The Parkland has a number of signature events that draw large crowds every season. Some of these same events have been operating for decades, including Dauphin’s Countryfest (which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014) and Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, Swan River’s Northwest Round-Up and Exhibition, and Russell’s Beef and Barley Festival, to name a few.
We invite you to take part in these great events. For dates and planned activities, visit the Events Calendar.
Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival, early April, McCreary. Learn how maple syrup is made at this family-friendly event. Activities, music and social events are planned, but you’ll want to take part in the tree tapping—and enjoy some pancakes smothered in sweet Manitoba maple syrup.
Dauphin’s Countryfest, end of June/early July, Dauphin. With three stages running simultaneously, Countryfest attracts an impressive contingent of artists for four days of first-class entertainment. Set in a beautiful outdoor amphitheatre, the event offers much more than just music—a variety of food vendors, on-site camping, workshops and contests provide non-stop enjoyment to the 10,000 fans in attendance. For more information, call 1‑800‑361‑7300, or visit www.countryfest.ca.
Northwest Round-Up and Exhibition, end of July, Swan River. Events include the Chamber of Commerce Monster Parade, chuckwagon races, midway, concert, horse shows, dances, talent stage, pancake breakfasts, rodeo, heavy horse pull, and more. Experience life “Down on the Farm” with over 70 ag-related exhibitors. Phone 204‑734‑3718 or visit www.northwestroundup.ca.
Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, August long weekend (1st weekend of August), Dauphin. Celebrating Ukrainian culture, this annual festival features dancing, music, arts and cuisine at Selo Ukraina Hillside Amphitheatre. Local entertainers, as well as talent from across Canada and Ukraine, highlight this national festival. For more information, call 204-622-4600 or 1-877-474-2683, or visit www.cnuf.ca.
The Harvest Sun Music Festival, mid-August, Kelwood. This grass roots prairie music festival is dedicated to showcasing Canadian musicians, and to supporting the agricultural community. www.theharvestsun.com
Sonics & Sojourns, mid-September, Onanole and RMNP. A fall festival of learning and music.
Beef and Barley Festival, Thanksgiving weekend, Russell. Trade fair, Country Hoedown, mini Folkfest, children’s activities, cabaret and more. Phone 204-773-2456 or 204‑773-2238.
Hoof’n’Holler Days, Thanksgiving weekend, Ste. Rose du Lac. Enjoy the indoor rodeo, pancake breakfast, beef barbecue, ranchers’ banquet, dances, Hoof ‘n’ Holler Queen Contest, parade, and numerous children’s activities.