Preparations are in full swing for the 103rd Grey Cup Festival in Winnipeg, November 25th to the 29th.
Details about the highly anticipated Festival were revealed today including the headliners for the 103rd Grey Cup Festival Concert Series, award winning Canadian artists Dallas Smith and The Sheepdogs.
The announcement of the Festival line-up took place at the University of Winnipeg’s Health & RecPlex, official site of the Grey Cup Festival’s MacDon Fan Experience & Family Zone, a free event where fans and families can experience the magic of this iconic Canadian event.
More than 10,000 visitors are anticipated to descend on the province for Grey Cup week to take part in the parties, entertainment, and the big game.
“We are excited to be announcing the Grey Cup Festival Events to the public,” said Jason Smith, President of the 103rd Grey Cup Festival. “From the free Nissan Titan Street Festival to the Concert Series and the Monsanto Indoor Tailgate Party, there are events planned for everyone.”
In all, there will be 15 marquee events, both free and ticketed, during Festival week.
“We are honoured to host exciting Grey Cup Festivities on our campus and welcome families for a whole series of free events from concerts and pancake breakfasts to fun games inside our RecPlex, where our mission is to create a safe and inclusive place where inner city youth, new immigrants and other community members can learn, play and belong,” said Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg. “Our campus is a true community hub, and in November, we’ll be Grey Cup central.”
FREE 103rd Grey Cup Festival events include:
NOVEMBER 25: Arrival of the Cup, University of Winnipeg campus
NOVEMBER 26: Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Fan Fest, Club Regent Event Centre
NOVEMBER 26-28: Nissan TITAN Street Festival, University of Winnipeg campus
NOVEMBER 26-28: MacDon Fan Experience & Family Zone, UNITED Health & RecPlex at the
University of Winnipeg
NOVEMBER 28: Cheer Extravaganza, Duckworth Centre at the University of Winnipeg
NOVEMBER 28: Grey Cup Festival Santa Claus Parade, Portage Avenue/University of Winnipeg
NOVEMBER 29: Fan March, RBC Convention Centre
NOVEMBER 29: Countdown to Kickoff, The Plaza at Investors Group Field
TICKETED 103rd Grey Cup Festival events include:
NOVEMBER 26: Blue Bomber Breakfast, The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre
NOVEMBER 26: Shaw CFL Player Awards & CFLPA Official Players’ Party, Club Regent Event
NOVEMBER 27: Winnipeg Free Press CFL Alumni Legends Luncheon, RBC Convention Centre
NOVEMBER 27: Touchdown Manitoba, RBC Convention Centre
NOVEMBER 28: 103rd Grey Cup Festival Gala Dinner, RBC Convention Centre
NOVEMBER 29: Monsanto VIP Indoor Tailgate Party, Investors Group Athletic Centre at
the University of Manitoba.
Thursday, November 26: Dallas Smith with special guest Aaron Pritchett, RBC Convention Centre
Friday, November 27: The Sheepdogs with special guests The Trews, RBC Convention Centre
Saturday, November 28: Loverboy with special guests 54-40, RBC Convention Centre
The Grey Cup Championship Game and the Grey Cup Festival will shine a spotlight on our city’s many attractions, confirming Winnipeg as one of the best places in the world to work, live, play and invest.
The Grey Cup has been played in Winnipeg three times, in 1991, 1998 and 2006. The 2015 Grey Cup will be an opportunity to showcase Winnipeg’s Investors Group Field, one of the newest buildings in the CFL.
For more information, please visit the 103rd Grey Cup Festival website.