This weekend, Winnipeggers will make their way to downtown Transcona to take part in the annual Hi-Neighbour Festival. 

The event, which is now in its 60th year, works to bring together the community, strengthen relationships and allow people to have fun.

"It's an exciting time, not only for residents of Transcona but all of Winnipeg," said Leslie Wishlow, vice-chairperson of the Transcona Hi-Neighbour Festival. "Everything is geared towards family and friends, and meeting and joining with your community."

This year's event will feature a midway, live entertainment, face painting, and performances by the local School of Rock, the Manitoba Irish Dancers and various other performers. 

"On Sunday, we have an Ecumenical church service at 10 a.m. to bring all the local faith community together and have an outdoor church service," said Wishlow. "We're excited about that."

Wishlow says although a lot of planning goes into putting this festival together, seeing the families and children filled with joy makes it all worthwhile. 

"It's just so fun. It's nice to see neighbours talking and people meeting," said Leslie. "We're all about making community connections and bringing even our local businesses together with people in our community."  

The Transcona Hi-Neighbour Festival kicks off tonight at 5 p.m. It will come to a close Sunday at 6 p.m.

A full list of events can be found on the Transcona Hi-Neighbour Festival Facebook page