Virden Indoor Rodeo & Wild West Daze
Virden is widely known for its "Virden Indoor Rodeo and Wild West Daze". This event, held in late August, attracts cowboys and visitors from a large surrounding area.
The whole community becomes involved hosting downtown promotional events, a demolition derby, team roping, pet shows, a parade, the rodeo dance, and of course, an M.R.C.A. (Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association) and C.C.A. (Canadian Cowboys Association) approved rodeo and High School rodeo.
In 2000, 2001, and 2002, the Virden rodeo was declared top rodeo by the M.R.C.A. cowboys and cowgirls. In 2003, the M.R.C.A. finals were held in Virden rather than the regular rodeo. Aleaha Moore, originally from Virden, was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada for 2006.
Virden Demolition Derby
The Virden Demolition Derby is an annual smashing good time. Behind the scenes, it's multiple not-for-profit and volunteer groups coming together to create an entertaining and fun-for-all-ages community event. Profits above operating costs go towards a local charity/not-for-profit group.
Canada Day Celebrations
Every July 1st, Virden is host to a Canada Day celebration in Victoria Park. The event is free to the public and features a parade, opening ceremonies, free Canada Day cake, children’s activities, bouncy castles, afternoon entertainment on the Chevron Stage, and an evening band. The event wraps up with a fireworks display after dark.
Music in the Park
Every summer musicians entertain in Virden's Victoria Park in the early evening. Prairie West Recreation sponsors this leisurely opportunity to enjoy summer in Virden.
Virden Music & Arts Festival
Our goal is to give performers of all ages an opportunity to participate in dance, vocal, instrumental, speech, piano, and visual arts for constructive adjudication.
Our festival offers several scholarships and awards each year. Our awards recognize outstanding performances at our festival. Our scholarships are aimed towards providing additional study opportunities for our participants. A detailed list of our scholarships and awards is available on our website.
Community Expo and Culture Days
Featuring local artisans with a Flea Market, Boost Committee Community Expo, Cultural Dance Demonstrations, Historical Walking Tour, Costume Closet Fashion Show, Border Regional Library Book Fair, and have the chance to meet some local authors.
Pow Wow in the Park
Hosted by Virden Schools and Canupawakpa Dakota Nation. Open to the public! Experience a glance of Dakota culture with great entertainment!
Wolverine Supplies holds an annual Customer Appreciation Day and Open House every year featuring exclusive in-store only deals and free giveaways, and for the first time in 2013, a range event where people can have the opportunity to test out a variety of different firearms! It is a great opportunity to come out and see the store and range and get a taste of what shooting sports are all about!