WINNIPEG —; The long weekend has finally arrived. If you’re not heading out camping or hitting the cabin, here is a top five list of events and activities to try in the city.
Visitors can step back into time and come face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs at the Assiniboine Park Zoo this weekend. The Dinosaurs Alive” exhibit officially opens Saturday at 9 a.m., which will run until Sept. 5.
It features 15 life size animatronic dinosaurs from Jurassic and Cretaceous period. Creatures such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops will move around and create sounds, making an interactive exhibit for children.
READ MORE: Life-sized dinosaurs heading to Assiniboine Park Zoo this summer
St.Norbert Farmers’ Market
Saturday is the official start of the 2016 St.Norbert Farmers’ Market. Over 100 vendors are featured at the market offering everything from local food, crafts, plants and spices.
READ MORE: St. Norbert Farmers’ Market opens for the season Saturday
The St.Norbert Farmers’ Market runs from May 21 until Halloween. The market opens at 8 a.m.
Manito Ahbee Festival
Winnipeggers can celebrate Indigenous arts, culture and history over the weekend. Manitoba’s Manito Ahbee Festival is back for its 11th year at the RBC Convention Centre, Club Regent Event Centre, The Forks and University of Winnipeg.
The festival kicked off Wednesday and runs until Sunday.
Canada’s largest pow wow takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Convention Centre featuring more than 800 dancers.
Get Into Wetlands
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, so why not get outside and discover the biodiversity of Manitoba’s wetlands. Oak Hammock Marsh is letting visitors participate in its wildlife surveys this weekend. You can even join for a behind the scenes critter feeding session.
The Sushi Festival showcases some of Winnipeg’s best local sushi chefs. Nine restaurants from across Winnipeg are participating and have created a special mouth watering featured roll just for the festival.