Festivals & events
Whether you are planning to visit Manitoba in the summer, winter, spring or fall, there’s a good chance you can take in at least one of the many festivals hosted by the province’s French-speaking communities!
While the Festival du Voyageur is probably the best known francophone festival, it is certainly not the only one. There’s also St. Laurent’s Manipogo Festival, marking the end of the ice-fishing season in March, the Frog Follies festival in St. Pierre-Jolys, with its famous frog-jumping championship, and the Hello Neighbour! / Salut Voisin! community event in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes.
Here’s an outline of the main festivals and events you won’t want to miss:
September 5th and 6th, 2014
Where: Parc St. Adolphe Park.
Go ahead, get dirty! MudFest is a family fun festival in St. Adolphe that aims to celebrate community spirit as well as raise...
September 5th and 6th, 2014
Saturday and Sunday of the February long weekend.
The St. Lazare community celebrates its Métis roots during its Louis Riel Day celebrations. Activities include tobogganing, a Barouche (M...
Powerview-Pine Falls & St. Georges
February long weekend.
Ever wanted to play in a golf tournament…in the snow? If so, you won’t want to miss the Powerview-Pine Falls and St. Georges...
September 12 - 14, 2014
Come say hello to your friends and neighbours at the Salut Voisin! / Howdy Neighbour! festival in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes. This gathering takes place over an entire weekend and...
September 12 to 14, 2014
September long weekend.
Named after the historic Dawson Trail that crosses the village of Ste. Anne, Dawson Trail Days are held on the September long weekend. The three-day festival features...
August 30 to September 1, 2014
First two weeks of August
Winnipeg’s Folklorama is the largest and longest-running multicultural festival in the world! It lasts two full weeks and presents forty-plus pavilions that celebrate...
340 Provencher Blvd., R2H 0G7
August 2 to 15, 2015
July (the Sunday closest to July 14).
The community of St. Claude is proud of its French roots. It should therefore come as no surprise that area residents have been celebrating the French...
March 8-9 2014
In March, the St. Laurent Métis community invites us to celebrate the end of the ice-fishing season. The Manipogo Festival, named after Lake Manitoba’s famous serpentine...
July 18, 2014 - July 19, 2014
Every year, this charming francophone community in the Red River Valley hosts Cheyenne Day, a country fair for the whole family, featuring a pancake breakfast, horseshoe...
July 18 and 19, 2014
July 10-13, 2014
The idea for the Frog Follies emerged in 1970 as part of the Manitoba Centennial celebrations. Forty years later, the festival is still going strong, with its slo-pitch tournament, a...
July 10 to 13, 2014
The Montcalm Heritage Festival, a two-day event celebrating culture and tradition, will be held on June 13 to 15, 2014 on the Musée St. Joseph Museum grounds. Admission to the...
Musée St. Joseph Museum
25 Brais Boulevard
St. Joseph, MB R0G 2C0
June 14 and 15, 2014
Labour Day Weekend.
The Town of Powerview-Pine Falls invites you to their annual 4P Festival which stands for Paper, Peas, Power and Pickerel! Enjoy a weekend of...
August 29 to September 1, 2014
Come and celebrate Canada Day in Manitoba's bilingual municipalities!
July 1st and the entire long weekend is jammed packed with activities.
Check out the events in the following communities...
June 21 & 22, 2014
The village of La Broquerie hosts French-Canada’s biggest holiday, St. Jean Baptiste Day. And St. Jean Baptiste Days have been celebrated in La Broquerie since 1897...
August 1-3, 2014
St. Laurent is a proud Metis town with one of the largest metis populations in North America. Each year, Metis Days promotes this unique metis culture. Highlights of the celebration...
August 1 to 3, 2014
In addition to being Western Canada’s largest winter festival, Festival du Voyageur is also “The World’s Largest Kitchen Party”!
This unique ten-day festival celebrates the...
204-237-7692 ou 204-233-ALLÔ
February 13 to 22, 2015
Be part of the national movement to celebrate arts and culture! Culture Days showcases concurrent events in several locations across Canada. In Manitoba, free, hands-on and interactive...
February 13 - 15, 2015
The St. Malo Festival of Friends invites us to celebrate Franco-Manitoban joie de vivre and the joys of winter! The Festival is an opportunity to keep Voyageur culture and...
The St. Claude Winter Carnival is a family festival held prior to Festival du Voyageur, just in time to get us in the festival mood with a pancake breakfast, a hockey and broom-ball...
April 12 - 13, 2014
The community of St. Pierre-Jolys never misses an opportunity to celebrate its rich francophone heritage! In addition to holding its annual Frog Follies summer festival, St...
Saturday May 24th – October 25, 2014
Welcome to the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, Manitoba’s largest open-air market! For nearly twenty years, it has been offering...
3514 Pembina Hwy., R3V 1A1
Early June mid-October
November 6, 2011.
Experience the tranquil setting of St. Malo Park in the off-season by attending the annual Cyclocross Race. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome to experience the circuit...
In many of Manitoba’s French communities, Fall is synonymous with Fall Suppers. These popular community get-togethers, can be compared to a big buffet of home-cooked meals that include...
End of January.
A mid-winter carnival… the perfect thing to get you out of the house, spend time with friends and have fun! The Ste. Anne Winter Carnival is held during the last weekend in...