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Manitoba’s Summer Festivals You Simply Can’t Afford to Miss

By May 16, 2022 No Comments

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The popular prairie province of Manitoba, which lies between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, offers many unique, fun, and interesting festivals in spring and summer. Whether you want to have a good time or just relax out in the sun and chill, there is something for everyone in Manitoba. Here is a list of Manitoba’s summer festivals that you simply cannot afford to miss.

1. Summer of Sound – June 10


This is one of the biggest summer EDM festivals held in Manitoba every year for music fans across North America. Come join the eighth installment of Summer of Sound at the Assiniboia Downs on June 10 to get your dose of fun and festivities. The festival will have a lineup of great artists, and visitors would also be able to outdoor games, after-party, and a host of other fun activities.

2. Hi Neighbour Festival – June 3-6


If you have ever been to Transcona, you must be familiar with the Hi Neighbour Festival, which has been bringing the community together for over five decades now. The festival is celebrated with the aim of connecting people, promoting diversity and inclusion, and strengthening the family. It will be held from June 3 to 6 this year, and visitors will be able to enjoy live music, a carnival, and loads of other fun activities.

3. Jazz Fest – June 14-19


Lovers of jazz music should not miss out on the International Jazz Festival, which is held in Winnipeg every year. This year, it will be held from June 14 to 19 in the Exchange District. The visitors would be able to enjoy live music from many national, international, and local artists. This ensemble of jazz guitars, saxophones, pianos, and drums is sure to leave you on a musical high.

4. Dauphin Countryfest – July 1-3


This is the longest-running country music festival in Canada, with many loyal fans spread across the country. This year it will be held from July 1 to 3 in Dauphin, Manitoba. The festival celebrates country music and will feature many great artists like Doc Walker, Dean Brody, Johnny Reid, Terri Clark, among others. The site of the festival, which is situated north of Riding Mountain National Park, is especially beautiful.

5. Winnipeg Folk Festival – July 7-10


Do you love folk music? What if you had some delicious food to enjoy while you let the music wash over you? If this sounds like an exciting idea, then this internationally acclaimed festival is the right place for you this summer. The Winnipeg Folk Festival will be held from July 7 to 10. It will feature both up and coming and legendary musicians and artists.

6. Icelandic Festival – July 29-August 1


The Icelandic festival, which is also known as Islendingadgaurinn, is held in the Gimli, Manitoba, almost every year. The theme for the 133rd iteration of this festival is ‘Spirit of Iceland – Andi Island’. The visitors will be able to enjoy Icelandic delicacies, entertainment, and music from Canadian and Icelandic entertainers. This will help you in developing an understanding of Icelandic heritage and their culture.

7. Color Me Rad – August 8

This festival is inspired by the Hindu festival known as Holi, which celebrates colour, spring, love, and new life. It will be held in Winnipeg on August 8, 2022. It is essentially a 5k run, but the inclusion of music and colours gives it a vibe of festivity.



 With this, we have covered some of the best festivals that should not be missed during the summers in Manitoba. If you are looking for accommodation while attending any of these fests, then Nest Host has got you covered. Whether it is a short-term vacation rental or an extended stay, Nest Host will provide the best accommodation suited for your needs. Contact us today to know more!