Evening Events


Once business has wrapped, it’s time for fun and exploration! We invite you to join us at our evening networking events:


Meet and Greet (Thursday, August 17th) – 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill

233 Hargrave St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P1, Canada
The 2023 Annual Conference Committee welcomes you to Winnipeg. Stop by for light
fare and local beverages with your colleagues. Have some fun and network at this casual event.



Friday Night Rights (Friday) – 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Sponsored by Tourism Winnipeg

Join us for the Opening Night Event at the spectacular Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

While the museum explores contemporary and historic human rights stories from around the world, we look forward to showcasing Winnipeg’s artists, makers, diversity, talent and cuisine.

Kal Barteski and Rob Knaggs, Winnipeg artists who had joined us in Birmingham, Alabama, will be back to welcome you at the museum. Rob, a celebrated avant-cellist known for his Arctic soundscapes, will be performing as Kal creates her signature large format paintings of northern animals live! Plus, they’ve invited a special guest who will be carving polar bears out of soapstone.

Discover Winnipeg’s community of talented makers and artists at our local Manitoba Makers Market and receive a free gift to get your shopping bag started! As part of our commitment to sustainability, we encourage you to bring a reusable bag (SYTA will offer reusable bags at registration if needed).

Celebrate Winnipeg’s diversity with various performances from an exceptional array of cultural groups that make up Winnipeg’s multicultural fabric.

Experience the flavours of Winnipeg by tasting its delicious cuisine. From perogies to poutine and pancit, Winnipeg’s culinary scene is not to be missed!



Dine Around (Saturday) – 7:00 PM

Folklorama August 19th
Do you want to learn how to dance at the Pavillon canadien-français? How about trying the delicious food from the First Nations Pavilion? Get whisked away to experience and celebrate cultures from around the world with a Folklorama VIP tour! Folklorama is the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. Over the course of a few hours, travel across the globe as you explore the arts, enjoy tasty food, and share knowledge from 2 different Pavilions! To learn more and book your adventure, click here and enter your discount code SYTA23 when you click the “Book Tour” button.

To learn more, click here. 



The Burt Block Party featuring Glass Tiger, A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats and Spoons
August 19th Starting at 5:00 PM

The Burt Block Party is a Winnipeg summer staple that takes place downtown outside the legendary Burton Cummings Theatre. This year you’ll have the opportunity to rock out with Glass Tiger, A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats and Spoons in an outdoor setting with activations, bars, and food trucks to complement the live music.

To purchase tickets at a 50% discount, click here. Click on the “unlock” box in the upper right hand corner and enter code SYTA. Please note the offer is only valid for a General Admission ticket.

For additional and immediate dine around options, please email Sarah Robinson from Tourism Winnipeg at [email protected] or visit the Winnipeg culinary guide. Additional dine around options coming soon!



Assiniboine Park & Zoo (Sunday) – 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Sponsored by Travel Manitoba

Assiniboine Park will light up your Sunday Evening!

Manitoba is located on Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territories, the ancestral land of the Anishinaabeg, Anishininewuk, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline, and Nehethowuk Nations and is the Homeland of the Red River Metis. Northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are the ancestral lands of the Inuit.

Tonight, we are celebrating Manitoba’s history, people and culture through food, performance, and music.

You are in for a treat at Assiniboine Park Zoo, where Arctic animals such as Nanuk (polar bears) will be ready to welcome you at the Journey to Churchill exhibit. While the skies will be too light outside for northern lights viewing, you can experience them inside the 360-degree Aurora Borealis Theatre during the short film, Rhythms of the North.

Taste new Indigenous cuisine like bannock tacos, bison sliders and pickerel bites.

Take in spectacular performances such as hoop dancers, throat singers, Red River jiggers and more.

The headliner for the evening will be an international TikTok sensation who combines traditional Métis jigging with hip hop dance. You don’t want to miss this performance!



Explore the Leaf | Assiniboine Park Conservancy (Sunday) – 9:00 – 10:30 PM

Join Tourism Winnipeg & Travel Manitoba for a nightcap and explore the biomes at The Leaf which is located on the grounds of the Assiniboine Park. Transportation to host hotels will be provided.

Click here to learn more!




Get Ready for NYC – A Closing Celebration (Monday) – 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Sponsored by New York City Tourism + Conventions
As we conclude this year’s conference, please join us for drinks, light bites, and hip-hop-themed entertainment at the Closing Night Celebration at Hargrave St. Market—the newest and most exciting addition to Winnipeg’s food scene.

Honoring NYC’s 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the evening will include performances by local breakdancers and an appearance by Michael “DJ Spynfo” Eagan—celebrated NYC Local Legend, DJ, and owner of Sankofa Haus in the Bronx.

We’ll toast to a wonderful 2023 in Winnipeg and help get you ready for #SYTA2024 in #NYC!