This year’s bigger-than-ever downtown festival is kicking off in just one more day! In case the “Many” in Manyfest, didn’t give it away, there are PILES of activities. So I’m doing some pre-reading to make sure I make it to everything I want to this year! (I’m NOT going to miss out on the Wine & Cheese Festival. Or the Big Dance. Or the giant garage sale. Or…hmm, this must-see list could get long). Not sure where to start? Here’s a list of some of what’s going on this year – more info at Manyfest.ca!
Giant Movie in the Park – NEW THIS YEAR!
Friday, Sept. 9, starting at sun down, approx 8pm
Roll out your blanket in Memorial Park and watch a movie on a giant outdoor screen under the stars! The movie is Toy Story 3. Sponsored by S&J Construction.
Lights on Broadway
Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at sun down, approx 8pm
Stroll beneath Broadway’s lit elm trees, and add your own touch of warmth with a complimentary candle – while supplies last! Get a glimpse of what the final permanent, year round tree lighting design could look like, courtesy of Epic Production Technologies, winner of last year’s lighting design competition. Sponsored by Manitoba Hydro.
Big Dance on Broadway
Saturday, Sept. 10, 4pm-11pm
It’s a dance party like no other with two stages playing various genres of music. Jive, swing, bop and groove beneath a canopy of light. Sponsored by Winnipeg Arts Council.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 11am-8pm
Walk, jog or cycle all the way from Assiniboine Park to The Forks during this eco-friendly festival. Stop at Broadway to enjoy a farmers’ market, music, fitness demos, kids zone, bike show, garage sale and more!
Winnipeg 10 & 10 & 5 Race
Sunday, Sept. 11, 8am-11am
Lace on those runners and enjoy the scenic route of a 5 km, 10 km or 10 mile run that starts and ends in Memorial Park. Group discounts of 10% for groups of 6 or more. NEW THIS YEAR: 5 km run or walk, perfect for families! Presented by Investors Group.
Broadway Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Saturday, 4pm-11pm & Sunday, 11am-8pm
Stroll among dozens of vendors, browse handmade jewellery, and pick up some fresh home-grown veggies. Sponsored by Portage Place .
Saturday, 4pm-11pm; Sunday, 11am-8pm
Bring out the whole family to enjoy bouncers, clowns, giant sand boxes, inflatable slides, crafts, buskers, pony rides, bike rodeo by MPI, activities, and much more on Memorial Blvd! Sponsored by Fido.
Taste of Downtown Winnipeg Wine & Cheese Festival – ALL WEEKEND LONG!
Friday, Noon-11pm; Saturday, Noon-11pm; Sunday, Noon-8pm
Sip cabernets and chardonnays during this wine and cheese event held in Memorial Park. Free admission. Tasting tickets sold at the event in support of Winnipeg Harvest. Hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. Presented by the Independent Specialty Wine Stores of Manitoba in collaboration with the Manitoba Chefs Association. Also sponsored in part by the Bay Downtown.