Winnipeggers are a pretty hardy crowd – I mean, we have to be, going from +40C to -40C every year, right? So we’re definitely not going to let a little thing like high river levels stop us from holding a festival on the river – the intrepid staff at the Forks are just making a few adjustments.
Yes, the 2nd annual Manitoba Lotteries Barge Festival at the Forks is going full steam ahead this weekend – it’s just going to be bargeless.
The whole party, complete with more than a dozen local music acts, is being moved a few hundred feet back from the river to play under the canopy so we can all enjoy some silt-free seating.
Here are the details:
Things kick off Friday the 19th after work with “Franglish” night – you guessed it, English and French performers. Saturday the 20th has music running 12 – 9 and has, no contest, the best-named band: Enjoy Your Pumas. Someday I’m going to find out the story behind that name. Sunday the 21st wraps things up with family day and a Manitoba Stars Attractions Talent Showcase.
All kinds of other info about the acts and schedule right here