The WSO plays on a barge at The Forks in 1997.

August 25 - August 29 at The Forks

Free for all of Winnipeg!


Thanks to everyone who made the first River Barge Festival such a success! Read the Free Press article about the festival.

Make sure to check out our amazing pictures from this fabulous event!


About the River Barge Festival:

Five days of celebration, entertainment and cultural experience are planned, free of charge, as a gathering for all of Winnipeg. Located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers at the historic Forks, a barge will float along the river banks as audiences gather to enjoy the events in an atmosphere of fun and high expectation. The program will be pan-cultural, changing each day to include Aboriginal performance, representation from culturally diverse performing arts groups, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Theatre Centre, other local and national favourites. This is an all-encompassing celebration that embraces popular culture, diversity and the performing arts.

FREE PRESS ARTICLE - August 21, 2010: Barge-scale entertainment

THE UPTOWN - August 19, 2010: All for Arts and Arts for All

PRESS RELEASE - July 21, 2010: The River Barge Festival Performers


Schedule for the River Barge Festival

Downloadable schedule: (black and whitecolour or the simple version)


Performer line-up for the River Barge Festival


River Barge Festival Site Map


RSVP on Facebook to the River Barge Festival

Many thanks to our supporters:

Primary Private Sector Funder: The Winnipeg Foundation

Sponsor: National Leasing


Thanks to our Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 Funders:



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