Over 65,000 People Gather for Downtown’s Biggest Street Festival: Sept. 9-11


SEPTEMBER 13, 2016


Downtown Winnipeg – An estimated 70,000 people had plenty of reasons to enjoy downtown, as the 6th annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest livened Broadway and Memorial Boulevard, with a celebration of community, arts, entertainment, and healthy living this past weekend from September 9 to 11.

One of the festival’s most popular feats was the Food Truck Wars, presented by ROYALE Tiger Towel, located on Memorial Boulevard. Thousands of Winnipeggers sampled and savoured delicious culinary treats from over 33 different food trucks. Judged by Jeremy Senaris (MasterChef Canada Runner-up), Kevin Burgin (680 CJOB’s The Main Ingredient), Eva Kovacs, (Global News Winnipeg), and Susie Parker (SPARKER Strategy Group), winners of the Judges Choice Awards were:

  • Most Original – The Red Ember’s The Carrot Pizza
  • Best Presentation – KYU Grill’s Big Wave
  • Best Bang for Your Buck – Simba Safari Grill’s Chapati Burger

Over 3,000 votes were cast, and the winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Award was KYU Grill with 362 votes! Second place runner up with 180 votes was The Red Ember, and third place with 179 votes was Island Fusion.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that downtown was the place to be this past weekend,” says Stefano Grande, Chief Executive Officer for the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “It’s amazing to see thousands of Winnipeggers coming together from all across the city to celebrate our downtown and create an exciting energy and vibe in the heart of our city. Now that people have seen how amazing our downtown is, I encourage Winnipeggers to check out downtown all year-round!”

About ManyFest

In its sixth year, ManyFest is a festival that showcases Broadway as a lively artery of the downtown, and features a Wine and Beer Garden, Farmers’ and Artisans’ Markets, Ciclovia, MiniFest Kids’ Zone, MEVAfest, Giant Movie in the Park, and the Winnipeg 10 & 10 presented by Investors Group – amongst an eclectic and multicultural backdrop of live, local talent, musicians, and artists on two music stages.

ManyFest is hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and presented by title sponsor Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.

Thank you to our sponsors: The City of Winnipeg, Fortress Real Developments and SkyCity Centre, Big Rock Brewery, ROYALE Tiger Towel, Investors Group, Running Room Canada, Portage Place Shopping Centre, Workers Compensation Broad, Spark Rentals Inc., Bison Transport Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., William F. White International, SPARKER Strategy Group, Manitoba Public Insurance, Paladin Security, Great-West Life, Impark, The Standard Press, Emterra Environmental, Assiniboine Credit Union, Neptune Properties Inc., ChrisD.ca, Metro News Winnipeg, Global News Winnipeg, 680 CJOB, Power 97, and 991 Fresh Radio.

For more information about ManyFest, visit: manyfest.ca

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For more information, please contact:

Emily Ormonde
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
Tel: 204-958-4626