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September 7th – 11th: Welcome Back!

We’re welcoming you back to the neighbourhood with a week-long celebration of everything there is to love about the Exchange District! Love the Exchange features patio parties, live performances, outdoor games, specials from our ground-floor businesses and more.

This week is a reminder of everything you know and love about Winnipeg’s original downtown. The week includes performances by Jazz Winnipeg, experimental sound art festival Send + Receive, Flipside Opera and Pride Week at Little Brown Jug, a performance by neWSOunds at Nonsuch Brewery to celebrate the launch of their collaboration with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and much more. 

TUESDAY

The week kicks off celebrating Parlour Coffee’s 10 year anniversary. Buy a coffee and pastry, get a free one for your pal!

The day also features Portal Bot laser tag battles, brown bag bocce at Stephen Juba, happy hour drink specials and performances by Aaron Shorr and The Prairie Joggers in partnership with Jazz Winnipeg at Bijou Patio.

Discover all of Tuesday’s programming here.

WEDNESDAY

Along with lunch hour Brown Bag Bocce, Le Burger Week, live music all day around the neighbourhood, Wednesday also features the return of Flipside Opera at Little Brown Jug! Plus, it’s BOGO all day at Colosimo Coffee and free samples at Daanook from 2 pm-4 pm.

See all of Wednesday’s programming here.

THURSDAY

Presenting sponsor TappCar is giving FREE RIDES into and out of the Exchange District all evening!

Thursday includes the first day of Send + Receive Festival, a Pizza + Punch patio party at The Mitchell Block and Forth Bar, a free baked good at Harrison’s coffee when you buy a drink and sandwich, and of course, more live music! It’s also a perfect evening to let TappCar be your designated driver and hop between participating Le Burger Week restaurants.

See all of Thursday’s programming here.

FRIDAY

Another day filled with outdoor lunch hour activities, Jazz Winnipeg performances and tasty burgers.

In the evening, Nonsuch Brewing Co celebrates the launch of their Vienna Lager WSO collaboration with a performance by neWSOunds, Little Brown Jug hosts a Pride Patio Party, Katie + Gunner has it’s Ten Yetman Ghost Lasers show opening and Send + Receive Festival transforms a downtown parking lot into an open-air cathedral of light and sound.

Find all programming for Friday here.

SATURDAY

It’s the first day of Doors Open Winnipeg and we’re giving free historic walking tours all day!

Send + Receive Festival’s final concert begins at The Cube with an acousmatic presentation by sound artist and composer Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU. Bijou Patio celebrates its last day of the season, Nonsuch hosts DJs all night and Patent 5 is offering free mini distillery tours as part of Doors Open.

Discover all of Saturday’s programming here.

RIDE FOR FREE WITH TAPPCAR!

Presenting sponsor TappCar is offering free rides into the Exchange District on Thursday night from 4pm to 11pm, making it easy for you to love the Exchange and our unparalleled collection of Winnipeg’s best restaurants, breweries and bars.

Just download the app, and use the promo code: LVEXCHANGE


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


PROMOTIONS

MERE HOTEL
Book your staycation from Sept 1-30 and get a special rate of $109 with the code EXCHANGE or by calling and mentioning the offer


DAANOOK
Enjoy FREE samples of falafel, chicken shawarma or coffee between 2 pm-4 pm Sept. 7-10th


ACROSS THE BOARD
Visit the game café and stock up on select items during its Welcome Back Sale running all week


PATENT 5 DISTILLERY
The bar is featuring Love the Exchange cocktails all week, including the Riposte (pictured) and Honeypot topped with LBJ’s Golden Ale


COMMONWEALTH MFG
Toss a dart and get 5%-20% all week during the shop’s Dartboard Discounts


COLOSIMO COFFEE ROASTERS
Buy a coffee and get another FREE on Wednesday, Sept. 8th


NONSUCH
Explore the tastes of Nonsuch with a special food + beer tasting menu on Thursday, Sept. 9


WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS
The gallery is featuring artists Bruce Head, Mini Davis, Philip Brake and Danielle Fontaine Koslowsky, Bryan Scott and Andrew S. Heibert


THE EXCHANGE LASER AND ESTHETICS
Get a FREE 5 minute microdermabrasion or laser hair removal treatment at their open house Friday, Sept. 10th + Saturday, Sept. 11th

PLANT LAB BOTANICAL DESIGN
Spend $50 or more during Love the Exchange and get a FREE gift with purchase


BIJOU PATIO
$5 drafts during Happy Hour between 4 pm-7 pm


NONSUCH
The first 25 guests get a FREE small pour on Tuesday, Sept 7 to welcome you back to the taproom


MARTHA STREET STUDIO
Sign up for the studio’s Mezzotint course w/Jonathon S. Green
Sept 7-30 (8 classes)
$350 (+ MPA membership)


NICE NICE X NEVER BETTER
Check out Nice Nice and Never Better Coffee’s pop-up shop inside Hair Co on Market Ave for coffee to-go, baked goods and a selection of lovely items to shop


MARIAGGI’S
“Spin to Win” one of four prizes at the theme hotel and spa by visiting www.mariaggis.com


PARLOUR COFFEE
Buy a coffee and pastry, get a second coffee for FREE on Tuesday, Sept. 7th


HARRISONS COFFEE CO
Buy a sandwich and drink, get a FREE baked good to make it a meal on Thursday, Sept. 9th