Visiting Saskatchewan this August?
Along with the famous attractions to visit, August is full of great events, festivals, and concerts happening. From family fun festivals to live concerts, there is something for everyone.
Listed below are just 50 of the many things to do during August in Saskatchewan.
1. Queen City Exe
Enjoy incredible food, fun, music, shopping, and more at Queen City Ex – Regina’s annual fair. — August 20 – 22, 25 – 29, 2021
2. Fort Carlton Guided Tours
Follow in the footsteps of First Nations Métis, and European fur trappers and traders at Fort Carlton and experience history come to life on a guided tour through several recreated buildings! Hear stories of the fur trade, life at Fort Carlton and watch hands-on demonstrations. Various dates in August 2021
3. Sask Aquatic Adventures
Make your summer awesome with Aquatic Adventures. You can find them at Regina Beach, Blackstrap Provincial Park, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, The Battlefords Provincial Park, Greenwater Provincial Park, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, and Tuft’s Bay. Keep updated through their facebook page.
4. Beyond the Big Dipper
The new moon opens the door to the darkest Dark Sky Preserve in Canada. Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as they unfold the mysteries within the rich darkness we actively protect. — August 6 – 7 & 13 – 14, 2021
5. Food Truck Wars
Food Truck Wars hits Yorkton! Get your fair food fix and do some great summer shopping! — August 6 – 8, 2021
6. See an Exhibit at WDM
This exhibit celebrates 100 years of Saskatchewan. Events on the 1905 to 2005 timeline chronicle Saskatchewan’s achievements and challenges during the first 100 years of the province. Scan the northern forests and minerals underground in a display of Saskatchewan’s natural resources. The Theatre celebrates Saskatchewan people and places.
Dark, stylized, and with blinding intensity, come experience the “Scottish Play” as you never have before – a magical, highly theatrical performance with five of Saskatchewan’s finest actors. July 30 – August 22, 2021
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8. Wild Rose Shows
Come and enjoy all your favourite rides, games, and yummy fair food this August at the Wild Rose Shows taking place at Exhibition Park in North Battleford. August 19 – 21, 2021
9. Summer Under the Stars
The Perseids Meteor Shower occurs yearly between July 17 & August 24 and can be seen from all over the world! Join our guest expert astronomer from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on the main beach for a viewing party! We will learn about the Perseids meteors and other astronomical phenomena.
There will be a Rooftop Sky Bar at JT’s Tasty Treats, live music by Blu Beach Band, an asteroid hunt, beach games, tons of crafts and a haunted hike! Oh, and don’t forget to wear your pajamas – this evening full of fun is sure to tire you out! — August 14, 2021
10. The Cowboy Way
Discover the history and tales of cowboys, homesteaders, and ranchers who lived off the land. Learn about the Belza and Larson families and how they were able to thrive in this unforgiving landscape. — Sundays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2021
11. Indigenous Culture Camp
Visit the interpreters at the Indigenous Culture Camp at Fort Walsh and learn more about the people who have called the Cypress Hills home for centuries. Tuesdays to Saturdays in July and August.
12. Saskatoon Ex
Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park will be buzzing with people at Saskatchewan’s largest annual event, the Saskatoon Exhibition. Enjoy free entertainment, demo derby, as well as tons of fun for kids. – August 6 – 8 & 11 – 15, 2021
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13. Journey Through Time
Giddy up! Mount your wooden steed and gallop on a journey through time to meet the townsfolk of Batoche to learn about life on the prairies in the 1800s. Explore the village by the winding South Saskatchewan River and hear its stories told by knowledgeable staff in period costume playing the characters who once called this land home. Until September 3, 2021
See farm animals, historic buildings and beautiful gardens at the Historic site. Visit the museum to see a new feature exhibit “Beyond Fiddles and Sashes”. This is an interactive exhibit that displays artifacts and information on Metis culture.
14. Hike the Metis Trail
Pack a picnic and enjoy a short walk along the short Metis Trail at Fort Walsh National Historic Site. The trail is relatively flat and is a great way to enjoy the setting of the site with family.
15. Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival
Celebrate the arts at a 10-day community festival in the heart of the Broadway District of Saskatoon. – July 29 – August 7, 2021
16. Northwest Territorial Days Parade
Northwest Territorial Parade is coming on August 16th. This year’s theme is “The Great Outdoors”! The parade will begin at 7 pm at the Civic Center. — August 16, 2021
17. Wild Waves Waterpark
Slip, slide, jump and splash at Wild Waves Waterpark! This supervised floating water park that features slides, icebergs, hurdles, ladder runs, a trampoline, and more. Open until August 22, 2021.
18. Summer at Champetre County
Enjoy the summer at Champetre County visiting farm animals, getting lost in the Lost Corral Maze, trekking groomed trails, and more. — July 5 – August 31, 2021
19. Rock the River
Saskatchewan’s classic rock festival is back this summer during August 20 – 22, 2021.
20. Movies at Twilite Drive-In
Watch some of your favourite movies play on the big screen at the Twilite Drive-in! Fridays – Sundays, August 2021
21. Threshermen’s Show and Seniors’ Festival
Hear the hiss of steam and the chug of gasoline engines as the Yorkton Threshermen‘s Club demonstrates their pioneer skills. Two-day event features steam and gas threshing, horse drawn wagon rides, the “Story of Harvest”, clay oven bread baking and much more. – August 3 – 4, 2019
22. Great Southwest Shakespeare Festival
This year, at the Great Southwest Shakespeare Festival, Lyric Theatre will be presenting the production A Midsummer Night’s Dream! The festival will be held outdoors at Riverside Park. — July 23 – August 21, 2021
23. Mini-Golf at Cedar Creek Gardens
Enjoy a game of mini-golf at the Cedar Creek Gardens. The mini golf course is open for booking Monday – Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm & Sunday 12-6pm.
24. Summer Drive-In Concert
Enjoy the Summer Drive-In Concert featuring Jake Vaadeland & The Sturgeon River Boys from the comfort of your car at the E. A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts in Prince Albert. — August 4, 2021
25. Radisson Agricultural Society 99th Annual Fair
The Radisson Agricultural Society 99th Annual Fair is an annual, two-day event with activities for the whole family. Take in the parade on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. and continue into the afternoon with activities including Beeper the Clown and gymkhana event and end the day with a community dance. On Sunday, check out the horse show and vintage tractor pull. Petting zoo, slow-pitch tournament and a variety of indoor exhibits and displays take place throughout the weekend. – August 6 – 7, 2021
26. Summer SkyFest
Experience the park like never before at Rowan’s Ravine’s Summer SkyFest! Come out for a day of kite-flying competitions, sky sports, guided birding tours and solar viewings. August 7, 2021
27. Your Dream Come True!
Join SaskExpress on their 2021 Provincial Park tour, presenting “Your Dream Come True“, the musical game show that brings your vacation to life! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and settle in under the sunset for an evening of song and family-friendly entertainment! — August 19 – 29, 2021
28. Wood Mountain Post Guided Tours
Follow in the footsteps of the Northwest Mounted Police, Chief Sitting Bull and other people from Saskatchewan’s Past. Experience history come to life on a guided tour through several recreated buildings! Hear stories of from Wood Mountain Post and those who passed through it over the course of it’s operation as a Northwest Mounted Police Post. – Various dates August 2021
29. Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Camp
Held at the Ness Creek site, the Music camp is an opportunity for beginner musicians to learn from some of the top working musicians in their industry. — August 16 – 20, 2021
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30. Regina International Film Festival & Awards
Love films? Regina International Film Festival and Awards (RIFFA) is coming to town once again this August. RIFFA aims to inspire the widest public interest in arts and to give hundreds of emerging filmmakers and film lovers around the Province access to a world cinema experience. – August 10 – 14, 2021
31. Fiddle Concert Weekend
Enjoy a fiddle concert weekend with a Metis Kitchen party and Fiddle Fest Favorites. Enjoy the ambience of a Metis Kitchen just like it used to happen in days gone by. Enjoy fiddle fest music on AUgust 14th starting with music by John Arcand, family, and other favourite musicians. — August 13 – 14, 2021
32. The Fin Island Trail Run
Explore the Trails of The Battlefords during the Fin Island Trail Run. Challenge yourself while running or walking with friends and family on August 28, 2021.
33. Ness Creek Concert Series
Enjoy wonderful live music from the Ness Creek Mainstage. — Various dates from August 5 to 22, 2021
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34. Attend the Annual Threshing Bee
Want a weekend of small town fun? The annual Thrashing Bee features Pancake breakfast, Tractor Parade, blacksmithing, Live threshing, and more. – July 31 – August 1, 2021
35. The Detective’s Office
In 1951, Private Investigator Rick Murphy was investigating a case
involving a stolen priceless necklace. Suddenly, Rick vanished without a trace. Step into his office and uncover what happened to him.
36. Sasktel Jazz Festival
For nine days each summer, the city of Saskatoon bursts into song as the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival plays host to hundreds of world class artists. Come to the Bess Gardens for a reimagined and safe live music experience, host an amazing backyard live stream or catch a performance at one of the many downtown Saskatoon sidewalk stages and participating restaurants. – August 7 – 15, 2021
37. Regina Folk Festival
Enjoy some relaxed and joyful sharings by talented artists with a combination of concerts at an outdoor stage and online micro concerts. August 6 – 8, 2021
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38. Saskatchewan Summer Star Party
Enjoy all-night observing sessions under some of the clearest and darkest skies in Canada. – August 4 – 9, 2021
39. Saskatchewan Premier’s Walleye Cup
The Saskatchewan Premier’s Walleye Cup is one of this province’s flagship fishing tournaments and one of the largest walleye events in Canada. August 6 and 7, 2021
40. Brandt Community Stage
The Brandt Community Stage in Regina reverberates with music this summer! Serena Ryder Jeffery Straker and Rory Allen are some of the artists performing in August. – July 17 – August 13, 2021
41. Bluegrass at the Barn
Northern Lights Bluegrass will be hosting a jamboree at the Barn Playhouse. This daytime event will run from 1 pm until 8 pm with a jam following the show. This concert will feature performances from Jake Vaadeland and The Sturgeon River Boys, Gopher Broke, the Lost Highway Navigators, Jordan Daniels, and the Cross Canada Bluegrass All-Star Jam. – August 21, 2021
42. Annual Invermay Fair
The annual Invermay Fair is a fun affair featuring pancake breakfasts, chuckwagon and chariot races, fair dance, parade, beer gardens, and more. — August 6 – 8, 2021
43. Living Sky Casino Ribfest
The Living Sky Casino Ribfest will be taking place from August 6th through 8th at the Living Sky Casino. The Living Sky Casino Ribfest is a family-friendly event, with outdoor seating, vendors, and 3 world-famous ‘Ribbers’ set up to satisfy the whole family’s hunger. – August 6 – 8, 2021
44. Cheer the Roughriders
Saskatchewan Roughriders are taking on Hamilton Tiger-Cats on August 13th! Catch the game live at Mosaic Stadium.
45. Shake The Lake
Shake the Lake Regina features great Classic Rock groups performing the hits you loved back then and still do today. — August 12 – 13, 2021
46. Frank Dunn Triathlon
Run the oldest triathlons in Western Canada – the Frank Dunn Triathlon! The race consists of a 1.5 km swim, a 62 km bike, and a 13 km run. – August 15, 2021
47. YXE Beer Wars
Support the fine craft beer, wine & spirits producers of Saskatchewan. This event is designed to introduce you to the craft brewers in attendance; you will have the opportunity to sample their products and learn more about their company. August 27 & 28, 2021
48. Electric Sky Festival
Enjoy 3 days of workshops, music and art with friends, family, and nature during the Electric Sky Festival. This is an inclusive electronic music festival in Big River, Saskatchewan. — August 27 – 29, 2021
49. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.” This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (nee Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.”. — August 27 – 28, 2021
50. Bow Valley Jamboree and Festival
Dance to Saskatchewan’s famous and emerging musical talents at this year’s Bow Valley Jamboree This family-friendly event will also feature artisan tents, children’s activities, food vendors, beer gardens, and roast beef dinner among other activities. – August 7, 2021