Kick off September with Long Weekend Fun
Top featured photo: Le Burger Week, The Rook & Raven Pub, Saskatoon - The Spaghetti Meatball Burger
The end of summer is here, and with it, the September long weekend. It’s the last chance to soak up all the goodness of a summer-long weekend, making the most of the warm weather we have left. If you’re staying in the city for the weekend, be sure to check out some of these events and happenings around Saskatoon and Regina, which are sure to make this long weekend a memorable one!
Savour the September Long Weekend in Saskatoon
Nutrien Fireworks Festival: A must-do for the long weekend is the Fireworks Festival, taking place on Aug. 30 and 31. Attractions and entertainment start at 5 p.m. at Rotary Park and River Landing 1, followed by the fireworks which kick off at 9:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and get ready to cozy up with your friends and family as you take in the display. If you want to enjoy the fireworks in style, get tickets to the Fireworks on the Rooftop Terrace, hosted by the Remai Modern.
Grease Sing-Along: On Aug. 31, head to the Roxy Theatre for a night of fun and music with the perfect throwback! Grease will be playing, starting at 7:30 p.m. and this time, it’s a sing-along version. The evening will be hosted by Emily Kohlert and fancy dress is strongly encouraged.
Retro Toy and Game Fair: For some fun browsing and a great option for kids too, check out the Retro Toy and Game Fair at the Saskatoon German Cultural Centre, starting at noon on Sept. 1. There will be tons of vendors selling retro toys, comic books, various types of games, and more.
Le Burger Week: Saskatoon’s Le Burger Week kicks off on Sept. 1 and runs until Sept. 7. This national event is celebrated locally with 15 different participating restaurants, which have all created special burgers just for the week. Participating restaurants include Winston’s English Pub, Shift Restaurant, the Rook and Raven, and more.
Meewasin’s Bioblitz: Throughout August, Meewasin is hosting Bioblitz events, which are a chance for the community to come out and participate in citizen scientist scavenger hunts to help in future conservation efforts. On Aug. 31, this event is taking place at the Green Ash Forest starting at 8 a.m. It’s a great family-friendly option, and a wonderful chance to get outside before fall.
Regina Rocks the September Long Weekend
Labour Day Play Day: Head to the Saskatchewan Science Centre on Sept. 2 for this jam-packed day of family fun, including a gymnast troupe, tightrope, carnival activities, and an entertainment stage. There will also be games like Spikeball, tons of treats to snack on, and a spray-on tattoo stand. Be sure to get tickets early before they sell out!
Shake the Lake Festival: This classic rock outdoor music festival is on from Aug. 30 to 31 at Wascana Park and the Conexus Arts Centre. Regina’s own School of Rock kicks off the entertainment both days, followed by a lineup including The Northern Pikes, Loverboy and Jack Semple. Bring your own lawn chair and get ready to enjoy some great music and local food.
Hoppy Hour Fridays: Check out Hoppy Hour Fridays to kick off the weekend at District Brewing Company. Starting on Aug. 30 at 4 p.m until 7:30 p.m. you can sample their craft beers on tap, enjoy some games and unwind. They have weekly craft features too, and since this delicious beer is brewed in Regina, it’s hard to beat!
Makers Market: On Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. check out the Makers Market at the Landing at Grasslands. The market features handmade goods, including clothing, jewelry, pottery, gifts and locally-grown produce. Grab a coffee with a friend and head down for a browse.
Supper in the Orchard: Just outside the city in Lumsden, check out Over the Hill Orchards’ winery, book a tour or get tickets to Supper in the Orchard. On Aug. 30 and 31 they are hosting Team Canada events, where four chefs from across the country will be visiting the orchard to prepare a meal, as a fundraiser for the upcoming competition in Germany in February 2020.