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Eastman’s Hot this Week August 6 to 12

We sure hope that you are ready for one of the busiest weeks in Eastern Manitoba! There are so many events going on, it's going to be impossible to catch them all.

By Eastman Tourism

August 26, 2018
Read time: 5 min

We sure hope that you are ready for one of the busiest weeks in Eastern Manitoba! There are so many events going on, it's going to be impossible to catch them all. Join us for songwriting workshops, music festivals, stand up paddle boarding lessons, rodeos, festivals and fairs, sand castle building, art workshops, and so much more. If you haven't discovered how your heart beats in Eastern Manitoba, now is the time!

Songwriting Workshop with Justin Lacroix

August 8-10
Saffies General Store – Albert Beach

As Artist-in-Residence for the week, Justin Lacroix will be setting up at The Beach Exchange and offering songwriting sessions every morning. Registration is at Saffies and is $10 per session plus a donation to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation. Every morning, he'll work with the group on a song that will be later be put to music and performed on Saturday, August 11th at the Concert in support of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation. 

Matt Epp Down by the River

August 9
Moon Gate Guest House – Whitemouth

Sweet Spot Productions & Moon Gate Guest House present Matt Epp Down by the River featuring new music from Shadowlands released June 22, 2018. There are geographies of darkness within each of us. Monstrous thunderclouds, black as pitch, gather and roll over vast Prairies; great lakes pulse and seethe and swell as their depths swallow up every ray of light that pierces their waves. It was into this psychic terrain that Matt Epp walked to harvest the lush, haunted Americana of Shadowlands—an unflinching portrait of the artist dropping his guard to explore and embrace his own twilight wilderness.

Richer Rough Stock Rodeo

August 10 – 12
Dawson Trail Park – Richer

Multiple “Rodeo of the Year” winner, the Richer Rough Stock Rodeo is scheduled for August 10, 11 & 12, 2018. Friday Night Bullnanza! Saturday and Sunday Heartland Rodeo! Live music on two stages, lots of activities for the kids and entire family. Giant Trading post with crafts and other goods! Friday night Cowboy Social and Saturday Night Concert/Social!

Kleefeld Honey Festival

August 10 – 12
Kleefeld Park – Kleefeld

The Kleefeld Honey Festival has been a yearly tradition since 1970. This three-day event has tons of fun for the whole family. Start Friday night with Movie Night in the park. Saturday will begin with a free pancake breakfast followed by the parade and the 5th annual Chili Cook-off gets underway just in time for everyone to be the judge for lunch. The kids can play all day at the Play Land of Milk & Honey where your kids will play for hours at the carnival, bouncy park, and more great activities.

Great Woods Music Festival

August 10
Great Woods Campground – Beausejour

One of Manitoba's best kept secrets! This intimate festival features musical acts along the scenic Brokenhead River. The Moonrise Cabana offers delicious food vendors and a full bar. Book your camping site in advance and take advantage of everything Great Woods has to offer! From tubing down the Broken Head River to relaxing at your campsite during the day. The Great Woods Music Festival is truly a unique experience and will be featuring The Livesays, Tuva Bergstron, Tracy K Band, Toney Stevens, Slow Ride, and Original Foghat.

Festival 59 Blues

August 10
Hill Top Resort – Grand Beach

Festival 59 Blues brings together the best of two worlds with camping and music! This weekend, enjoy all the finest parts of camping, ATVing through the mud pits by day and then clean yourself up for the best Blue Music for miles around with Greg Leskiw, Big Dave McLean, Dustin Harder's Prarie Soul, South Thunderbird, Tracy K Band, Malcolm Campbell Band, D.B. + The Dead Beats.


Sprague Fest

August 11
Various – Sprague

Head on out to Sprague Fest for fun, food, dancing, and sports! With a pancake breakfast, parade, basketball tournament, free kids activities, bingo, beach party and live music, it promises to be a family fun-filled day! 

Bankside Music Festival

August 11
Bankside Festival Grounds – Letellier

Bankside Music Festival, located near Letellier, Mb, is a new event taking place on a treed lot alongside the Red River. This annual event features some of Manitoba's top hard rock acts as well as musicians from the surrounding area. The 2018 lineup features Burning Porcelain, Wreckin' So, Dark Mourning, Whiskey Talks, and more!

More Eastern Manitoba Greatness

You don't have to be a local to take part in one of these great community events. Stop on in, try something new, and make some great friends!

August 8 – Outdoor Evening Market – Lac du Bonnet

August 9 – Senior Games – Whitemouth

August 9 – Paddle Club – Whitemouth

August 9 – Bannock Point Petroforms Guided Tours – Whiteshell Provincial Park

August 11 – Arting Around in the Gallery – Pinawa

August 11 – Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons – Lac du Bonnet

August 11 – Prairie Day – Gardenton

August 11 – Carrick Days – Spurgrave 

August 11 – Grand Beach Sand Castle Contest – Grand Beach Provincial Park

August 12 – Community Sale – Anola

August 12 – Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons – Pinawa

August 12 – Bannock Point Petroforms Guided Tours – Whiteshell Provincial Park

August 12 – Bike the Esker Guided Bike Tour – Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 12 – Critter Dip – Grand Beach Provincial Park

August 12 – Heritage Day 2018 – Beausejour

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