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Free Summer Activities in Winnipeg

Summer in the city doesn't have to be expensive--in fact, it can be totally free! Organizations throughout Winnipeg are eager to give you a taste of what they have to offer with evenings full of entertainment. The list below gives you a good grasp on what's happening this summer (most of which is happening at the Lyric Stage), but be sure to keep an eye out for events happening throughout the Exchange District like farmers markets and performances at the Cube.

Summer Music Series

Enjoy music from around the world at the Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park. Musical acts of all genres will take the stage at 7pm to keep you entertained all summer long. You're guaranteed to discover a performance every Sunday and Thursday until the end of August, plus the occasional show Mondays and Thursdays. For full schedule details, go to

Movie on Memorial/Movie in the Park

Drive-in theatres may be nearly extinct, but outdoor movies are still alive and well with multiple venues offering up their big screen. Memorial Park will be featuring a few of your favourites from the 2000s every Tuesday in August. This year's picks include Shrek, Mean Girls, School of Rock, and Miss Congeniality. Movies start at sundown, which is roughly 9pm, but be sure to arrive early as the park fills up quickly. If the 2000s aren't your era, check out the outdoor movies playing at the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park. Starting at 6:30 pm each Friday in August, you'll be able to watch Wonder Woman, Jumanji, Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is one of Canada's topped ranked museums, and you can experience it for free every Wednesday from 5-9 pm. Whether you're interested in learning about Canada's history or just want to take in the beautiful architecture, you're sure to enjoy an evening at the museum. Afterwards, take a walk over to the Forks to continue your night of beautiful views.

– Christine Ahrens

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