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Get road trip ready because we have a lot going on in Eastern Manitoba!  Come find out where Canada’s Heart Beats on your visit to this region, where the sun rises, the place where Manito Ahbee sits.  There’s so much to love in Eastern Manitoba.  

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Exhibit: Storied Places

Storied Places will provide a basis for discussion about how everyone – immigrants and their descendants, Mennonites and non-Mennonites – relate to Canada, and what makes it ‘home'.

City: Steinbach
Dates: July 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018
Recurrence: Daily
Event Times: 9 am - 5 pm
Event Admission: $10

Fire and Water Music Festival

Fire & Water Music Festival is Manitoba’s fastest growing, family-friendly, summer festival featuring the best Manitoba has to offer in Music and Arts. Once a year, we celebrate musicians, visual artists, sideshow performers, dancers and artisans alike. Fire & Water offers four stages of music featuring independent Manitoba musicians; playing everything from Roots, Country to Hard Rock, artist workshops, children’s programming and activities that is fun for all ages and so much more. We bring it all together with the Artisan Square Craft Sale and Trade Show featuring the best hand made crafts and fine arts in the Province and new for 2017 we will be featuring a 2 day Chainsaw Carving Jamboree! Make a weekend of memories with your family by staying at one of our unserviced RV or Tent camping sites.

For more info visit firenwater.ca Winner of the 2016 Festival Madness Contest, 3 time recipient of Get Out There Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards and runner up for the Manitoba Tourism Award: Event of the Year in 2015 & 2016; this is the festival you don’t want to miss.

Come See What You’ve Been Missing this August Long in Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba!

City: Lac du Bonnet
Dates: August 4, 2017 to August 6, 2017
Event Times: Friday 7:00 to Midnight; Saturday 10:00 to Midnight; Sunday 12:00 to Midnight
Event Admission: Weekend Pass $60.00 (Adult) & $30.00 (Youth 13-17) - Friday Passes $20.00 (Adult) & $10.00 (Youth 13-17); Saturday and Sunday Passes: $25.00 (Adult) & $12 (Youth 13-17) Kids 12 and under are free all weekend

Pioneer Days

Relive our Mennonite past through pioneer activities, steam powered threshing, music and lots of good food! Our biggest event of the year!

City: Steinbach
Dates: August 4, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Recurrence: Daily
Event Times: 9 am - 6 pm
Event Admission: $10

Richer Rough Stock Rodeo

Annual award winning rodeo and community festival featuring rodeo action, giant "Trading Post", music, family entertainment and more. All at the Dawson Trail Park.

City: Richer
Dates: August 11, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Event Times: 8am - 3 am
Event Admission: varies

Angels Cabin Music Festival

Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of rhythm and blues, country and light rock featuring local Manitoba artists in a beautiful outdoor setting. Canteen, beer garden and children’s activities. Free overnight camping. Gates open at 2:00, concert starts at 3:00.

City: Gardenton
Dates: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Event Times: 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Event Admission: $10 advance, $15 at gate

Prairie Day

Feel, see and experience the tall grass prairie. Guided walks, special presentations by wildlife experts, and activities for the kids provide an opportunity to learn about this amazing endangered ecosystem. It is a place where waving grasses stand nearly two meters high. It is a place where plants smell of licorice, peaches, oregano, and chocolate. It is a place where the bubbling sound of bobolinks and wolf-whistles of upland sandpipers will bring a smile to anyone’s face. It is the largest remnant of tall grass prairie in Canada, nestled between the towns of Tolstoi, Gardenton and Vita.

It is a place of solitude and peace – a place where time stands still.

City: Gardenton
Dates: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Event Times: 10:00am
Event Admission: TBA

Carrick Days 25th Annual Event

Welcome to the community of Carrick, home of the horseshoe competition in Eastern Manitoba. Saturday, August 12th the gates open at noon starting with a parade then continuous music, bands and entertainment through the weekend. Serving up homemade grub, the canteen will be open all day with supper starting at 4:30pm. Horseshoe tournament registration is at 1:00pm with 8 lanes. Get your team registered for a chance to beat the reining champions! Someone needs to knock those two guys off! Challenge yourself on the mechanical bull while the kids have fun at the inflatable tent and kids games. Enter the silent auction and draw for a chance to win a 4-wheeler quad.

Join us for more fun on Sunday, August 13th with free admission to events. Breakfast starts at 10am, Carrick Has Talent competition at noon and Karaoke after the competition. 

Swing, sing and celebrate with locals at the 25th annual Carrick Days!

City: Carrick
Dates: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Event Times: August 12 & 13

Prairie Day

Join us for Prairie Day at the Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail, located 3km east of Tolstoi on PR 209 at the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve. Find out types of animals who live on the prairie. Learn the secrets of our salamanders and aquatic insects. Other featured presentations will showcase a selection of native plants, prairie beetles and prairie bugs, and a highlight talk on animal encounters.

The animal ambassadors from The Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre will be on hand and showcasing their unique features. Also guided walks, bug hunting, bannock baking, and more. Admission $5.00 per adult and no charge for children. On-site canteen (10:30 am - 3:00 pm), BBQ lunch (11:30 am - 2:00 pm), NOTE only cash is accepted. All Prairie Day activities will take place rain or shine. Contact Christie at 204-425-3229 or tgpphq@mymts.net for more information.

City: Gardenton
Dates: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Event Times: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Event Admission: $5 per adult, no charge for children

Pioneer Day Camp

For children ages 8 - 10

City: Steinbach
Dates: August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Recurrence: Daily
Event Times: 10 am - 4 pm
Event Admission: $150

Heritage Classic Golf Tournament

Register early to enjoy a round of golf with your friends. Lunch, prizes and dinner included. Call for more details.

City: Steinbach
Dates: August 16, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Event Times: 10 am - 6 pm
Event Admission: $150

Hanover Ag Fair

Loads of fun, food and festivities await you at the 2017 Hanover Ag Fair, August 17-20th in friendly Grunthal, Manitoba. Lots of rodeo action, motorsports, concerts, Family Fun Zone and petting zoo, parade, fireworks, specialty meals and more!

Family fun, food, and festivities! What more could you ask for?!

City: Grunthal
Dates: August 17, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Recurrence: Daily
Event Times: Please see website for the times of the different events
Event Admission: Please see our website

Boreal Shores Art Tour

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. Immerse yourself in our world! The Boreal Shores Art Tour is a self guided driving tour through juried artist studios and group locations where you will find diverse artwork for sale and to view and where you will also find opportunities to create your own works of art at hands on locations.

Immerse yourself in our World...

Dates: August 19, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Event Times: 10 am to 5 pm
Event Admission: Free

Fall on the Farm

Experience harvest work, hearty food, corn on the cob, music, hog butchering and pioneer demonstrations.

City: Steinbach
Dates: September 4, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Event Times: 9 am - 5 pm
Event Admission: $10

4th Annual Telus ATV Ride For Dad

The 4th annual Telus ATV Ride For Dad will be held in Woodridge on Sept 9, 2017. This event is to raise money for the treatment and research of prostate cancer and all funds raised, stay within our province. There will be breakfast and lunch available, along with ATV dealer displays, 50/50 tickets, RFD merchandise, celebrities in attendance, and some free gifts for our riders. Registration fee is $40.00 and can be done on line at RideForDad.ca. All registered participants will receive a chance to win a custom motorcycle valued at $124,000 for every $200 in donations raised.  See details and contest rules at RideForDad.ca. All riders must have a licenced and insured machine, sorry no jeeps, sidekicks or dirt bikes . The trail is approximately 75 km and will be a scenic ride for all levels of riders, with no mud . To date Ride For Dad has donated more than $18 million towards prostate cancer research and awareness! Come and join us for some fun and riding while raising funds for a great cause.

City: Woodridge
Dates: September 9, 2017 to September 9, 2017
Event Times: 8am to 5pm
Event Admission: $40.00 registration

Open Farm Day

Open Farm Day is an opportunity for Manitobans to connect directly with farms, ranches, and market gardens and the people who manage them across the province. This is a day of learning about agriculture in Manitoba.

City: Steinbach
Dates: September 17, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Event Times: 11:30 am - 5 pm
Event Admission: $5

Quilt Show

Eat, sleep, quilt...that's what a quilters dream would be. Visit the Mennonite Heritage Village for this beautiful show of quilt work, hosted by MHV Auxiliary and Steinbach Quilters Guild. Lunch available.

City: Steinbach
Dates: October 13, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Recurrence: Daily
Event Times: 9 am - 5 pm
Event Admission: $10

Harvest the Arts

Harvest the Arts is a homespun gathering of local crafters here at Bridgehill Pottery Workshop. Located in Woodmore, Manitoba is a beautiful rural landscape with talented crafters tucked away in the woods. Join us for Harvest the Arts and meet the crafters, have a gourmet snack and a little mulled cider!

Come explore our backroads and experience the magic of local art.

City: Woodmore
Dates: November 5, 2017 to November 5, 2017
Event Times: 1:00-5:00pm
Event Admission: Free!

Christmas at the Village

Jingle bells, jingle bells...Christmas market, sleigh rides, bonfire and hot chocolate, what more could you ask for on a crisp afternoon sleigh ride in the countryside?

City: Steinbach
Dates: November 17, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Recurrence: Daily
Event Times: 9 am - 5 pm
Event Admission: $10

Niverville 3rd Annual Winterfest & Market

Niverville's 3rd Annual Winterfest & Market Saturday November 18, 2017 *More Details to come

City: Niverville
Dates: November 18, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Event Times: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM