Downtown Winnipeg was the place to be this weekend for the city’s annual ManyFest.
Tens of thousands of people gathered over three days at Broadway and Memorial Boulevard to enjoy food and music, beer and wine, fitness and shopping, as well as many other street festival activities.
The main venue situated around the Legislative building at Memorial Park, was sponsored by Portage Place, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, Downtown Winnipeg Biz, Investors Group, Great West Life, Manitoba Public Insurance, Global News and Shaw.
Complementing the various events at ManyFest street festival was an array of impressive music and entertainment, featuring great performances from top local artists. Added to this year’s concert lineup were, The Noble Thiefs, The Black River Thief, The Vikings, The Dirty Catfish Brass Band and The Lytics; all of whom put on some great shows.
Another exciting addition to ManyFest was the Wine and Beer Garden, featuring fine wines and craft beers, all available for tasting in support of KidsSport Winnipeg.
Winnipeg’s culinary scene was also involved, as the first Food Truck Wars created an explosion of new mobile dining options.
Presented by Royale Tiger Paper Towel, the city’s first food truck festival of its kind gave visitors the opportunity to sample food from various vendors and then cast a vote for one’s favorite.
Some of the food selections included, Little Pizza Heaven, Estelle Ukrainian Food Fried, Hot Rod, Filipino Grill, Red Hot Japanese Cuisine, Samba Safari Grill as well as Olybee’s Kitchen Catering and PVG Breakfast Club.
Fitness activities, sponsored by Ciclovia, promoted healthy lifestyle activities such as, zumba, yoga, massage, and bike yoga; all interesting activities.
The Farmers and Artisan Market also promoted healthy living. Whether one wants to grow it or bake it, it was all there. The market zone was filled with everything from veggies and baked goods to hand made jewelry, crafts and clothing.
ManyFest concluded with sensational performances by a variety of local bands.
All in all, ManyFest 2016 in Winnipeg was an extremely fun experience for Manitobans and visitors who participated in this annual street festival.