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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:

Salut Voisin! Howdy Neighbour!

Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

Second weekend in September.  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...

September 12 to 14, 2014

Dawson Trail Days

Ste. Anne-des-Chênes

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

Folklorama – French-Canadian Pavilion

St. Boniface

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 3 to 9, 2014

Bastille Day

St. Claude

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...

July 13, 2014

Manipogo Festival

St. Laurent

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...

Cheyenne Summer Fest

Ste. Agathe

July 18, 2014 - July 19, 2014

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...

Frog Follies

St. Pierre-Jolys

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...

(204) 291-4630
July 10 to 13, 2014

Montcalm Heritage Festival

St. Joseph

The Montcalm Heritage Festival, a two-day event celebrating culture and tradition, will be held on June 15 and 16, 2013 on the Musée St. Joseph Museum grounds. Admission to the...

Musée St. Joseph Museum
25 Brais Boulevard
St. Joseph, MB R0G 2C0
(204) 737-2244
June 14 and 15, 2014

4 P Festival

St. Georges

Powerview-Pinefalls.  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

MudFest: A Family Messtival

St. Adolphe

July 28th and 29th, 2012.  Where: Parc St. Adolphe Park.  Go ahead, get dirty! MudFest 2011 is a family fun festival in St. Adolphe that aims to celebrate community spirit as well as raise...

September 5th and 6th, 2014

Canada Day 2012

St. Claude Ste. Agathe St. Boniface St. Vital St. Norbert

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...

St. Jean Baptiste Days

La Broquerie

June 22 & 23, 2013 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...

June 21st and 22nd, 2014

Metis Days

St. Laurent

July 30-31, 2011 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

Festival du Voyageur

St. Boniface

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

Culture Days

September 28th-30th 2012. 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...

September 26 to 28, 2014

Festival of Friends

St. Malo

February 16 -19, 2012. 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...

(204) 347-5869
February 13 to 15, 2015

St. Claude Winter Carnival

St. Claude

Early February. 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...

Metis Music Festival

St. Laurent

Labour Day Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) The Metis Music Festival is an exciting two-day festival in St.Laurent! It puts the spotlight on Metis culture with lots of jigging, fiddling and a great...

Sugar shack

St. Pierre-Jolys

April. 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. Pierre- Jolys also...

St. Norbert Farmers’ Market

St. Norbert

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
(204) 275-8349
Early June – mid-October

Châteauguay Festival

St. Georges

July.  The festival, named in honour of the Quebec town of origin of its first settlers, is the main summer attraction in St. Georges. The event features pickerel fishing, a sandcastle-building...

Cyclocross Race in St. Malo Provincial Park

St. Malo

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...

Fall suppers

St. Malo

Autumn 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...

Louis Riel Day Celebrations

St. Lazare

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...

Ste. Anne Winter Carnival

Ste. Anne-des-Chênes

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...

Winterfest

St. Georges

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...

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