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.


Check out the listings below:


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


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


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


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

29 Canada Day Weekend Things to do in Saskatoon 2018

Canada Day weekend can be a challenge to plan in Saskatoon. With so much going on, it’s difficult to choose where you want to be. There are plenty of things happening in the city, so stick around!

This year, I’m making an effort to find a little something for you well in advance. Some events are free, but require advance registration. Others require a ticket to attend. So get ready to take in some live music, festivals, and fireworks. And don’t forget your sunscreen!


FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018

Family Fun Day at Kinsmen Park

School’s out, fun’s in! This special 1-hour-long family event will give unlimited rides to the first 100 people to register.

Al Muirhead’s Canadian Quintet (Saskatchewan Jazz Festival)

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite (Saskatchewan Jazz Festival)

FREE Illumination Concert Series – REZZ

REZZ is a Juno-award winning artist coming to Saskatoon as part of a free EDM tour that’s travelling all across Canada. “Headliner REZZ featuring Dj MICHELLE C & Jonny Love-Drunk Farber at O’Brians Event Centre.” This event requires advance registration.

Red Baraat (Saskatchewan Jazz Festival)

Brunch for Dinner with Rural

“Think brunch is for Sunday morning? Think again! Chef Scott Dicks will show you how to make some of your weekend favourites that you can prepare for breakfast or dinner.”


All ages event at The Roxy ft. ILLIANO/SKYLER/BIZ NICO

PASSA PASSA: Red & White Edition

Caribbean food, drink specials and live DJs.

Chasing Illusions w/ BOOMlag

“Chasing Illusions are a sophisticated pop group who mix laid back, jazz influenced vocals with alternative rock instrumentation.”

FREE Natalie Struck & Ryan Lahoda at Mystic Java

All ages event playing both originals and covers.

Jezebel Ep Release Show! w/ Guests Val Halla and Picture Radio! at the Dogg House


TD Jazz Intensive

This is “the highlight of the year for many aspiring musicians.” Students show off their freshly-aquired skills from Saskatchewan Jazz Festival’s classes “by internationally-recognized faculty”. Catch up-and-comers in their coming out performance.

City and Colour (Saskatchewan Jazz Festival)

FREE Yoga Jam (Saskatchewan Jazz Festival)

Big Dreams Brunch – Princess Shop Fundraiser

“Only $25 for a full brunch buffet + mimosa/pint, all for a life-changing case: The Princess Shop. Brunch buffet includes waffles, bacon, sausage, hash browns, eggs, fresh fruit! Door Prizes, Raffle, 50-50, entertainment (to be announced).”

Moon Hooch w/ minivandal

Ben Rogers (Saskatchewan Jazz Festival)

Michael Kaeshammer (Saskatchewan Jazz Festival)

FREE Outdoor Boot Camp with Rise Strength Lab

“8 station circuit that works the entire body – legs, upper body, core, and cardio! All fitness levels welcome.”

FREE Too Soon Monsoon (Saskatchewan Jazz Festival)

Rogue Bounty Fundraiser – Burgers and Poutine

Rub shoulders with Star Wars fanboys and fangirls at this real-life “Cantina”. Enjoy “Bantha Burgers and Poutine Bar”.

Kitten Shower with SCAT Street Cat Rescue

“A kitten shower (like a baby shower but for kittens!) for everyone- come cuddle our kittens who are 8+ weeks and available for adoption- if you want to adopt great if you just want cuddles that works too!”

Nutana Legion Dance

FREE Digestive Health – Nutrition Workshop

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018

John Butler Trio (Saskatchewan Jazz Festival)

Biggie Brunch 2 Canada Day

FREE Canada Day at Diefenbaker Park

Saskatoon’s quintessential celebration of Canada’s 151st birthday. Take in musical performances, family activities, and an explosive display of fireworks over the South Saskatchewan River. Parking is always cray, so plan ahead! 

FREE Canada Day Pancake Breakfast & Outdoor Service

FREE Party in the Park Festival

Enjoy live local music for free all day in Rotary Park.

MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018

FREE Sum Theater in the Park – Darcy Bear Park

“Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebraat is an epic tale about a time and a place where everyone was disabled. A land of golden ramps and quiet spaces that was ruled by kindness alone, until a mysterious stranger arrives… ”


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Mermaid hair gets you a FREE 7-Eleven Slurpee on June 22

Need another reason to get mermaid hair? The folks behind the thirst-quenching summer drink are kicking off the season of sun-soaked fun with a special theme: Slurpee Crazy Hair Day 2018.

If you’re ready to rock rainbow-toned locks, you’ll earn yourself a FREE medium-size Slurpee from your nearest 7-Eleven.

Friends are encouraged to make a date of it with “brightly-coloured, head-turning hairstyles”. Why not put your heads together for a little DIY salon action then show off your style at Sev? It’s the perfect way to kick-start an entire summer of memorable moments!

New flavours this month include: Pepsi Black Cherry and Crush Jelly Bean.

Slurpee Crazy Hair Day 2018

Where: Participating 7-Eleven stores near you
When: Friday, June 22, 2018
What: Free medium Slurpees for crazy hair

Express your inner mermaid and let your crazy hair loose with 7-Eleven. Share your look with the world using #SlurpeeCrazyHairDay on social media (don’t forget to include #DoSask).