Exploring Interlake Events – Where Extraordinary Experiences Await!


Join us as we unlock the wonders of Interlake Events, a world brimming with adventure, culture, and natural splendor. Get ready to ignite your wanderlust and embark on an extraordinary journey that will leave you inspired, rejuvenated, and longing for more. Here are just a few of our favourite summer events that you have got to check out!


Icelandic Festival of Manitoba – Islendingadagurinn

Get ready for an exhilarating adventure at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba in Gimli, Manitoba! Prepare to be captivated by the rich cultural tapestry, vibrant festivities, and unmatched energy that permeate the air during this extraordinary event. Immerse yourself in a world of Icelandic heritage, where traditional music, captivating performances, and intriguing storytelling will transport you to another time and place.
Indulge in mouthwatering Icelandic cuisine, sample delicious treats like pönnukökur and vínarterta, and savour the unique flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Engage in thrilling activities such as Viking battles, sandcastle contests, rides, and lively parades that will leave you exhilarated and craving for more. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the beauty of Icelandic culture come alive in this picturesque setting. Prepare to be amazed – let the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba ignite your sense of wonder and adventure like never before!
Dates for the 134th Icelandic Festival of Manitoba: August 4, August 5, August 6, August 7, 2023 
Click to view the 2023 Festival Event Schedule


Arborg Street Festival

The Arborg Street Festival is gearing up for another fun-filled weekend on Friday, August 11 to Saturday, August 12. Friday’s events kick off with a Parade at 7 pm on Main Street. Three-Time Canadian Curling Champion Kerri Einarson will be on hand to pick a lucky winner with our annual Pluck-A-Duck. Lost in a Small Town go on stage at 8 pm with our amazing fireworks show at dark. Saturday will be filled with events including a pancake breakfast, Amazing Race competition, Axe-Throwing, CWE Wrestling, Kids Fun Zone, Old-Time Bingo, Trade Market, Community-Wide Yard Sale, Zumba and Colour Dance, Main Stage Entertainment, and many more including the return of the Ramona’s Reach 4-on-4 Street Hockey! Saturday evening will bring back the sounds of nostalgia for many with the return of Rock Calypso. We hope to see you at this year’s Arborg Street Festival!
Dates for the Arborg Street Festival: August 11 – August 12, 2023 


Red River North rocks the summer!

Prepare to embark on an enchanting journey of cultural immersion and artistic marvels as you visit the St. Andrews Heritage Centre in St. Andrews. Get ready to be swept away by the melodic notes and soul-stirring performances during their Thursday night Porch Performances, where talented musicians and artists converge to create an atmosphere of pure magic. Thursdays, August 3 – 31, 2023 • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Indulge your senses further by exploring the vibrant Wednesday Selkirk Port Market, where local artisans and vendors showcase their exquisite creations, from handmade crafts to delectable treats, providing an unforgettable shopping experience. And that’s not all! Wednesdays, August 2 – 30, 2023 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm rain or shine!
Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of the Boreal Shores Art Tour, where you’ll traverse breathtaking landscapes, encounter talented artists in their natural habitat, and witness their captivating works come to life. Immerse yourself in the intricate details and profound stories behind each piece, igniting a deep appreciation for the artistic expressions of this magnificent region. Dates: August 19 & 20, 2023 • Saturday 10 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:oo am – 4:00 pm.
Red River North Tourism promises an unforgettable journey filled with creativity, community, and cultural treasures that will leave you inspired and longing to return for more.


ROGerKimLee Music Festival

Get ready to immerse yourself in a weekend of pure musical bliss at the ROGerKimLee Music Festival in Eriksdale, Manitoba! With scheduled live music across various stages, this festival promises a diverse lineup of performers that will leave you dancing the night away. And when hunger strikes, indulge in the convenience of delicious food and beverage options, including mouthwatering treats from food trucks, the cozy arena café, and an outdoor beer garden featuring refreshing brews from Torque Brewing.
Admire an impressive display of pride and joy vehicles at the friendly Show ‘n Shine, where the audience gets to vote for their favorites. Prepare to unleash your creativity at ‘The RAT-IT Challenge,’ a competition where guitars, vehicles, lawnmowers, and anything your imagination can conjure up compete, with the proceeds supporting the RKL Youth Music Program. Discover unique treasures at the Outdoor Maker’s Market, where local artisans showcase their handmade and designed goods, emphasizing the importance of shopping locally. Kids will have a blast with fun activities like face painting, a bouncy castle, a bike decorating challenge, and engaging games. Plus, creative workshops hosted by musicians allow you to learn and engage with the talented artists themselves. For those seeking a nature adventure, embark on a guided foraging tour through Mossy Birch. And for a truly immersive experience, camping is available at McEwen Park, offering non-powered sites, firewood, washrooms, and showers.
All of this and more await you in the intimate prairie town setting, just a little over an hour’s drive from Winnipeg’s Perimeter.
Dates: August 18, 19, & 20, 2023


The City of Selkirk celebrations!

Music on Manitoba is back in Selkirk’s downtown, and it’s bigger than ever! The day kicks off with a fiddling and jigging contest at 2:30, followed by a vibrant makers market and family zone at 4, and an art crawl throughout downtown. But the excitement doesn’t stop there! At 7 PM, get ready for some live entertainment on stage that will have you dancing all night long! Mark your calendars for August 12th and let’s celebrate where culture, entertainment, and history meet – Manitoba Ave. Learn more about this exciting event here: www.myselkirk.ca/musiconmanitobaAugust 12, 2023 • 7:00 pm
Take part in Canada’s largest public participation campaign for the arts! Culture Days take place at the end of each September when millions of people attend thousands of participatory free arts and culture events across the country.  The Selkirk Culture Days invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our community. September 23 & 24, 2023
Selkirk Comes Alive is an interactive tour with featured historical figures that have had a lasting impact on the evolution of Selkirk. Actors play real-life residents and share how that individual helped shaped the community.  Tickets will be available starting August 2023. September 24, 2023 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Red River Paddle Challenge

This September the Red River Paddle Challenge celebrates its fifth year! This year we will be offering two races for paddlers to choose from each with a different distance! The Red River Paddle Challenge (RRPC) is a 44-kilometre (~27 miles) long-distance paddling race on the Red River beginning in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and ending downriver in Lockport, Manitoba.
The Red River 100 (RR100) is a 100-kilometre (~62 miles) ultra-distance paddling race on the Red River beginning in Ste Agathe, Manitoba, and ending downriver in Lockport, Manitoba. The RR100 is a two-day staged race where participants paddle from Ste Agathe to St Vital Park in Winnipeg on day one and then on day two participants join in with the Red River Paddle Challenge paddlers and paddle to Lockport.
Dates: September 23-24, 2023