10+ Free Things To Do In Winnipeg This Weekend June 21-23

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FEATURED EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Winnipeg Jazz Festival at Old Market Square 2024
Date: June 19 – June 22, 2024
Venue: 275 Bannatyne Ave

Experience free jazz at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival at Old Market Square! Enjoy a vibrant outdoor celebration June 19-22, 2024 with a diverse lineup of local, national, and international performers. Immerse yourself in various jazz styles, from traditional to contemporary, spread out a blanket and soak up the summer vibes. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate music in Winnipeg’s Exchange District at Old Market Square!

Casinos Of Winnipeg Birthday Bash
Date: June 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Venue: McPhillips Station Casino, 484 McPhillips St

Step into the spotlight at the Casinos of Winnipeg Birthday Bash and 𝘀𝗲𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗠𝗶𝘁𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶 𝗥𝗩𝗥. This event, happening on June 21 (McPhillips Station Casino), 2024, is not just a celebration but a chance to drive into the future. Be there for your shot at the grand prize. It’s more than a party—it’s a chance to win big! A club card is required to join in but easy and free to get.

Indigenous Peoples Appreciation Day at Red River Ex

Date: June 21, Noon – 1 PM
Venue: Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Ave

Celebrate our Indigenous Peoples with us at The Ex. All Treaty and Manitoba Metis Federation card holders receive free admission from Noon-1 pm. Join us for a traditional Pow Wow and learn about Indigenous culture.

Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow

Date: June 21, 12 PM – 9 PM
Venue: The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road

Jaimie Isaac, Nations Skate Youth, and Seven Oaks School Division will be hosting a Go Skateboarding event at The Plaza at The Forks Skate Park, celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with skating, music, food, and cool giveaways!

Wa-Say Healing Centre will be offering programming at the Parks Canada lands with music, cultural programming, food, and celebration!

Kids Day at Red River Ex
Date: June 23, 12 PM – 1 PM
Venue: Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Ave

Celebrate Kids Day at the Red River Ex with 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻* (11 AM – Noon) on Sunday, June 23rd, 2024! Enjoy rides, shows, Filipino Day festivities, and more family fun. Create lasting memories with exciting activities, delicious food, and live entertainment. Don’t miss this perfect summer outing!  Also get a free pancake breakfast at The Loop. PLUS, kids 10 and under get a special unlimited rides wristband for only $20!**

* Kids’ Day offer free admission with a donation. However, in previous years, a donation was not mandatory for entry, and they would not prevent you from entering without one. This policy may have changed. Nonetheless, a donation is usually nominal; a loonie or toonie would be sufficient.

**Kids wristband valid for Kiddieland rides only, and only available for purchase at The Ex.

DOWNTOWN

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.

AROUND WINNIPEG

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
Date
: 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.

Movie Night at Deer Lodge Community Club
Date
:June 21 @ 7 PM – 9 PM
Venue: 323 Bruce St.

There will also be family games available to play!

2024 Corydon Avenue Concert Series
Date
:June 21 & 22@ 7 PM – 10 PM

Venue:
June 21 Corydon Ave & Hugo St. N. featuring Shake it Up (Classic Rock & Country)

June 22 Corydon Avenue & Cockburn St. South featuring Vintage Groove (rock, country, pop)

Don’t miss the Corydon Avenue Concert Series featuring Shake It Up! Winnipeg’s favourite dance band will have you moving and shaking to classic hits and chart toppers. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and dancing shoes for a night of summer fun under the stars!

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

Happy Days On Henderson
Date: June 22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: 180 Poplar Ave.

Join Winnipeg’s FREE Happy Days on Henderson for family fun, live music, & community connection! Food, activities, & more! June 22nd, 2024.

Garden City CC Community Carnival
Date
: June 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: 725 Kingsbury Ave

Join the fun at the Garden City CC Community Carnival on June 22, 2024, from 11 AM to 3 PM at 725 Kingsbury Avenue. Experience family-friendly entertainment with new bouncers, face painting, and special guest appearances. Don’t miss the Mini-Soccer event and the BBQ special for a day full of community spirit and joy. Mark your calendar for a memorable summer day at the Garden City Community Centre’s annual carnival, rain or shine!

Free Don’s Photo and AnthonyUrsoExchange District Sunset Photo Walk

Date: June 22 @ 6:30 PM
Venue: Starting at City Hall, 510 Main Street

Join us on a memorable sunset photo walk through the historic Exchange District, led by Anthony Urso (@anthony_urso). A talented local content creator with over 45k Instagram followers, Anthony specializes in stunning cityscapes. Come explore our city with him and discover hidden gems! Saturday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. – Meet outside City Hall at 510 Main

NEAR WINNIPEG

Farmers’ Market hosted by The Stand Market and Events
Date
: June 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: De Luca’s South Landing, 66S Landing Dr Oak Bluff, MB

•no tickets required
•plenty of free parking
•beer, wine & coffees
•live local musicians
•unbeatable local artisans
•360° video/photo experience
•adult/child peddle cart track
•bouncy house
•hoop zone
•authentic Italian woodfired pizza, pulled beef panini, sausage & pepper panini

Gimli Harbor Concert Series 2024
Date: June 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Gimli Harbour, 1 Centre St, Gimli, Manitoba

Featuring The Inclines (Award-winning Patsy Cline tribute band)

Immerse yourself in summer vibes at the FREE Gimli Harbour Concert Series! Enjoy live music by Manitoba’s hottest talents every Saturday from June 22nd to September 7th (except July 27th & August 3rd) at the stunning Gimli Harbour. Family-friendly, with beautiful views and free admission!

ADULTS 18+ ONLY

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

June 7 & 8, 2024 @ Loft180 | 9 PM – 12 AM, 2 For The Show

June 7, 2024 @ Mainstage | 9 PM – 12 AM, Sean Taylor Band

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 FOR FREE

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

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

FREE SWIM INDOOR POOLS


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

Effective June 16 – July 1, 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

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


Margaret Grant Pool 685 Dalhousie Drive

Schedule Not Available


Sergeant Tommy Prince Place 90 Sinclair St.

Schedule not available


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 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





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.

Bourkevale Community Centre End of School Dance
Date: June 21
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Venue: 100 Ferry Rd,
Price: $2 per person, most fun for grades K–5

Featuring music from Bluey, Trolls, and Encanto, and more!

Cineplex Family Favourites
Date: June 22, 11 AM – 1 PM
Venue: At participating Cineplex Theatres
Price: $3.99

Featuring Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

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 June 22, 2024 for the date and select the theatre.

Family Fun Day & Indoor Market at Archwood Community Club

Date
: June 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: 565 Guilbault St

This Family Fun Day event will have an indoor market with 30+ local business owners and Youth Entrepreneur’s. We will have an 80ft obstacle course, Tiny Treasures Mobile Farm, Facepainting, Glitter tattoos and balloon artist. Wrist bands are $5.

Friday Family Night at Champlain Community Centre

Date: Fridays during Spring

Time:
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)