What's Happening in Sask - August 2019

Nutrien Fringe Theatre and Street Festival

Saskatoon
Aug 1, 2019 to Aug 10, 2019

25th Street Theatre Centre Inc. produces Nutrien Fringe Theatre and Street Festival annually in Saskatoon. This unique cultural celebration is one of Saskatchewan's largest independent theatre festivals. Discover the magic of Nutrien Fringe Theatre and Street Festival as 50,000 outdoor attendees turn Broadway Avenue into one of Saskatoon's favourite summer festivals.

Saskatoon Fringe Festival

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Macklin World Bunnock Championship Challenge

Macklin
Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 4, 2019

Bunnock is a German-Russian traditional game played with actual horse ankle bones. In early August, the community of Macklin hosts The Macklin World Bunnock Championship Challenge. Activities for the weekend include the bunnock tournament with over $40,000 in prizes, sidewalk sales, craft show, children's rides, street and evening dances. Concession and beer gardens. 

Macklin Bunnock

 

Poundmaker Performance Festival

Cut Knife
Aug 6, 2019 to Aug 8, 2019

Miyawata Culture Inc. presents the Poundmaker Performance Festival on Poundmaker Cree First Nation. This is an Indigenous performance festival but also a multicultural event that brings contemporary stories, performance and culture into the limelight. Local, provincial and international guests take to the stage to participate in the exchange of stories.

Poundmaker

Mariel Belanger, photo by David Bernie, canoe by Dr Shawn Brigman

John Arcand Fiddle Fest

Saskatoon
Aug 8, 2019 to Aug 10, 2019

Enjoy a weekend of affordable fun where Metis and other cultures are brought to life by some of the finest entertainers in Western Canada. Over 100 workshops, a Metis Cultural Camp, concerts, old time dances, and children's activities.

John Arcand Fiddle Festival

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Regina Folk Festival

Regina
Aug 9, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019

Celebrating its 50th year in 2019, the Regina Folk Festival will take place in Victoria Park in downtown Regina. With no shortage of opportunities for community engagement and thrilling music festival experiences for the whole family, this year's festival will offer a spectacularly good time with highly anticipated ticketed Main Stage shows, free daytime concerts and workshop sessions, an engaging children's area, an international arts market and international food court, festival merchandise store, and the popular beer gardens. 

Regina Folk Festival

 

Swift Current 2019 Western Canada Summer Games

Swift Current
Aug 9, 2019 to Aug 18, 2019

The 2019 Western Canada Summer Games will be hosted in Swift Current and surrounding areas in southwest Saskatchewan. Over 1,700 athletes from Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, the Yukon, Nunavut and Saskatchewan will compete in 16 sports at 20 different venues.

 

RIFFA 2019 - Regina International Film Festival & Awards

Regina
Aug 13, 2019 to Aug 17, 2019

RIFFA 2019 - Regina International Film Festival and Awards features four days of film screenings in multiple languages, master classes, special programming and Awards Ceremony. Celebrate diversity through the art of cinematography and the presentation of awards to the best films in 11 categories.

Regina International Film Festival

 

Grasslands National Park - Fossil Fever

Val Marie
Aug 14, 2019 to Aug 18, 2019

Always wanted to dig into the past? Join the Royal Saskatchewan Museum as they uncover the secrets of the past during Fossil Fever at the Grasslands National Park. Be part of the dig, a paleontologist for a day.

Grasslands National Park

 

Folkfest 2019

Saskatoon
Aug 15, 2019 to Aug 17, 2019

Saskatoon's annual Folkfest features up to 25 pavilions in various locations throughout the city. Ethnic food, cultural performances and displays, exhibits and demonstrations representing Saskatchewan's multicultural heritage. 

 

Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival

Big River
Aug 16, 2019 to Aug 18, 2019

Held in the beautiful boreal forest of northern Saskatchewan, this three-day festival attracts top notch talent while maintaining a friendly, intimate atmosphere. Festival goers have the opportunity to not only hear the musicians perform on the main stage, but also have the chance to rub elbows or even pick a tune with them by the campfire.

Big River Bluegrass Festival

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Scotty's 65,000,028th Birthday

Eastend
Aug 16, 2019

Celebrate Scotty's 65,000,028th Birthday at theT.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend.Help Scotty, the world's most massiveTyrannosaurus rex,celebrate her birthday with face painting, dinosaur crafts and more

Trex Discovery Centre

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Those Were The Days

North Battleford
Aug 17, 2019 to Aug 18, 2019

Summer wouldn't be the same without a stroll down memory lane at Those Were The Days at the Western Development Museum - North Battleford. This two-day event offers something for the whole family from vintage farm equipment to children's activities.

 

Taste of Maple Creek

Maple Creek
Aug 17, 2019

The annual Taste of Maple Creek is a day for local restaurants to showcase their food and for guests to taste their culinary delights!

 

Cypress Hills High Altitude Trail Challenge

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Aug 17, 2019

The Cypress Hills High Altitude Trail Challenge takes place in the CentreBlock of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

 

Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival

Waskesiu Lake
Aug 23, 2019 to Aug 25, 2019

Grab your dancing shoes, or just kick back and enjoy the musical performances at the 5th Annual Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival. The weekend is jam-packed with a variety of free family activities,including live on-stage musical entertainment, displays highlighting Prince Albert National Park, food vendors and beer gardens.

 

Motherwell Homestead NHS - Symphony Under the Sky Festival

Abernethy
Aug 24, 2019

Let the great times begin! Join us for a jam packed day of activities including threshing demonstrations, the Field to Fork Festival and children's activities. The highlight of the afternoon will be the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Under the Sky!

Motherwell Homestead Symphony Under the Sky

 

Saskatchewan Summer Star Party

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Aug 28, 2019 to Sept 2, 2019

An annual event, hosted by the Saskatoon and Regina Centres of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, attracts over 300 people each year to the Centre Block of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and Dark Sky Preserve. Enjoy all-night observing sessions under some of the clearest and darkest skies in Canada.

 

Shake the Lake Outdoor Music Festival 2019

Regina
Aug 30, 2019 to Aug 31, 2019

Enjoy a weekend of classic rock musicat Shake the Lake Outdoor Music Festival 2019in Regina. Friday line-up includes Burton Cummings, Loverboy and Northern Pikes - gates open 5 p.m. with concert at 6 p.m. Saturday line-up includes Styx, 54-40, Toque and Jack Semple -gates open3 p.m. withconcert at6 p.m.Food trucks and beer gardens on site.

Regina Shake the Lake

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Nutrien Fireworks Festival

Saskatoon
Aug 30, 2019 to Aug 31, 2019

Held during the Labour Day weekend , the Nutrien Fireworks Festival features cultural performances, live bands, vendors and activities for all ages. Unique award-winning fireworks shows choreographed to music each night.

 

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