Welcome to a dream come true.
I had a vision of curating an experience for people, like me, who want a summer festival with less camping, more chandeliers and cocktails – more sparkle! I wanted to go to a festival without compromising style, comfort or convenience. I wanted to celebrate the best our constantly underrated city has to offer.
And I dared to dream that there were others like me.
This festival is an enthusiastic YES to small business, to local excellence and to Winnipeg itself. I can’t wait to see you at the inaugural CURRENT Festival where we will sparkle and shine, unapologetically.
Founder, Festival Director & Sequin Enthusiast
1. BE EXTRODINARY. Do things that haven't been done.
2. Prioritize BEAUTIFUL DESIGN. Aesthetics matter.
3. Treat EVERYONE LIKE A VIP. Everyone has value.
4. CHOOSE LOCAL. Small businesses are the soul of our community.
5. Work and play as a COMMUNITY.
What is CURRENT Festival?
CURRENT is a summer festival experience that can't be found anywhere else. Presenting the best this city has to offer in sips, sounds, art and eats with over-the-top decor and site design. The central, urban location capitalizes on an approach that is best described as less camping and more chandeliers and cocktails.
CURRENT is about the entire experience - from craft cocktails and local brews to restaurant quality food by Chef Ben Kramer, to beautiful and interactive art by local designers.
In addition to all of this, the stage line-up is a stunning representation of the very best of local talent including Begonia, Royal Canoe, William Prince and The Bros. Landreth.
So block off the weekend, gather your friends and start planning your outfits … if you are unapologetically extra, CURRENT is designed just for you!
CURRENT Winnipeg will showcase the best in local sips, sounds, art and eats, and will be presented with our passion for quality, comfort and good design.
You love spending time outside in summer ... you also love sleeping in your own bed.
You love having a cold beverage in the sun with friends ... but not just any beverage. You want local craft beer, great cocktails with local spirits and a quality wine menu.
You love grabbing a quick bite ... and you want to enjoy the creativity of our local chefs without truck exhaust or generator hum.
You love hanging out with friends ... and then you love biking, walking, car-sharing or dancing back to your home at the end of the night.
You love outdoor events ... and you want to show up in style. You don’t want to pull out the “clothes you don’t mind ruining” to enjoy the outdoors.
We believe that you don't have to compromise your preferences and tastes to spend a great weekend outside with friends.
At CURRENT, everyone is a VIP. The comforts go beyond what is offered by existing events and festivals in Manitoba. Sit on soft furnishings and eat in a beautifully designed food hall.
Enjoy basking in the sweet sounds of a favourite act with small-batch local beer and fine restaurant fare in hand, all with little-to-no-lineups, thanks to RFID technology and cashless wristbands.
Participate in interactive art and activities surrounded by the beauty of Winnipeg’s most iconic skyline and popular urban meeting place, The Forks.
At CURRENT, everything is touched by Winnipeg tastemakers and style.