The Best of Winnipeg in 2023

The Best of Winnipeg in 2023

It’s officially 2023, and we’ve got another year of fantastic events, festivals, and activities in our city to look forward to. While there’s plenty to do all year long, here’s something to get you out and about every single month. Support local music, hang out with like minded people, and discover new traditions in Winnipeg.


Live Music

Winterruption is a joint effort by Winnipeg’s top music venues to provide a great reason to leave your house in the dead of winter. Featuring a great list of artists performing shows all over Winnipeg, this local festival runs from Friday, January 20th to Sunday, January 29th. For their schedule, visit their website or follow them on Instagram at @winterruptionwpg.

Festival du Voyageur

Culture & Live Music

The old favourite still holds up! A rare opportunity to spend time outdoors in the winter, this festival is great for the family during the day and for catching up with friends while enjoying live music in the evenings. Whether you’re there for the ice sculptures, the local music, the history, or the caribou shots, it’s a must-do yearly tradition for so many in Winnipeg.

Lights on the Exchange

Arts & Culture

A brand new initiative, the organizers are aiming for this to eventually become an annual event. They’ve brought together talented local artists and engineers to create what they are describing as “an art and design festival that dazzles and inspires”. Drawing inspiration from Luminothérapie in Montréal and Fête des lumières in Lyon, they aim to tell the history of the district with innovative installations and art pieces. If you’d like to check it out, there’s more info on their website:

A Winnipeg Jets Game

Did you know it’s actually illegal to put together a list of things to do in Winnipeg without including hockey somewhere? Well in an effort to fulfil our obligation to our city’s favourite sport, we’re going to suggest you head to the BellMTS Place and True North Square to support the Winnipeg Jets in April! The weather will be warm enough to (hopefully) get away with a jersey and hoodie combo, stakes will be high heading into the playoffs, and, with luck, we will hopefully still be playing great hockey.

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Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Enjoy some great stand up comedy at different venues around Winnipeg from May 2nd–7th at the annual Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Check out all their programming for this year on their website.

Pride Celebrations

The annual pride parade brings together the best of what Winnipeg has to offer. Vibrant people, live entertainment, and an enthusiasm for the beginning of summer will all meet at the Forks on a Sunday in early June. Come as you are, in cut off jeans or a sequined jumpsuit, and people watch at the beer gardens in between world-class drag shows for a great sunny afternoon.

Fringe Festival

Check out local and traveling theatre programming at the 36th annual Fringe from July 19–30, 2023. With shows sprinkled across the city, you’re never far from excellent, surprising, and unique performances. An affordable way to take in comedy and theatre and a great way to support local performers, Fringe is one of Winnipeg’s most popular festivals.


Another Winnipeg summer standard, Folklorama brings together food, performances, and art from across the world and delivers it to you in easy, affordable exhibitions around the city. Whether you’re trying to decide on your next international trip or connect with your own heritage, it’s a fun, unique way to spend an evening.


Originally known for its famous food truck showdown, this fall festival gets bigger every year. As of last year, there were carnival rides, a Third and Bird Market, and live music, among other more family geared activities. The best part is that it’s free to attend, only requiring money for food, merchandise and rides.

ManyFest has not announced 2023 dates just yet, but keep an eye on their website for details:

Six Pines

To get your blood pumping without a home gym, head to Six Pines Haunted Attractions sometime during the Halloween season. The main attraction here is a haunted house style scare experience, but there’s a list of other activities to enjoy. During the day, they even have family friendly attractions such as the Daytime Ghoul Haunt, for those not interested in the scarier side of the season.

Third and Bird Xmas Market

A yearly favourite, Third and Bird is a fantastic place to get ahead of holiday gift shopping. With local and traveling vendors, Third and Bird is highly curated market with unique, handmade offerings. Check out their 2023 dates at their website.

Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

This fantastic drive-through light show features a 2.5-km route of ambitious displays, all available to be enjoyed from your car. If you’d like to venture into the cold night, they also offer outdoor photo opportunities, outdoor skating, and food stands offering warm drinks and snacks.

We’re looking forward to seeing you out in our great city this coming year! If you’d like to work with realtors who are knowledgeable and passionate about their city, reach out at 204-891-3083.


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