TD WINNIPEG INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
The world-renowned TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival is not to be missed. Put on by Jazz Winnipeg, this ten-day festival is full of outstanding music in packed theatres throughout downtown Winnipeg and the Exchange District. All activities start off with the spectacular FREE Opening Weekend at the Cube Stage in Old Market Square. Experience some of the best jazz, blues and urban artists from around the world at this annual event.
WINNIPEG FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL
Currently ranked as the second-largest event of its kind in North America, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival welcomes over 150 companies from all over the world to present exciting independent theatre to appreciative audiences. Visit Old Market Square during the Fringe Festival for free live programming throughout the festival.
SOCA REGGAE FESTIVAL
The Winnipeg Soca Reggae Music Festival is a celebration of Soca Reggae, Calypso and revelry mixed together with Caribbean flavours. This multi-cultural event merges Caribbean and Canadian culture into a colourful party celebration at the Cube in Old Market Square on the second weekend of July.
CULTURE DAYS MANITOBA/NUIT BLANCHE
Culture Days is an annual collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
Culture Days culminates in the city with Nuit Blanche – an all-night contemporary art event that attracts thousands of people to downtown Winnipeg, the Exchange District and St. Boniface. For one night a year, museums, galleries, theatres and other local spots stay open late with a unique array of exhibitions, art installations and performances.
LIGHTS ON THE EXCHANGE
Experience a winter arts festival that brings to light artistic expressions that tell histories that go beyond the conventional narratives associated with the district’s heritage buildings.
Canadian multi-media artists draw on the neighbourhood’s rich tapestry to create engaging works that spark conversation and challenge perspectives.
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL
The Architecture+Design Film Festival (A+DFF) Winnipeg presents critically acclaimed films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The films cover a range of design-oriented topics from architecture, landscape and urban design to graphics and product design. Each year the films are from a wide range of countries and include premieres or rarely screened offerings. The festival is presented by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, Urban Idea and Cinematheque.
SEND + RECEIVE FESTIVAL
send + receive is an international festival that advances the discipline of sound art, and is one of the few annual media arts festivals in North America focusing exclusively on sound-based work.
“MANITOBA ELECTRONIC MUSIC EXHIBITION OF TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION & CREATIVITY”
MEMETIC is dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art. Their mandate is to provide a platform for the most original and visionary artists currently working in their fields, with the intent of providing an outlet of initiation and discovery for audiences.