teen Swim Sat 2:45 PM – 5 PM

St. James Civic Center 2055 Ness Ave

Free Swim Fri 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM

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: July 27, 11 AM – 1 PM
Venue: At participating Cineplex Theatres
Price: $3.99

Featuring The Angry Birds Movie 2

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, click get tickets, and then choose July 27, 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.

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)

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