The Four Seasons: Autumn
As the leaves fall, Winnipeg's arts and culture season comes into bloom
October is when Winnipeg’s live theatre and performance groups scene really springs into action.
When your delegates have a free evening, they can take in multiple shows from performances groups including the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre – who stage plays at both the John Hirsch Mainstage and the more intimate Tom Hendry Warehouse; Prairie Theatre Exchange – who have a great little venue on the top floor of Portage Place; Theatre Projects Manitoba – whose often provocative performances are housed at the cozy Rachel Browne Theatre; and en français avec Le Cercle Moliere – Canada’s oldest continuously running theatre company. On top of that, your delegate’s senses can feast on performances from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
The kickoff to fall is ManyFest (Sept. 11-13, 2020), the city’s largest block party which shuts down Broadway at Memorial. Crowds in the thousands flock to this event to take part in all sorts of good times including Food Truck Wars, live music, markets, a bike jam, kid’s zones, and yes – many more things.
Autumn is also the time when Winnipeg’s skies are the busiest – and we’re not talking about planes. At both FortWhyte Alive and Oak Hammock Marsh migration season – which sees tens of thousands of geese, fowl, and bird species descend at dusk on the prairies – is celebrated with nightly events including specialty dinners and plenty of birding opportunities. Both places have interpretive centres overlooking expansive wetlands where your senses will be treated by the spectacle and sound of these winged wonders descending onto the water.