No plans this summer? No problem! Winnipeg has a ton of annual festivals and they're all worth checking out. For the purpose of this article we'll only cover festivals scheduled between June 21st and September 21st. Be sure to mark your calendar for these exceptional summer festivals!

Red River Exhibition

The Red River Ex is the world's largest travelling carnival. From bull riding to barrel racing, there's something for everyone to enjoy here. Come for the outrageous carnival treats and stay for the more than 50 midway rides and live music performances. Get tickets at


If you love celebrating multiculturalism, you'll love Folklorama! It's the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. This fabulous festival lets you globetrot without setting foot outside of Winnipeg. Enjoy live entertainment, international cuisine and more.

Winnipeg Folk Fest

If you're up for listening to some of the best folk music in North America (and around the world), do we have a festival for you! Winnipeg Folk Fest is an internationally acclaimed folk music festival featuring 70 acts, ten stages, a family area, and onsite camping. Visitors listen to great music while dining on local and organic food. It's even set in an idyllic prairie park setting. #Heaven.

Winnipeg Fringe Festival

Theatre fan? You MUST check out the Winnipeg Fringe Festival – North America’s second-largest Fringe Festival! The festival features more than 170 local, national and international theatre companies that put on comedy, drama, improv, and dance performances. Be sure to check out the festival's live entertainment in Old Market Square in Winnipeg’s Exchange District where you'll catch street performers and bands performing daily from noon to midnight.


ManyFest is Downtown Winnipeg's biggest street festival. It's held on Broadway and Memorial and truly has something for everyone to enjoy. Food trucks, a wine and beer garden, a kids’ zone, live music, giant movies in the park and more – don't miss out this summer!

We hope you'll check out these amazing summer festivals in Winnipeg this year!

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