Family-Friendly Saskatchewan Day Events in Saskatoon — Celebrate August Long Weekend

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Published Jan 30, 2017

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The August long weekend is almost upon us. Whether you call it Saskatchewan Day or Civic Holiday, I call it an amazing three-day-long summer weekend!

There’s tons of great family-friendly Saskatchewan Day events taking place in Saskatoon and throughout the province this year, from Saskatoon Ribfest to the Prince Albert Summer Fair. Check out our listings below for tons of great ways to enjoy the August long weekend with your little ones.

Family-Friendly Saskatchewan Day Events

Saskatoon Ribfest

Saskatoon Ribfest is a four-day family event that will offer great food, live entertainment, champion rib vendors from across Canada, professional barbecue competition, a kids’ fun area, food and craft vendors, and a beer gardens. Admission is FREE so head on over to Diefenbaker Park and enjoy some great ribs and entertainment.

Saskatoon RibFest is organized by the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana in partnership with Big Brother Big Sisters of Saskatoon and the SK BBQ Association.

Date: Aug. 2–5
Time: Check with organizer
Location: Diefenbaker Park, Saskatoon

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Saskatchewan Day Weekend at MVC

Meewasin Valley Centre is marking Saskatchewan Day Weekend with trivia about our province to celebrate the wonderful “Land of Living Skies.”

Date: Aug. 2–4, 2014
Time: 12–4 p.m
Location: Meewasin Valley Centre, Saskatoon

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Celebrate Saskatchewan Activities at WDM

Celebrate Saskatchewan Day at Western Development Museum by creating an instrument and  joining the Boomtown Band for some music and square dancing.

Date: Aug. 4, 2014
Time: 1–4 p.m
Location: Western Development Museum, Saskatoon

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Potashcorp Fringe Theatre Festival

The Broadway district hosts the Potashcorp Fringe Theatre Festival—one of Saskatchewan’s largest cultural celebrations, featuring theatre, street performances, arts, crafts, music, food, and more!  Outdoor attractions are free and  indoor theatre tickets are $14.

Date: July 31–Aug. 9, 2014
Time: Check with organizer
Location: Broadway District, Saskatoon

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Bruno Mars Live

Renowned singer/songwriter/producer/musician Bruno Mars has announced the eagerly anticipated additional leg of his blockbuster “Moonshine Jungle World Tour.”

Date: Aug. 3, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon

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28th Annual Herbert Stampede

The Herbert Stampede officially came into being in 1987 … since that time it has grown into one of the most popular rodeos in Saskatchewan

A spokesman for the Herbert Rodeo Club says that, ” years ago, we started with a small amateur event. I think we had twenty-seven years of that and one day a few of the guys said ‘lets go to a sanctioned Canadian Cowboys Association rodeo’, so we moved to Herbert and I guess it has been going good ever since.”

The rodeo isn’t the only thing happening during the stampede. The Committee adds, “As usual, this long weekend with the rodeo, there is a lot of reunions, homecomings and stuff like that going on. They kind of make it happen the same weekend.”

The weekend’s events include a CCA and Chinook sanctioned rodeo, concessions, beer gardens, a Saturday night dance, and the Wild West parade.

Date:  Aug 2–4
Time: Check with organizer
Location: Rodeo grounds, N side of Hwy 1, Herbert

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Macklin World Bunnock Championship Challenge

The Town of Macklin is hosting the World Bunnock Championship Challenge over the Saskatchewan Day weekend. Bunnock is a German-Russian traditional game played with actual horse ankle bones. Activities include a bunnock tournament with prizes, sidewalk sales, craft show, beer gardens, children’s rides, street and evening dances. Over $30,000 in prizes. First 384 teams accepted.

Date:  Aug 1–3
Time: Check with organizer
Location: Macklin

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Prince Albert Exhibition Summer Fair

Head down to the Prince Albert Exhibition Summer Fair, for an exciting weekend featuring a parade, midway, livestock shows, 4-H activities, chuckwagon races, petting zoo, demolition derby, exhibit and trade show areas, seniors’ drop-in centre, free entertainment, musical acts, and fireworks.

Date: July 29–Aug 2
Time: Check with organizer
Location: Prince Albert Exhibition Grounds

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Old Wives Lake Festival

Take the whole family down to Mossbank for some good times at the Old Wives Lake Festival. Enjoy canoe rides and take part in the treasure hunt at Old Wives Lake (just 5 minutes north of Mossbank). Visit the local Moosbank & District Museum and take in blacksmith demonstrations. Live entertainment in the evening on Main Street.

Date: Aug. 2
Time: Check with organizer

Location: Town of Mossbank

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For even more family-friendly Saskatchewan Day long weekend activities, check the events page on ChatterBlock.

 


Written by Edward Kaye

Content writer at ChatterBlock, Edward likes to research and write interesting and informative articles for parents. 

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