Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, a province in Canada. It sits on both sides of the South Saskatchewan River and is near the Yellowhead Highway. It is home to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park which is a National Historic Site of Canada. If you are visiting the area or currently live in Saskatoon, here are a few fun things to do this summer.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is an annual festival that will extend from July 4 to August 19. The acting troupe will perform “Hamlet” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor on select days. They will also perform “Titus A.: Puppet Revenge,” a version of “Titus Andronicus” performed with puppets. The descriptions warn that “Titus Andronicus” is still Shakespeare’s most violent play. Other events include medieval feasts on July 8 and 15 and a Sunday tea on July 22. For more information, visit the website http://www.shakespearesask.com/ or call (306) 652-9100.

Pets in the Park

Pets in the Park is an annual summer event held to raise funds and awareness of homeless, sick, or injured cats and dogs. It was established in 2005 by three welfare organizations. It will be held in Kiwanis Memorial Park North on July 8. There will be demonstrations like agility trials, rally obedience, and flyball. Several vendors will offer services like nail trims, microchipping and pet portraits. There will be a silent auction and live music. Both dogs and cats are welcome – but they have to be on leashes. To learn more, visit the website http://petsinthepark.ca/ or e-mail [email protected]

A Taste of Saskatchewan

A Taste of Saskatchewan, which takes place in Kiwanis Park July 17-22, offers a lot of food and music; it is one of the largest musical festivals in the province. Over 30 top restaurants in Saskatchewan will serve their specialties, ranging from entrées to novelties to desserts. Over 55 bands will perform various types of music: rock, reggae, blues, Celtic, jazz, and other genres. Area chefs will face each other in cooking competitions. For more information, visit the website http://www.tasteofsaskatchewan.ca/ or call (306) 975-3175.

Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival

The Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival is a ten-day long festival aptly held in the Broadway District. This year, the festival runs August 2 – 11. Fringe theatre is experimental theatre and can be compared to Off-Off-Broadway theatre in New York. The festival offers 231 performances of 33 different plays performed at six different venues. Visitors may also buy a variety of crafts and snacks and enjoy buskers and other street performers. For more information, visit the website http://www.25thstreettheatre.org/ or call (306) 664-2239.

Saskatoon Exhibition

The Exhibition, which is held in Prairieland Park, describes itself as the largest “midway event” in Saskatchewan. The Exhibition is a large summer fair complete with rides, live music, fireworks, and parades. The acts include trained dogs, an old-fashioned strongman show, a hypnotist and comedian, and several acrobats. The Kidsville section includes pony rides, a petting zoo, and games. The dates are August 7-12. To learn more, visit the website http://www.saskatoonexhibition.ca/ or call (306) 931-7149.

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