from the Downtown Winnipeg Biz website
“Last year you knew it as Lights on Broadway Five Events, One Weekend…this year it’s many events on one weekend! The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is excited to unveil Winnipeg’s newest festival name and brand: ManyFest: All together downtown, which will see an anticipated 30,000-plus people celebrating on Broadway September 9 to 11, 2011.Click here to see our schedule of events!
Varying stretches of the north side of Broadway will be closed to vehicular traffic over the weekend, which will feature a wine festival, music, running race, dancing, lights and Ciclovia. The festival for all ages celebrates community, arts, entertainment and healthy living on the streets of downtown Winnipeg beneath Broadway’s beautiful lit canopy of elm trees.
The Downtown BIZ, City of Winnipeg, the Running Room and the Independent Specialty Wine Stores of Manitoba are hosting the festival along with many other partners and sponsors. Sponsors include Investors Group, S&J Construction, Portage Place, the Pony Corral, Best Western Charterhouse Hotel and Fusion Group, with more to come!
Giant Movie in the Park
Friday, Sept. 9, starting at sun down, approx 8pm
Roll out your blanket in Memorial Park and watch a movie on a giant outdoor screen under the stars! Enjoy Toy Story 3!
Lights on Broadway
Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at sun down
Stroll beneath Broadway’s lit elm trees, and add your own touch of warmth! Read more.
Big Dance on Broadway
Saturday, Sept. 10, 4pm-11pm
It’s a dance party like no other with two stages playing various genres of music. Jive, swing, bop and groove beneath a canopy of light. See our band line-up.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 11am-8pm
Walk, jog or cycle all the way from Assiniboine Park to The Forks during this eco-friendly festival. Stop at Broadway to enjoy a farmers market, music, fitness demos, kids zone, bike zone and more! Click here to view Ciclovia’s webpage.
Winnipeg 10+10 Race
Sunday, Sept. 11, 8am-11am
Lace on those runners and enjoy the scenic route of a 10 km or 10 mile
run that starts and ends in Memorial Park. See schedule. Stay tuned for the early bird registration deadline. Register here.
Broadway Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Saturday, 4pm-11pm & Sunday, 11am-8pm
Stroll among dozens of vendors, browse handmade jewellery, and pick up some fresh home-grown veggies.
Saturday, starting at 4pm, Sunday all day
Bring out the whole family to enjoy bouncers, clowns, giant sand boxes, inflatable slides, crafts, buskers, activities, and much more on Memorial Blvd!
Taste of Downtown Winnipeg Wine & Cheese Festival
Friday, Noon-11pm; Saturday, Noon-11pm; Sunday, Noon-8pm
Sip cabernets and chardonnays during this wine and cheese event held in Memorial Park. Tasting tickets: $1.00 each. Free entrance. More information.
For more information, visit www.manyfest.ca.