Virden Indoor Rodeo
Virden is widely known for it "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.( Mantioba 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 Agricultural Fair
The Virden Fair, hosted by the Virden Agricultural Society, is another annual successful event held in Virden at the beginning of July. The Agricultural Society goes through a great deal of planning and work to deliver one the largest rural agricultural fairs in Manitoba. This fair consists of horse shows, both heavy and light, cattle shows, team penning, chariot and chuckwagon races, poultry shows, goat shows, children's games and entertainment, the "Bone Rattle" pedal tractor pull and numerous other events to make it an entertaining and eventful weekend for all. In 2004, the West Coast Lumber Jack Show was at the fair. The Wallace District Fire Board has started to host an annual Mud Bog contest for people all over the province to come out and put their truck to the test of the man made mud bog. The exact dates of the fair are available on the community events calendar on this website.
Virden Regional Airshow
Virden has hosted two airshows in the past. The 2006 airshow include performances by the Canadian Armed Forces "Snowbirds" precision flying team as well as several aerobatic performers. While no firm schedule has been established, options are being discussed to make this a bi-annual event.
Aud Theater Presentations
Festival of the Arts
Numerous tours and conducted annually. These tours include tours of the rich heritage buildings and business tours including tours of the oilfields.
Vendor Supplied Tours
Privately operated heritage walking tours are available by contacting Kel Smith at 204-748-3321
Limo heritage tours are available by contacting Virden Taxi at 204-748-2920
Assistance for large tour groups and for business tours can be accessed by contacting the Town of Virden's Economic Development Manager at 204-748-2440