Events Calendar

Tuesday, Aug 21

Swingin' at Sunset

Learn how to dance to the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington! All levels of experience can attend, come solo or bring a partner and dance until the sun sets every Tuesday by the river.

Tuesdays | 6 - 9pm

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Dance, Free, Music

Website

Tuesday, Aug 21

Fit 4 Two

Fit 4 Two Stroller Fitness is a baby-friendly, full body workout. Each class includes intervals of cardio drills, functional strength training and short power walks followed by postnatal-specific core work and flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome. You do not need a jogging stroller. Bring a yoga mat.

Every Tuesday under the Canopy from the middle of May through to the end of August.

Tuesday | 9:45 - 10:45am

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Family Friendly, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Website

Tuesday, Aug 21

Fitness in the Park

Everyone is invited to take part in FREE bootcamp classes, every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer at Upper Fort Garry!

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12pm - 1pm

Location: Upper Fort Garry

Categories: Free, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Website

Tuesday, Aug 21

I AM Fitness for Seniors

I AM Fitness stands for improve and maintain! Bring your runners and a bottle of water and join this low impact FREE fitness class. Classes will be alternating between walking and aerobics. Classes are catered to ages 55+ and will take place under the Canopy, weather permitting. Maximum of 25 participants per class. Availability is first-come-first-served. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9:30am & 10:30am

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Sports & Fitness

Website

Wednesday, Aug 22 to Sunday, Aug 26

Sk8 Skates Skateboard Lessons

Starting July 4th until August 26th The Winnipeg Skateboarding Outreach Organization, in conjunction with Sk8 Skates, will be hosting free skateboard lessons for beginners at the Plaza at the Forks Skatepark. The lessons will run Wednesday - Sunday from 11:30am - 2pm. It is mandatory that participants bring a helmet, but skateboards are available for use.

Each participant (or their legal guardian if under the age of 18) will be required to sign a waiver at Sk8 Skates, located at the Forks Market, between 11am – 11:30am and then they will be teamed up with their instructor. If you already have a waiver filled out from a previous session, you are still required to go to Sk8 Skates between 11:00am - 11:30am to sign in. Space is limited and is first come, first serve. If you, or somebody you know is interested in taking up skateboarding, this is a perfect opportunity to see if it is right for you! For more information call (204) 452-4802.  
 

Wednesday - Sunday | 11:30am - 2:00pm

Location: The Plaza

Categories: Family Friendly, Free, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Website

Wednesday, Aug 22

The Code Mobile at The Forks

Check out a fun, FREE, hands-on way for kids to learn an introduction to computational thinking and computer programming with The Code Mobile.

Come experience how code is used to create art, make games, or program robots. Whether you’ve started to make their own games in scratch or if you’re just learning how to use a tablet, you’ll always learn something new.

Wednesdays 4:00-8:00pm & Fridays 10:00am-2:00pm in August

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Art & Design, Books & Talks, Family Friendly, Free, Science & Technology

Website

Thursday, Aug 23

Design Quarter Downtown! Tour

On our 2nd specially curated, interactive tour led by our very own Executive Director, Zephyra Vun, you will visit four, unique Design Quarter Winnipeg members at The Forks. This one-time, exclusive tour will give access to meeting the local business owners and entpreneurs behind each stop, learning about how each contributes to Winnipeg's awesome design culture, plus engage in an interactive, hands-on activity or special experience at each stop! [ Expect to create a little something to take home with you! ] This tour will feature Fools + Horses at The Forks, the new McNally Robinson Booksellers Forks location, Pulse Gallery in the Johnston Terminal, and The Common!

Tour cost: $35.00, maximum of 10 people to ensure an intimate + engaging experience. Register HERE!

August 23 | 6:30-8:30pm | Meet at Fools + Horses

Location: The Forks Market Food Hall

Categories: Art & Design, Food & Drink, Guided Tour

Website

Thursday, Aug 23

Fitness in the Park

Everyone is invited to take part in FREE bootcamp classes, every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer at Upper Fort Garry!

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12pm - 1pm

Location: Upper Fort Garry

Categories: Free, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Website

Thursday, Aug 23

I AM Fitness for Seniors

I AM Fitness stands for improve and maintain! Bring your runners and a bottle of water and join this low impact FREE fitness class. Classes will be alternating between walking and aerobics. Classes are catered to ages 55+ and will take place under the Canopy, weather permitting. Maximum of 25 participants per class. Availability is first-come-first-served. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9:30am & 10:30am

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Sports & Fitness

Website

Friday, Aug 24 to Sunday, Aug 26

RIBFEST

Rotary Ribfest, free admission, family friendly, delicious BBQ ribs, chicken and other food vendors, kids Zone Sat and Sun, entertainment by Manitoba Musicians, refreshments, Farmery Beer Gardens, 50/50 and raffle, Funds raised supporting Winnipeg youth Projects.

August 24-26 | Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm

Location: Festival Stage

Categories: Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free

Friday, Aug 24

The Code Mobile at The Forks

Check out a fun, FREE, hands-on way for kids to learn an introduction to computational thinking and computer programming with The Code Mobile.

Come experience how code is used to create art, make games, or program robots. Whether you’ve started to make their own games in scratch or if you’re just learning how to use a tablet, you’ll always learn something new.

Wednesdays 4:00-8:00pm & Fridays 10:00am-2:00pm in August

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Art & Design, Books & Talks, Family Friendly, Free, Science & Technology

Website

Saturday, Aug 25 to Sunday, Aug 26

Twin Flames Vintage Pop Up

Twin Flames is a vintage and contemporary clothing pop up based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They were established on November 4th, 2017. Our name was inspired by the definition of a ‘twin flame’ which means a perfect mirror of oneself, which reflects our goal to have a variety of unique pieces for everyone. They can’t wait to share our collection of stylish clothing with you and help you find the piece that you were always meant to have, your very own ‘twin flame’ in the form of fashion.

August 18,19, 25 & 26 | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Railcars Outside The Market

Location: The Forks Market

Categories: Art & Design, Family Friendly, Shopping

Website

Saturday, Aug 25

Eco Tours

Be sure to hop on one of our free Eco Tours to learn about all of The Forks' green goals + tips on how you can be Earth-friendlier at home. 

Tours meet outside The Forks Market at the orange caboose.

Saturdays | 1:00pm & 2:00pm

Location: The Forks Market

Categories: Family Friendly, Free, Outdoor Recreation, Science & Technology

Sunday, Aug 26

Salsa Sundays

The most anticipated outdoor Latin dance event of the year. Hundreds of people of all ages and dance ability join hosts Salsa Explosion Dance Company under the canopy for intro dance lessons, dance showcases and social dancing to the rhythms of live bands and DJs.

July 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 19, 26 | 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Dance, Free, Music

Website

Sunday, Aug 26

Community of Heroes

Community of Heroes is a free-to-the-public, family-friendly CPR and AED training event. Learn from certified Heart & Stroke resuscitation experts and local heroes from the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Services, and then take your turn in a four-hour, non-stop CPR relay! The first 200 people trained will receive a free CPR Anytime for Family & Friends™ kit to take home (includes a practice mannequin and instructional DVD), courtesy of Scotiabank and Mercedes Benz Winnipeg.

See a cardiac emergency.
Know what to do.
Have the confidence to respond.

August 26 | 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Family Friendly, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Website

Monday, Aug 27

Parents Night Out

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Do you want an evening out with friends, your spouse, your mom or someone special at the Forks Market KID FREE? We have you covered!

On Monday, August 27th drop your kiddos off at Royal Dance at the Forks for dance, games and fun while you hit the market for an evening all to yourself.

Need even more incentive? Check out these awesome deals being offered by amazing Forks Market merchants to sweeten the deal …

Jenna Rae Cakes is giving away a free treat to all who register (share with your kiddo or keep it for yourself)!

Forks Trading Co. will be welcoming you with yummy snacks, taxes included on all purchases and GIVEAWAYS for those who shop!

McNally Robinson is giving away a $10 gift card with purchase of $20 or more PLUS a free book tote with their newsletter!

The cost is $15 per child which includes a nut-free snack, all activities and the full 2.5 hours. More than one kiddo? Every additional sibling is $10. Hours of child-care are 5:30pm to 8:00pm. How do I register / where do I ask questions? Contact Royal Dance at the Forks by DM, at info@danceforks.ca or call 204-943-4978. Space is limited. 

August 27 | 5:30 - 8:00pm

Location: The Forks Market

Categories: Family Friendly, Shopping

Tuesday, Aug 28

I AM Fitness for Seniors

I AM Fitness stands for improve and maintain! Bring your runners and a bottle of water and join this low impact FREE fitness class. Classes will be alternating between walking and aerobics. Classes are catered to ages 55+ and will take place under the Canopy, weather permitting. Maximum of 25 participants per class. Availability is first-come-first-served. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9:30am & 10:30am

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Sports & Fitness

Website

Tuesday, Aug 28

Fitness in the Park

Everyone is invited to take part in FREE bootcamp classes, every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer at Upper Fort Garry!

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12pm - 1pm

Location: Upper Fort Garry

Categories: Free, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Website

Tuesday, Aug 28

Fit 4 Two

Fit 4 Two Stroller Fitness is a baby-friendly, full body workout. Each class includes intervals of cardio drills, functional strength training and short power walks followed by postnatal-specific core work and flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome. You do not need a jogging stroller. Bring a yoga mat.

Every Tuesday under the Canopy from the middle of May through to the end of August.

Tuesday | 9:45 - 10:45am

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Family Friendly, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Website

Tuesday, Aug 28

Swingin' at Sunset

Learn how to dance to the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington! All levels of experience can attend, come solo or bring a partner and dance until the sun sets every Tuesday by the river.

Tuesdays | 6 - 9pm

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Dance, Free, Music

Website

Wednesday, Aug 29

The Code Mobile at The Forks

Check out a fun, FREE, hands-on way for kids to learn an introduction to computational thinking and computer programming with The Code Mobile.

Come experience how code is used to create art, make games, or program robots. Whether you’ve started to make their own games in scratch or if you’re just learning how to use a tablet, you’ll always learn something new.

Wednesdays 4:00-8:00pm & Fridays 10:00am-2:00pm in August

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Art & Design, Books & Talks, Family Friendly, Free, Science & Technology

Website

Thursday, Aug 30

I AM Fitness for Seniors

I AM Fitness stands for improve and maintain! Bring your runners and a bottle of water and join this low impact FREE fitness class. Classes will be alternating between walking and aerobics. Classes are catered to ages 55+ and will take place under the Canopy, weather permitting. Maximum of 25 participants per class. Availability is first-come-first-served. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9:30am & 10:30am

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Sports & Fitness

Website

Thursday, Aug 30

Fitness in the Park

Everyone is invited to take part in FREE bootcamp classes, every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer at Upper Fort Garry!

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12pm - 1pm

Location: Upper Fort Garry

Categories: Free, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Website

Friday, Aug 31

The Code Mobile at The Forks

Check out a fun, FREE, hands-on way for kids to learn an introduction to computational thinking and computer programming with The Code Mobile.

Come experience how code is used to create art, make games, or program robots. Whether you’ve started to make their own games in scratch or if you’re just learning how to use a tablet, you’ll always learn something new.

Wednesdays 4:00-8:00pm & Fridays 10:00am-2:00pm in August

Location: The Canopy

Categories: Art & Design, Books & Talks, Family Friendly, Free, Science & Technology

Website

Saturday, Sep 01

Fall Fishing Derby

Free shoreline fishing derby along the Assiniboine River walkway. Prizes for adult and youth categories. Participants must register the day of the derby, starting at 9:00 am, under the canopy. Registration is free; however donations may be made to Marymound School and Never Alone Foundation. Must bring own fishing equipment and bait. No angling licence required. Must follow Manitoba's angling regulations.

September 1 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Location: The Historic Port

Categories: Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Outdoor Recreation

Monday, Sep 03

Tribal Villages Pow Wow

Join us for traditional drumming, dancing, singing, storytelling, artisans and more.

June 21 – 1-9pm, The Canopy
June 27 – 6-9pm, Oodena Celebration Circle
July 1 – 1-9pm, Oodena Celebration Circle
July 21 – 1-9pm, Oodena Celebration Circle
August 6 – 1-9pm, Oodena Celebration Circle
August 19 – 1-5pm Oodena Celebration Circle
September 3 – 1-5pm, Oodena Celebration Circle

Multiple dates & times

Location: Oodena Celebration Circle

Categories: Art & Design, Dance, Family Friendly, Free, Multicultural, Music

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