The Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre will host its 10th annual street festival in Winnipeg’s historic Chinatown this weekend. The multicultural event takes place August 31 from 7:00-11:00pm and September 1 from 1:00-6:00pm. The street festival is free and open to the public.
Streets in Chinatown will be closed off for the weekend’s festivities. The festival performances will take place in the Chinatown Gardens at 180 King Street (corner of King Street and James Avenue). An all-age multicultural show will be live both days with martial arts, folk dancers, modern dancers, music and more. There will be children’s activities, and cake will be served to the crowd at 4:00pm on Saturday.
“Every year since 2009, we get the opportunity to invite people from all over the city to celebrate Manitoba’s rich cultural heritage at our street festival,” says Chinatown Street Festival chair Tina Chen. “This year, we again have a great line-up of activities all weekend.
We start off each day with our famous lion dance. For the first time, we have added karaoke and a DJ for our Friday night after party inside the WCCCC gym. It will be a lot of fun for the whole family!”
For more information, visit wcccc.ca.