December Events in Saskatoon 2018

Saskatoon December 2018 events

This December, on top of sold out back-to-back live shows from the quintessential euro disco troupe that likely played the soundtrack to your childhood, Saskatoon is bringing you more seriously heartwarming traditions.

Take the gang out for an old fashioned sleigh ride, check out the lights at the Forestry Farm, hop on a magical train with Santa, or try to solve a Christmas murder mystery. Then, make plans for New Year’s Eve 2018 with your friends across the city. There are over a dozen listings for you to decide where you’ll be ringing in 2019.

Find plenty of art shows, live music, improv, tournaments and more. Look for details to all of these events in the massive monthly listing below. Check the Do Sask Facebook group for daily updates.

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DECEMBER EVENTS IN SASKATOON 2018

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dogs in the Distillery with New Hope Dog Rescue
The Cat’s Meow at BAM
Sundog Arts & Entertainment Faire 2018 at SaskTel Centre
Ppl R Ppl presents AVENUE Q at Remai Arts Centre
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre  (through Dec 16)
Wilson’s 17th Annual Christmas Craft and Trade Show
Elim Church Christmas Experience
Henry V at Greystone Theatre

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sundog Arts & Entertainment Faire 2018 at SaskTel Centre
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre
Wilson’s 17th Annual Christmas Craft and Trade Show
All You Can Eat Pasta Fest at Sutherland Hall (register via email POWKinsmenPasta@gmail.com)
Elim Church Christmas Experience
Old Fashioned Sleigh Rides and Hot Cocoa! at Champetre County/Howling Coyote Saloon
Community Stage Ft. Victoria Rideout at Amigos Cantina

Monday, December 3, 2018

Accessible Arts: A Showcase of Disability Art + Culture at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Christmas String Art at Route11 Creative Arts Centre
WCSS Monday Night Dance Party at Toon Town Tavern
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Speed Dating 24 & Up at Hose & Hydrant Pub
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre
Alone @ Home at The Broadway Theatre

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Comedic Murder Mystery, Dinner and Free Christmas Gifts! at Saskatoon German Cultural Centre
Pub Trivia at Fionn MacCool’s
Pub Trivia at The Woods Ale House
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Broadway’s Spirit of Christmas Celebrations
Habitat’s Saskatoon Game Show Gala at Delta Bessborough
Holiday Night Market at One Yoga
Dueling Pianos at The Thirsty Scholar
Pub Trivia at Mana Bar
Comedy Lab Open Mic at The Crazy Cactus
Cribbage Nights at High Key Brewing Co.
ASIST Suicide Intervention Workshop
Void Holiday Party 2018
Alone @ Home at The Broadway Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre
Three Days Grace at SaskTel Centre

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Trudel Family at The Bassement
Game On Fridays at Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library
X- MAS PASSA PASSA at Coors Event Centre
Board Game Fridays at Amazing Stories
Broadway’s Spirit of Christmas Celebrations
ASIST Suicide Intervention Workshop
Old Fashioned Sleigh Rides and Hot Cocoa! at Champetre County/Howling Coyote Saloon
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre
Alone @ Home at The Broadway Theatre

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Uptown Stomp – Swing Dance at Free Flow Dance Centre
Broadway’s Spirit of Christmas Celebrations
Magical Christmas Express at Wheatland Express Excursion Train, Wakaw
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre
Alone @ Home at The Broadway Theatre

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Magical Christmas Express at Wheatland Express Excursion Train, Wakaw
Old Fashioned Sleigh Rides and Hot Cocoa! at Champetre County/Howling Coyote Saloon
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre

Monday, December 10, 2018

Broc n’ Roll! (& Burgers!) at City Centre Food Cooperative
WCSS Monday Night Dance Party at Toon Town Tavern
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Fully Half Committed: Modern Day Relationships (Conversation Cafe) at Saskatoon Relationship Clinic/Broadway Counselling & Therapy
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

STEAM Storytime at Dr. Freda Ahenakew Branch
Pub Trivia at Fionn MacCool’s
Pub Trivia at The Woods Ale House
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Killitorous with Sakred and Wasted Heretics at Black Cat Tavern
Rustic Sign Night at High Key Brewing Co.
Writers’ Open Mic Night at Frances Morrison Library
Letterkenny Live at TCU Place
Dueling Pianos at The Thirsty Scholar
Pub Trivia at Mana Bar
Comedy Lab Open Mic at The Crazy Cactus
Cribbage Nights at High Key Brewing Co.
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre

Friday, December 14, 2018

Gillian Snider & the Whiskey Jerks at The Bassment
Saskatoon Soaps Improv Comedy Presents – Office Xmas Party at The Broadway Theatre
Game On Fridays at Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library
Board Game Fridays at Amazing Stories
Old Fashioned Sleigh Rides and Hot Cocoa! at Champetre County/Howling Coyote Saloon
A Christmas Art Show! at PAVED Arts
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Christmas Boogaloo Show & Party at Aden Bowman Collegiate
Etsy SK’s Holiday Market at Station 20 West Community Enterprise Centre
Boney M featuring Liz Mitchell at TCU Place
The Randy Woods Band at The Bassment
Magical Christmas Express at Wheatland Express Excursion Train, Wakaw
A Christmas Art Show! at PAVED Arts
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Ukrainian Christmas Buffet at The Berry Barn
Magical Christmas Express at Wheatland Express Excursion Train, Wakaw
Old Fashioned Sleigh Rides and Hot Cocoa! at Champetre County/Howling Coyote Saloon
A Christmas Art Show! at PAVED Arts
Fiddler on the Roof at Persephone Theatre

Monday, December 17, 2018

Book Club at Prairie Ink Restaurant
WCSS Monday Night Dance Party at Toon Town Tavern

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Third Eye 2hr Chakradance Workshop at Balanced Living Holistic Care
Rustic Sign Night at The Snooker Shack
Pub Trivia at Fionn MacCool’s
Pub Trivia at The Woods Ale House

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Dueling Pianos at The Thirsty Scholar
Pub Trivia at Mana Bar
Comedy Lab Open Mic at The Crazy Cactus
Cribbage Nights at High Key Brewing Co.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Fireside Singers with Guest Thomas Yu at TCU Place
Board Game Fridays at Amazing Stories
Old Fashioned Sleigh Rides and Hot Cocoa! at Champetre County/Howling Coyote Saloon
Game On Fridays at Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Fireside Singers with Guest Thomas Yu at TCU Place

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Old Fashioned Sleigh Rides and Hot Cocoa! at Champetre County/Howling Coyote Saloon

Monday, December 24, 2018

WCSS Monday Night Dance Party at Toon Town Tavern

Tuesday, December 25, 2018


Merry Christmas, from Amy and Chris!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Pub Trivia at Fionn MacCool’s
Pub Trivia at The Woods Ale House

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Old Fashioned Sleigh Rides and Hot Cocoa! at Champetre County/Howling Coyote Saloon
Heart Song Sing& Play Alongs With Brian D & Friends at D’Lish Cafe
Board Game Fridays at Amazing Stories

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Smashkatoon Ultimate at Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel
Dick’s 6th Annual 4 on 4 Tournament at Saskatoon Ultimate Disc Sport Society

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Corner Grass at Bon Temps Bluegrass Brunch

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Prairieland Park
Green River Revival: Canada’s Foremost Tribute to CCR at Dakota Dunes Casino
Yuk Yuk’s on Tour New Year’s Eve Party
New Year’s Eve Comedy Show & Dance at German Cultural Centre
WCSS Monday Night Dance Party at Toon Town Tavern
Gatsby’s Mansion: Final Cut at Coors Event Centre
Fire & Ice NYE 2019 at Saskatoon Soccer Centre
90’s House Party NYE ft. The Pistolwhips, Ritual Rabbits, Hattie at Amigo’s Cantina
Reggae New Years Party at Cosmo Centre
New Year’s in New Orleans at The Bassment
The 100th Meridian Rockin New Years Eve Party at the Capitol!
NYE w/ Fancy Diamonds, Classy Chassys, Von Jumbo, Raeburn at Black Cat Tavern
NYE: Black & Gold at The Feisty Goat Bar & Grill
SFBB New Year’s Eve at Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre
New Years Eve ’50s & ’60s at Western Development Museum

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Your Guide to Halloween Events in Saskatoon 2018

Saskatoon Halloween 2018

Oh, you thought Halloween was only one day a year? Mwahahaha! Between live shows, haunted houses, pub parties, and other special events – you’ll need to up your costume game to cover at least three days worth of festivities.

Get spooked to the bone inside a good old fashioned haunted house; watch magicians, musicians, and pole dancers; send the kiddies for G-rated boos; and party with cheerleaders on a cross-town pub crawl. It would only be possible to experience everything if you spread it out over a couple of weeks. So this list is coming at you early to give you time to make up your mind.

If you’re craving a little more than Netflix and Chills this Halloween, Saskatoon has a range of parties and activities for everyone… living and dead. Okay, maybe not dead. Just don’t be surprised if they show up uninvited!

Find details about these things to do this Halloween in Saskatoon (October 26 to 31, 2018) below:

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45+ THINGS TO DO THIS HALLOWEEN IN SASKATOON 2018

SPECIAL EVENTS

Bite Nite Club at LB Distillers
Vampire Beat at PAVED Arts
Ganbatte Halloween Steak Night at Bridges Ale House
Meow-lloween Party! by Blind Feline Bar at Secret Location
Boo Brunch at McNally Robinson Booksellers
October 27 Saturday Dance with Len Gadica at Royal Canadian Legion Saskatoon Branch 63
USask Cheer Halloween Pubcrawl at Outlaws Country Rock Bar
Pumpkin Painting Night at Fairhaven Bar & Grill
The Dark Market at Village Guitar & Amp Co.

LIVE SHOWS

Rage against the Machine tribute feat/members of Bombargo! at Capitol Music Club
Wenches & Rogues Halloween Party w/ King Mammoth and Black Magick at Capitol Music Club
Shutting Down The Scuz, A Suicide Squad Halloween Presented by Deuce & IpartyinSask
Saskatomb Halloween Ghoul Bash, The Return! at Black Cat Tavern
SaKreD with FMC / Aiséirí & Skarly at Amigos Cantina

THEATRE & FILM

Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde with LIVE score by The New Jacobin Club at Roxy Theatre 
Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Broadway Theatre
The Thin Man at Remai Arts Centre (until Nov 7)

HAUNTED HOUSES

Terror in the Trees Saskatchewan 2018
Al Benesocky’s Shock House at Marquis Downs
Haunt on Neatby
Saskatchewan Haunt Finder

PUB PARTIES

The Final Destination: Drink The Scuz Dry at Sutherland Bar
Saddoween at Mana Bar
Hudson’s Halloween Party 
Halloween with Chrome Empire at Buds on Broadway
PINK’s Halloween Haunted Mansion
Winston’s All Hallows Frightfest
Soirée: “Au Bal Masqué” w/ Tefrondon & friends at Melody Bar
Mobadass Halloween! at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill
Halloween Party at Nutana Legion
Halloween at Clark’s Crossing
Shoeless Halloween Party!
A Nightmare Affair at Hose & Hydrant Pub
The Canadian Boohouse 

KIDS & FAMILY

Boo at the Zoo
Snow White’s Frightfully Fun Halloween Party at the Forestry Farm House
Halloween Spooktacular! at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Halloween Night of the Ninja! at Momentum Martial Arts (Saskatoon)
Annual Halloween Howl at Saskatoon German Cultural Centre
Halloween Cookie Decorating at WeMove
King’s Castle Presents: The Halloween Spooktacular at Western Development Museum
Halloween Carnival at Mile Two Church
Cinderella’s Perfect Pumpkin Halloween Party at The Forestry Farm House
Costume Parade and Monster Mash Dance Party at Saskatoon Family Expo
Boo Town at Western Development Museum
614 Scarlet CT The Block Party to Die For! Murder Mystery at Sunset Estates Community Hall

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.

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35+ Things to Do in Saskatoon This Weekend

Saskatoon Events September 21 to 23 2018

This fall weekend is stuffed with more variety than a freshly-raked pile of colourful autumn leaves. You’ll find over 35 unique things to do this weekend in Saskatoon.

Get your fill of live music with an eclectic range including underground heavy metalcarbonless collaborations, or one of the biggest names in modern country. Check out live theatre at Persephone, learn to cook with beer and make fresh pasta, try a new dance style, or bounce your way through a 5K.

Find details about these things to do in Saskatoon this weekend (September 21 to 23, 2018) below:

35+ THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SASKATOON

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

Art Now Fine Art Fair at Prairieland Park
Creative Arts Retreat Weekend (Road Trip)
Premier Showcase 2018 at TCU Place
Dante’s Inferno with Live Score by Goblin’s Maurizio Guarini at The Roxy Theatre
4thalocals #2 hip hop showcase & freestyle battle at Black Cat Tavern
Keith Urban LIVE at SaskTel Centre
The Aliens at Persephone Theatre
CHAOS ’84 Runway Show at PAVED Arts
T.O.A.D. at Saskatoon Indoor Skatepark

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

Art Now Fine Art Fair at Prairieland Park
Black Fox Pumpkin Fest
Goose and Crane Trip and Picnic with Saskatoon Nature Society call Marten Stoffel (306-230-9291)
Megabounce 5K
Creative Arts Retreat Weekend (Road Trip)
6th Annual National Learn to Code Day
CJS Trivia at Amigos Cantina 
Premier Showcase 2018 at TCU Place
Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Carbonless Concert Series at D’Lish by Tish
Carn Davidson 9 at The Bassment
Swingin Utters, the Last Gang & Zelda Belladona & the DNS at Black Cat Tavern
Driven Saskatoon Autoshow Presented by Kal Tire and LLumar at Prairieland Park
Royal Canoe w/ Begonia at Emmanuel Anglican Church
Fred Eaglesmith at The Broadway Theatre
The Aliens at Persephone Theatre
Fall Frenzy at Prairieland Park
Pasta Making Class at Simons Fine Foods
Cooking with Beer at The Local Kitchen
Ancient Pig at Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon Blades vs. Swift Current Broncos at SaskTel Centre
Sounds Like a Party at PAVED Arts

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Art Now Fine Art Fair at Prairieland Park
Black Fox Pumpkin Fest
Creative Arts Retreat Weekend (Road Trip)
Protecting Your Energy-Self with Kevin Naidoo at Ground Yoga
The Aliens at Persephone Theatre
FREE Brain and Body Connection Dance Workshop at Free Flow Dance Centre
Kizomba Sunday at Saskatoon Salsa Studio

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.

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Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

If you’re sticking around Saskatoon this weekend, get another fill of perogies (on top of the ones you got at Folkfest last weekend) at Ukrainian Day in the Park, visit the freshly-carved Corn Maze at the Italian Cultural Centre, or singalong to “You’re the One That I Want” at the Roxy Theatre.

It’s one of the last weekends of summer, so why not take a road trip from Saskatoon to experience events across the province? The 30th Annual St. Walburg Wild Blueberry Festival is on tomorrow where you can get your fill of every b-word – such as – blueberries, baking, beer, and blacksmiths. Plus, the Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival is happening all weekend in Prince Albert National Park.

Find details about these things to do in Saskatoon this weekend (August 24 to 26, 2018)  and much more in the listing below:

THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SASKATOON

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018

Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Free Movie Night “Inside Out” at Circle Drive Alliance Church 
Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival at Community Hall Grounds (Roadtrip)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018

Global Pot Pop-up Restaurant at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market 
30th St. Walburg Wild Blueberry Festival (Roadtrip) 
Intro to Animation – w Amanda Strong at Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Full Moon Party at the Crazy Cactus
Lemonade for Wishes 2018
Grease – 40th Anniversary – SingaLong Presentation at The Roxy Theatre
Zumbathon at Evergreen Town Square
Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Ukrainian Day in the Park at Rotary Park
Trucktastic 2018 at Prairieland Park
Corn Maze – Viva Italia! at Saskatoon Italian Cultural Centre
SKLAN Gaming Tournament at Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel
BlackOUT Party at Divas Nightclub 
StrongFit Team Rumble 2018
Holy Void w/ The Switching Yard and Shirley & The Pyramids at Amigos Cantina
Muddy Buddy Family Fun Obstacle Run at Blackstrap Provincial Park
Anna Haverstock vinyl release show // The Utilities // Kasia LL at Black Cat Tavern
Garden Patch Workshop: Harvest Wildflower Seeds at Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
Fall Tune-Up Sporting Clays Fun Shoot, Steak Supper & Auction at Saskatoon Gun Club
ClassC Art.Is.An Outdoor Market in Martensville (Roadtrip)
Beach Volleyball Farewell Tourney at Sutherland Bar
Sportsman Race for the Cure at Wyant Group Raceway
BIG PAINTBALL GAME #26 at Paintball Action Games Asquith (Roadtrip)
Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival at Community Hall Grounds (Roadtrip)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
SKLAN Gaming Tournament at Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel
Cross Country Band Chuckwagon Supper and Show at Saskatoon German Cultural Centre
Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival at Community Hall Grounds (Roadtrip)

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.

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Over 25 Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

Experience the food, dancing, markets, and costumes of world cultures without boarding a plane at Saskatoon Folkfest. Take a break from adulting at the city-wide water fight, hang out with some inspiring Saskatchewan women at River Landing, and check out souped-up rides at the downtown Show & Shine.

Find details about these things to do in Saskatoon this weekend (August 17 to 19, 2018) below:

25+ THINGS TO DO IN THIS WEEKEND IN SASKATOON

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

Vintage Throwback Closing Party at The Sutherland Bar
$5 Donation Zumba class at Saskatoon Mitsubishi
Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Good Enough, Mandible Klaw & Xembryos at Black Cat Tavern
Saskatoon Folkfest
FREE Games Night at Amazing Stories
Dueling Pianos at The Thirsty Scholar
Rock the River at Delta Bessborough 
Guitar Summer Camp for Adults – Contact Terry Hoknes (306) 270-9387
Show & Shine Weekend at Downtown Saskatoon

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Outdoor Boot Camp with Rise Strength Lab at Brighton Community Centre
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Folkfest
Beach Volleyball Tournament: LSWR Fundraiser! at Sports on Tap
Rock the River at Delta Bessborough 
Carolyn Mark w/ Shirley Gnome, Kris Demeanor, Old Seed at Amigo’s Cantina
Saskatoon’s Biggest Water Fight at Meewasin Park Spadina Cres. E
ReggaeFest Club Show at O’Brians Event Centre
Guitar Summer Camp for Adults – Contact Terry Hoknes (306) 270-9387
Saskatooning Saturday Self-Guided Pub Crawl at Cathedral Social Hall
Acro Yoga Kickstarter Workshop with Scott O’Byrne at Ground Yoga
Show & Shine Weekend at Downtown Saskatoon

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Pay What You Can Sunday at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Glad Fest at Black Fox Farm & Distillery
Rock the River at Delta Bessborough 
Show & Shine Weekend at Downtown Saskatoon
Sask Sisterhood Event at River Landing Amphitheatre
Teen Challenge Freedom Run at Brainsport 
Caspian Brothers Trio at Emmanuel Anglican Church

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.

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25-ish Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

August 10 to 12, 2018 Events in Saskatoon

Celebrate Metis culture and stomp your feet this weekend at the John Arcand Fiddle Fest. Plus, more live shows and free dance lessons at the Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival, take a trip back in time to the roller disco with Saskatoon Roller Derby League, and let the midway spin you upside down at the Saskatoon Exhibition.

Find details about these things to do in Saskatoon this weekend of August 10 to 12, 2018 below:

25-ISH THINGS TO DO IN THIS WEEKEND IN SASKATOON

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres
FREE Swing Dance Lessons at the Fringe
FREE An Evening with Al Kay at 2nd Ave Grill
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Lemonade for Wishes 2018 at Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan
Rustic Sign Workshop at Finn’s Irish Pub
Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Uptown Stomp – Swing Dance at Free Flow Dance Centre
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres 
SRDL presents: A Night at the Roller Disco! at Granite Curling 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

Lemonade for Wishes 2019 at Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
FREE (donation) Percussion Gala Concert at Quance Theatre
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres 
Invermay Fair at Town of Invermay 

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.

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August Events in Saskatoon 2018

August is when arts and culture mashup to make an offbeat, exciting, and proud version of Saskatoon. Spend your time between adrenaline-pumping shows and stomach-flipping fair attractions at the Saskatoon Exhibition – and fill up on authentic cultural food, dance, and art experiences at Folkfest.

This month, find Do Sask chilling street-side at the Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival to earn an entry into the VIP club. Find details to all of these events in the massive monthly listing below, or by checking the Do Sask events group on Facebook.

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AUGUST EVENTS IN SASKATOON 2018

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018

Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Preview Night- 2018 Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival
Financial Literacy Workshops at READ Saskatoon
Pub Stumpers Trivia at Fionn MacCool’s
Texas King at Amigos Cantina
Standup Comedy at Buds on Broadway
Bobby Thrust at Capitol Music Club

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Mana Bar Trivia – Bethesda
Archspire, The Kennedy Veil, Sarah Longfield and Sakred at Black Cat Tavern
Askatune at The Woods Ale House
Trivia at The Thirsty Scholar
Karaoke Thursday at Amigos Cantina
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018

The Photocopier at The Fringe
Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
The Kawaii Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Turn Out EDM at Remai Modern 
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 
Date Night with Lift Farm EAL
FREE SIR Performance Plus Street Legal Drag Racing
Shane Larmand at McNally Robinson’s 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018

The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe
FREE SIR Performance Plus Street Legal Drag Racing

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
WOW Manitou at Little Manitou Art Gallery 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 
FREE SIR Performance Plus Street Legal Drag Racing
Passa Passa at Sutherland Bar
Exquisite Corpse – Myth, Magic and the Occult at SCYAP Art Centre

MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Railway Heritage Day at Saskatchewan Railway Museum (Pike Lake)
Saltwater Joy After Dark at The Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Trivia at Hudsons Canada’s Pub
Summer Mom & Baby Active
Chess Club at Carlyle King Branch Library
Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
Fringe: A Burlesque Show! at Broadway Theatre 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
Financial Literacy Workshops at READ Saskatoon
The Motorleague w/ The Reckless Famous at Capitol Music Club
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 
Cat Bazaar at OUTSaskatoon
Black Badge Launch at Amazing Stories

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018

The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Mana Bar Trivia
Trivia at The Thirsty Scholar
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres 
Back To 1983: Strange Brew at The Roxy Theatre 
90’s Bowling Fundraiser for Habitat’s Women’s Build 2929 Louise St 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Lemonade for Wishes 2018 at Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan
Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Uptown Stomp – Swing Dance at Free Flow Dance Centre
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres 
SRDL presents: A Night at the Roller Disco! at Granite Curling 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

Lemonade for Wishes 2019 at Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres 
Invermay Fair at Town of Invermay 

MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018

Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018

Speed Dating 24 & Up at Finn’s Irish Pub
Summer Mom & Baby Active
Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018

Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018

Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Mana Bar Trivia
Trivia at The Thirsty Scholar
Saskatoon Folkfest

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Folkfest
Rock the River at Delta Bessborough 
Show & Shine Weekend at Downtown Saskatoon

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Folkfest
Rock the River at Delta Bessborough 
Show & Shine Weekend at Downtown Saskatoon

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Rock the River at Delta Bessborough 
Show & Shine Weekend at Downtown Saskatoon
Teen Challenge Freedom Run at Brainsport 

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018

Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

Speed Dating 38 & Up at Finn’s Irish Pub
Composting 101 Workshop
Summer Mom & Baby Active
Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018

Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018

Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Mana Bar Trivia
Trivia at The Thirsty Scholar

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018

Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018

Saskatoon Brewery Tour – Brew Cruise at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Global Pot Pop-up Restaurant at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market 
Saturday 9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Ukrainian Day in the Park at Rotary Park

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018

Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2018

Do Sask Book Club at Prairie Ink Restaurant
Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018

Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018

Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Mana Bar Trivia
Trivia at The Thirsty Scholar

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018

Potashcorp Fireworks Festival at River Landing and Friendship Park

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34 Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

This weekend, get debacherous like you’re on the island of Koh Phangan for a Full Moon Party, catch a 90’s grunge take on Shakespeare at Much Ado About Nothing, listen to one of the most diverse live music scenes in Canada, or make a healthy, 5-pound food baby at Food Truck Wars. Find details about these things to do in Saskatoon this weekend and more below:

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.

34 Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

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
Dueling Pianos Music Request Show Saskatoon
FREE Games Night at Amazing Stories
Floyd Theatre Festival at The Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre
Come Together at 225 Ave D S
FREE Violent Betty x Don’t Reply x Life Like Fire x Tooth & Nail at 1527 Idylwyld Dr N
The Key of J at the Capitol Music Club
Saskatoon Science of Magic Workshops at 220 20th St W
Petunia & The Vipers at Amigos Cantina
It’s Just Drag Presents Divas! 
Going Away Bash with Live Music at Prairie Sun Brewery
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
Small Town Pub Crawl starting at the Longbranch
2nd Annual Show & Shine at Diefenbaker Drive Community Church
The Atrium, Jesse Selkirk, The Academy Rock Band 101 Class at The Academy
FREE Mini Tour of the Ukrainian Museum of Canada
King of Foxes, with special guests at Black Cat Tavern
FREE WINMAR 10 year celebration BBQ & Family Fun at Meewasin Park
Denise Valle with Sumurai Champs & Tefrondon at Amigos Cantina
Much Ado About Nothing at The Refinery
Lewis & Salkeld at Prairie Ink Restaurant 
Big Dave Mclean at Buds on Broadway
Shorebird Driving Trip with Saskatoon Nature Society
2018 Summer Classic: Fun Race & Fundraiser Event
Saskatoon Brewery Tour Brew Cruise
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018

11:00 AM Food Truck Wars at 511 20th St. W
Play Your Gender – Wrap-Up for Girls Rock Camp at The Roxy Theatre
TiP: Charlie Petch at Amigos Cantina
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

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10 Reasons Why I Started Saskatoon Speed Dating

Speed Dating in Saskatoon

As a regular speed dating host, I get asked this question a lot:

“Why did you start a speed dating business?”

My answer will now be:  read this post. I’ve made a list below of some of the reasons that impacted my decision to start offering this service for Saskatoon singles. 

1. Making connection intentional.

I know that it’s hard to meet people when you’re busy with work, school, business, and LIFE. If you don’t make time for meeting new people you’ll stay in that endless rut.

2. A less-than-fun first timer experience.

You know what they say about your first time… I tried speed dating years ago and hated it. Every man asked me, “So, what do you do for a living?” It felt like a bad job interview that that I couldn’t escape.

I thought I could make some improvements and started testing out my format. So far, attendees like it a lot (5 star reviews).

3. A place where “No” means no and “Yes” means yes.

As awful as my first experience was, when I took part in speed dating I learned what it was like to say “no” to many people who may not have been right for me. Up until then, I gave people chances when they didn’t really deserve them. The process of speed dating was enough to give me autonomy in my day-to-day relationships. I want to pass that on to others.

Read more about the code of conduct to learn what is and isn’t okay in this community.

4. No other place in the entire province was offering it.

From what I found in market research, speed dating just wasn’t a regular thing in Saskatoon or Saskatchewan. This may be related to the size of the population, or the ideas and attitudes around dating on the prairies. People come from all over the province to take part and get offline for a night.

5. People fascinate-the-fuck outta me.

They give me lots of energy (and endless anecdotes). I’ve already met a lot of interesting people and hope to meet more.

6. Small city dwellers can be a lil’ cliquey.

Sometimes people are slow to trust and don’t make outsiders feel very welcome. They usually have a group of friends they’ve known since kindergarten and they have no idea what it feels like to be “new to town”. This makes it difficult for newcomers to establish solid relationships (both friendships and otherwise).

I am striving to create an inclusive space with Do Sask. Old friends are good. But have you tried meeting new ones? It’s THRILLING.

7. Singles just want to mingle.

No matter what there are always gonna be people looking for friendship, dates, and new ideas. Do Sask removes the question of whether they are open to that or not to save you a lot of time wondering.

8. Trying something new is okay.

People who attend speed dating are ready to give it a shot. I want to offer a service that’s different from my day job as a writer for businesses, but isn’t a complete 360.

9. The success story challenge.

I like a good sky-high goal that I have no control over. I thought speed dating could be a catalyst for friendships and date matches to blossom here in Saskatchewan. Since Do Sask launched speed dating last year, past attendees are already telling me it’s working. (We currently have a 80% match rate!)

If you attended Do Sask speed dating in the past, please share your honest recommendation with your friends. Word of mouth is very important to growing this community!

10. Collaborating with a few local pubs makes it easy for me.

Not a lot of businesses would give a solopreneur full reign of half their pub and invite them to come back regularly. But the Hose & Hydrant Brew Pub did last year! And then Finn’s Irish Pub did this year! Both spots are worth checking out for a casual night with your new date.

Do Sask is a lot more than speed dating! Check out the closed group for city conversations, exclusive contests, and upcoming event listings. Become a VIP to get weekly announcements about more fun things to do in and around Saskatoon.

An earlier version of this post was originally published on Facebook in August, 2017.

Eating at Taste of Saskatchewan 2018

It’s Taste of Saskatchewan 2018 week! Todd says, “Let’s post a video of me eating a churro in high-speed.” So here it is:
If you can’t tell from the video, we stuffed our faces at Taste of Saskatchewan 2018 last night. The week-long food festival runs until this Sunday, July 22. It’s open to all and free to attend. There’s live entertainment throughout the day and the entire space is licensed. 

Taste of Saskatchewan 2018

Photo via Downtown Saskatoon.

Where: Kiwanis Memorial Park, between the Delta Bessborough Hotel and the Vimy Memorial Bandshell in Saskatoon.
When: Tuesday, July 17th 11:00am to 9:30pm, Wednesday – Saturday, July 21st 11:00am to 10:30pm, Sunday, July 22nd 11:00am to 8:00pm
Tickets: live entertainment is free, food tokens are $2.00 each and liquor tokens are $6.00 each.

The specialty menu items were hard for me to find. Out of seven different dishes, I recommend the Classic Rueben Sandwich from the German Cultural Club and Churros with Custard from Mi Casa Restaurante.

We also tried:

    • Edible Cookie Dough from Big Wing’s
    • Maki Combo from Nisen Sushi Restaurant (they make it fresh, so be prepared to wait in line)
    • Ginger Beef on Rice from Saskatoon Asian Restaurant
    • Boneless Dry Ribs from Tomas the Cook Restaurant
    • Crispy Chicken Poutine (sans chicken because they ran out) from Tony Tomas Restaurant

If I go back, I want the Ham and Gruyere Crepe from Little Bird Patisserie & Café. I noticed that the heat is pushing a lot of people to the Homestead Ice Cream tent to cool down. Which other unique Saskatoon eats did I miss?

Taste of Saskatchewan is on all week long at Kiwanis Memorial Park. Follow their Facebook for details and check out the menu before you go!

What are your top picks from taste of saskatchewan so far? Tell me what you ate in the Closed Facebook group.
Featured image: Downtown Saskatoon