Visiting Saskatchewan this September?
Along with the famous attractions and vistas that Saskatchewanoffers, September is full of great events, festivals, and concerts happening. From drive-in movie nights to family fun events, there is something for everyone.
Listed below are just 50 of the many things to do during September in Saskatchewan.
1. A Touch of Autumn at Honeywood – Parkside
Marvel at the beauty of Honeywoodin the fabulous colours of fall. Take home potted lilies & perennials as well as a great selection of lily bulbs as a souvenir of your visit. Tour the nursery, enjoy local musical entertainment, visit artisan displays and sample the desserts and refreshments. — Starts September 1, 2020
2. Hiding in Plain Sight
Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation explores the portrayal of Métis Citizens—some of whom are “hiding in plain sight”—in art and photographic collections and the accompanying descriptions. — Until December 6, 2020
3. Enjoy a Drive-in Movie Night
Watch movies under the open sky! Book your tickets to the movies at Twilite Drive-in at Wolseley.
For more options, see Drive-in Movie Theatres in Saskatchewan.
4. Pony Rides, Petting Zoo & Pedal Go-Karts
5. Be Joyful
Head to the Saskatchewan Science Centre, Regina to view the all-new collection of Joylab 2.0. It is a curated experience designed to provide Instagram-ready moments for visitors while discovering how simple things can bring about a feeling of joy.
6. Walk the trails at Petrofka Orchard
If you haven’t been to the Petrofka Orchard yet, now is a good time to visit. The trails will be open daily from 10 am to 7 pm, but you will need prior permission to access the trails. Once you care done exploring, head over to their store/cafe and have your fill to yummy treats. The orchard has apple, plums, sour cherries and haskaps and produces many gourmet products. You’ll also find homemade apple & fruit pies, clay-oven Doukhobor bread & Doukhobor borscht, caramel apples, Smokey Apple BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches, and so much more.
7. Corn Maze
Get lost in a Corn Maze. Located within a short drive from Regina is the Cedar Creek Gardens and Corn Maze.
8. Grotto Gardens Country Market
The Grotto Gardens Country Market in Maple Creek will help you fulfill all of your sweet tooth cravings. More than just an orchard, Grotto Gardens also offers a bakery and a quint log barn where you can enjoy delicious sweet treats. — Tuesdays – Sundays
9. Art Now: Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair
Art Now is the largest fine art fair of modern and contemporary art in Saskatchewan featuring emerging and nationally and internationally known artists from galleries across all three Canadian prairie provinces. In 2020, the show can be experienced online as well as at the galleries in Saskatchewan. You can enjoy the special opening night reception, great sessions and artist talks, as well as even a special gallery for kids’ art. — September 17 – 27, 2020
10. Culture Days
Celebrated across the province of Saskatchewan, Culture Days features free, hands-on, interactive activities and discover the world of architects, curators, artists, designers and other creative people in their communities. Apt for the current year, this year’s Culture days them is Unexpected Intersections that focuses on creative and outside-the-box thinking to reveal new avenues of discovery, learning, and expression. You can catch them indoors, outdoors and Online from September 25 – October 25, 2020.
11. Black Fox Farm & Distillery
This year, Black Fox Farm & Distillery is conducting U-Pick Pumpkins, Gladiola, and flower field. You can also enjoy an excursion at the Black Fox which includes a guided walking tour of our farm and distillery and a spirit sampling featuring the Distillery’s Award Winning Spirits. To enjoy a private sampling of their Award Winning Gins and to learn how they were crafted from seed to sip, you can also book Black Fox Tasting.
12. Boundary Bog Trail
Take on the beautiful two-kilometer Boundary Bog Trail at the Prince Albert National Park. You’ll be able to see the black spruce bog, complete with carnivorous plants, which lure in insects to eat. The trail is complete with a boardwalk and can be completed in about an hour.
13. Harvest Moon Festival
Celebrate the Annual Harvest Moon Festival: Safely Together! A number of free workshops and performances featuring local artists and businesses are offered at the festival. — September 12 – 22, 2020
14. Youth Farm Corn Maze
Constructed on an 8 acre corn field near Rosthern is the Youth Farm Corn Maze. For younger children there is a ‘Small Stalks’ maze shorter in length and guided. More advanced mazers can try the 6 acre ‘Crazy Cobbler’ maze. August 1 – October 25, 2020
15. Participate in the Queen City Marathon
The Queen City Marathon is the largest road race in Saskatchewan with three days of race. Participate in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or the 5K race. There is also a children’s mini marathon. This year, the marathon will be a virtual running festival from September 1 – 30, 2020
16. Special Olympics Saskatchewan Truck Convoy
Join the compassionate army of truck drivers and be a part of the world’s largest truck convoy. On Saturday, September 12, 2020, Saskatchewan Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) officers will escort the World’s Largest Truck Convoy in two separate convoys, one in Regina and the other in Saskatoon. You can also take part in the Truck Convoy virtually from any location in the province.
17. Explore Old Recipes
Check out the recipes from the Western Development Museum‘s collection. This is a great way to celebrate cooking as well as foster a sense of community and belonging.
18. Han Wi- Moon Dinner
Enjoy a transformative experience at Wanuskewin. Go on a fourty-five minute guided tour with our senior staff to learn about the incredible Culture, history, and science of this land. Have fresh bannock over an open fire sipping tea and reconnecting with friends or family while enjoying a stunning view of the South Saskatchewan River and the Opimihaw Valley. Afterwards dine on a decadent three-course decadent meal featureing mouth-watering Bison Tenderloin and many seasonal delights foraged from the valley, including wild berries, mushrooms, sunchokes & more. Finally, to complete the evening, listen to ancient star stories from a Dakota Star Story Teller while gazing out at a famous prairie sunset and beautiful Saskatchewan night sky. — September 10, 2020
19. Manitou Music Fest
Camp overnight and enjoy live music, PowWows and more at the Manitou Music Fest. — September 6, 2020.
20. Taste of Downtown – Regina
Experience cuisines from regions around the world – right in the Heart of the City of Regina! Each participating business will create a unique menu item, inspired by their choice of country, continent or region! — September 21 – 27, 2020
21. Ranchman’s Ridin’ & Recitin’
Come and watch stock producers from Saskatchewan as they put their top stock on display. From the future of agriculture in the Junior Stockman’s Livestock Show, to today’s standard makers at the Cattle Pen Show, to the Heavy Horse Competition, there is something for all ages. — September 26, 2020
22. True Crime Tours at Moose Jaw
Hear tales of true crime that took place in Moose Jaw on Fridays, September 11, 17 & 25, 2020.
23. Have a Supper In the Orchard
Enjoy culinary creations by local chefs who will create a multi-course supper using mainly ingredients from local farms and the Over the Hill Orchards and Winery. — Various dates in September
24. Blue Mountain Adventure Park
Experience the rush of a zip Line tour, fly across the beautiful valley from hilltop to hilltop enjoying the amazing view at Blue Mountain Adventure Park.
25. Attend the Alan Jackson Experience
Get your tickets to Aaron Halliday. He is Canada’s #1 Tribute to Alan Jackson. The Alan Jackson Experience takes place at the Pilot Butte Rodeo Grounds on September 04, 2020.
26. Sidewalk Concerts
Sidewalks and driveways come alive with music for 30 minutes on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in Yorkton. All concerts will feature local performing artists Katie Morgan, Angus Vincent, Jackie Guy and The Remainders.
27. Indigenous History River Bank Walking Tour
As part of Culture Days, Prince Albert Historical Society is conducting a walking tour led by local knowledge keepers Leah Dorian, Curtis Breaton, and Leo Omani. The Indigenous History River Bank Walking Tour will be on September 27th. Book your spot prior to September 25th.
28. From Scratch
See the work of over 20 SCC (Saskatchewan Craft Council) Juried Professional Craftspeople working in a variety of craft media. The artworks presented used foundational materials using a wide variety and complexity of technique and tools to make something new. — August 3 – November 6, 2020
29. Regina Beach Centennial
31. Enjoy a Picnic in the Orchard
Cheese platter with wine, overlooking the valley! Does that sound wonderful? Book your Picnic at Over the Hill Orchards and Winery. – Wednesdays – Sundays
32. Manitou Music Fest
Come experience a little bit of Manitou! Drop in or camp overnight and enjoy a wide variety of amazing Saskatchewan performers. – September 6, 2020
33. See Unique Natural Attractions
From the incredible sand dunes and sand formations to the creepy twisted trees, visit some of the unique natural attractions in Saskatchewan.
34. Drive-in Movie Nights at the Park
Three Saskatchewan Provincial Parks is hosting drive-in movie nights this summer. On September 4th, head to the Blackstrap Provincial Park to watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Lion King will be screened on September 5th at the Buffalo Pound Provincial Park.
35. motionball Marathon of Sport Saskatoon
Join us at the 2020 motionball Marathon of Sport Saskatoon on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Join Tessa Virtue and other Canadian sport celebrities for an hour long, action packed, and interactive national broadcast that will engage you with a series of fun sport and fitness challenges.
36. Celebrate Pride
Celebrate together while staying apart. This year, the Queen City Pride Festival will feature a variety of both in-person and virtual events. – August 30 – September 5, 2020
As part of the Pride Festival, The Rainbow Screen will be screening two films for Free: The Lorax and Juno.
37. Go Camping
Spending the night in the wide-open spaces of the prairies, or tucked into a forest of trees, alongside a beautiful lake or on the banks of a river, there is something special about camping out under a Saskatchewan night sky. Sit back and relax in front of a fire, take a good look at the stars, and sleep listening to the howls of coyotes.
For ideas see, 10 Best Places to Camp in Saskatchewan
38. Get Soaked!
Enjoy safe, clean fun at the Soaked! Waterpark. Exclusive to guests of The Atlas° Hotel, the waterpark features two waterslides, a swimming pool, spray pad, toddler area, hot tub and the Watermark™ digital water curtain.
39. Go On the Trail of the Mounties
Go on a driving tour exploring and understanding Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The trip starts in Regina at the RCMP Heritage Centre’s Training Academy Depot Division, the cadets receive their training. The tour ends with a visit to the Fort Battleford National Historic Site, the NWMP headquarters for the District of Saskatchewan.
For more options see,10 History Themed Road Trips and Tours in Saskatchewan
40. Attend the SSO Opening Night
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is opening its 90th season with a musical adventure to Paris! Stroll the streets of Paris, enjoy la vie en rose with musical treats from the iconic city of lights. Travel back in time to the days when Joseph Bologne, Chevelier de Saint-Georges made Paris’ music scene sparkle, soak in la belle epoque with story telling from Ravel, and daydream with one of the most famous of Debussy’s creations. – September 26 – 27, 2020
41. Clearwater River Provincial Park
A wilderness park for the adventurous offering some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada and encompasses the Clearwater River. Come and explore the land in the same way that voyageurs did 200 years ago as they sought a water route across Canada. The river offers a challenging canoe route with rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV+ and a waterfall.
42. Little Manitou Lake
For more beach fun ideas see 10 Must Visit Beaches in Saskatchewan.
43. Go on a Dinner Cruise
Board the Prairie Lily to enjoy a leisurely dinner while cruising the South Saskatchewan River and experience the beauty of the Meewasin Valley.
44. Everything Country: A Unique Experience
Attend SK’s largest outdoor market for all things hand-made and re-purposed, antiques, vintage, produce, baking, treats, pets, birds, and animals. Enjoy a variety of breakfast, lunch, and snack options. Come experience this unique event with the whole family! – September 12, 2020
45. See Murals
Go on a walking tour to see the murals of Nipawin from The CPR Bridge to Tom Forgie, the milkman showcasing life in Nipawin through the years.
46. Escape City
Have a real-life adventure you’ll never forget! Work together with your friends/family to find clues, solve puzzles and escape before the time runs out.
47. Boreal Trail
Pack a backpack and get going along the only destination backpacking trail in Saskatchewan – the Boreal Trail in Meadow Lake Provincial Park. This trail system will take you through a variety of ecosystems within the boreal forest and into some places of Meadow Lake Provincial Park that most people do not get to see.
48. Bee to Bottle Winery Tour
Experience a taste of winery life as you join us in discovering the journey our honey takes from hive to tank to bottle. Sample honey wines along the way, and take home a remembrance of your visit in your souvenir tasting glasses. — Fridays & Saturdays, until September 20, 2020
49. Go on a Road trip
There are only two national parks in the province of Saskatchewan, and each offers a perfect look at the unique differences of the varied landscapes of Saskatchewan. This road trip from Grasslands National Park to Prince Albert National Park will take you to both the parks with some great stops in between.
50. Wanuskein Heritage Park
Embark on a journey to unlock Saskatchewan’s past at the Wanuskein Heritage Park. Learn about Northern Plains Indian history and culture. Tour the visitor center and participate in various programs including Bison Hunt, Traditional Games, Tipi Rising and more.