As the snow begins to melt and the weather turns itself up a notch, it’s finally time for Winnipeggers to celebrate spring! What better way then attending some of Winnipeg’s most talked-about spring events?
UnCommon Pours V05: Spring Wine List Launch
April 26, 5-7 pm
Looking for a casual night out spent sipping wine and chatting with friends? The Common at the Forks will be updating their wine list for spring, and they’re inviting Winnipeggers to join them in a tasting. Sommelier Veronique Rivest will also incorporate a bit of “schooling” on wine vocabulary and what characteristics make a good wine. There will be seatings at 5 pm and at 6 pm, with different tasting selections at each seating.
$20 (includes flight and guided tasting)
The Commons (located at the Forks)
Earth Day Clean-Up
Winnipeg can take a real beating over the course of the winter. Trash accumulates under layers of snow and ice, and once the melt starts it’s a real bummer to look at! Winnipeg will be holding its annual Earth Day Cleanup, with volunteers picking up trash in the downtown area with the help of reusable bags, gloves and garbage bags. Register online to receive a free Earth Day Cleanup reusable bag, gloves, garbage bags, and a garbage picker to use for the event.
9-11 am at Circle of Life Thunderbird House (715 Main Street)
2-4 pm at Millennium Library Park
Third + Bird Spring Market
May 4, 10 am-6 pm
May 5, 11 am-4 pm
Third + Bird should be at the top of your list of things to check out this spring! This market showcases over 150 vendors for Winnipeggers to check out.
Located in Hudson’s Bay Downtown, Third + Bird’s spring market also includes a café and a cocktail bar to help you maintain your energy while you shop. The market is known for not only its unmatched shopping experience but it’s creative visuals, top-end food and drink selection, and the infectious energy that greets you as soon as you walk through the doors. Pro tip: If you’re serious about shopping, consider buying a ticket to the preshop on May 3. You’ll get early access to the market, and it also includes entry for May 4 and 5.
$8 online | $10 at the door
Hudson’s Bay Downtown ((450 Portage Avenue)
Downtown Farmers’ Market
April 25 and Thursdays all summer, 10 am-3 pm
Find some of Winnipeg’s finest vendors, makers and bakers at the downtown farmers’ market, which showcases the best of what’s made in Manitoba.
Cityplace (333 St. Mary Avenue)
Manito Ahbee Festival
Celebrate Indigenous art, culture and music in Winnipeg with the 2019 Manito Ahbee Festival. Join the crowds soaking in the music, watch talented dancers, and learn something about Indigenous culture and heritage.
May 15: Kick off and Lighting of the Sacred Fire
May 16 and 17: Indigenous Music Conference
May 17: Youth Education Day and Indigenous Music Awards
May 18: Get Jiggy with It
May 18-19: Indigenous Marketplace & Trade Show, and the Manito Ahbee Pow Wow
Various; visit manitoahbee.com for details.
Doors Open Winnipeg
May 25 and 26
Looking for a spring weekend activity with a bit of light exercise? The 16th annual Doors Open Winnipeg event by Heritage Winnipeg might be just the ticket—without requiring a ticket. Explore over 90 of Winnipeg’s most fascinating buildings on a walking tour or get pedalling and join a bike tour! If you love history or are just curious about what remarkable buildings Winnipeg has to offer, this is the event for you.
Various; visit doorsopenwinnipeg.ca for details.
Spring is looking jam-packed for Winnipeg! Tell us: what event you are most excited to check out?