Easter in Winnipeg: Events and Activities

Easter weekend events and activities in Winnipeg: April 19 – 21, 2019

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I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

Earth Day at the Zoo

We are celebrating Earth Day with not one, not two, but THREE action packed days of family fun at the Zoo. Be an environmental superhero and learn about conservation and what you can do at home, at school, at work and in your communities to protect our planet! Details

April 19 – 21, 2019

Assiniboine Park Zoo, 2595 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg

Regular admission

RPS Easter Egg Hunt

Come on down to have some fun hunting for Easter Eggs!! All children will have equal opportunity to find eggs. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

John Forsyth Park, Winnipeg

$5

Cookie Decorating Classes

Enjoy cookie decorating classes. Fun for all ages and abilities!!! Details

April 10 – 11, 14, 17 – 18, 20, 25, 2019

Sweet Impressions Bakery, 669 Stafford Square, Winnipeg

Varies

Free visit with Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the greenhouse giving out high-fives, hugs and treats!* Snap a pic and capture the sweet moment your little ones visit with the Easter Bunny! Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Shelmerdine Garden Centre, 7800 Roblin Boulevard, Headingley

Free entry

Story Time with The Easter Bunny

Join us for stories and songs with Ms. Easter Bunny from Heather’s Pretty Parties! Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Scout : Coffee + Tea, 859 Portage Ave, Winnipeg

Easter Eggstravaganza

Come and join us Easter weekend, and enjoy local artisans, bakers, psychic readers and vendors. There will be a silent auction with the proceeds being donated to a local Transcona charity. We will have the kitchen open for some delicious eats. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

East End Community Club, 517 Pandora Ave E., Winnipeg

Easter Weekend and GPS Egg Hunt

Visit the marsh this long weekend and make a spring craft, try your hand at Bunny Bingo and participate in our GPS Egg Hunt. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, 1 Snow Goose Bay on Hwy. 220, Stonewall

Regular Admission

Escape le Rideau

Test your wit and teamwork skills as your group of 3-6 people try to escape the private railcar of William Van Horne! Learn about the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway and discover old government secrets as you try to escape! Details

April 8 – May 8, 2019

Fort la Reine Museum, 2652 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie

$15

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a children’s scavenger hunt to search for the Easter Bunny’s helpers stationed in the woods. Be sure to bring your own basket to collect sweet treats along the trail. Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 01:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg

Free with Regular admission, while supplies last

Sod House Pioneers

Take a step into our sod house and learn about our prairie past.

Every Sunday, the sod house comes to life. Pioneers will show you what the daily life of the pioneers was all about, and answer any questions you have. This is a fun and interactive opportunity to learn a bit more about Manitoba’s cultural history. Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg

Included with general admission

Earth Day Super Hero Party

Have you ever wanted to be super hero?

Well now you can! We’ll teach you what you can do to become a real-life champion for our planet earth. PLUS: on-site super heros, craft stations, a chalk wall and more! Details

April 20 – 21, 2019

Assiniboine Park Zoo, 2595 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg

Free with regular admission

Family Day

Spend the day with your family exploring the Museum! Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg

Free with regular admission

Alive in the Woods

Take part in various nature inspired activities, crafts, games, and exploration, and let your adventurous side come to life with us! Each week we will feature a different activity geared towards varying ages, helping you get connected with nature. This program is great for nature-newbies wanting to learn to get outside, and nature experts alike. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg

Free with regular admission

Easter Eggstravaganza

We will be featuring four gifted psychics and mediums on site. Have you ever had a flame reading? Are you curious what one is, now is your chance. There will be tarot, mediumship as well other divinations.

Come explore local vendors, bakers, and artisans as well. There will be something there for everyone. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Transcona East End CC, 517 Pandora Avenue East, Winnipeg

Free

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II. Live Music

Manitoba Metalfest

Details

April 19 – 20, 2019

Friday, April 19 | Origin, Into Eternity, Tyrants, Demise, VOTOV, GORGATRON, VATHEK

Saturday, April 20 | Power Trip, KEN mode, Flash Out, withdrawal, Faker Scum, Mean Time

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

$30.00 to $50.00

Michael Bublé

Love is Michael’s 8th major studio album for Reprise Records. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Bell MTS Place, 300 Portage Ave., Winnipeg

$59 and up

Good Friday Choral Concert

Requiem by Anton Bruckner and Christus by Felix Mendelssohn featuring the First Mennonite Church Choir with orchestral accompaniment. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

First Mennonite Church, 922 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg

Admission is free, an offering will be taken

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III. Theatre/Performing Arts

John

John illuminates the distance between what is seen with the eyes and what is simply understood, and asks how well we can really know the people we love. Details

April 3 – 20, 2019

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, 174 Market Avenue, Winnipeg

$17.50 – $41

How it Ends

An immersive, interactive dance/theatre piece that explores end-of-life choices and personal experience. Details

April 17 – 28, 2019

Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg

$20

KINKY BOOTS

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Details

April 16 – 21, 2019

Centennial Concert Hall, , 555 Main Street, Winnipeg

$35.00 & up

What To Do With Albert?

A heartwarming comedy for fathers, daughters, and lovers of tall tales. Details

April 11 – April 28, 2019
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Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 180 Market Ave., Winnipeg

$33 – $53

IV. Sports

2019 Manitoba Classic Tetris Championship

Tournament will be played using the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and features the return of reigning Provincial Champ C-B-A, as well as 2017 Champ MDSKLR. 18+. Details

April 20 – 21, 2019

The Good Will – Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg

Register

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

From Talk to Table: Strike 1919

Join the Manitoba Museum’s Curator of History, Dr. Roland Sawatzky, for an in-depth tour of Strike 1919: Divided City. This immersive exhibition will transport you back to Winnipeg in 1919 when 30,000 workers took to the streets to protest poor working conditions, stagnant wages, and mass unemployment.

Following the gallery tour, participants are welcome to join Dr. Sawatzky at Little Brown Jug for further conversation, while enjoying a pint of aptly named “1919” beer.Details

April 6, 14 & 18, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg

General $26 + GST, Members $21 + GST

Easter Chocolate Evening

The Forks Trading Company and Constance Popp have teamed up for this Chocolate and wine workshop. Chocolatier Constance Popp will be hosting the night with demonstrations, sampling and chocolate discussions. Details

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Forks Market -Second floor-seating area, Winnipeg

$55

Winnipeg Nightlife Awards

The WNA’s will shine a light on the diverse and vibrant entertainment and nightlife that our fine city has to offer. The WNA’s will have over 30 categories such as: Best Night Club, Best Patio, Best Event and Best Live venue. We also have some new categories that highlight the diverse lifestyle options in our city like Best Tattoo Artist, Best Stylist and Best Beauty Service.Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald Street, Winnipeg

$25 – $45

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Exhibitions/Workshops

  • Books & Brushes on Tuesdays, November 13, 2018 to May 21, 2019 | 11:30 AM @ Winnipeg Art Gallery | Free – $12
  • Behind Closed Doors – The latest exhibit from the WAG’s New Contemporary series reveals what is rarely seen by the public—the artist’s process in their studio and their research from the museum vault. December 2, 2018 – April 30, 2019 @ Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • The Franklin Exploration – Join us as we reawaken one of the largest manhunts in Canadian history: the search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition, an Arctic venture that went horribly wrong 170 years ago. January 8, 2019 – January 7, 2020 @ Manitoba Museum
  • Robert Archambeau: A Conversation in Clay – This exhibition presents over 40 ceramic pieces by Archambeau produced over several decades. November 17, 2018 – April 30, 2019 @ Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Museum’s Choice: Fossil Favourites From Across Canada – A national travelling exhibition featuring some of Canada’s most intriguing fossils. This exhibition features contributions from 11 museums across Canada, showcasing noteworthy fossils that represent significant discoveries and research at these institutions. March 8 – May 26, 2019 @ Manitoba Museum
  • Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out– See what’s under the skin of more than 100 animal specimens. ANIMAL INSIDE OUT will take visitors on an anatomical safari. Adventurers will experience the intricate biology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures including an octopus, horse, reindeer, bull, camel, ostrich, giraffe, as well as a human. April 17 – September 21, 2019 @ Manitoba Museum

Other Events

  • “Cowgirls and Indians” Artist Sarah Sense on February 1 – March 16, 2019 @ Urban Shaman, Winnipeg
  • Books & Brushes – Visit the WAG to participate in discussions of artworks related to popular reads! These conversational tours led by Gallery experts and guides are both fun and informative. Tuesdays, November 13, 2018 to May 21, 2019 | 11:30 AM @ Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Friday Night Curator ToursGet up close and personal with current exhibitions on view and the curator behind them. Fridays, October 26, 2018 – April 26, 2019 @ Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Wellness@WAG: Art to Inspire – This program creatively engage people living with Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia, and their care partners with visual art. March 7 – May 23, 2019 @ Winnipeg Art Gallery

VI. Food Events, Dinner Theatre & Night Life Events

Easter Brunch

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Assiniboia Downs | 11 AM – 2 PM | $26.95/person; Children (12 & under) $13.50

Fort Garry Hotel | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Bromley’s Family Restaurant | 10:00 AM2:00 PM | All you can eat $16.95; Call 204-338-0334 to reserve

The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre | 10:00 AM

Aaltos – Canad Inn| Brunch 1o:00 AM– 2:00 PM & Dinner

The Winnipeg Winter Club | 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Buffalo Stone Café – FortWhyte Alive | Seatings at 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM & 1:15 PM | $35 per person (plus taxes & gratuities); $16 for children under 12

Smith Restaurant – Inn at the Forks | 07:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Prairie 360 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Promenade Cafe and Wine

Prairie’s Edge

All Open Table Listings

All You Can Eat Cereal Cartoon Party

Things just keep getting curiouser and curiouser here at the Cinematheque, and as an extension to our popular Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Party we’ve now got a special treat cooked up for the adults who want to indulge in their own brand of sweetness while binging on sugary cereal and the cartoons of days gone by. Rest assured, if you are lysergically-inclined, or like a bit of that friendly puf-n-stuf, this show spanning ‘50s hipsville to the spacy ‘70s is for you. From trippy kids shorts made by hippie animators to corporate-funded anti-drug films that co-opt the hallmarks of counterculture filmmaking, these cartoons are made to feed your head! Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Winnipeg Cinematheque -Main Floor, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg

$15 General / $12 Students, Seniors & Members

ChocolateFest

This month-long celebration of the world’s favourite flavour brings out the playful side of top Winnipeg chefs as they push boundaries with their cocoa creations. Details

April 1 – 30, 2019

Various restaurants, Winnipeg

Free admission

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April 16 – 18, 20, 2019

Rumor’s Comedy Club, Winnipeg

$12 – $17

The Big Boom Theory

All your favourite nerds are here helping Sheldon navigate his way through with plenty of “bazinga’s” to go around! Join us for The Big BOOM Theory, featuring an eclectic mix of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s music. Details

April 12 – June 2, 2019

Celebrations Dinner Theatre, Canads Inns Destination Centre, 1824 Pembina Highway

$34.75 – $76.95

We do try to make the listings as accurate as possible, but there may be typographical/oversight errors or events may be cancelled or postponed without any notice. Verify all details from concerned event Websites/officials.

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