Cultural Celebration, Street Market at Chinatown Street Festival

Cultural Celebration, Street Market at Chinatown Street Festival

By Brian Schultz

WildFire dancers perform Saturday during the Chinatown Festival in downtown Winnipeg. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
WildFire dancers perform during the Chinatown Street Festival in 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Live music, cultural performances, authentic cuisine and dynamic street vendors. Just some of the things you can expect at this weekend’s 8th Annual Chinatown Street Festival.

The fun starts on Saturday, August 27 with a merchant market and other activities from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. A screening of “Kung Fu Panda 3” is scheduled for 9 p.m.

On Sunday, the entertainment continues and the second day of the market will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is proud to team up with the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre to support what I’m sure will be another fantastic Chinatown Street Festival,” said Stefano Grande, CEO of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

The festival will be held on King Street from Alexander to James Avenue. As in previous years, the streets of Chinatown will come alive with lion dances, Taiko drumming, Chinese Kung Fu, K-Pop performances, children’s games and activities and free martial arts lessons.

Road closures:

  • On Saturday, August 27 from 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., King Street between James Avenue and Alexander Avenue will be completely closed to vehicles.
  • On Sunday, August 28 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., King Street between James Avenue and Alexander Avenue will be completely closed to vehicles.


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