I do not know of the origins, but ManyFest had taken over Downtown Winnipeg’s Broadway Street once again this year on September 8th to September 10th. A festival for all ages. Bouncy castles, food trucks and live performances all weekend. Food, music and nice weather. What more could one ask for on one of the last weekends of summer in 2017?
Activities are available for kids of all ages, especially me, a kid at heart living in an old man’s body. Bouncy castles and face painting for the children. Good food, street markets and live entertainment for the remaining.
The street market scene seems to be ever growing in Winnipeg. Little shops are set up all along Broadway during ManyFest selling local handmade goodies. Crafts, jewelry, baked delicacies and even delicious candy can be found in these little shops. Perhaps a Henna tattoo?
Live performances take place throughout the day to keep one entertained. Nothing wrong with free live entertainment, especially the line ups they had this year. It was amazing!
On the night of September 9th, I decided to wander the festival grounds. I got a chance to see a local band I never heard of before, “Bright Righteous”. A classic rock band mixed with the new. It was my first time ever hearing them play and I was hooked after their very first song.
“Bright Righteous” is a 5-piece band. The singer was unbelievable! He was hitting incredibly high octaves and was not missing a single note. The guitar riffs combined with the bass, the synths and the drums made for an incredible sound. It caught attention and would not let go.
Live performances, there is nothing like it. The energy between the performers and the people is always so awe inspiring. The crowd was small but the atmosphere around the stage was simply absurd. Winnipeg is known for being one of the loudest cities in the country. This was a fine example of that, especially for such a small a group of people present.
The food competition known as #foodtruckwars also take place during ManyFest. The best local food trucks congregate at the festival and compete to be the best in the city. Hordes of people come down to the golden boy to try the food. Lines form and last throughout the day and into the wee hours of the night. It’s a nightmare for anyone who is starving and looking for a quick bite to eat. Another amazing weekend in the Peg, can’t wait for the next!
Planning to visit Winnipeg in September, check out some of the other events that are held around this time.
- ”LE BURGER WEEK IN WINNIPEG!”
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