FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Sugaring Off Festival
One of the little known secrets of Manitoba is that maple syrup has been produced in and around St-Pierre-Jolys since the 19th century. Our annual Sugaring Off Festival in April (Cabane à Sucre) on the St-Pierre Museum grounds gives residents and visitors a chance to celebrate this part of the town's heritage by sampling some of this sweet stuff, plus the cuisine and music of our French Canadian heritage.
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Town Wide Garage Sale
This giant garage sale has become an annual event. Held on the first Saturday in June it runs from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.Many families set up their goods to be sold, and many more go around St-Pierre-Jolys looking for good deals.
St-Pierre-Jolys Frog Follies &
Held annually on the second weekend of July, this non-profit event brings together people from all over for a fun-filled, action packed weekend. Some of the featured activities include a slo-pitch tournament, children/family entertainment, agricultural fair, exhibition and demonstrations, a parade, great musicians/bands and of course, the Canadian National Frog Jumping Championship.
For the residents of St. Pierre-Jolys, the Frog Follies weekend remains a great source of pride as they showcase their town to the world. Friends and neighbors get to experience the small-town charm and warmth of this vibrant Franco-Manitoban community. While the sports and entertainment venues attract many visitors from all over Canada, the crown jewel of the weekend continues to be the Frog Jumping. This unique competition has enthusiastic crowds cheering on kids, adults, business people and celebrity guests trying to win their respective events.
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St-Pierre-Jolys Fall Supper
The fall supper is held on the last Sunday of October every year. The Knights of Columbus host this event. Supper is served between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the St-Pierre-Jolys Recreation Centre.
Christmas Craft Sale
This annual craft sale draws craft people from the area to come and sell their goods, just in time for Christmas. This event is held at the St-Pierre Collegiate Institute on the first Saturday in November.
Remembrance Day Service
People gather during the Remembrance Day Service to remember and appreciate the sacrifices made by thousands of men and women who fought for our freedom and for the future of our nation and the world. The ceremony is held every year on November 11 at 10:45 in the morning at the St. Pierre Recreational Centre. The Village of St-Pierre-Jolys hosts this event.
Youth For Christ Banquet
The Youth for Christ Banquet is held on the second Saturday of November. Along with a great meal and music, you are sure to enjoy the short program. The annual friend / fundraising banquet shares the current happenings at the youth drop-in center. The director and some of the youth attending the drop-in speak at the event and there is a video shown of the current events.
Festival of Lights
The St-Pierre Festival of Lights welcomes everyone to their Christmas celebration. The Festival of Lights contest encourages Christmas spirit through the decorating of houses and yards. The featured events include a parade, Santa, bonfire, cookies and hot chocolate, school bands, caroling, crafts and other family entertainment. The festival surrounds the community with the traditional sights and sounds of this wonderful holiday season.