If you're looking for a fun place to be this weekend with lots of food, music and muscle cars, you'll want to check out the Summer Celebration taking place at the International Peace Garden!

Peace Garden CEO, Tim Chapman, invites everyone to join them Friday to Sunday, August 11-13th.

In addition to the Gardens being in full bloom, they've decided to slate the second weekend in August as their annual Celebrate Summer event, featuring walking tours of the Formal and Sunken Gardens, vendors throughout the Garden, Saturday entertainment, lots of kids' activities, movies and films!

Chapman says one highlight of the weekend is the big car show scheduled for Saturday, drawing folks and their favorite rides from both sides of the border!  "We're getting a lot of great feedback from car enthusiasts and car clubs from across Manitoba and North Dakota! So, that's going to be a lot of fun!"

All car enthusiasts are invited to attend our Summer Cruise in Car Show, taking place Saturday August 12th from 11AM – 4PM in the Conservatory Parking Lot. 

Kids activities will include rock painting, friendship bracelets, a bouncy house and a scavenger hunt!

"Folks should really come down and bring the kids," shares Chapman, "and one awesome thing that will be even more ready by the Summer Celebration weekend is our children's play area."

"Staff has been working really hard to wrap up the hawk and eagle nests, and the beaver lodge in the play area.  So, folks who have already seen those, know they are metal structures, but the goal with those is to wrap those in plant material, so you don't really see the metal, and they feel more like nests and a beaver lodge. So, that's really exciting and will just enhance the over-all family experience that's pretty unique to the Garden compared to any other venue you might go to!"

The Peace Garden has partnered with Canticle Productions to bring 3 North Dakota-produced films to the Burdick Center.  Cost is $10 per film:

  • Friday August 11th at 6PM: End of the Rope – see the official trailer here
  • Saturday August 12th at 6PM: Sanctified – see the official trailer here
  • Sunday August 13th at 2PM: A Heart like Water – see the official trailer here

Friday at 6:00 pm: End of the Rope. A crime thriller set in McKenzie County in 1931 based on the infamous Charles Bannon case about a town that takes justice into its own hands when a family mysteriously disappears from the town of Schafer, North Dakota.

Saturday at 2:00 pm: Sanctified. A western set in the late 1800s that tells the story of a nun who saves the life of an outlaw and nurses him back to health in return for him guiding her to a church in Williston.

Sunday at 2:00 pm – A Heart Like Water. A frontier survival story set in Dakota Territory in 1887 centered on a husband and wife who fight to keep their family together and their hopes alive as they fight bitter cold, disease, wild animals, and crushing loneliness on the Dakota frontier.

For more information on the International Peace Garden's Summer Celebration, please visit their website, or click HERE!