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Free Swimming at Unheated, Outdoor Pools

July 15, 2019

Are you looking to escape the heat this summer? Did you know that you can visit any City of Winnipeg unheated swimming pool for free?

For a list of participating pools, as well as additional information about each facility, click here.

Free Dance Lessons

July 5, 2019

Swingin’ at Sunset

  • Free swing dance lessons
  • Open to everyone. No dance experience is necessary.
  • In between classes, music will be played to allow time for everyone to try out what they’ve learned.
  • Come alone or bring a friend!

Lessons are from 6:00 and 7:30.

Tuesdays | 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: The Canopy

For more information, click here.

Salsa Sundays at The Forks

July 5, 2019

The most anticipated outdoor Latin dance event of the year. Hundreds of people of all ages and dance ability join hosts Salsa Explosion Dance Company under the canopy for intro dance lessons, dance showcases and social dancing to the rhythms of live bands and DJs.

July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 18 & 25 | 6:00 – 10:30 PM

Location: The Canopy

Cost: Free!

Click here for more information.

Free Entertainment at Assiniboine Park

July 5, 2019

2019 Summer Entertainment Series

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy is excited to offer a fantastic line-up of musical acts, movies and art exhibitions as part of the 2019 Summer Entertainment Series, running June through August at Assiniboine Park. All of the events are free. Everyone is welcome.

Check out the full schedule here.

Free Tickets: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

June 5, 2019

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is hosting a free community celebration on Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 pm.

Join conductor, Daniel Raiskin, and some of Winnipeg’s top musicians for a fun and free community celebration to celebrate the summer!

Tickets are free but require advance reservations. 



Free Community Event: Doors Open Winnipeg

May 21, 2019

Every year, on the last weekend of May, Heritage Winnipeg presents Doors Open Winnipeg. This is a free public event that showcases Winnipeg’s architecture, history and culture. On Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th, the public will have the opportunity to visit over 80 buildings and sites around the city and participate in a variety of tours.

For more information, please visit Doors Open Winnipeg.

Volunteer Opportunity: Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

May 15, 2019

The Winnipeg Fringe  is a theatre festival that takes place from July 17-28. During the festival, Winnipeggers attend theatre productions, watch live musical performances in Old Market Square and enjoy other activities such as shopping at the outdoor market.

The festival relies on the help of more than 800 volunteers to make the festival a success! Volunteers assist guests and performers, making sure everyone has an enjoyable Fringe experience. Teams of volunteers sell tickets and usher for performances at 30 venues located in the Exchange District and downtown Winnipeg; help the youngest Fringers with games and activities at Kids Fringe; assist patrons and answer questions at the Info Tent in Old Market Square plus several other opportunities.

Reasons to Volunteer:

  • Meet new people
  • Develop and share your skills
  • Contribute to the community and help revitalize downtown
  • Share your interest in the arts
  • Get the inside scoop about great Fringe shows

Other Benefits:

  • A fun, relaxed, supportive environment
  • A Fringe team member t-shirt
  • Complimentary tickets to shows
  • Kick-off pizza party and volunteer appreciation events
  • Refreshments & snacks
  • Prize draws
  • Work experience

Click here for more information or to register as a volunteer.

Victoria Day in Canada: May Long Weekend

May 14, 2019

Happy May Long! This is a friendly reminder that there will be no classes on Monday, May 20th as it’s the Victoria Day national holiday.

Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday before May 25th. It honours Queen Victoria’s birthday.

To celebrate the long weekend, some Winnipeggers go out of town to go camping. Others spend time in the city, enjoying some fresh air at one of Winnipeg’s many parks.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Celebrate Manitoba’s 149th Birthday!

May 7, 2019

May 12, 2019 is Manitoba’s 149th birthday!

The Manitoba Museum will be hosting a special celebration on Saturday, May 11th.


  • FREE ADMISSION to the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery, and Planetarium shows all day long!
  • DISCOUNTED ADMISSION ($10 per person) to BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT feature exhibition in Alloway Hall
  • ATTEND the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Science Fair in Festival Hall
  • CREATE your own Manitoba flag crafts
  • ENJOY a Scavenger Hunt in the Museum Galleries for a chance to win a fabulous prize provided by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
  • INVESTIGATE the Museum’s Choice: Fossil Favourites From Across Canada temporary exhibit in the Discovery Room
  • VOTE for your favourite Animal Inside Out cake in the cake decorating contest in Festival Hall
  • WATCH the formal program with greetings from dignitaries at 2:30 pm in Festival Hall
  • FREE cake at 2:30 pm in Festival Hall

Where: Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue

When: Saturday, May 11th, from 11:00am -5:00pm

Click here for more information.

Free Family Fun: Science Rendezvous

May 7, 2019

About this Event

Join the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg for a FREE day of fun and discovery! Science Rendezvous is Canada’s largest science and engineering festival. Prepare to be amazed, dazzled, and delighted by live shows! Explore the science around you through 50+ hands-on activities. Fun for all ages! From magicians revealing the science in card tricks to chemists offering potion classes, children and adults alike will share in the joy of discovery.

FREE Family Festival

  • Free Parking
  • Free Water (refillable water stations, please bring your own water bottle).
  • Food Trucks on site.

When: Saturday, May 11th, 11:00am-4:00pm

Where: University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus