Osborne Village Canada Day Street Celebration

Come sing and Dance in the Street - June 30 and July 1, 2012

As we head into the entertainment packed days of summer, the Osborne Village Biz is preparing to launch its annual Canada Day Celebration – Winnipeg’s largest and longest running street festival. Originally established to commemorate the nation’s birthday, the event has evolved into a celebration of the people, shops, and restaurants of one of the most unique communities in the city. Each year, Osborne Village takes on a market atmosphere with musicians, artisans, restaurants and food vendors filling Osborne Street from River Avenue to McMillan.

The music is eclectic and showcases some of Winnipeg’s hottest performers. While listening to the music, browse the many shops and artisan booths with their wares of jewellery, clothing (new and vintage), accessories and handbags, art work, and cds. Or mark the occasion with some body art – perhaps a permanent tattoo, or for the less committed, a henna or air-brush version. 

For the younger folk there will be games, balloon sculptors and face painting which is free for all to partake, and everyone can enjoy a fast-paced Zumba workout or demonstrations by the Nafro Dance Coopertive and other active living demonstrations like feats of strength by Brickhouse Gym participants.

The many fine restaurants and cafés in the Village will be serving up their house specialties – from sushi to patay, African to Australian – a fusion of cuisines from around the world. Outdoor patios abound with savoury delights. As well, a variety of vendors will be selling street food such as Chinese barbecue, mini donuts, fries, hot dogs, ice cream, fresh squeezed lemonade, and more.

Show your national pride and join us for the flag raising at 11: 00 am Sunday, July 1 at the Bell Tower/Fire Hall. Then at 11:00 pm the same day keep the spirit alive and help start a NEW tradition when everyone in Osborne Street will sing O Canada.

Sing and dance in the street at the Osborne Village Canada Day Street Celebration, June 30 - July 1. No entry fee necessary, all are welcome.

Click here to see where to park in The Osborne Village

Click here for the Canada Day entertainment lineup