The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba “Islendingadagurinn”

July 29, 2022 - August 1, 2022

The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba – Islendingadagurinn, celebrates Icelandic culture and heritage at an annual Festival every August long weekend. In 2022, Islendingadagurinn looks forward to its 133rd year celebrating Icelandic culture and heritage with in-person and a series of virtual, hybrid events.

Icelandic Culture and Heritage – Watch Viking re-enactors battle it out and learn about the Old Norse way of life. Enjoy Icelandic food, beverages, meet cultural partners, dignitaries and view beautiful traditional Icelandic costumes, and more.

Music and Entertainment – Enjoy live music from Canadian and Icelandic musicians by the harbour, in the park, even on the rooftop – all weekend long. Watch participants get islendingadunked into Lake Winnipeg and earn your honorary Icelander status at Get Dinged. Enjoy the weekend midway and evening fireworks.

Sports and Rec – Burn off the weekend calories at our annual running race events or play a leisurely game of Fris-Nok in the park. Bring the whole family to compete in the family sports competitions.

Play and Stay – Shop a variety of food and craft vendors and official festival souvenirs. Stay the weekend in beautiful Gimli and attend the annual parade – the largest in Manitoba!

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