Eastman’s Hot This Week: August 5 to 11

There’s no such thing as a dull week in Eastern Manitoba! Our communities are bringing you some of the very best in entertainment this week from energetic rodeos to relaxing nature walks – you are bound to discover how your heart beats in Eastern Manitoba this week!

Richer Rough Stock Rodeo

August 9 to 11 – Richer

The Greatest Outdoor Show in Manitoba! Friday night Bullnanza and Cowboy Social! Saturday and Sunday Heartland Rodeo Competition! Saturday Night Concert/Social. Kids activities all weekend. Giant Trading Post. Great Food!

DIY Homesteader Festival 2019

August 10 to 11 – Thalberg

The fest is a two-day, one-of-a-kind grassroots event in Manitoba, Canada, featuring over 30 workshops on topics ranging from mushroom cultivation to fermentation, permaculture to beekeeping, and more! There’s live music, a DIY Kids’ Area with loads of nature activities, food vendors and a General Store Artisan Market. The fest takes place at Cityfolk Farm, a prairie homestead – 80 acres of forest, marsh, and meadow, a stone’s throw from Lake Winnipeg, near Thalberg, Manitoba, on Treaty 1 territory. It’s a place where you can come to plant your feet on the ground, open your heart to the wide-open prairie sky, and reconnect with skills of the past.

Carrick Days

August 10 – Carrick

Carrick Days is back with all the character and all the fun! Don’t miss Carrick’s legendary horseshoe tournament, the live local music, dunk tank, games, refreshments and more! And don’t forget to visit the historic Spurgrave School onsite. This small-town festival welcomes you with open arms.

Celebrate Prairie Day with 2 Great Events

August 10 – Various

Get ready to celebrate plants, birds, insects and the Tall Grass Prairie! Join naturalists and wildlife experts at the Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail for guided nature walks, special presentations and traditional bannock baking. These activities are kid-friendly and educational and happening at the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve.

Join Nature Conservancy of Canada and our partners on the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Management Committee for Prairie Day 2019 celebrations! Located at the Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail, 3 km east of Tolstoi on Provincial Road 209. Activities include: exploring hiking trails, baking bannock, guided walking with a naturalist, and special guest presentations.

Sprague Fest!

August 10 – Sprague

Sprague Fest is back with all the excitement, and it’s a Summer Harvest theme! Start the day off with the Fire Department Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 AM. Then watch the parade at 10:30 AM. And don’t forget basketball, beer gardens, horseshoes, auction, local music, bingo, and more! The Sprague Fest Social featuring Coz 4 Alarm happens on Saturday from 8 to 1! All ages and mixed teams welcome for the basketball tournament.

More Eastman Greatness

You don’t have to be a local to take part in one of these great community events. Stop on in, try something new, and make some great friends!

August 5 – Star Crafts – St. Malo Provincial Park

August 8 – Movie Days! My Girl, Bambi, The Con is On – Lac du Bonnet

August 8 – Pioneer Village Summer Market – Beausejour

August 8 – Pennyweight Market’s Birthday Celebration – Beausejour

August 8 – Moon Gate Artisan Bakery – Whitemouth

August 8 – Bannock Point Petroforms Guided Tour – Whiteshell Provincial Park

August 8 – Yoga in the Garden – Beausejour Daylily Garden

August 9 – Betty the Bat Amphitheatre Presentation – Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 9 – Southeast Farmer’s Market – South Junction

August 10- Movie Days! Ralph Breaks the Internet – Lac du Bonnet

August 10 – Search & Rescue Fundraising Event – Nutimik Lodge

August 10 – Photo Walk – Pine Point Trail

August 10 – Got Milkweed? Interpretive Talk – Birds Hill Park

August 10 – Bannock Bake – St. Malo Provincial Park

August 10 – Stop AIS Presentation – Grand Beach Provincial Park

August 10 – Four Wings and a Prayer Film – Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 10 – No Dres Rehearsal Tour – The Incredibly Hip – South Beach Casino

August 10 – Goat Yoga – Anola

August 10 – Yoga at Nopiming Park – Tulabi Falls

August 11 – Fruits of the Hike Guided Hike – St. Malo Provincial Park

August 11 – Critter Dip – Grand Beach Provincial Park

August 11 – Bike the Esker Guided Bike Tour – Birds Hill Provincial Park

Find more great events happening in the Eastman on our Facebook Calendar!

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