Winnipeg's Pirate, Steampunk and Renaissance Festival
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Swords and Sabres is an all-ages rain-or-shine pirate, steampunk, and renaissance event happening June 14th, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Pirate Trunk


Steampunk Cosplayers

Steampunk mixes science fiction, western, renaissance, and more. Take a look at these outstandingly constructed costumes and learn a little about how to make your own steampunk costume.

Dozens of elegant steampunk, pirate, medieval, and renaissance costumers will be wandering the fairground throughout the day. Attendees are also encouraged to dress up and get in the spirit!

Merchant booths
Find cool things like swords, replica weaponry, medieval armor, steampunk accessories, and much more at our many booths.

Delicious food will be available around the event.

Pirates of the North Saskatchewan III
Meet some of the cast from Celebrations Dinner Theater’s latest production “Pirates of the North Saskatchewan III” Taking the stage at 3pm! Come have your photo taken, hear some sneak peek songs and learn more about their new show!



Skull and Crossbones


 Nerf Pirate Arena

Let your kids battle it out with swords and blunderbusses in a safe environment! The Pirate Arena allows kids to have a fun, authentic-feeling fight without any of the mess or tears.

Game Booths
Win great prizes at one of our game booths!

Family-friendly and all-ages
Bring the whole family for a great day of outdoor fun. All ages are welcome!

Pirate Bouncy Castle
Pirate younglings from ages 5 – 12 will be able to bounce to their heart’s content in our themed bounce castle




Society for Creative Anachronism

Medieval Marketplace
Vendors with everything from leather craft, jewelry, pottery, bellydance wear, chainmail, armor and more!

Barony of Castel Rouge
The Barony of Castel Rouge will be available to discuss and present the arts, crafts, and martial activities of Europe in the Middle Ages. They will be showing off dances, clothing, and manufacturing techniques.

Illuminari Bohemian
illuminari is a Winnipeg based contemporary bellydance ensemble on a journey of exploration, embracing the experience of an ancient art form in a modern and evolving context.  Approaching dance as storytellers, illuminari blends together traditional and contemporary bellydance styles to create unique and exciting performances.

Sons of Lugh
The sons of lugh are a Viking-age living history group focusing on Norse interaction with the area around the Irish sea during the last century of the first millennium (900 – 1000AD).  Their members attend the annual Viking Village forming part of the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, providing Living History displays and rebated steel combat demonstrations.




1pm: Skills Circus

1pm – 3pm: ZUMBAthon
Join the fun and help raise money for MS. There will be registration on site and a silent auction!

3:30pm: Jay Burns
Jay Burns is a dynamic and emotional Winnipeg (via Calgary…via Winnipeg) based artist who plays a wide range of original and cover music. His past groups are Cumberland, The Council, Fleshtone Rockets and Sans John Henry.

5pm: Dust Rhinos
From basement pubs to festival stages the Dust Rhinos have been bringing their particular brand of punk flavoured Irish trad to venues large, small, and otherwise since 1992.  Blossoming from a trio of buskers to a 5-piece Celtic rock juggernaut, the Rhinos have tread the boards with acts as varied as The Dropkick Murphys, Gaelic Storm, Alabama, Leahy, the Barra MacNeils, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.  Whether a house concert, pub night, or festival (Dauphin Countryfest, Festival du Voyageur, Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Grey Cup Festival and counting!) the Rhinos’ controlled chaos will get people out of their seats, on the dance floor, and clamouring for One!  More!  Song!

7pm: Pirate Treasure Hunt Pub/Restaurant Crawl
Take part in a pirate treasure hunt as you dine about in Norwood Grove. Visit 4 unique hot spots for great specials, entertainment and then while there locate the hidden treasure to WIN prizes! Participating venues are Pasqualie’s, The Wood, Deen’s and Inferno’s! Ride the horse and carriage around from location to location!


Swords and Sabres will be held in Coronation Park in St. Boniface in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

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