Festival du Voyageur Ten days in Feb w festivalvoyageur.mb.ca. St Boniface’s French-Canadian heritage is honoured annually in the Festival du Voyageur, ten days of February fun, whose events lead up to a torchlit procession and the Governor’s Ball, where everyone dresses in period costume.
Pride Winnipeg Late May w pridewinnipeg.com. Large LBGT festival with a colourful parade and dozens of associated events and performances over nine days.
Winnipeg International Jazz Festival Mid-June w jazzwinnipeg.com. The biggest of Winnipeg’s ambitious summer programme of open-air concerts is this nine-day jazz festival.
Winnipeg Folk Festival Early July w winnipegfolkfestival.ca. A three-day extravaganza featuring over a hundred concerts, held at Birds Hill Provincial Park, 25km northeast of the city.
Winnipeg Fringe Festival Late July w winnipegfringe.com. A ten-day event of theatrical productions, held in the Exchange District.
Folklorama Early-Aug w folklorama.ca. Apart from the music festivals, the biggest festival in Manitoba celebrates Winnipeg’s multiethnic population. The festival has over forty pavilions spread across town, each devoted to a particular country or region.
Manito Ahbee Late Aug w manitoahbee.com. One of North America’s largest powwows, which celebrates Aboriginal culture in music, dance, arts and crafts.

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