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8 Free Activities to enjoy on Canada Day July 1st 2024 | Winnipeg, Manitoba

  1. Canada Day Live Racing & Fireworks
  2. Sage Creek Canada Day Celebration
  3. Canada Day at Princess Auto Stadium
  4. Canada Day at The Forks
  5. Canada Day Celebration at Assiniboine Park
  6. Canada Day at Bridgwater Lakes Park
  7. 2024 Canada Day Drumming Celebration
  8. Corydon Avenue B.I.Z Concert Series

1. Canada Day Live Racing & Fireworks

Live racing starts at 7:30 p.m followed by a spectacular fireworks display by CanFire Pyrotechnics.
Free family fun activities starting at 6:30 p.m including bouncy castles, face painting and entertainment!

Who is it for? All ages

WHEN & WHERE?

Date & Time: Monday, July 1st, 2024 | 6:30 PM
Venue: Assiniboia Downs, 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K 2E9
Contact details
Phone: 204-885-3330

Free Parking
Public Transport not accessible

2. Sage Creek Canada Day Celebration

Who is it for? All ages

WHEN & WHERE?

Date & Time: Monday, July 1st, 2024 | 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Venue: Ron Duhamel Park, 265 Sage Creek Blvd
Free Parking

3. Canada Day at Princess Auto Stadium

Photo by POP Entertainment & Management

Celebrate Canada Day at Princess Auto Stadium with a day full of fun and festivities! This free, family-friendly event is packed with entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

Tailgate Kickoff Party

Start the celebration early in the tailgate area, where you can enjoy live music from local bands, a variety of food trucks offering Canadian classics, and plenty of family-friendly activities.

Event Highlights
  • Mainstage Performances: The mainstage comes alive at 3:00 PM with performances from local talents like Brandi Vezina, Neighbour Andy, Catie St. Germain, and Indian City. The excitement builds up to our headliner, the Sam Roberts Band, with special guest Doc Walker.
  • Cultural and Family Activities: Explore a local market, enjoy kids’ activities, and experience the entertainment at the tailgate stage. Food vendors will be on-site, including Beavertails, Just Loaded Food Truck, Blue Truck Smokies, Walleye Wagon, Tot Wheels, and more.
  • Family-Friendly Entertainment: Enjoy face painting, storytelling, inflatables, and other activities designed for all ages. The day will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display lighting up the city skyline at dusk.
Tickets

Tickets for the event are free and available online for the mainstage performances. No tickets are required for access to the tailgate celebration, which runs from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

How to get tickets:

  • Visit the event website to secure your free mainstage tickets.
  • For assistance or if you are unable to claim tickets online, contact Fan Services at 204-784-7448.

Remember, children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket to attend. Additionally, if possible, please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to support Harvest Manitoba.

WHEN & WHERE

Date & Time: Monday, July 1st, 2024 | 12:00 PM – Dusk
Venue: Princess Auto Stadium, 315 Chancellor Matheson Road, Winnipeg

Parking and Transportation: Parking around the stadium is free, subject to availability, and Winnipeg Transit will release the transportation schedule two weeks before Canada Day. We encourage attendees to walk or bike to the stadium if possible. A bike valet service will be provided for cyclists.

4. Canada Day at The Forks

Photo by m on Unsplash
July 1 | Canada Day at The Forks Schedule
Oodena Celebration Circle | programmed in partnership with 2Spirit Manitoba and Tunngasugit Inuit Resource Center
11 AM – 11:30 AM2Spirit Manitoba – Presentation
12 PM – 12:30 PMTunngasugit Inuit Resource Center – Throat Singing Performance
1 PM – 1:30 PM2Spirit Manitoba – Presentation
2 PM – 2:30 PMElder Barb Neepinak – Hand Drumming Workshop
3 PM – 3:30 PMTunngatsugit Inuit Resource Center – Interactive Inuit Games
4 PM – 4:30 PMElder Barb Neepinak – Hand Drumming Workshop
Hill Stage | programmed in partnership with Manitoba Music, 2Spirit Manitoba, and Tunngasugit Inuit Resource Center
11 AM – 11:30 AMDarryl Buck – Performance
12 PM – 12:30 PM2Spirit Manitoba – Performance
1 PM – 1:30 PMTunngatsugit Inuit Resource Center – Interactive Inuit Games
2 PM – 2:30 PMFenom – Performance
3 PM – 3:30 PM2Spirit Manitoba – Performance
4 PM – 4:30 PMTunngasugit Inuit Resource Center – Throat Singing Performance
CN Internship | programmed in partnership with GeNie BOSS Dance Company
11 AM – 11:30 AMDJ Fuzzy Paws – Performance
11:30 AM – 12 PMDJ MONI – Performance
12 PM – 12:15 PMPunjabi Dance Academy – Performance
12:15 PM – 12:45 PMBen Tamana – Performance
1 PM – 1:45 PMDrum Café – Performance
1:45 PM – 2 PMBOMA – Afro Dance Workshop
2 PM – 2:10 PMPolynesian Dance Group – Performance
2:10 PM – 2:30 PMSWI Indian Dance Group – Indian Dance Workshop
2:30 PM – 2:40 PMKelly Chinchilla and Daughter – Performance
2:40 PM – 5 PMDance Battle (ft. DJ Majuice, DJ Q, Drop In Dance K-pop Crew, Dynamite Dance Crew, and Bollywood Dance Group)
Forks Market Parking Lot | programmed in partnership with Basketball Manitoba

SHORTHAND

11:30 AM – 1 PMYouth Tournament Championship Game
1 PM – 1:30 PMShooting Competition
1:30 PM – 2:30 PMWheelchair Basketball Demonstration and Game
2:30 PM – 3 PMDunk Contest
3 PM – 4 PMSea Bears Activation
4 PM – 5 PMAdult Championship Game

SECONDARY COURT

11 AM – 5 PMOpen Court – public access with DJs and Sea Bears Activations
The Plaza at The Forks Skateboard Park | programmed in partnership with Pitikwé Skatepark and Graffiti Gallery
11 AM – 1 PMSkateboarding Lessons (ft. DJ, grip tape painting workshop, and community based mural project)
1 PM – 3 PMOpen Session (ft. DJ, grip tape painting workshop, and community based mural project)
3 PM – 5 PMBest Skateboarding Trick Contest (ft. DJ, grip tape painting workshop, and community based mural project)
The patio by The Forks Market | programmed in partnership with Manitoba Music
5 PM – 5:30 PMFolkroots Bhangra Academy
5:50 PM – 6:30 PMVictoria Turko
6:40 PM – 7:15 PMAlex Maher
7:30 PM – 8 PMMattmac
8:30 PM – 9 PMKelly Bado

*Schedule and programming subject to change

Who is it for? All ages – Family

WHEN & WHERE

Date & Time: Monday, July 1, 2024 | 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Venue & Address: Multiple Locations, The Forks, Winnipeg

Paid Parking

5. Canada Day Celebration at Assiniboine Park

Photo by Assiniboine Park

Join us at Assiniboine Park on Monday, July 1 for a day filled with music, entertainment, and fun in recognition of Canada Day.

Activities
  • Concerts at the Lyric Theatre and the Performance Garden at The Leaf (full schedule below)
  • Citizenship ceremony at the Lyric Theatre, beginning at 11:00 am
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Workshops at the Tannis M. Richardson Classroom in The Leaf | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Bouncy castles and activities for kids at the Lyric Field | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Food trucks at the Lyric Field | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Food Truck at The Gardens at The Leaf | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Pavilion Pop-Up Patio | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Happy Solstice Market by diary sessions in the Gardens at The Leaf | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Fire teachings with Cree Crowchild at the Indigenous Peoples Garden Fire Node | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Cake & Fortune Cookies presented by the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre in the Kitchen Garden | 2:00 pm
Entertainment Schedule

Performances at the Lyric Field

11:00 AMCitizenship Ceremony
O’Canada by Musica Singers of Manitoba
12:15 PMViva Brasil Canada
1:15 PMAndrina Turenne
2:15 PMSon of Dave
3:15 PMSchool of Rock
4:15 PMZrada
Host: Jane Testar

Performances at the outdoor Performance Garden at The Leaf

12:00 PMCoast-to-Coast Canada Day Drumming Presented by the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre
2:15 PMJace Bodner
3:15 PMDom Adams
4:15 PMOnna Lou
Host: Cassidy Mann
WHEN & WHERE?

Date & Time: Monday, July 1, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 5 PM
Venue & Address: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

Transportation and Parking

Parking in Assiniboine Park is limited and can be difficult to find during large events. Please consider carpooling or using alternate transportation options like public transit or active transportation. Click here for parking lot locations.

A park and ride will be available at the Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) located at 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. A shuttle will transport visitors from CMU, to the Park, and back from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. The final ride departs at 5:30 pm.

A Canada Day Shuttle will be travelling between The Forks and Assiniboine Park from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Details coming soon.

6. Canada Day at Bridgwater Lakes Park

Photo by Janice Lukes

FREE Activities for the entire family!

  • Cake & Refreshments
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Twister
  • Games
  • Bazaar
  • Dragon Dance
  • Cultural Entertainment

HOSTED BY
Winnipeg Chinese Senior Association | MP Terry Duguid | MLA David Pancratz | Councillor Janice Lukes

WHEN & WHERE

Date & Time: Monday July 1, 2024 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Bridgwater Lakes Park, Winnipeg

Wheelchair accessible

7. 2024 Canada Day Drumming Celebration

Photo by Travel Manitoba

Join us on July 1, 2024, for the 8th Annual Canada Day Drumming event! Cities across the country will be hosting drumming celebrations. Bring your drums, pots, and pans! In Vancouver, join in for a day filled with drum performances representing diverse cultures. At 1:00 PM CDT, everyone will unite to drum together for 6 minutes, celebrating unity and diversity. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

WHEN & WHERE

Date & Time: Monday, July 1, 2024 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Venue: Assiniboine Park, 145 The Leaf Way, Winnipeg (close to the Leaf)

8. Corydon Avenue B.I.Z. Concert Series

Photo by Corydon Avenue

Date & Time: Fridays & Saturdays, June 21 – August 31, 2024 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue & Address : Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg

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