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Saskatoon Saskatoon's Festivals information, listings and links



Saskatoon people love festivals, be it spring, summer, fall or winter. Throughout the year, many different festivals and annual events are put on by various local groups. There's no better way to enjoy yourself than to take in a festival.

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Festival

Date

Description

Canadian Cowboys Association Spring Classic Rodeo

early March

Watch bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc, steer wrestling calf and team roping, barrel racing, etc. 306-975-3155.

Her-icane Festival of Women's Art

early March

Unique, multidisciplinary festival celebrates the creative expressions of visual arts, literary arts, live theatrical performances, dance & music by Canadian women. (306) 664-2239 or 1-888-667-2239

Flicks Saskatchewan International Film Festival For Young People

mid March

Childrens films from around the world, for kids of all ages. Also workshops for kids presented by movie industry experts. Broadway Avenue. (306) 956-3456

Western Canadian Livestock Expo

late April

A unique combination of SaskPork Expo and Canada Dairy Expo, featuring the latest in technology and genetics, a focused trade show, show ring competition and youth events. Prairieland Park (306) 931-7149 or 1-888-931-9333

Western Development Spring Tea

early May 7

Celebrate the Spring at the Western Development Museum.

Vesna Ukrainian Festival

mid May

World's largest Ukrainian cabaret featuring Ukrainian artisans, dancing, continuous entertainment, food and drink, cultural displays. Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium (306) 657-4412

Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival

end May - early June

Annual children's festival presents world class entertainers and a site chock full of hands-on activities, all specially designed for children. Kiwanis Park daily 9:00am - 4:00pm cost: $6.00-$10.00 (306) 664-3378.

Saskatchewan Bicycle Festival, with Bikes on Broadway

end May

The Saskatchewan Bicycle Festival: three days and three nights celebrating bicycling; rides, shows, social events for cyclists, non-cyclists, families, young and old. Bikes on Broadway: road race, criterium and time trial competitions - Europe's most exciting spectator sport, right here in Saskatoon!. Darrell Noakes, Saskatoon Cycling Club

Saskatchewan International Marathon Festival

end May

(306) 931-8029

Saskatchewan Woodworkers' Guild

end May

Works of wood by members as well as projects that many of our High School students have created in their school woodworking classes. Galleria Building, Innovation Blvd. on the U. of S. campus. Contact: Bob Baker at (306) 374-7986 or Leo Fritz at (306) 374-6540.

Cameco Victoria Park Summer Festival

mid June

Events and Festivals, Music and Entertainment, Sports in Victoria Park. (306) 242-2711

Saskatoon Metis Spring Festival

end June

Enjoy a full weekend of Metis cultural activities in Friendship Park. Activities include square dancing, jigging, fiddling, talent shows, traditional foods, trapping and canoe events. 306-975-9159.

SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

end June - early July

This annual jazz festival celebrates a variety of styles of jazz at various venues around the city. Over 500 musicians and 200 performances. 306-652-1421 or 1-800-638-1211

Canada Day Celebrations

July 1

Celebrate the country's birthday and multicultural heritage at Diefenbaker Park. Rock concert in the evening. Sponsored by the Saskatoon Optimist Club.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival

all July - August

Two Shakespeare plays are performed in an outdoor environment afternoons and evenings through the summer. Between the Mendel Art Gallery and University Bridge, on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. 306) 653-2300 or (306) 652-9100

Meewasin Dragon Boat Festival

early July

Annual competitions by city and area teams of 25 paddle 15 metre Chinese racing canoes over a 500 m course, for the right to compete at the Canadian Dragon Boat championships in Vancouver. Friendship Park. 306-665-6887

Pion-Era

early July

See all sorts of Pioneer skills and machinery including ice cream making, butter churning, spinning, hay baling, a saw mill, and rock crushing at the Western Development Museum. 306-931-1910.

Ness Creek Music Festival

mid July

set in the Boreal Forest. Music is eclectic in selection; ranging from Saskatchewan Folk to world beat, rock, funk and beyond. Children's activities, Eco-Village, beer gardens, craft vendors, food vendors, participative workshops and more! Big River SK, (306) 652-6377 Tickets: 1-800-970-7328 or (306) 938-7800

Country in the City

mid July

Enjoy country music played around the city in a number of different venues.

Taste of Saskatchewan

mid July

Festivities are centred around a gigantic food fair featuring two-dozen of Saskatoon's premiere restaurants cooking up great appetizers, delicious entrees and fabulous desserts.. Friendship Park (306) 975-3155

Great Northern River Roar

late July

River Roar is a five day powerboat racing festival. Watch exciting powerboat racing on the Saskatchewan River, between the Broadway and Freeman bridges. The only events of its kind in Canada, with boats speeding at 130 km/h. 306-563-1059 or 1-800-567-2444

Saskatoon International Fringe Festival

early August

Enjoy dozens of performances of off-beat theatre and performance art. The Fringe, on Broadway, presents over 50 companies from around the world, using 5 indoor and 1 outdoor stage. 306) 664-2239

Saskatoon Exhibition

mid August

Summer is at its best at the Saskatoon Exhibition, with its midway rides and games, commercial exhibits and agricultural displays. Opens with parade on first day, and fireworks every night! Prairieland Park. 306-931-7149

John Arcand Fiddle Fest

mid August

A three day multi cultural music festival featuring workshops, a fiddle contest, Red River Jigging Championships, concerts, old time dance and much more 7 km Southwest of Saskatoon on Highway 60 (306) 382-0111

Folkfest: One World - The Heart of the Community

mid Aug

Hundreds of folk performers play a variety of musical styles in 18 pavilions. This event is 24 years old, and free transportation is provided between the pavilions. (306) 931-0100

Canada Remembers International Air Show

late August

Canada's largest tribute to veterans project, featuring aerial and ground demonstrations, live WW II era entertainment, emotional opening ceremonies and activities for the whole family; a national award winning attraction. Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport @ 10:00am - 6:00pm (306) 975-3155

Ukraine Day in the Park

end August

A festival in the park next to the Delta Bessborough Hotel featuring stage shows, food, beer gardens, cultural displays and children's activities. Kiwanis Park from 11:00am - 9:00pm (306) 374-7675

Wanuskewin Season of Gathering

all Sept

In Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Learn about food preparation and buffalo hunts, view craft demonstrations and hear stories from Elders.

Annual Gladys Doll House Tour and Craft Sale

early Sept

Gladys Doll House

Saskatoon Harvest Fest

mid September

day long event held at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm park where families and communities get together to celebrate the "harvest" as part of our heritage in Saskatchewan. It includes traditional meals, parade, entertainment, street fair and trade show and family dance (306) 652-2576

International Mustang Meet

early Sept

Car Show with 40+ classes

Natural River Cinema

early Sept

In friendship park. Enjoy a movie on the riverbank at dusk. Sept 1 The Bear, Sept 2 Gorillas In The Mist and Sept 3 Never Cry Wolf.

Round Nine

early Sept

 

All Breed Dog Show/Obedience Trials

early Sept

All Breeds Championship Dog Show & Obedience Trials held on the Labour Day long weekend in September. Held at the Saskatoon Kinsmen/Henk Ruys Soccer Centre. Minimal admission fee. Shows & trials go from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM approximately on Saturday and Sunday; from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday. Call (306) 374-6611.

Ford Nationals Drag Racing

early Sept

Bridge City Speedway. Adults $8.00, Seniors $6.00, 13-15 yrs old $6.00, 7-12 yrs old $4.00 and 6 and under free.

Broadway Historical Walking Tour

mid Sept

Station Arts Centre

Harvest Festival

mid Sept

Saskatchewan International Raceway

Season Finale featuring NHRA Stock & Super Stock

mid Sept

Continuous music, food and fun. Call Jeanne at (306) 652-9111.

Annual Saskatoon Polka Fest

late Sept

Continuous polka music and refreshments, with three polka bands. 306-652-9111.

Street Legal Racing

late Sept

Saskatchewan International Raceway

end September

The Body Soul & Spirit Expo

Canada's Largest Holistic Lifestyle Consumer Show, where you can sit in on lectures by several experts, experience and sample healing sessions, products and services and much more. 403-246-0668 or 1-877-560-6830. Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium and Conference Centre

Premier Festival

end Sept

an opportunity to sample various wines, liqueurs and specialty foods.

Prairie Music Week

end Sept

Activities include a music festival, a youth career day and the 2nd Annual Prairie Music Awards.

Christmas Craft Fair

end Sept

Over 160 booths of crafts, pottery, wooden ware, needlework and more. German Canadian Club Concordia

Canadian Cowboys Association Rodeo Finals

late Oct

Annual indoor rodeo event, with all the usual rodeo attractions. Credit Union Centre (306) 975-3155

Coin & Stamp Show

late Oct

 

RiverHouse Gallery presents Annual Christmas Show & Sale

late Oct

 

Artisans' Craft Market

early Nov

Invitational craft show and sale, including woodwork, stained glass, quilting, photography, knitting and jewellery. 306-665-0001.

Saskatoon Fall Fair

mid Nov

A great beef show program includes 11 breeds of purebred cattle, the Cinderella Classic and Commercial Cattle Show and Sale. Prairieland Park (306) 931-7149 or 1-888-931-9333

Once Upon A Christmas Exhibit

Nov.15-18, 2000

Vintage Christmas displays at the Western Development Museum. 306-931-1910

Annual Santa Claus Parade

mid Nov

 

Bazaar & Craft Show & Sale

mid Nov

German Canadian Club Concordia.

Saskatoon Santa Claus Parade

late Nov

 

Saskatoon City Hospital's Festival of Trees

late Nov

Saskatoon Santa Claus Parade (held each year since 1990) runs through downtown Saskatoon. An event for the whole family! 306-653-8844. More info...

Prediction Mile

late Nov

 

Sundog Arts and Entertainment Faire

early Dec

Over 170 artisans showcasing crafts and food products. Friday 5:00pm -10:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm and Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm Credit Union Centre (306) 374-7364

The Barn Playhouse presents The Christmas Baking Extravaganza

mid Dec

Live music by Vickie Dyck, special desserts and tables full of Christmas baking. The Barn Playhouse, phone (306) 239-4600

Festival of Trees

early December

Over 100 fabulous Christmas trees, mini trees, wreaths, Christmas stockings, gingerbread houses-all for sale. You can attend several special events during the week. Proceeds purchase equipment for urgent medical equipment at Saskatoon City Hospital. Prairieland Park (306) 655-8407


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