The Winnipeg Whiteout Street Parties will return to Donald Street this spring to celebrate the Winnipeg Jets playoff run.

The Jets clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs after defeating the Calgary Flames 5-2 on April 4, 2024. 

The festivities, produced by True North Sports + Entertainment, are a partnership of the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg and Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW) in support of United Way Winnipeg.

The province will provide $75,000 in funding per playoff round, while Economic Development Winnipeg will offer $50,000 from the Special Event Tourism Fund to help enhance the event. 

“Our government is excited to be able to help bring back the energy of Jets whiteout parties to downtown Winnipeg,” said Kinew. “Not only do whiteout parties benefit downtown businesses and raise money for housing and mental health supports – they’re a fantastic way to come together as a community.”

The street parties will be hosted on Donald Street between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue (Honorary Dale Hawerchuk Way), adjacent to Canada Life Centre, before and during every Winnipeg Jets home playoff game.

Party gates will be open to 5000 fans two hours before puck drop. The game will be broadcast on three large screens throughout the block, with additional entertainment, including guest hosts and DJs. 

The parties are ticketed events, with $5 from each $10 ticket being donated to United Way Winnipeg to support agencies working with people experiencing homelessness, addictions and mental health challenges.

“Winnipeg’s community spirit is outstanding. The dollars raised from the Whiteout Street Parties will address the issues of addiction, homelessness, and mental health in our city. Thank you to all the fans who will be downtown celebrating; your passion for the Jets will have a long-lasting positive impact on our community,” said Michael Richardson, President & CEO of United Way Winnipeg. “Our collaboration with Economic Development Winnipeg and True North is truly inspirational. I applaud both organizations for prioritizing community and making a difference in Winnipeggers' lives.”

The proceeds of the 2019 and 2023 Winnipeg Whiteout Street Parties raised more than $212,000 for community agencies.

Game dates and times will be announced at a later date.