Machine de Cirque – Truck Stop
LdB Community Centre – Lac du Bonnet
Enjoy this FREE family theatrical event! A motley group of campers in search of adventure and thrills decides to hitch up their trailer to set out on a journey across the American continent. With a well-stocked cooler, windows wide open and music blaring, they are all set for an epic odyssey on wheels. Salty air that fills the lungs, enshrouding forests, electrifying cities, breathtaking mountains and plains that stretch as far as the eye can see hold the promise of an unforgettable trip. Travel from east to west with five performers and a musician who will take you on a coast-to-coast trip in fifty minutes during Truck Stop: A Great Journey.
An Evening with Alexandra Ross
Tallgrass Prairie Interpretive Centre – Stuartburn
Join local artist Alexandra Ross for an evening of artistic creation at the Weston Family Tallgrass Prairie Interpretive Centre. Participants will make and take home their own unique nature-inspired art print. Alexandra Ross is a visual artist working primarily in ceramics, print, and photography. Alexandra is based in rural Manitoba and her art disrupts the constructed tensions between chaos and order; human and animal; sublime and mundane. Her work seeks to find the liminal space between these dichotomies and exposes areas where the line is blurred or reversed. Alexandra is currently completing her BFA at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art. This event will take place at The Weston Family Tallgrass Prairie Interpretive Centre at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. This event is family appropriate.
Steinbach Pioneer Days
August 3 to 6
Mennonite Heritage Village – Steinbach
Relive your past through a variety of pioneer activities and demonstrations, steam-powered threshing, music and entertainment, kid's activities daily, and lots of good food and fun! Our biggest event of the year! The weekend is jammed packed full of great things to see and do, so make sure to visit them online to get all of the details for Pioneer Days!
Manitoba's Award Winning Music Festival: Fire & Water Music Festival
August 3 – 5
LdB Community Centre – Lac du Bonnet
Winner of the 2017 Travel Manitoba Event of the Year, 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. The 2018 lineup features My Son of the Hurricane, Matt Epp, Andrew Scott, Echo Nebraska, Skylar Bouchard, Micah Erenberg, Paul McIntosh, and so many more!
Angels Cabin Music Festival
Gardenton Museum & Park – Gardenton
From folk, country, and bluegrass, to rock n' roll, Gardenton will be jamming at Angels Cabin Music Festival to the finest local tunes. Canteen, beer garden, and free overnight camping will be available!
Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes – Falcon Lake
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of Paddleboarding fun at Falcon Lake this August long weekend. $10 classes being offered to introduce you to the world of SUP, along with SUP Yoga and SUP Bootcamp. All equipment is provided for the classes. Wrap up the day with a group paddle (FREE) from Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes to Picnic Island for a campfire! Free Smores sponsored by the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes! Bring your own vessel to paddle (anything that floats will do…) and don't forget your lifejacket.
More Eastern Manitoba 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 2 – Seniors Games – Whitemouth
August 2 – Paddle Club – Whitemouth
August 4 – Arting Around the Gallery – Mini Masterpieces – Pinawa
August 4 – Free Pony Rides – Lac du Bonnet
August 5 – Wagon Trail Rides – Lac du Bonnet
August 5 – 2018 VBYC Yacht Club Dance – Victoria Beach
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