Posted on Sep 27, 2022 by The Forks Market

Five days of culture for all - including Winnipeg’s biggest kitchen party, singalongs, concerts and open dance classes – is waiting for you at The Forks from October 2-6.

You’ll discover immersive entertainment, culture, and arts on-site at The Forks as part of Downtown Culture Days, featuring the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Field Guide, Mama Cutsworth’s Family Dance Party, Manitoba Underground Opera, Winnipeg Film Group, Indian City, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and so many more! 

Here’s what you’ll enjoy:

Sunday, Oct 2- Family Dance Party, WSO and Winnipeg Film Group Shorts
Forks Lower Patio

  • 1:00PM-3:00PM
    • Mama Cutsworth’s Family Dance Party- from the smallest jigger to the eldest macarena-er this family dance party is for everyone! Singalongs, games and fun dance moves to get all generations grooving together.
  • 1:45PM-2:15PM 
    • Little Monsters Dance joins Mama Cutsworth’s Family Dance party for a free open dance class- learn some new moves and trip the light fantastic.
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
    • Pop up concert from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet 
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM Film shorts shot in Winnipeg, compiled by Winnipeg Film Group.


Monday, Oct 3 A Night at the Opera 5:30PM-7:00PM
Forks Lower Patio

Manitoba Underground Opera will find the diva in you with hands-on activities interspersed with performances by top Winnipeg vocalists. Two of Winnipeg’s hottest drag performers will take to the stage to perform alongside the opera performers.

You’ll be delighted by familiar opera favourites and inspiring musical theatre including pieces from Carmen, Rigoletto, Cosi fan Tutte, and musical theatre standards like Giants in the Sky and Don’t Rain on My Parade. 

Tuesday, Oct 4 Winnipeg’s biggest kitchen party! 5:30PM-7:00PM
Forks Lower Patio

Bring your acoustic instruments down to The Forks. Play along with our house band - top songs from Manitoba’s song book. Lyrics and charts (and shakers!) will be provided! Guest musicians Fontine and Sierra Noble will also take the mic, leading their favourite local tunes. It’s a concert of top Winnipeg musicians- and you are in it! All are welcome. 

And while you're there, enjoy Painting en Plein Air with James Culleton! he multimedia artist will join the show with live music drawings - and an opportunity for you to get creative as well.


Wednesday, Oct 5 Concert 5:30PM-7PM
Forks Lower Patio

  • 5:30PM Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers
  • 6:00PM Field Guide Music


Thursday, Oct 6 Concert 6:00PM-7:00PM
Forks Lower Patio

  • 6:00PM-6:15PM
    • Walking Wolf Dancers and Singers led by Ray Coco Stevenson perform traditional Aboriginal dances, sharing with audiences the stories and meanings behind them. The group’s performances include hoop dancers, jingle dancers, friendship dancers, drummers and chanters to captivate the audience. 
  • 6:15PM-7:00PM


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