Host It Downtown


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Think it, dream it, plan it … Host It Downtown!

Launched in 2015, Host It Downtown aims to solidify downtown Winnipeg as the premier destination for high quality entertainment and activities year-round – by providing individuals or organizations with the opportunity for funding and event support; creating new events and attracting existing events to the heart of our city.

Find all of the information you need to know about the Host It Downtown program here: Host It 2019 Application Information

Access the application HERE.
Application deadline: October 31, 2018, however we still encourage you to apply as the Host It Committee will review all applications throughout the year.


While over 50 festivals already run in the downtown, attracting well over 950,000 people – our hope is to build on this energy and attract even more people downtown, with a focus on evening and winter.


Downtown is Winnipeg’s premier entertainment destination hosting a mosaic of districts that are home to unique cultures. It is where history meets the present and where hundreds of thousands of people gather to experience what our city has to offer. Whether it is our thriving arts and theatre, a concert or sporting event or an evening submersed in our nightlife, visitors are always spending money at local businesses, enjoying a positive downtown experience that will keep them coming back.

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