Folkfest 2019 Thurs. – Sat.
Take a trip around the world without ever leaving home. Folkfest 2019 is getting geared up for another year and you won’t want to miss all the entertainment, food and drink the 17 pavilions have in store. This is the 40th year for Saskatoon’s premiere cultural celebration and organizers are inviting you to rediscover memories as you visit each pavilion. Along with the tried and true favourites like the Ukrainian Karpaty, Scottish and German pavilions, you can expand your horizons with other cultures that make up Saskatoon’s vibrant, multicultural scene. Passports are $15 and include admission and transportation between locations on the Folkfest buses. You’ll want to bring cash along so you can taste, sip and find that perfect souvenir.
Click here for all the details and a map of the venues.
Rock the River Fri. – Sun.
Bust out your tight jeans and tease up your hair, it’s time to rock along the riverbank in Saskatoon for Rock the River. The annual festival is a who’s who of hair bands with acts like Lover Boy, Platinum Blond and Honeymoon Suite. Officially, tickets are sold out but there are contests to win them or if you don’t want to leave it up to fate, several people are trying to sell theirs on social media. Plans change in the summer, you might get lucky. Prices range from $50 for single day passes and $170 for the full weekend.
To find out more details about the lineup follow this link.
Here’s a spot to find tickets up for grabs.
Rock 102 Show & Shine Weekend Fri. – Sun.
Get your motor running and head downtown for the annual show and shine weekend. This is a weekend for the whole family as car enthusiasts will be out in all their waxed to perfection glory and there’s no show if you don’t come and admire. Don’t miss the show and shine poker rally and and the big 8th Street cruise on Saturday. Sunday afternoon, more than 900 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display downtown. The best part is, most of the weekend is free.
For a full schedule, follow this link.
Rent Aug. 20 – 21
One of my favourite musicals is coming to town for a pair of dates next week. Rent is Jonathan Larson’s re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohéme. The story follows seven artists in the 90’s struggling with drugs, homelessness, their sexuality and the AIDS epidemic as they follow their dreams of living the bohemian lifestyle. The score is incredible and the message of love and friendship runs throughout. This is the 20th Anniversary tour and it’s a great contemporary piece of theatre. Tickets are $45 – $93.
To purchase tickets, follow this link.