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Outdoor Festival Site

The Permanent Outdoor Festival Feasibility Team is working to identify, select, study and plan for the future development of a City of Saskatoon Permanent Outdoor Site.  Consultants from HTFC Planning & Design are leading the feasibility study on behalf of the City of Saskatoon.

Why a Permanent Outdoor Festival Site?

The riverbank parks near downtown were not designed or constructed to accommodate large outdoor events hosted over multiple days.  As a result, the riverbank parks are susceptible to mechanical and physical damages associated with staging large scale extended events.  Continued use of the riverbank parks by a number of large scale outdoor events has resulted in deteriorating turf and tree conditions.  

The Permanent Outdoor Festival Site Feasibility Study will identify both a location(s) and design plan for a permanent centrally-located festival site, which would take into consideration all the typical needs of outdoor events, including access to water, power, staging, parking, accessibility needs, etc.  The study will also take into account infrastructure requirements for such a festival site to ensure protection and long-term sustainability of any associated green infrastructure.

Online Survey

Our Team is looking to get your input on these three topics:

  • Which of the three sites do you prefer and why?
  • What should be the criteria for an ideal permanent outdoor festival site?
  • What program elements and features would you want to see?

The easiest way to provide your input on these topics is by completing this online survey.  The survey will be open for responses from 8:00am on Thursday, September 17th until 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 28th.

More information: https://www.saskatoon.ca/engage/permanent-outdoor-festival-site

NatureCity Festival Planning

October 4, 7PM, Amigos Cantina

What is your WILDEST dream for Saskatoon? Join us for a night of ‘lightning talks’, celebration and fun, as we begin planning for NatureCity Festival 2019.

Join us in the back room at Amigo’s Cantina (806 Dufferin Ave) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 4 for an evening of music, snacks, good company and inspired conversation. This event is free, and drinks will be available for purchase.

Find more information HERE.

p.s. If you want to get involved in the Festival but can’t come out on Thursday, please shoot us an email. There are lots of opportunities for volunteers, and we’d love to have you join us.

Nuit Blanche 2018


Nuit Blanche, Saskatoon’s free, all-ages, nighttime art festival, is happening on Saturday, September 29th, 2018, from 7pm until 1am. This year’s festival will feature projects in the Broadway, Riverlanding and Downtown areas. Join us for a night of art and shopping, as numerous local businesses will be staying open. Come out and see Saskatoon in a new light!

Nuit Blanche website

Word on the Street 2017

September 24, 2017
Location: Broadway Avenue
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

The Word On The Street is moving to Broadway! Saskatoon’s annual celebration of Canadian authors and publishers is now in its seventh year, and after six successful festivals in downtown Saskatoon, will take place this year in the Broadway Business District area on Sunday, September 24.

Opening Ceremonies for this family friendly event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 24 with author presentations, exhibitors and other activities continuing between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


NatureCity Festival 2017

NatureCity Festival is your opportunity to explore the vitality of urban nature in our city through experiential events, workshops, dynamic speakers, guided tours, citizen science projects, music, art, performance and more!

Wild about Saskatoon wants to help you access and explore the unique ecology of our urban ecosystem, cultivate awareness, appreciation and understanding that nature is a vital part of our city. We are back to celebrate NatureCity Festival this May 23rd – May 28th, 2017.

Wild About Saskatoon

Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan

The Potashcorp Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan goes from Jun 4-7th, located at Kiwanis Park Saskatoon. We will be offering a variety of workshops, shows and activities for participants of all ages.

Specific activities include our Circus Arts Tent which will be offering amazing acrobatic acts, face painting and workshops. Additionally we have fossil finding and Lego building. Our Arts Français program is completely new this year! We will have an entire tent devoted to French activities. A Grandparent Grandchild Dance will be held at 12:30 on Saturday June the 4th accompanied by bilingual and fiddle music. Like last year, we will be offering our FREE Sunset Party which will run after hours from 5-9 pm on Saturday June the 4th.

For more details about all our performers and activities please visit our website: http://potashcorpchildrensfestival.com/

Wild About Saskatoon

Wild about Saskatoon is an informal collective dedicated to the conservation and enrichment of wild lives and wild places in and around Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a middle-sized city on the banks of an ancient river.

Wild about Saskatoon is thrilled to announce the fourth annual NatureCity Festival, May 24-29, 2016. The Festival is growing in audience and influence year by year. To make the good times roll, we need your help!

The Festival is a collaborative undertaking by more than 70 local organizations and businesses, all dedicated to creating excitement about the wild side of urban life.

2016 NatureCity Festival Calendar

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Noon – 5:00 pm

Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue
Free Admission

The 2016 Heritage Festival of Saskatoon will celebrate Saskatoon’s rich entertainment heritage with the theme Entertaining Saskatoon on Sunday, February 7, 2016, 12 – 5 pm at the Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue.

Come explore the rich diversity of Saskatoon from past to present through the variety of heritage and multi-cultural themed displays & interactive exhibits throughout the museum.

Join in the opening parade! Chat with our exhibitors or get answers to your questions. Try your hand at old-time activities or brush up on your “home skills”. Play a game. Learn more about the cultural landscape of Saskatoon. Hands-on activities & demonstrations are offered throughout the afternoon. Entertainment on two stages features performances by fantastic performers, children’s entertainers, and musicians. Free Admission to the Museum and Festival.

Hosting an exhibit at the festival is a wonderful opportunity to promote interest in, and knowledge of, our city’s history and to showcase your organization. Last year’s attendance surpassed 2800 people.

The Heritage Festival of Saskatoon gratefully acknowledges the financial sponsorship of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Lotteries, Information Services Corporation, and SaskTel.

We appreciate the in kind sponsorship of the Western Development Museum, Meewasin, SaskTel Remai Modern Art Caravan, ProPrint, SCYAP, The Giggle Factory, and The Flag Shop.

We are thankful for the media sponsorship of the Saskatoon Media Group, 98COOL, CJWW, The Bull, CFCR, and Planet S.


Wintershines 2016

PotashCorp Wintershines Snow Park– Have fun in the snow! Bring your mittens, toques, snow pants and appropriate winter footwear to enjoy the outdoors in! Come and check out the professionally-designed ice sculptures, inflatable IGLOO, sleigh rides, and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Saturday January 23 – OPENING DAY!: Noon-8pm
Sunday January 24 – 10am-8pm
Monday-Thursday January 25-28 – 4pm-8pm
Friday, January 29 – 12pm-8pm
Saturday, January 30- 10am-8pm
Sunday, January 31- CLOSING DAY! 10am-5pm

PotashCorp is proud to sponsor WinterShines, where you’ll find lots of frosty fun!

The Market Square at River Landing is located at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market at 19th Street and Sonnenschein Way.


PotashCorp Children’s Festival & Sunset Party

Come to the PotashCorp Children’s Festival and the ‘Sunset Party’ on Saturday June 6th.

The Festival runs June 5th-7th in Kiwanis park and there is an abundance of exciting and entertaining performances, activities and games for children of all ages to enjoy. In addition, the Sunset Party is a totally free event happening after the normal Festival hours on Saturday night. While most of the Site Activities will be closed, there will be a free live music on the Activity Stage, as well as outside events like slacklining and the giant Earth ball, and a Fire Show at 9pm, featuring fire hula hooping and juggling! The two shows that will be running during the Sunset Party are Think Bigg at 6pm and The Little Prince at 8pm.

Please visit www.potashcorpchildrensfestival.com if you have any questions.