How to Have an EPIC Long Weekend

Friday feeling!

Hey New Brunswick, welcome to your day at the Canada Games Festival! Kick off the long weekend the right way, with us at the Forks! Make sure you check out performances by Les Hay Babies, Lanikai and Matt Andersen, a singer-songwriter from New Brunswick with a soulful voice and an amazing stage presence. Music isn’t your thing? No need to worry, we’ve got something for everyone. Visit the MacDon Family Zone to see Vancouver Aquarium’s Aquavan or test your strength at the batting cages!

Festival Canada GamesPhoto: Ian McCausland 

Festival Canada GamesPhoto: Matt Duboff

Selfie Saturday!

Start your Saturday with a selfie! Haven’t gotten your picture with the brand new Winnipeg sign yet? Now is your chance. Join us at the Forks for British Columbia night as country superstar, Madeline Merlo, takes the stage and hosts the evening. Main stage performances kick off at 5 PM and will include Canadian rock band Loverboy.

Festival Canada Games WinnipegPhoto: Marcel Druwe

Festival Canada Games WinnipegPhoto: Marcel Druwe

Saskatchewan Sunday

Explore what our beautiful city has to offer then make your way to the Forks for Saskatchewan day! Stop by the Indigenous Learning Circle to check out the Hoop Dancing workshop as well as traditional storytelling. Finish off your night with a performance by Saskatchewan’s Sheepdogs on the mainstage, followed by fireworks!  

Mascots Canada Games WinnipegPhoto: Matt Duboff

Canada Games WinnipegPhoto: Matt Duboff

Manitoba Monday

Feeling that Monday blues? No you’re not because it’s a long weekend! Winnipeg’s own Ace Burpee will host the long awaited Manitoba day as part of the Canada Games Festival. With more than 15 performances, there’s truly something for everyone. Be sure come by and check out up and coming singer-songwriter Faouzia. End your night with a bang with Fireworks starting at 10:35!

Festival Canada Games WinnipegPhoto: Ron Gilfillan