Signature Events

Fun to last the whole year round
The Parkland has a number of signature events that draw large crowds every season. Some of these same events have been operating for decades, including Dauphin’s Countryfest and Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, Swan River’s Northwest Round-Up and Exhibition, and Russell’s Beef and Barley Festival, to name a few. 

We invite you to take part in these great events. For dates and planned activities, visit the Events Calendar.

Late June / Early July

Dauphin’s Countryfest, end of June/early July, Dauphin. With three stages running simultaneously, Countryfest attracts an impressive contingent of artists for four days of first-class entertainment. Set in a beautiful outdoor amphitheatre, the event offers much more than just music—a variety of food vendors, on-site camping, workshops and contests provide non-stop enjoyment to the 10,000 fans in attendance. For more information, call  1?800?361?7300, or visit www.countryfest.ca.

July

Riding Mountain Film Festival, Wasagaming. The festival inspires visitors to create an emotional investment in our natural environment through the power of film and storytelling. Screened films include documentaries about environmentalism, agriculture, adventure, the local food movement and regionally-inspired films. Digital media camps are also held for youth. Visit rmnpfilmfest.ca for films and locations.

Northwest Round-Up and Exhibition, end of July, Swan River. Events include the Chamber of Commerce Monster Parade, chuckwagon races, midway, concert, horse shows, dances, talent stage, pancake breakfasts, rodeo, heavy horse pull, and more. Experience life “Down on the Farm” with over 70 ag-related exhibitors. Phone 204?734?3718 or visit www.northwestroundup.ca.

August

Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, August long weekend (1st weekend of August), Dauphin. Celebrating Ukrainian culture, this annual festival features dancing, music, arts and cuisine at Selo Ukraina Hillside Amphitheatre. Local entertainers, as well as talent from across Canada and Ukraine, highlight this national festival. For more information, call 204-622-4600 or 1-877-474-2683, or visit www.cnuf.ca.

Rossburn Dukefest, Rossburn. Enjoy a summer weekend of great music, great food and great company. Daily and weekend passes available. Rossburn Ag Society Fair Grounds. Phone 204?859?2561, or visit rossburndukefest.com.

Western Days, Sandy Lake. Events include a pancake breakfast, parade with live music and Ukrainian dancing, Kiddie Korner, and clay-oven-baked bread and borscht lunch. Phone 204?585?2744 or 204?585?2636.

September

Sonics & Sojourns, mid-September, Onanole and RMNP.  A fall festival of learning and music. Contact Friends of Riding Mountain, 204-848-4037.

October

Beef and Barley Festival, Thanksgiving weekend (second weekend of October), Russell. Trade fair, Country Hoedown, mini Folkfest, children’s activities, cabaret and more. Phone 204-773-2456 or 204?773-2238.

Hoof’n’Holler Days, Thanksgiving weekend (second weekend of October), Ste. Rose du Lac. Enjoy the indoor rodeo, pancake breakfast, beef barbecue, ranchers’ banquet, dances, Hoof ‘n’ Holler Queen Contest, parade, and numerous children’s activities. Phone 204?447-2229.

This Year’s Events

See below for dates and details of upcoming signature Parkland events:

Jul17

Riding Mountain Film Festival

July 17-22, 2018, Riding Mountain National Park

Jul26

Northwest Round Up & Exhibition

July 26-29, 2018, Swan River

Aug17

DukeFest Music Festival

August 17-18, 2018, Rossburn

Sep15

Sonics and Sojourns Festival

September 15-16, 2018, Riding Mountain National Park

Oct3

Beef & Barley Festival

October 3-5, 2018, Russell

Oct5

Hoof'n'Holler Days

October 5-7, 2018, Ste. Rose du Lac