The 2023 installment of ManyFest, downtown Winnipeg’s largest street festival, has been cancelled. The annual event was scheduled to take place from September 8 – 10.

A post on their Facebook account reads:

It is with a great deal of disappointment that Smith Events and True North Sports + Entertainment, following consultation with the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, have determined that the presentation of Manyfest, scheduled for Sept 8-10 on Broadway, will not take place this year. Much effort was expended to explore alternative options however, a number of operational factors do not make it possible to run a successful event this year. Smith Events and True North look forward to continuing their long-standing collaboration with the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, as well as with the many partners and sponsors who have worked alongside us in previous years, to host ManyFest in the future.

One of Winnipeg’s most popular events, Food Truck Wars, was also part of ManyFest. Winnipeggers will still have plenty of other options to enjoy downtown this summer and fall. This includes: free lunchtime concerts every Tuesday, Farmers’ Market every Thursday, Sea Bears pre-game parties, Burt Block Party, and Nuit Blanche.