Things to Do this August in Saskatchewan

Things to Do this August in Saskatchewan

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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 Ex

Join more than 200,000 attendees for five days of incredible food, fun, music, shopping and more at Queen City Ex – Regina’s annual fair. — July 31 – August 4, 2019

2. Attend Moist Concert

From 1993 to 2001, over the course of three multiplatinum albums, MOIST led the vanguard of the Canadian alt-rock scene, and sold over a million records. Now, twenty years after the start of it all and with renewed vigor and an irrepressible urge to rock, MOIST is back and “The Resurrection” is upon us. – August 7, 2019 @ Gold Eagle Casino

3. Hear Garth Brooks

One of the most anticipated musical events this summer! Garth Brooks will be in Regina. – August 9 – 10, 2019

4. Fossil Fever at Grasslands National Park

Spend a day uncovering the secrets of ancient dinosaurs, then get dancing under the stars at a country hoedown. The Badlands were the site of one of the first discoveries of dinosaur fossils in Canada, and scientists today continue to unlock the mystery of a time when prehistoric creatures wandered the jungle on what is now the Canadian Prairie.

As part of the five-day Fossil Fever event, small groups get a hands-on lesson as they accompany a crew of paleontologists from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and McGill University on a day’s dig. Wild scenery, lunch in the badlands and five hours of finding hidden gems such as fossils are all included. Wind down enjoying a hot chocolate beneath the spectacular night sky as you watch the glowing campfire embers. — August 14 to 18, 2019

Things to Do this August in Saskatchewan

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5. Canadian Sprint Nationals

Over 2,000 Canadian athletes from 40 clubs from across the country, including members of the Canadian National Team, will paddle down Wascana Lake looking to win National titles at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships and the Canadian Masters Championships. — August 27 – September 2, 2019

6. Northwest Territorial Days

Northwest Territorial Days is in its 132nd year. The fair kicks off on August 14th with the Parade, themed: Everything Under the Sun. This annual fair features many attractions: livestock shows, commercial exhibits, the yard acts, petting farm, grandstand performances, kids entertainment, demolition derby, and so much more!! — August 14 – 16, 2019

7. Saskatoon Exhibition

Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park will be buzzing with people at Saskatchewan’s largest annual event, the Saskatoon Exhibition. Enjoy free entertainment, pancake breakfast, Kidsville, stunts, fireworks, trade show and much more. At the Kidsville features a petting zoo, pony rides, Midway rides, games and food. – August 6 – 11, 2019

8. See a Travelling Exhibit at WDM

One Canada: Diefenbaker’s Vision, produced by the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, explores Diefenbaker’s goal to create an equitable country that derives strength from diversity. It sparks conversations about nationalism, identity, human rights, and how we as Canadians view our country as a unified nation. April 24 – September 29, 2019

9. As You Like It

As You Like It will take you on a fantastical journey to an enchanting place where your quirks and oddities are celebrated, and you are free to love whomever you choose! It is a rollicking romp of a play interwoven with dancing, live music and a quadruple wedding. Throw in a reigning monarch that makes Marie Antoinette seem like a teddy bear, a pint sized though formidable duo, and a fool with a definite Mad Hatter vibe, and this will definitely be a show audiences get buzzing about! July 4 – August 18, 2019

10. Saskatchewan’s Outback KCRA Rodeo

Winner of the 2018 KCRA Rodeo of the Year is back again in 2019! There will be slack and rodeo performances, food booth, beer gardens, Saturday night cabaret. Sunday is family day with extra activities for the younger rodeo enthusiasts – climbing wall, face painting, bouncy castle and petting zoo.– August 17 – 18, 2019

11. FolkFest ’19

Enjoy folklore, music, food and cultural festivities at the FolkFest. – August 15 – 17, 2019

12. Sample Frontier Life

Uncover stories of the many peoples who called this area home in the late 1800s. Help a North West Mounted Police officer complete their mid-day stable duties, discover stories at the First Nations camp and taste flavours of the past at the cook tent. Don’t miss the historic weapons and cannon firing! Saturdays in July and August

13. Symphony Under the Sky Festival

The Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site will be reverberating with music on August 24, 2019 during Symphony Under the Sky. There will be threshing demonstrations, limited edition Motherwell Homestead Red Fife witbier, Field to Fork Market vendors, kidzone and more!

14. John Arcand Fiddle Fest

The John Arcand Fiddle Fest is celebrating their 22nd anniversary in 2019. There will be over 100 free workshops in fiddle, guitar, jigging and square dancing, evening concerts and mainstage entertainment, dances, children’s activity area and a Métis Cultural Camp. The fest conducts one of the largest fiddle contests in Canada. — August 8 – 10, 2019

15. Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival

6 Venues. 10 Days. 33 Plays. 231 Performances. There’s only one place to be this August 2nd to 11th—from the hottest shows to the coolest street performances, the 2019 Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival delivers summer fun for the whole family!

16. Those Were The Days – 50th Anniversary

Take a stroll down memory lane at the Western Development Museum’s Those Were the Days. Savour the sweet smell of threshed oats in the field as the threshers go about their work. Watch and feel the powerful vintage steam tractors at the daily Parade of Power where vintage farm machines huff and puff their way around the Heritage Village. For the youngsters there will be a petting zoo, face painting, jungle gyms, scavenger hunts, sack and three-legged races. Roll up your sleeves and hammer some nails, or race against the clock to twist a nut onto a bolt at the Pioneer Competitions. — August 17 – 18, 2019 @ North Battleford WDM

17. RENT

Get tickets to the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece as Jonathan Larson’s RENT returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. August 22 – 23, 2019 @ Regina and August 20 – 21, 2019 @ Saskatoon

18. The Trial of Louis Riel

Watch the re-creation of Canada’s most famous trial. Experience the momentous trial that changed Western Canada Forever during the Trial of Louis Riel. Based on the transcripts of the famous trial of Louis Riel in 1885 at Regina, this play is now in its 51st year making it the longest-running historical dramatic production in North America. August 7 – 18, 2019.

19. Rock the River

Saskatchewan’s classic rock festival is back this summer during August 16 – 18, 2019.

20. Chefs on the Saskatchewan

Attend a culinary and artistic evening featuring three of Saskatchewan’s finest Chefs. Chefs on the Saskatchewan will collaborate to create an amazing high-end three-course meal with local ingredients paired with local beer and wine! Evelyn Reisner along with Matt Fehr and Heather Bekar-Schulte are excited to share their talents in this all Saskatchewan “foody” evening. – August 8, 2019

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 the Riverside Park. — July 26 – August 17, 2019

23. World Bunnock Championship Tournament

Are you one of those people who come to the Bunnock Tournament every year? Or are you coming for the first time? Every Long weekend in August the residents of Macklin dig their bones out of the closet to host the approximately 320 teams who enter the World Championship. – August 3 – 4, 2019

24. 2019 Canadian National Archery Championships

The 2019 Canadian National Archery Championships will take place in Prince Albert and is expected to draw round 320 archers for the 3D course, 160 archers for the Field course and 380 archers for the Outdoor Target course. — August 2 – 11, 2019

25. Living Skies Come Alive

Head to the Moosomin Lake Regional Park during the August long weekend and enjoy two days of fun. This event includes camping, food, music, beer gardens, games and more. The highlight of the event is a fireworks display, choreographed to music, and set off both Saturday and Sunday nights, with two teams competing. This year the competition will showcase Canada vs Philippines. — August 3 – 4 2019

26. Exploration Days

Exploration Days is a program designed to attract families to the downtown by inspiring a positive image of Victoria Park and its public spaces to parents and their children.Regina Downtown BID invites families and daycares to Victoria Park on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, June through August, to enjoy the programming these groups have to offer. With a wide variety of partner organizations, kids and their families can truly enjoy downtown through fun and educational activities. Tuesdays, June through August | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Registration is required

27. Mid Summer’s Art Festival

Enjoy a one-day arts festival featuring original creations by artists and artisans including wood, painting, printed word, garden art, pottery, pet needs, jewellery, fibre art, rustic furniture, and more. There will also be on-stage entertainment, children’s area and craft beer and wine garden. – August 3, 2019

28. 2019 Western Canada Summer Games

Over 1,700 athletes from Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, the Yukon, Nunavut and Saskatchewan will compete in 16 sports at 20 different venues. Take in ten days filled with sporting events and cultural performances, and experience the largest event ever to take place in the southwest​ region!​ – August 9 – 18, 2019

29. Ukranian Day in the Park

Come with friends and family to enjoy Saskatoon’s Outdoor Ukrainian Festival. There are stage performances, cultural displays, children’s activities and souvenir vendors. You can enjoy refreshing Ukrainian import beer in the beer gardens as well as great Ukrainian food. — August 24, 2019

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 film makers and film lovers around the Province access to a world cinema experience. – August 13 – 17, 2019

31. Waskesiu Lakeside Festival

Head to Prince Albert National park during the Waskesiu Lakeside Festival to enjoy 3 days of live music, aquatic activities and family-friendly programming. — August 23 – 25, 2019

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 24, 2019.

33. Prince Albert Exhibition

Dine and dance for three days during this popular festival. July 30 – August 3, 2019

34. Attend the 53rd Annual Threshing Bee

Want a weekend of small town fun? The annual Thrashing Bee features Bull riding & Caberet, Pancake breakfast, Slow pitch tournament, Beer gardens, Team Roping jackpot, Antique tractor parade, Live threshing, Barrel racing, Church service, and more. – August 2 – 4, 2019

35. Wascanaco: Crisis Aversion

Wascanaco: Crisis Aversion is an elite escape training exercise seeking the best of the best in suspect identification, location tracking, and explosives diffusing. Your team will have 2 hours to accomplish your mission successfully. This joint operation designed by Mystery Mansion, Escape Club, and District 3 Escape Rooms, will take place over 5k of path at Wascana Park. – July 28 & August 18, 2019

36. Blast from the Past Camp

Travel back in time and immerse yourself into settler life! Featuring savvy settler skills, games, crafts, cooking, and more. For children ages 8 – 12. – August 13 – 15, 2019

37. Regina Folk Festival

Held annually in Victoria Park, the Regina Folk Festival is a celebation of music and community. This summer we’ve got The Dead South, Megan and Jenna Nash, Colter Wall, Rae Spoon, Kathleen Edwards, Bahamas, Blue Rodeo, and Blind Boys of Alabama among others. As part of the 50th Anniversary, there will be a special Close Talker Immersive Concert on August 8th.

38. Saskatchewan Summer Star Party

Enjoy all-night observing sessions under some of the clearest and darkest skies in Canada. – August 28 to September 2, 2019

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. The Premier’s Cup is a two day, live release tournament, with a boat parade and banquet on the preceeding day. August 9 – 10, 2019

40. Celebrate Cochin Days

Head to the Resort Village of Cochin to celebrate the annual Cochin Days. The festival features traditional “Boat Parade” as well as children’s paddle boat parade. The Festivities also include Children’s Bike Parade, Sand Castle Competition, art show and sale, adult challenges, ball tournament, sunday Pancake Breakfast, Beer Garden, and much more. – August 9 – 11, 2019

41. Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival

A musician’s and music lover’s paradise, Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival features 3 days of world class music that includes hot licks, calming gospel, back beat chopping, furious bowing, deep bass, grooving old time and more. – August 16 – 18, 2019

42. Cinema Under the Stars

At Regina Downtown’s Cinema Under the Stars, you can enjoy the advantages of family picnic in the park with the open-air experience of drive-in movies. All summer long, you can enjoy free family entertainment in Victoria Park. You bring the blankets, chairs and snacks. We’ll provide family-friendly movies and popcorn.

Plan to make an evening of it with pre-show entertainment starting at 8:00 PM, featuring children’s music, crafts, kid-friendly activities and more.

43. RibFest

Spread over 3 days at the Diefenbaker Park, Saskatoon RibFest is a fun event for all. Listen to good music while enjoying delicious BBQ, ribs. – August 2 – 5, 2019

44. Celebrate Scotty’s 65,000,028th Birthday

Scotty, the world’s largest T. rex is turning 65,000,028 years old. It was 28 years ago on August 16, 1991 that Eastend school teacher Robert Gebhardt discovered Scotty’s tail vertebra exposed in a hillside near Eastend, SK. Cupcakes will be served at 2 p.m., kids get treat bags, there will be MASSIVE party games and more! – August 16, 2019

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 30 – 31, 2019

46. Frank Dunn Triathlon

Run the oldest triathlons in in Western Canada – the Frank Dunn Triathlon! The race consists of 1.5 km swim, 62 km bike and 13 km run. – August 11, 2019

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 23 & 24, 2019

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 2 – 4, 2019

49. Nutrien Fireworks Festival

Its fun for the family at Saskatoon’s spectacular River Landing during the Nutrien Fireworks Festival! There will be entertainment and amazing fireworks displays, food, fun for kids and adults, demonstrations and games. — August 30 – 31, 2019

50. Bow Valley Jamboree and Festival

Dance to Saskatchewan’s famous and emerging musical talents at this year’s Bow Valley Jamboree and Festival. This family friendly event will also feature artisan tents, children’s activities, food vendors, a visual arts’ display and bar among other activities. – August 10, 2019

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