Visiting Saskatchewan this September?
Along with the famous attractions and vistas that Saskatchewan offers, September 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 September in Saskatchewan.
1. A Touch of Autumn at Honeywood –
Marvel at the beauty of Honeywood in 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. — September 16, 2018
2. Reel Rave Film Festival
Watch award-winning films during the 15th annual Reel Rave International Film Festival in Waskesiu on September 7th to 9th.
3. Broadway Street Fair
Watch as the Saskatoon’s Broadway District is transformed into an amazing place with an electric mix of vendors, street performers, musicians, artists and dancers. – September 8, 2018
4. Flying Dust First Nation Powwow
Come see the traditional powwow performed by hundreds of dancers from across Canada and the United States in beautiful regalia. — August 31 – September 2, 2018
5. Highway 1 Studio Tour
The Highway 1 Studio Tour is a self-guided tour of local fine arts and fine crafts, where the tour goers also get the opportunity to see artists at work. This is the 10th annual events organized by the Artist Collective. — September 22 – 23, 2018 @ Swift Current
6. Light the Night Regina
Light The Night Walk celebrates and honours cancer survivors, acts as a memorial to those facing a loss and gives hope and healing to those still fighting. This is an unforgettable evening filled with music, food and family fun. — September 29, 2018
Eat and have fun while exploring the diverse, vibrant, historic Riversdale in Saskatoon during YXEats. – September 5 – 9, 2018
8. Rachmaninoff Romance
The opening season of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra features two of the greatest pieces of music ever written! The performances features Music Director, Eric Paetkau and pianist, Tony Yike Yung. A Laureate of the International Chopin Competition, Yang brings his technical prowess and innate sense of romanticism to Rachmaninoff’s incredible second Piano Concerto. — September 22, 2018
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. Come and wander the thousands of square feet of original fine art, interactive areas, and installation displays. There will be special sessions and artist talks on all three days. — September 20 – 23, 2018
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. – September 28 – 30, 2018
11. Prairie Summit Run-it Trail Race
Prairie Summit Run-it Trail Race is a challenging, hilly course through the wonderful scenic trails of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. Run the 5 km, 10 km or 20 km distance or bring the kids for the Fun Run. – September 23, 2018
12. Dragon Boat Festival
Come and cheer at the Regina Dragon Boat Festival on August 31 and September 1. There is so much more than just boat races at this event. There will be lots of family fun activities, food, entertainments, crafts and more to enjoy.
13. Harvest Moon Festival
Gather as neighbours to share food, music, dance, art and conversation during the Harvest Moon Festival. Celebrate diversity, deepen connections with fellow community members and take a moment to relax and have fun together.
Children’s activities including face painting. — September 15, 2018
14. Beaver Flat 50 – Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park
Beaver Flat 50 is a hilly hard-as-hell trail run at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, SK with over 2300 meters of vertical gain across 50 kilometers. The race is part of the Canadian Skyrunning Series and a UTMB qualifying race. The race has made it to the list of “Canada’s 15 must-run trail races for 2017.” — September 15, 2018
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. — September 7 – 9, 2018
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 15, 2018, Saskatchewan Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) officers will escort the World’s Largest Truck Convoy from Saskatoon to Regina AND Swift Current to Regina to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Saskatchewan athletes.
17. Prairie Rock and Gem Show Regina
See and learn about rocks, gems, minerals and fossils at the annual rock and gem show. The event is hosted by the Prairie Rock and Gem Society. September 15 – 16, 2018
18. Diamond Girls’ Diamond Anniversary
The success of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League has inspired so many young women to play baseball, and other sports. Although the AAGPBL folded, the legacy it left behind is immeasurable. The exhibit ‘Diamond Girls’ Diamond Anniversary: 75 Years of the AAGPBL’ will be on display until January 12, 2019.
19. Melfort Multi-K
Choose from 5K Walk/Run, 10K Walk/Run and 21.1K Run or the 1K Kids Fun Run at the Annual Melfort Multi-K on September 22, 2018
20. Nuit Blanche Saskatoon
Enjoy this night-time Arts Festival celebrating art and culture – Nuit Blanche on September 29, 2018 @ Saskatoon.
21. “Swing and a Wish YXE”
Visit Willows Golf and Country Club on Saturday September 15, 2018 for the 14th Annual Swing and Wish Golf Tournament, featuring Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole of TSN’s Sports Centre.
22. 6th Annual 33rd Street Fair
Enjoy live entertainment, local vendors, delicious food and children’s’ area with bouncy castles, face painting and art tent. Fair takes place on September 15, 2018 @ Saskatoon.
23. Have Supper In the Orchard with Chef Roberto Flores
Enjoy an exciting supper with Chef Roberto Flores from the El Tropezón -Food Truck. — September 28, 2018
24. Splash’N Boots LIVE – The Big Love, Kisses and Hugs Tour
Bring everyone YOU love to the biggest Splash’N Boots LIVE in Concert event of the year – The Big Love, Kisses and Hugs Tour!! This live show full of those Little Big Moments – moments of dance, laughter, connection, and most importantly, LOVE!! – September 25, 2018
25. SSO Music Talk at McNally
Ever wondered what goes into the final preparations for a symphony concert? Join the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, Eric Paetkau and Executive Director, Mark Turner for an interactive chat about upcoming concerts. Special guests will share their roles and their knowledge on the inner workings of getting concerts on stage. — September 18, 2018
26. Hear The Word On The Street
The Word On The Street is Saskatoon’s book and magazine festival celebrating the joy of reading and the importance of literacy. Enjoy a variety of activities including author readings, book discussions, marketplace, workshops and more. – September 16, 2018
27. Queer City Cinema Film Festival
The theme of this year’s festival is Visual Q-Resistance, Defiance, Protest, Action. Selected with the aim to confront racism directed towards QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), the festival aims to provide a much need public exposure to these groups and explore the role of arts and artists in advancing social change. – September 19 – 22, 2018
28. SUNFLOWER Art & Craft Market
SUNFLOWER is a showcase for more than 150 artists, artisans and craftspeople from across western Canada. The two day market will feature new marketers along with old favourites and will offer pottery, photography, fibre arts, paintings, jewellery, specialty foods, metal work, home and garden decor, kids stuff, recycled products and much more. — September 7 and 8, 2018 @ Yorkton
29. Go on a Colour Run
30. Hear the Greatest Albums Live
Led Zeppelin IV and AC/DC’s Back in Black on the same stage and will feature hits like Stairway to Heaven, When the Levee Breaks, Back in Black and You Shook Me All Night Long. The show will include a live band and singer for both Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.– September 14, 2018
31. Outter Limits Fun Run 2018
Experience Saskatchewan’s boreal forest and the amazing colours of fall. Choose the 10 km run or 5 km walk/run. Dress up for fun, come in costume! – September 22, 2018
32. Little Manitou Art Gallery – Manitou Music Fest
Come experience a little bit of Manitou! Drop in or stay for the day and enjoy a wide variety of amazing Saskatchewan performers. – September 2, 2018
33. You Can’t Stop This Love
Jack Semple will be returning to the Artesian stage in Regina on September 22nd to celebrate the release of his latest Album, “Can’t Stop This Love”.
34. River Road Festival
Celebrate Métis culture at the annual River Road Festival held in St. Louis. Enjoy jigging workshops, fiddle music, antique market, arts and craft vendors. September 13 – 15, 2018
35. Rock U
Take your summer and crank it up to eleven with Rock U! Experience the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll and the ways we listen to music. Explore rock and radio history, see historic photographs, and you even make your own with unique photo opportunities. Find your inner rock star with electric guitars, drums and percussion you can actually play! Rock U: The Institute of Rock ‘n’ Roll is a visiting exhibition at the Saskatchewan Science Centre until September 3, 2018.
36. Seniors Week Tea
Reminisce with a short program featuring photos and artifacts and take look back at leisure time, school, transportation, farming, and more while enjoying some light refreshments. – September 29, 2018
37. Go on an Observatory Tour
The Kalium Observatory is open for public viewing on various Fridays throughout the year. The observatory is staffed both rain or shine and admission is free. Please note that when cloud, rain, high winds or cold (-20 C ) conditions prevail, there will be no viewing at the dome but you can still examine the equipment. – September 7 & 14, 2018
38. Fort Battleford National Historic Site – Fort Dailies
Follow the footsteps of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) and start your day with a flag raising ceremony, march like a Mountie and discover the dramatic history of Fort Battleford. – Daily, July 2 – September 3, 2018
39. Swamp Fest
Want to hear local and emerging artists?Conceived to encourage Regina’s independent music and arts community, Swamp Fest also showcases musical talent in the Western provinces. – September 6 – 8, 2018
40. Forecasting the Canadian Wind
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) presents Our Canada: Forecasting the Canadian Wind. The performance spans the nation and beyond in the creation and presentation of new works by five Canadian composers in collaboration with five Canadian wind quintets who are partnered with five international wind quintets. – September 14 – 15, 2018
41. Support Saskatchewan Crafters
Make your Christmas list early! The annual Etsy Made in Canada Fair takes place on September 29 at U of R Research & Innovation Centre (RIC) Atrium in Regina and Station 20 in Saskatoon.
42. Pedal Go Karts
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. Borden & District Threshing Day
See vintage threshing and horse-drawn equipment in action, watch the equipment parade, people’s plow demonstration (10 – 12 people pulling the plow). The day will conclude with fall supper at the Borden Community Hall. – September 29, 2018
45. Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo
Held at Prairieland Park, the Expo is a meeting place for lovers of comics, sci-fi, horror, cosplay, pop culture, cartoons and more. Come and meet your favourite characters, television and movie entertainers, talented artists, book creators and have unlimited fun while enjoying this unique cultural experience. — September 15 – 16, 2018
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. K+S MS Bike
Ride through scenic Waskesiu enjoying exercise, clean air and entertaining fellow riders. Money raised by the cyclists goes towards research and programming of the MS Society of Canada. — September 15, 2018
48. Nutrien Fireworks Festival
There are many things to experience at the Nutrien Fireworks Festival: music, dancing, food, drinks, live entertainment, and of course . . . Fireworks!! There will be activities happening on both sides of the river so make sure to come out early in time to check everything out! — August 31 – September 1, 2018
49. Go Fishing
Cast your line into cool northern waters of Prince Albert National Park and bring home the catch of the day or a tale about the one that got away. Lake trout, northern pike, and walleye are just a few of the game fish species that can be found in the waters of Prince Albert National Park.
50. Enjoy Dinner and Music
Hear Chicago perform their historic album, Chicago II in its entirety as the first set of the concert. The second set will be the “world’s longest encore,” as the band jokingly refers to it, filled with their greatest hits. This concert will be the band’s longest show ever. – September 7, 2018