Free Things to Do in Winnipeg during Canada Day Weekend

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Looking for free things to do during the Canada Day (June 28 to July 1, 2019) long weekend in Winnipeg? Look no further. Given below are few events that are free.

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Canada Day at The Forks

Celebrate Canada Day at the Forks! Enjoy a full day of family-friendly activities, performances and celebration, ending with a spectacular fireworks show! Details

Monday, July 1, 2019

Fireworks | 11:00 PM

Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg

Free

Northern Touch Music Festival

Free concerts all weekend at the Cube Stage. Details

June 29 – July 1, 2019

Outdoor Stage @ The Cube Old Market Square

Free entry to outdoor stage and beer gardens

Canada Day at Assiniboine Park

Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly fun that includes entertainment at the Lyric Theatre, a citizenship ceremony, bouncy castles, food trucks, face painting and more! Details

Monday, July 1, 2019

There will be NO fireworks at the Park

Lyric Thetare- Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

Free

European Union Short Film Festival

The European Union Delegation to Canada, the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and the diplomatic missions of EU Member States, in collaboration with the Canadian Film Institute and the Winnipeg Cinematheque are pleased to present the first edition in Winnipeg of the European Union Short Film Festival featuring short films – animated, experimental, and dramatic. These shorts deal, in one fashion or another, with life’s constant changes, whether you’re young, old, or in between. Details

June 28 – 30, 2019

Winnipeg Cinematheque – Main Floor, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg

Free

Saint-Boniface célèbre

Featuring live music, shows, activities and games, free and open to all. Saint-Boniface célèbre is an opportunity to gather round, and have a good time in the first days of summer. Details

June 21 – 29, 2019

Saint Boniface, Winnipeg

Free

Founding Nations Pow Wow

Join us for traditional drumming, dancing, singing, storytelling, artisans and more. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Forks, Winnipeg

Free

St Norbert Farmers’ Market Canada Day

A fun-filled family day with a farmer’s market, children’s activities, entertainment, and fireworks at dusk. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Fireworks | Dusk

St Norbert Farmers’ Market, Winnipeg

Free

Canada Day at Human Rights Museum

Enjoy $5 gallery admission to the Human Rights Museum. In addition, visitors can enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring the Prairie Voices choir. Join us for an energetic and uplifting performance for the whole family. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Gallery admission: $5; Free outdoor concert

Osborne Village Canada Day Street Festival

Winnipeg’s largest street festival, the Osborne Village Canada Day Street Festival is back again this year! This two day street festival transforms Osborne Village into one big celebration from River and Osborne all the way to Osborne at McMillan. Family-fun, young at heart, foodie, folkie, foot-stomper, whatever you are seeking, the festival is action packed and there’s something for EVERYONE! Details

Sunday, June 30 – Monday, July 01, 2019

Confusion Corner to Osborne Bridge, Winnipeg

Free

The Great Canadian Patriotic Pet Parade

Dress your pets in red and white! Have you registered your pet yet? Details

Monday, July 01, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Parade Route: River Osborne Community Centre (McMillan) down Osborne to Stradbrook

No entry fee for this inaugural year but donations will be accepted on behalf of a variety of rescues and shelters.

Summer Concert Series at Transcona

Enjoy a two-hour concert on the Archambault Pavilion Stage. Tables and chairs are set up in the Square so feel free to bring dinner and enjoy the outdoors and some great music. Details

The Deeds | Friday, June 28, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Transcona Centennial Square, 135 Regent Avenue West

Free

Elm Creek Canada Day

Full day of Free Family Fun! Activities include: Free pancake breakfast, bike decorating, parade, bbq lunch, children’s entertainer, bouncy castles, petting zoo, kids train, pony rides, facepainting, photobooth, slow-pitch tournament, antique threshing demonstration, STARS ambulance fundraiser, tractor pull & fireworks!! Details

Monday, July 1, 2019

Fireworks @ Dusk

Elm Creek Community Hall, Elm Creek

Free

Canada Day Celebrations in Henderson Legion

Come take part in the Canada day festivities at Henderson Legion. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Henderson Highway Legion Branch #215, 215 Maxwell King Drive, Winnipeg

Free admission

Symphony in the Park

A highlight of the summer season, this free performance is perfect for a night out with friends and family at Assiniboine Park. Featuring the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Daniel Raiskin, conductor. Details

Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

Free

Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Performance Larry Roy. Details

Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, Winnipeg

Free

Symphony in the City

Join the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for surprise weekend performances. Details

Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 11:00 AM

Osborne Village Biz Canada Day Street Festival, SE Corner of Osborne & Stradbrook
The Forks Common – outdoors, under the skating rink canopy
Assiniboine Park Duck Pond, 55 Pavillion Crescen
Assiniboine Park Pavilion, 55 Pavillion Crescent

Free

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Corydon Avenue B.I.Z. Concert Series

Enjoy the free lineup of concerts during the Corydon Avenue Concert Series 2019. Details

Dance in Ur Pantz | Friday, June 28 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Vintage Groove | Saturday, June 29 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg

Free

Sage Creek Canada Day Celebration

Celebrate Canada Day in Sage Creek! Enjoy spectacular fireworks, dancing and a ton of fun! There will be food trucks, live entertainment, an outdoor market, child-friendly activities and a 50/50 draw. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | Starts 4:00 PM

10:30 PM – 11:00 PM | Fireworks Display

Ron Duhamel Park, 265 Sage Creek Blvd, Winnipeg

Free

Canada Day at Assiniboia Downs

Celebrate Canada Day at Assiniboia Downs and enjoy an evening of live thoroughbred action. Live racing will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display.Details

Monday, July 1, 2019
First race post time: 7:15 PM

Fireworks follows | Display by CanFire Pyrotechnics

Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Free admission & parking

Art City Parade: What the world needs now!

Art City participants have identified the biggest issues facing our world, and are offering solutions! They are using this parade to express What The World Needs Now: Love, Environmental Rescue, Human Rights Protection and Laughs. Details

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Art City, 616 Broadway, Winnipeg

Free

Canada Day Celebration @ Sinclair Park

This is our 4th Annual Canada Day celebration. There will be something for everyone, Bouncy Castles, Face painting, balloon twisting, an Arm Wrestling Tournament with prizes, games in the fields, music all day, live music with the Holly Davidson band, the BBQ will be fired up with hot dogs and smokies, there will be snow cones and cotton candy and lots of icy cold drinks. Dart-N-Round nerf wars will be in the gym, Tam’s Tae Kwon Do and Rose Pointe Dance will be having demonstrations over the day, and as the evening sun sets the music will continue as well the food until just before the huge fireworks display. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Fireworks | 10:45 PM

Sinclair Park Community Centre, 490 Sinclair St, Winnipeg
Located at the corner of Arlington and Church Street

Wrist bands are $5.00 each and include all of the bouncers, face painting, Dart-N-Round, and all other games.

Canada Day Celebration @ Transcona Biz

Come enjoy a family friendly celebration of our nation’s birthday featuring face painting, bouncy houses, live music, a performance by the Bissett School of Dance, and more. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Transcona Centennial Square, 135 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg

Free

Manitoba Youth Association of Multiculturalism Canada Day Celebrations

Join us for the Canada Day event and celebrate diversity with us.Details

Monday, July 01, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Kirkbridge Park, 119 Kirkbridge Dr, Winnipeg

Free

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Canada Day in St Boniface

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum celebrates Canada Day with family fun activities. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum, 494 Ave Tache
Winnipeg

Entrance by donation

Canada Day BBQ at Ross House Museum

Join Ross House Museum and our partners at the Church of the Rock as we celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday!Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ross House Museum, 140 Meade St. North, Winnipeg

Free

Free admission to Fort Gibraltar

Enjoy free admission to Fort Gibraltar on Canada Day. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fort Gibraltar, 866 St. Joseph Street, St. Boniface

Free admission

Canada Day @ The Forks National Historic Site

Celebrate Canada’s birthday at The Forks—Winnipeg’s most popular meeting place! Join us for family-friendly activities during the day and catch the fireworks show at dusk. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

The Forks National Historic Site

Free

Canada Day at St. Andrew’s Rectory

Come explore Canada’s early history with stories and tours about the Red River Settlement. There are numerous family activities including a BBQ, face painting, large games including; Jenga, Dominoes & Tik Tac Toss and a scavenger hunt! Details

Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

St. Andrew’s Rectory National Historic Site, 374 River Road, St. Andrews

Free Admission

Winnipeg Chinatown Street Festival

Chinatown Street Festival beckons with merchant markets, multicultural performances, chinese Kung Fu, chinese dance, chinese food, mahjong, game area and more. Details

June 28 – 29, 2019

Chinese Garden, 180 King Street & James Avenue (Chinatown)

Free Admission

Canada Day Walkway on Waterfront

Canada Day pop up all along Waterfront Drive with music, activities, tours, and more. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

From Stephen Juba Park to the boardwalk by The Forks

Free

Philippine Heritage Week – Picnic In The Park

The Philippine Heritage Council invites you to celebrate 60 years of immigration in Winnipeg and the 121st Anniversary of Philippine Independence. Mass starts at 11:00 a.m. followed by games and entertainment for the whole family until 4:00 p.m. Details

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg
All activities take place at the Event Tent located near the Pavilion

Free

Founding Nations Pow Wow

Join us for traditional drumming, dancing, singing, storytelling, artisans and more. Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Forks – Oodena Celebration Circle, Winnipeg

Free

2019 Canada Day Drumming Celebration

Riding on the success of the 2018 Canada Day Drumming Celebration, The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society is excited to announce the celebration will again take place on Monday, July 1st, 2019! Details

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Winnipeg Chinese Cultural & Community Center, 180 King St., Winnipeg

Free

For next weekend, see Weekend in Winnipeg.
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