20+ Interlake events, festivals & community celebrations you won’t want to miss!

Whether you’re a cultural explorer, a free spirit, or an authentic experiencer, there are Interlake events to tickle your travel bug. Participate in an event not yet experienced and discover how your heart beats in Manitoba’s Interlake.

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1. Porch Performances at St. Andrews Heritage Centre (Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in August)

The St. Andrews Heritage Centre is excited to host another season of porch performances this summer 2022 and we want you to join us! Please fill out this form to indicate your interest in performing as part of this exciting concert series at the St. Andrews Rectory & Heritage Centre. Porch Performances is an annual series of free outdoor concerts at the St. Andrews Rectory & Heritage Centre.

For more info visit www.standrewsrectory.ca

2. Warren Summer Day Camp by Rosser Woodlands Recreation Commission (Aug 1-26)

Join the fun in the sun at Warren Summer Day Camp! Ages: 5-12 years old. $65 per week. Half days from 8am-12pm or 12pm-4pm (half days $8 per day) Full day 8am-4pm ($15 for full day) Register HERE or call 204-461-4040.

3. Live on the Bandstand – Winnipeg Beach (July – September)

Live performances on the Bandstand on weekends over the summer! It was Canada Day in the year 2000 when this beautiful Bandstand experiences its first performance and 20+ seasons later the tradition continues. Check out this summer’s performances here or visit www.winnipegbeach.ca for the calendar of events.

4. Free events at South Beach Casino and Resort (August 11, 18 at 7:30pm)

DARREN LAVALLEE – Thursday, August 4th. This free event features Darren Lavallee in the Blue Dolphin. Check out this award-winning fiddle-playing country band.TRACY BONE & THE TRIBAL ROAD – Thursday, August 11th. Tracy Bone is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter from the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation in southwestern Manitoba. Catch them in the Blue Dolphin on August 11th. THE STURGEONS – Thursday, August 18th. The Sturgeons perform North American music that feels nostalgic, fresh and spontaneous with a strong sense of Canadian Shield roots.

5. I AM Festival – Ignite Retreats, Teulon, MB (August 12 – 15)

Welcome to an experience that takes the best of a retreat (restore, revive, relax), and the best of a festival (phenomenal music, play, and community) and combines them to create an immersive experience to serve your soul. A place where you can take deep breaths during your outdoor yoga class, explore new ways of navigating your well-being, move your body and dance the night away with some of Mantiboa’s best musicians. Get Tickets!

6. ROGERKIMLEE Music Festival (August 19-21)

Come out and enjoy the 2nd Annual Eriksdale Music Festival. Events include Live Music, 1st Annual Bike & Car Show ‘n Shine / Kids Bike decorating category, Pancake Breakfast, Rat Guitar Makers Challenge (made from used & repurposed materials), Craft & Market Garden/ Shop Local, Kids Activities, bicycle and fire safety interactive sessions, Farmery Brewed Beer Garden, and Concessions.

  • Friday, Saturday Concerts Eve: $20 each in Eriksdale Rec Hall. Canteen & Bar Open.
  • Saturday is FREE DAY in Railway Memorial Park, Eriksdale.
  • Weekend Pass $50: 12 and Under are Free
  • Sunday Concerts $20 – includes Old Time Dance Workshop, Outdoor Stage Music, and Local Plants foraging walk with Megan Lindell of Mossy Birch Herbal

Camping accommodations at McEwen Park Campground (McEwen Park on Hwy #6; located just off PTH#6 at Eriksdale) or Eriksdale Music Shop Hwy #68; call 432-334-7558. This is a rain or shine event. Everyone welcome! For additional information contact  Eriksdale Music & Frame Shop. More info HERE!

7. Stonewall Quarry Days 2022 (August 19-21)

The Stonewall Quarry Days Volunteer Committee is excited to announce the return of Stonewall Quarry Days 2022!  After two long years, we can’t wait to invite all of you back to celebrate with us. There are tons of activities and events for the whole family to enjoy during the entire weekend. Wonder Shows midway offers exciting rides and games, each day.  Plus, check out the local vendors and entertainment for more fun!

Visit www.stonewallquarrydays.ca for more info! Click here for the contact page.

8. Outdoor Craft & Vendor Night Market – Winnipeg Beach  (August 20 from 4 – 8pm)

Join us on August 20th for our Outdoor Night Market, as vendors set up shop on Main Street for the evening! For more information, please contact the Winnipeg Beach Community Centre at 204-389-5126.

9. Broom Making with Prairie Breeze Folk Arts Studio (August – October)

Are you or someone you know an avid “Crafter,” ready to add a new skill to your many talents? Try Broom Making with Prairie Breeze Folk Arts Studio and experience the outdoors in the picturesque surroundings. Click HERE for more info! Reserve your seat today! Check out the Summer 2022 classes, now open for registration. To register by phone, call 1-204-293-6304 from Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

10. Vintage Car Show & Shine in Petersfield (August 20 from 10am – 4pm)

The Petersfield Mallard Park Market is hosting a Vintage Car Show & Shine with a huge Farmer’s Market, Kids Fun Zone, BBQ, and more! Proceeds from our silent auction and 50/50 will help fund repairs to the beloved Mallard Duck statue in Petersfield. Support your community and this important landmark!

11. Boreal Shores Art Tour (August 20-21)

Creativity runs deep in Eastern Manitoba and inspiration flows at every turn. From the surreal east shore beaches of Lake Winnipeg, through the Winnipeg River System to the rugged lake country of the Whiteshell, join us on a tour of art and landscapes as artists across this beautiful region open their homes and studios to share their world with you.

Visit borealshoresarttour.ca for more info!

12. Drive-Thru Pancake Breakfast at the Marine Museum of Manitoba (August 27 from 8 – 11:30 am)

Join us for the Marine Museum Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!  Come and enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes and sausages with your choice of coffee or juice at a reasonable cost. All money raised goes towards display development, ship restoration and maintaining the museum. Bring your friends, family and your neighbours and have a delicious breakfast and help support this community organization! General: $12.00, Children (12 & Under): $6.00 Marine Museum of Manitoba parking lot, 490 Eveline St, Selkirk Click Here for Directions

13. Gimli Night Market  (August 27  from 3pm -8:30pm)

On First Ave west side between Center Street and Goldfield Street as designated by the market coordinator on-site at the market.
Preference is given to made in Manitoba hand-crafted items. Some restrictions may apply. Call (204)642-6670 for more information or email grcprogrammer@rmgimli.com Night Market Registration for vendors: Download here.

14. WAVE Artists’ Studio Tour (Sept. 3 & 4 from 10am-6pm)

On September 3 & 4, artists in Manitoba’s Interlake invite the public to visit their studios and share a slice of their creative lives. The tour focuses on the art & culture of Interlake communities – essentially a self-guided adventure!

The WAVE Interlake Artists’ Studio Tour is a free, family-friendly tour that offers a unique opportunity to explore artists’ creative spaces. You set the pace, determine the stops, and choose your own art adventure on this self-guided tour.

15. 30th Annual Ashern Rodeo Weekend (September 4-6) Mini Threshermen’s Reunion (September 4)

Visit the Ashern Rodeo on September Long! Enjoy fireworks, pancake breakfast, free Kids Entertainment, concessions/food vendors, beer gardens, 50 /50 draw, and more! For the 30th Annual Ashern Rodeo Weekend Events, contact: John Bezemer at 204-768-0312 or Email: rodeo@live.ca or Facebook at Ashern Rodeo for more information.

Discover the “Mini Threshermen`s Reunion”, held on the Sunday of the September long weekend along with the Ashern Rodeo! Learn firsthand how threshing of grain was done by the early prairie settlers. Take an opportunity to check out the Vintage farm machinery and equipment on site. Opening July 1 from 11 am – 2 pm.

16. Prairie Dog Central Railway – The Railway Fall Supper (Sept. 10, at 4:30pm)

The Railway Fall Supper has been a firm favourite on Prairie Dog Central’s calendar for 40 years. Join us onboard as our majestic steam locomotive No. 3 leads the way to a sumptuous, made-from-scratch Fall Supper. Each season our passengers devour the offerings of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dressing, cranberry sauce, salad, fresh rolls, and dessert. Take this time to relax with friends and family as you join us for the first of two Fall Suppers. Booking early is recommended as this Event sells out fast.

Hours: Departure – 4:30 PM and Return – 8:30 PM | Call: 204-832-5259 | Email: info@pdcrailway.com

17. Interlake Outdoors Show (September 10 & 11)

Passionate about the outdoors? Looking for inspiration for your next adventure? Curious about the Interlake and what it has to offer? Wanting expert advice from Manitoba’s outdoor professionals? Or maybe you’re looking for a great selection of products and gear? Well, look no further, the Interlake Outdoors Show & Market has all this and more for enthusiasts of all ages. We hope to see you there!

So many great activities lined up for outdoor enthusiasts with all kinds of preferences. Browse below and see if you can find a new favourite. Descriptions of events and additional information will be updated here. Stay tuned for all the excitement that is to come.

Check out interlakeoutdoorsshow.ca for updates!

18. 2022 Under the Boardwalk Show n’ Shine – Winnipeg Beach (September 17 from 12 – 3pm)

Under the Boardwalk Show n’ Shine Car Show in Winnipeg Beach, MB. Registration: Hamilton Ave at Winnipeg Beach Community Centre.
In cooperation with the Gimli Car Club our annual car show returns to our Main Street for another year. There is no registration fee but please bring a tin for the bin for Evergreen Basic Needs. Goodie bags for the first 100 entries.
Pancake Breakfast: 9am-12pm at Winnipeg Beach Legion
Car Show: 12pm-3pm located on Main Street

19. Red River Paddle Challenge (September 24)

The Red River Paddle Challenge is a 44-kilometre (~27 miles) long-distance paddling race on the Red River beginning in Winnipeg, Manitoba and ending downriver in Lockport, Manitoba. Welcoming all types of paddling craft, including kayaks, canoes, surf skis, outrigger canoes, stand-up paddleboards, voyageur canoes, or other craft. If you don’t see your preferred boat/board class listed here, please contact RRPC HERE.

All racers are required to attend a safety briefing at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, which will also offer time for questions. The race starts at 9 a.m. sharp. Visit Red River Paddle Challenge for more info.

20. Interlake Dragway in Gimli (August – October)

Interlake Dragway offers you a full day of entertainment for your power-filled engine roaring fans. Generally, racing will begin at 9:30 AM and conclude at 5:30 PM on scheduled weekends. Email via the contact us page. Admission for Spectators: $20.00 on Test and Tune, $20.00 on Race Day, Kids 10 and under are free with an adult. Visit them HERE for a full schedule of events or visit them on Facebook. You may also visit Gimli Motorsports Park for more info.