This Summer Let's Head Out to Manitoba
This week we are traveling to Manitoba, Canada. If you’ve never been to Manitoba in the summer time, you should honestly consider it as part of your next summer vacation. There are so many events that take place each summer throughout the province of Manitoba and there was no way that I could just pick one to highlight for this week’s top summer vacation spots in Canada. Here is a list of some of the most popular summer attractions in Manitoba and the dates that they take place on, so that you can book your trip to attend. Also, the summers in Manitoba can get quite hot so be prepared to enjoy lots of sun and beautiful weather if you travel there during the summer.
Manitoba Summer Fair June 6-10, 2012
The Manitoba Summer Fair takes place at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. It is a large carnival with lots of rides, horse shows, magic shows, a Hypnotist from Las Vegas, concerts, and the yummy food that you always find at a summer fair.
Red River Exhibition June 15-24, 2012
The Red River Exhibition takes place at Red River Exhibition Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is a great exhibition to attend if you enjoy carnival rides, a petting zoo, mid-way fun food, as well as live entertainment by Jason McCoy, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tom Cochrane, and quite a few other entertainers.
During the 10 day exhibition there are 3 Mardi Gras-style parades with floats, bands and lots of clowns. And each Sunday you can attend the large and delicious outdoor free pancake and sausage breakfast hosted by several local businesses.
Winnipeg Folk Festival July 4-8, 2012
You will find the Winnipeg Folk Festival at Birds Hill Provincial Park. The list of talented performers for the festival is quite huge. A few of this year’s performers include Aaron Burnett, Adam Cohen, Atomic Duo, Aisha Alfa, Billy Bragg, and so many more.
Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival July 18-29, 2012
Of course there is always the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. This festival takes place in a variety of locations throughout beautiful downtown Winnipeg. If you love watching live performances from independent theatre companies then this festival is for you. Over 170 companies from around the world will be presenting amazing performances this year. This event is a family event that includes many fringe performances for your kids to enjoy.
Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition July 19-22, 2012
As soon as the Calgary Stampede is over you can head east to the Manitoba Stampede. This exciting event takes place in Morris, Manitoba, which is just south of Winnipeg. You will have a great time watching Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Ladies Barrel Riding, and of course the Rodeo Clowns.
Have you booked your summer vacation? Where are you going? What are you doing this summer?