Downtown Winnipeg Biz Unveils 2024 Summer Events Lineup: Sounds, Sights And Tastes Of The Season

June 4, 2024, Treaty No.1 Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is excited to kick off its summer programming with five signature downtown events celebrating the diverse sounds, sights and tastes of the season! Downtown Sounds Concert Series, Downtown Winnipeg Summer Farmers’ Market, Dog Days of Summer Market, Downtown Family Movie Nights, and Chinatown & Dim Sum Tours offer unique and fun experiences for downtown residents, workers and visitors alike.

“From music to movies, to food and four-legged furry friends, our summer lineup of events offers something for everyone to enjoy” says Olivia Billson, Director of Marketing, Engagement and Communications for Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “Adding to the vibrancy of our downtown neighbourhood, these events also help to support a downtown full of people that drives economic activity.”

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Q1 Snapshot report showed downtown visitation trended upwards, surpassing Q1 2023 in every way. The data collected for the first three weeks of May shows visitation continues to increase.

“This is an exciting time for our city as our downtown neighbourhood continues to transform,” says Billson. “Enjoying downtown this summer is a great way to celebrate Winnipeg’s 150th birthday! We look forward to continuing to work with our partners and BIZ members to build on the positive momentum and showcase the best that downtown has to offer.” 

The 2024 summer lineup of events includes expanded offerings and prime locations for folks to enjoy the sounds, sights and tastes of the season.

Downtown Sounds Concert Series: 

FREE live performances every Tuesday from June 4 to August 27, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s Concert Series showcases a wider and diverse range of musical genres.

Cityplace Winnipeg Outdoor Terrace – 333 St Mary Avenue 

  • Anne-Marie Williot and Ian Cherry                 June 4
  • The Janzen Boys                                             June 11
  • Marco Castillo & Brazilian Beats                    June 18

The Forks Outdoor Canopy – 1 Forks Market Road 

  • The Spectacles                                                June 25
  • The Prairie Joggers                                         July 2
  • Skye, migz, Terry, dj 1damiixc, light knight    July 9  
  • Brandi Vezina                                                  July 16 

True North Square Plaza – 242 Hargrave Street 

  • Trio Bembe                                                     July 23
  • Morgan Grace Music                                     July 30
  • Canuckulele                                                   August 6          

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Manitoba Building – 333 Broadway 

  • Drum Café                                                      August 13        

Richardson Building – 1 Lombard Place 

  • Tyler Del Pino & The Brasstronautz               August 20        
  • The Astronomics                                             August 27        

Downtown Winnipeg Summer Farmers’ Market: Thursdays from June 13 to September 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Manitoba Hydro Place. Find fresh, locally grown produce, meat, crafts, jewelry, and artisanal goods right in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. NEW this year, an extended indoor shopping experience to include a wider variety of vendors.

  • June 13, 20, 27
  • July 4, 11, 18, 25
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • September 5, 12

Dog Days of Summer market at True North Square Plaza – July 11 and August 8 

Curated local vendors will be offering a variety of goodies for dogs, from tasty treats to fun toys and accessories. Folks are encouraged to bring their dogs to splash around in the puddle pools and meet some furry friends. The event also features special guests from animal rescues, giving people a chance to meet adorable adoptable dogs.  

Downtown Family Movie Nights  – August 15 and 30 

Enjoy FREE family-friendly movie nights at Bonnycastle Park! This features fun pre-show programming and a variety of food options. The movie selections are carefully chosen to ensure entertainment for all ages, making it a perfect outing for the whole family. Stay tuned for the unveiling of the movie titles in July.

Chinatown & Dim Sum Tour 

Led by local Dim Sum aficionado Carter Chen, participants will experience the customs of dim sum, from ordering etiquette to cultural insights, while exploring the historic Chinatown neighbourhood. Tickets go on sale on the first of each month at 10 a.m. CDT. 

  • June 22 
  • July 20 
  • August 17 
  • September 21 
  • October 19  

Culinary Stops:

  • Dim Sum Garden – 245 King Street
  • Sam Po Dim Sum Restaurant – 277 Rupert Avenue

For more details on Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s programs and events, visit downtownwinnipegbiz.com or follow @downtownwinnipegbiz on social media.

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Media Contact: 

Olivia Billson  
Director of Marketing, Engagement and Communications 
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ 
C: 204-806-2506 E: olivia@downtownwinnipegbiz.com