Jun 15-24. With attendance of more than 200,000 per year, the Red River Exhibition is a great place to bring your family for a whole lot of fun. With an array of games and rides for children and adults, the Ex is a fair that holds interest for everyone. Free main stage concerts with gate admission, a petting zoo, art shows, arm wrestling contests, singing competitions as well as lumberjack shows, magic, extreme karaoke and the Flying Fools High Dive show are some on-site attractions. Ride junkies need to try Nitro, Canada’s largest travelling roller coaster, that will make its first stop in the nation at this year’s Red River Ex. Visit redriverex.com for early tickets or buy them at the fair gates. Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Ave, 204-888-6990.