August 8, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ONE MONTH TO MANYFEST: DOWNTOWN’S BIGGEST STREET PARTY RETURNS SEPTEMBER 8-10
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeggers only have one month to wait until downtown Winnipeg’s biggest street party, ManyFest, returns with food and fun for all ages. The 7th Annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest will once again animate Broadway and Memorial from September 8-10 with an energetic atmosphere of food, entertainment, arts, health and happiness to draw people into the heart of the city.
“ManyFest is truly a community festival bringing people together, downtown, from all corners of the city to enjoy Broadway, its rich history and a weekend filled with musicians, artisans, and fun activities,” says Stefano Grande, Chief Executive Officer of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.
The 2017 line-up of food trucks in the Food Truck Wars is the biggest it has ever been with over 30 food trucks. The Food Truck Wars promises to once again be a delight for taste buds as the trucks compete for Best Presentation, Best Bang for Your Buck, Most Original and People’s Choice. Presented by Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, the first food truck festival of its kind in the city features a huge variety that lines both sides of an entire block of Memorial from Broadway to York. A full list of this year’s food trucks is available at www.manyfest.ca.
Festival attendees will appreciate the local focus of the Farmery Estate Brewery beer and wine gardens. We’re thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with this Manitoba brewer. Farmery Estate Brewery brews, including their lager, pale ale, berry ale, pink lemonade and hard iced tea, along with a selection of red and white wines, will pair perfectly with the tasty selections from Food Truck Wars.
Once again, Manitoba musicians will provide the soundtrack for the weekend with the two entertainment stages, presented by POP Entertainment and Management. New in 2017, the Kennedy stage at Kennedy and Broadway will feature emerging Manitoba artists. Both the main stage (Broadway at Memorial) and the Kennedy stage will feature a variety of local artists, including Indigenous musicians as curated by Manito Ahbee.
Most of the ManyFest favourites are back again in 2017 including Ciclovia, the Running Room’s Winnipeg 10 + 10 Race presented by Investors Group, the Farmers’ and Artisan Market featuring over 50 local vendors, kids’ activity zone and the Movie in the Park, which takes place Sunday and this year will feature the animated film, Sing. Jeep will also be on site offering test drives.
ManyFest Festival Hours
Friday: 11AM to 11PM
Saturday: 11AM to 11PM
Sunday: 11AM to 6PM
Getting to the Festival
From its beginning, ManyFest has always been about activity, active transportation, and encouraging participants to come in by foot, bicycle, transit, rollerblades, and more! A free bike valet will be on site again this year.
Last year, over 150 volunteers and dozens of community groups devoted their time and helped give back to the community by bringing excitement and enthusiasm to the event. Anyone wanting to volunteer for the festival can visit www.manyfest.ca.
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest is the biggest downtown street festival and attracts 70,000 visitors annually, adding to the overwhelming one million visitors to 62 year-round downtown festivals. Festivals and activities, like ManyFest, help to change perceptions of downtown for the better and contribute to greater economic spinoffs for nearby businesses.
ManyFest is hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and presented by title sponsor Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Other event sponsors include: City of Winnipeg, Investors Group, Running Room Canada, Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, Farmery Estate Brewery, Jeep, SPARKER Strategy Group, POP Entertainment & Management, Paladin Security, Great-West Life, Impark, Emterra Environmental, Cell Mechanics, ChrisD.ca, Metro Winnipeg, Global News Winnipeg, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, 680 CJOB, Power 97 and Peggy 99.1.
Sponsorship is still available for the 2017 festival. Please contact Tineke for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about ManyFest and the event line-up, visit: www.manyfest.ca.
Tineke de Jong, Director of Marketing, Events & Communications
Phone: Cell – (204) 806-2506 Email: Tineke@downtownwinnipegbiz.com