Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

Events for the week of July 12 to 18, 2018

What’s so special about mid-July in Saskatoon? This past week, we’ve endured vicious windstorms, baseball-sized hail, and stifling humidity. BUT none of that is keeping us from carrying on with a summer full of festive fun. So get out there this weekend! Show the world that a little wind, rain, and falling ice won’t stop you from experiencing all there is to do for fun in our little patch of the prairies.

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Take in live theatre at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, enjoy a farm-made dinner and grassroots tunes at Perogyfest, watch the Canadian Rugby Championship games, and get ready to TASTE everything our city has to offer at the foodie festival. I’ve rounded up over 20 of the best things to do in Saskatoon this weekend.

Events are compiled using the Do Sask Facebook Group community calendar. Group members are invited to share events and engage with each other about things to do in the city of Saskatoon. Think of it as an interactive community cork board.

20+ THINGS TO DO IN SASKATOON THIS WEEKEND

Check out the listings below:

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018

9:00 AM Free Event: Composting 101 and Food Bank Garden Patch Tour
5:00 PM Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
10:00 PM Too Many Zooz at Amigos Cantina
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018

6:30 PM Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018

9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
6:00 PM Perogyfest at Farmyard Market
7:00 PM 2nd Annual Summer Dancetacular at Danceland, Manitou Beach (not in Saskatoon)
8:00 PM Uptown Stomp – Swing Dance at Free Flow Dance Centre
FREE Learn to Fish 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018

10:00 AM Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
FREE Learn to Fish 
FREE Play Beach Dodgeball at the Sutherland Bar
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018

7:00 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club 

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018

10:00 AM Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
10:30 AM Summer Mom & Baby Active
7:00 PM Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
Fundraising Open Mic Ft. the Saskatoon Youth Slam Team at Honey Bun Café
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018

6:30 PM Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
7:30 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
8:00 PM Simpsons Trivia at The Woods Ale House
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park

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Saskatoon Pub Trivia Schedule 2018

Do you know everything there is to know about everything? Saskatoon pub trivia is happening in spots around the city throughout the week. This post gives an idea of where to go if you’ve got a whole lot of facts swirling around in your brain and no one to shout them at.

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Saskatoon pub trivia is better played as part of a well-rounded small team. Since you’re likely an expert on a few niche topics, feel free to coordinate with other experts to come out on top. Find them in the Do Sask closed Facebook group if you’re new to town, or your friends aren’t always game for a round. There are fun giveaways and food and drink specials waiting for the winning teams.

Mana Bar sent me its confirmed Thursday night pub trivia schedule for the next three months. Topics range from comic book heroes to sit-coms.

Confirmed schedule:

July 5 – Game of Thrones
July 12 – Happy Madison
July 19 – Batman
July 26 – The Simpsons
August 2 – Bethesda
August 9 – Dragon Ball Z
August 16 – Legacy Night
August 23 – The Office
August 30 – Stranger Things
September 6 – Disney
September 13 – Saskatoon Expo
September 20 – Harry Potter
September 27 – Legacy Night 2

Other Active Saskatoon Pub Trivia Locations

Where: Fionn MacCool’s
When: Wednesdays at 8:00 PM

Where: Thirsty Scholar
When: every second Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Where: The Woods Ale House
When: Wednesdays at 8:00 PM

Where: Hudsons Canada’s Pub
When: rotating Tuesdays at 7:30 PM

Where: Amigo’s
When: roughly 1x month

Where’s your favourite spot for Saskatoon pub trivia? Join the Do Sask Facebook group to have your say!
Do you organize Saskatoon pub trivia? Send in your schedule to be included on this free listing.

Do Sask Book Club just got better thanks to McNally Robinson Booksellers

Now that it’s July, we’re officially more than halfway through 2018. It’s about time to shed some light on the Do Sask Book Club that began casually back in January and how it’s about to get better thanks to McNally Robinson Booksellers.

You probably noticed while perusing Do Sask over the past 18 months that organizing group experiences is my thing. From brewery tours to speed dating, craft workshops to road trips – creating new activities close to home is part of what gives my life meaning. 

WHY RUN A FREE BOOK CLUB?

The Do Sask Book Club began as an in-person meetup for closed Facebook group members. I only knew one other member in person before the book club met up in January this year.

Finding a group of friends who are willing to commit to monthly gatherings isn’t easy. Take my Sunday-night all-women D&D experiment group. We found out that having a 3-hour-plus game late into the evening on a work night wasn’t going to fly long-term. (Yes, I play D&D. Did I mention I’m a dork?)

However if a bunch of friends commit as a group to finishing something they start, they can definitely do some big things in the world. That’s what community means to me. And that’s why I started the Book Club.

Over the past 6 months, we’ve read five different titles and held meetings at a number of local venues. Books include Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King,  1984 by George Orwell, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, and Artemis by Andy Weir. There was a clear theme that ran through these discussions, but it wasn’t planned as books are chosen by random draw.

HOW THE DO SASK BOOK CLUB WORKS

  • Book Draw Everyone in attendance puts their #1 title into a draw.
  • Eclectic Topics Each title will eventually be picked, so you’re guaranteed to have your book chosen along with a variety of other options – some you may hate and others may surprise you.
  • Flexible Meetings Dates are chosen on a day that works for the majority of attendees, usually a Monday or Tuesday evening.
  • Drinks & Discussion Book club members get together for a casual conversation over lattes and cocktails.
  • Book Club is always FREE Please bring cash if you’d like to order a drink and snacks to support the host venue.

If your schedule is anything like mine, you may not have time to include leisure reading every month. That’s why we don’t enforce the rule of finishing the book (although it makes a difference for the discussion). So you never have to feel pressure and can show up if you want to take part, or just listen.

What I’ve loved most about the Do Sask Book Club is learning how different people pick up unique aspects of each book. No one thinks alike and everyone offers a new perspective, or pieces of the story that I may have missed.

DO SASK BOOK CLUB & MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOKSELLERS

Meet us at Prairie Ink Restaurant inside McNally Robinson Booksellers starting later this summer. Along with providing space for discussions, McNally is offering Do Sask Book Club members their Reader Reward card for $10 which gives you 10% off your purchases. There will be a draw for a gift card at every meeting, if you needed some added incentive.

In the future, the curators at McNally Robinson Booksellers are willing to line up authors to potentially speak and offer book suggestions when applicable.

COME TO THE NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING

At the July Do Sask Book Club, we’ll discuss “The Merry Wives of Windsor” before watching the play at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. Check out the event listing for details. 

The year is young! Fill it with new friends, a few drinks, and some literature at the Do Sask Book Club. Please contact me if you’d like more information about upcoming meetings. 

How to spend 48 hours in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw Saskatchewan has become one of my favourite short weekend getaways. Before I visited the small prairie city last year, I paid little attention to it. However I’ve since made two more trips specifically to spend more time enjoying its obscure and whimsical aspects.

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This time ’round, my hubs Chris and I were doing our best not to do too much. I am the kind of person who likes to fill my days while Chris prefers taking it easy. So this 48 hours in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan has a blend of relaxing and doing. This post is meant to inspire you to try something different the next time you’re in town.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON – DAY 1

Take an afternoon nap at Temple Gardens

It’s been a two hour drive, so spread out and melt into the king size bed after the trip. Once rested, change into your pool gear and head for a soak and tan in the top-floor mineral spa.

Temple Gardens is a three star hotel that’s connected to the Moose Jaw Casino. If the $200 per night price tag is too much, stay elsewhere and pay admission to swim.

Pro Tip: Adult night takes place every Friday and Saturday from 9 to midnight.

Do some day drinking over at Rosie’s on River Street

Tchotchkes abound in this hole-in-the-wall pub. With an array of items like 8-tracks, cards, plaster heads, and more stuck to the walls, you’ll discover something new on display every time you visit. Choose a nostalgic song from the jukebox while you sip their sangria for a berry thirst-quenching taste.

Walk the Queen’s Canadian Rose Garden

Crescent Park is located across the street from Temple Gardens, so you can roll on over when the mood strikes.

At approximately twenty-eight acres, the city park has a lot to offer year-round. With tons of trees, a stream, manicured gardens, lawn bowling, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, and a playground – there’s a lot to do and see.

Pro tip: Remember to bring your mosquito repellent.

FRIDAY EVENING – DAY  1

Hit up the cocktail lounge that’s for mature adults only

Once you’ve seen all there is to see at Crescent Park, head over to Manitoba Street. Serving the 24+ crowd, Cask 82 is located in the renovated basement of a sports bar.

Try the selection of craft beer and two of their appetizers: Vegas Fries and Italian Ribs. The former is an elevated buffalo blue cheese concoction and the latter is dry ribs smothered in a creamy Italian dressing. We were lucky to enjoy some live music while getting our late-night munchies fix.

SATURDAY MORNING – DAY 2

Wake up slow and grab a light breakfast at the Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday morning throughout the summer, you’ll find local producers selling their goods on Langdon Crescent which is kitty-corner to Crescent Park. We picked up fresh roasted coffee and cherry-almond scones from Chrysalis, Apple Pie Moonshine from Smooth 42 Craft Distillery and a bottle of rhubarb syrup.

Funny story: The Casino’s roving street team asked us to draw a Queen of Diamonds for a chance to win $100 cash. As luck would have it, my husband Chris drew the right card. We’re not gamblers, but Moose Jaw is known for its first-class gaming and entertainment.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON – DAY 2

Stop for a late lunch at Yvette Moore Gallery and Cafe

This stop makes it onto my list for nearly every weekend trip to Moose Jaw. Their fresh sandwiches, soups, and salads are reason enough to add them to regular rotation. Plus, tons of local art and crafts in their gallery on your way in and out.

Experience your choice of unique entertainment attractions and city culture

Moose Jaw Saskatchewan is known for its historic ties to Chicago. I’ve discussed several cultural events and tourist centres tied to this theme in past posts. This time around, we spent time at the Hometown Fair on the exhibition grounds.

If you want something different to do, plan to check out the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre.

SATURDAY EVENING – DAY 2

Pretend you’re in the old country at Bobby’s Place

You definitely shouldn’t judge this spot by its exterior. Step inside this “old world” tavern and you’ll find stained glass windows, dart boards, church pew benches, and red brick walls which makes this spot a unique place to visit on the prairies. I ordered Yorkshire pudding for dinner and got a ginormous portion with mashed potatoes and roast beef.

Hear about local murders and hauntings on the Trolley Ghost Tour

We stopped for a selfie by Mac The Moose before boarding the sold out nighttime trolley (book your tickets in advance). Surprisingly, the small city has plenty of passionate killings and mysterious disappearances in its history books.  Some stories were graphic and vivid, so it may be best to leave the little ones at home. The guide couldn’t point out every location because people are still living in the haunted homes.

SUNDAY MORNING – DAY 3

Brunch at any one of the local cafes in town

But only after you’ve went for one last dip in the mineral spa.

Use Pokemon GO! to learn the background of the Moose Jaw Murals

The app’s interface has much more information about each mural than the map and guide brochure you’ll find around town.

Sip tasting flights at Prairie Bee Meadery

We stumbled on this gem while looking for a kettle sour craft beer and ended up sampling at least five different flavours of mead. 

Taste your way through the array of products. The owner started as a U-Pick near Moose Jaw and evolved into Saskatchewan’s first craft meadery. The sweet nectar is a blend of fermented honey and Canadian fruits.

My favourite flavour: Huckleberry

Moose Jaw Saskatchewan is close enough to escape to for a quick weekend trip, yet far enough to satisfy your travel bug. We wanted a balance of relaxing and doing because Chris wants to do less and I want to do more. In between the ideas listed here, we spent most of our spare time in the mineral spa. There’s always something new happening, so it’s worth more than one visit.

Which spots do you recommend in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan?

July Events in Saskatoon 2018

July is when summer events really heat up around Saskatoon. Check out traditions like Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and Taste of Saskatchewan, or try something new this July at Battle of the Bunnocks and Perogyfest. This month, DoSask is proud to sponsor the DTNYXE 2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale. Find links to all of these events in the massive monthly listing below.

Skip to: Monday, July 9 to Sunday, July 15 
Skip to: Monday, July 16  to Sunday, July 22
Skip to: Monday, July 23 to Sunday, July 30

JULY EVENTS IN SASKATOON 2018

Have an event I missed? Send it in for a free listing & check back to plan your week.

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018

Annie at Persephone Theatre

MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018

6:15 PM FREE Pilates in the Park on the lawn outside George Ward Pool
7:00 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Annie at Persephone Theatre

TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2018

6:00 PM Chess Club at Carlyle King Branch Library
7:00 PM Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
Annie at Persephone Theatre

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018

6:15 PM FREE Pilates in the Park on the lawn outside George Ward Pool
6:30 PM Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
7:30 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Annie at Persephone Theatre

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018

5:00 PM Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
DTNYXE 2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Annie at Persephone Theatre

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018

6:30 PM Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
DTNYXE 2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Annie at Persephone Theatre

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018

9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
DTNYXE 2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Annie at Persephone Theatre
9:00 PM FREE Do Sask Hang at Finn’s Irish Pub

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018

10:00 AM Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
8:00 PM Tonight it’s Poetry Karaoke at Amigos Cantina
4:00 PM Try beach dodgeball! Free game at Sutherland Bar
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Annie at Persephone Theatre
Pets in the Park at Kiwanis Memorial Park

MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018

6:15 PM FREE Pilates in the Park on the lawn outside George Ward Pool
7:00 PM Rivers of Nihil at Louis
7:00 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018

10:30 AM Summer Mom & Baby Active
7:00 PM Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
7:00 PM Speed Dating at Finn’s Irish Pub
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018

5:30 PM Do Sask Book Club reads “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
6:15 PM FREE Pilates in the Park on the lawn outside George Ward Pool
6:30 PM Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
7:30 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
7-Eleven Day FREE Slurpee drink
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018

9:00 AM Free Event: Composting 101 and Food Bank Garden Patch Tour
5:00 PM Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
10:00 PM Too Many Zooz at Amigos Cantina
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018

6:30 PM Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018

9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
6:00 PM Perogyfest at Farmyard Market
7:00 PM 2nd Annual Summer Dancetacular at Danceland, Manitou Beach (not in Saskatoon)
8:00 PM Uptown Stomp – Swing Dance at Free Flow Dance Centre
Learn to Fish 
Beaver Creek Botany trip with Saskatoon Nature Society
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018

10:00 AM Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Learn to Fish 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018

7:00 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club 

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018

10:00 AM Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
10:30 AM Summer Mom & Baby Active
7:00 PM Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
Fundraising Open Mic Ft. the Saskatoon Youth Slam Team at Honey Bun Café
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018

6:30 PM Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
7:30 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
8:00 PM Simpsons Trivia at The Woods Ale House
Dan Julien Quartet at Christ Church Anglican
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018

5:00 PM Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
35+ Drop-in Pickleball at Elim Church
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club
Ness Creek Music Festival around Big River (not in Saskatoon)

FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018

4:00 PM Ganbatte Presents Kiki’s Deliver Service at The Roxy Theatre
6:30 PM Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park
Ness Creek Music Festival around Big River (not in Saskatoon)

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018

9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
10:00 AM Bunnocks Tournament at UMEA Sports Field
1:00 PM The NeverEnding Story
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park
Ness Creek Music Festival around Big River (not in Saskatoon)

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018

10:00 AM Tropical Pageant (in Regina)
Retro Game & Toy Fair at Saskatoon German Cultural Centre
Lily Fest at Black Fox Farm & Distillery
Dragonfly Field Trip with Saskatoon Nature Society
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club
Ness Creek Music Festival around Big River (not in Saskatoon)

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018

7:00 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
10:30 AM Summer Mom & Baby Active
7:00 PM Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
35+ Drop-in Pickleball at Elim Church
Dance Saskatchewan Family Variety Show at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018

7:00 PM Speed Dating at Finn’s Irish Pub
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Velocity Prairie Thunder at Wyant Group Raceway

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018

6:30 PM Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
7:30 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
8:00 PM Woman Crush Wednesday at O’Brians Event Centre
FREE workout with Sweat Squad YXE
Mock Wedding Reception at Farmers’ Market Courtyard
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Velocity Prairie Thunder at Wyant Group Raceway

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018

5:00 PM Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
35+ Drop-in Pickleball at Elim Church
Much Ado About Nothing at The Refinery
Comedy Writing Workshop for Women at Amigos Cantina
Baby Cages//Dorothea Paas//Lip Slackers at Black Cat Tavern
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018

11:00 AM Food Truck Wars at 511 20th St. W
6:30 PM Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
9:00 PM Full Moon Party at O’Brians Event Centre
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018

9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
11:00 AM Food Truck Wars at 511 20th St. W
Much Ado About Nothing at The Refinery
Shorebird Driving Trip with Saskatoon Nature Society
Saskatoon Brewery Tour Brew Cruise
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018

11:00 AM Food Truck Wars at 511 20th St. W
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018

8:00 AM Saskatchewan Barrel Racing Association Finals at Prairieland Park
7:00 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
35+ Drop-in Pickleball at Elim Church

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018

10:30 AM Summer Mom & Baby Active
7:00 PM Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
7:30 PM Trivia at Hudsons Saskatoon
Paint Nite Fundraiser for The Princess Shop at 844 51st St E
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

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REZZ to play FREE show in Saskatoon on Friday, June 29

Juno Award-winning Electronic artist, REZZ, is playing a FREE show in Saskatoon to kick off the Canada Day Long Weekend.

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REZZ is headlining the Saskatchewan leg of the Aurora Illumination Concert Series, a summer-long celebration that’s hitting all corners of the true north strong and free.

“Though young at 23 years of age, REZZ is anything but an amateur. Producing state of the art, genre-bending works, striking a sharp balance between bass heavy and minimal tech compositions, she oozes originality and stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best in the electronic music scene.”

In total, 20 artists are playing different Canadian cities to bring a party to the people. Some shows have yet to be announced, so check illuminationseries.ca often to see who’s playing and where.

Other Western Canadian shows include:

    • July 4 The Sheepdogs – Yellowknife
    • July 6 Alexisonfire – Edmonton
    • July 14 Kings of Leon – Calgary
    • July 25 Sam Roberts Band – Whitehorse
    • July 31 City and Colour – Iqaluit

How do you get free tickets?

Pre-registration tickets for the REZZ Saskatoon show are already SOLD OUT. However you still have a chance to win your way in, or get in line for rush entry at 11 PM.

Illumination Concert Series – REZZ Saskatoon

Where: O’Brians Event Centre
When: Friday, June 29, 2018
What: 19+ free show

The Aurora Illumination Concert Series is a free experience celebrating music, arts, legalization, and cannabis culture. Whether you’re for or against marijuana legalization, Aurora wants the free REZZ Saskatoon show to signify a coast to coast community. 

Did you win a free ticket to the show? Show everyone what they’re missing and share your best show photos with the community by tagging #DoSask.

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3 Reasons Not to Miss the DTNYXE 42nd Annual 2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale 2018

DTNYXE 2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale Festival Style

The 2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale 2018 returns to Downtown Saskatoon July 5 to 7, 2018. Admission is free for this 42-year staple of Saskatoon’s festive summer season. Get to the heart of the city with fantastic shopping, music, fashion, and this year, an art market!  

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The three-day event will feature food trucks and some of the hottest shopping deals of the year in Downtown Saskatoon. Plus, family-friendly fun includes clowns, super heroes, and hula hooping. A new festival-style Art Market showcases a wide variety of local artisans who call Saskatoon home.

Come back every day for FREE music and entertainment!

Confirmed food trucks:

güd eats inc.
Mean Green Ice Cream Machine
Prairie Juice Co.
Prairie Poppins
Simply Grounded Coffee Gallery
SMHC
SoomSoom food truck
Homestead Ice Cream
Coffee Plus Café
nom nom food truck

Confirmed artisans:

A.lo Art
Art By Kat Moon
Byond The Looking Glass Gems
Droolin’ Devil Fine Foods
Freedom Bound Books
DSR Custom Carpentry
Acos Handcrafted Jewellery
Andie Nicole Art
AUTHENTIC AFRICAN CRAFTS
Remai Modern Art & Design Store

3 REASONS NOT TO MISS THE 2ND AVE SIDEWALK SALE 2018

Chill with the besties and meetup with the ones you least expected to see

With a little something for everyone, you never know who you’ll run into at this massive outdoor market. That’s probably the best reason to go – you’ll have a great excuse to catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while!

FREE workouts every morning with your squad

Wake up bright and early to workout with your tribe before shopping begins! Don’t miss the special Lululemon daily workout #thesweatlifeyxe from 7 to 8 a.m.

Be the first to experience Downtown’s newest patio

Take a lunch break, or stop for a pint. Get a seat on the O’Shea’s Irish Pub back-alley pilot patio. Some of the best local restaurants in DTNYXE will be open, too.

42nd Annual 2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale 2018 in Downtown Saskatoon

Where: 2nd Ave and 21st St
When: Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m & Friday/Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Do Sask is a proud sponsor of the 42nd Annual 2ND AVE Sidewalk Sale. Want more details? Follow DTNYXE on Facebook and Twitter.

Saskatoon Summer Speed Dating Schedule 2018

Speed dating in Saskatoon schedule 2018

Saskatoon summer speed dating will keep you busy all season long if you’re single and ready to meet new people near you. Check out the full schedule below to save the date for six upcoming events in July, August, and September at Finn’s Irish Pub.

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Saskatoon in the summer provides a beautiful backdrop to get to know new people. Whether you’re walking around the riverbank, tanning on a beach, enjoying some local ice cream, or checking out one of the local breweries – it’s a great time to level up your dating game.

Where do you meet single people in Saskatoon?

Get ready for Saskatoon summer speed dating at Finn’s Irish Pub in the Park Town Hotel. You’ll check into the event inside the pub before the private event takes place in the Park Town Hotel banquet hall. Click on one of the dates below to register.

Confirmed 25 to 36 dates:

July 10
August 14
September 11

Confirmed 34 to 45 dates:

July 24
August 21
September 18

Your ticket includes date matching services and a complementary welcome drink on me. There is no other provider in Saskatoon that offers this value.

Do Sask runs events with a minimum 7 men and 7 women registered in advance. That means you’re guaranteed at least 7 ‘dates’, or you’ll get your money back.

Saskatoon Summer Speed Dating 2018

Where: Finn’s Irish Pub in the Park Town Hotel
When: Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m
What: 120 mins of fun & fast dating
Cost: $35 includes all taxes, fees, and a welcome drink

Finn’s Irish Pub generously invited Saskatoon Speed Dating to take over their space for the summer to give you a shot at love. Follow Finn’s Irish Pub on Facebook for other unique events in Saskatoon.

Things to do This Weekend in Saskatoon

Events for the week of June 21 to 27, 2018

This weekend, you can expect the heartbeat of downtown Saskatoon to be close to it’s peak BPM.  Festival season is heating up with the final days of Saskatoon Pride and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival overlapping each other this Friday through Sunday.

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Among copious free festival activities, you’ll find community events happening in your neighbourhood. Test your off-the-grid cooking skills at “Saskatchewan Glamping” and learn more about Cannabis at HempFest. Early next week go dancing on the riverbank, or try speed dating.

32 THINGS TO DO IN SASKATOON THIS WEEKEND

Check out the listings below:

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018

5:00 PM YOGAthon Saskatoon at Rotary Park
5:00 PM Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
7:00 PM Come OUT & Listen at d’Lish by Tish Café
7:00 PM Rustic Sign Night at Leopolds Tavern
9:00 PM Blind Melon at Capitol Music Club

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018

FREE Kinsmen Day at the Zoo
FREE Slurpee Crazy Hair Day
6:30 PM Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
6:30 PM Saskatchewan Glamping with Chef Lindsay Janzen at The Local Kitchen
7:30 PM Heart Songs (sing & play alongs) with Brian Paul D.G. & Friends! at d’Lish by Tish Café

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018

7:30 AM Broadway Fit Fest at Ryde Cycle Studio
9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
9:30 AM Spikeball Tournament
10:30 AM Yoga Jam at SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
12:00 PM HempFest Cannabis Expo at Prairieland Park
1:00 PM AcroYoga Beginner Workshop at Dance Saskatchewan
1:00 PM Pride Parade at University Bridge
7:00 PM Walk With Me at The Roxy Theatre
9:00 PM Alsarah & the Nubatones at The Bassment
9:00 PM PiNK Pride Street Party at PiNK Lounge & Nightclub

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018

10:00 AM Whipping It Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
12:00 PM Fiyin Obayan at Friendship Park
2:00 PM Family Fun Day at German Culture Centre
2:30 PM Walk With Me at The Roxy Theatre
3:00 PM Outdoor Cooking with Chef Simon at Brighton Information Centre

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018

7:00 PM Speed Dating for Gay Singles at Finn’s Irish Pub
7:30 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2018

7:00 PM Back to 1983: The Outsiders at The Roxy Theatre
7:00 PM Speed Dating for Singles at Finn’s Irish Pub
7:00 PM Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
7:30 PM UADA, Wolvhammer, Black Moriah, Altars of Grief at Black Cat Tavern

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018

6:00 PM Garden Patch Workshop: Edible and Medicinal Plants in your Garden at 900 Block of Third Avenue
6:30 PM Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
7:00 PM Death Café Saskatoon (SOLD OUT) at 609 Dufferin Ave
7:30 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
9:30 PM Deerhoof at Amigos Cantina

SASKATCHEWAN-WIDE EVENTS:

June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day at Batoche National Historic Site
June 21 – 24 Long Day’s Night Music Festival in Swift Current
June 22 – 23 Southern Saskatchewan Summer Solstice in Gravelbourg
June 22 – 24 Moose Jaw Hometown Fair
June 23 – 24 SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival in Swift Current

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Admission to Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo is FREE This Friday

Meerkat at Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

If you were looking for even more incentive to go check out the meerkats in the evening, here’s your chance. The City of Saskatoon is making it easy with FREE admission to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo ALL DAY June 22 from 9 AM to 9 PM.

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If you’re around during the day, there will be family activities, entertainment, and educational activities between 10 AM and 4 PM courtesy of the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and The Saskatoon Zoo Society.

The meerkats are at their peak activity level in the evening, and there are tons of other animals to see like wolves, bears, cougars, bison, goats, and more.

Adult admission is regularly $12.50. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishables to donate to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre in lieu of admission.

“Please note that parking, stroller, wagon, and fishing fees will still apply.”

Kinsmen Day at the Zoo 2018

Where: Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
When: Friday, June 22, 2018
What: Free admission, family entertainment

Round up your tribe and head to the Zoo! Share your best pics with the community by tagging #DoSask.

Feature image: City of Saskatoon News