Last long weekend of summer jam-packed with things to do
The Labour Day long weekend, the last three-day weekend of the summer, is jam-packed with all sorts of events.
Here is a sampling:
- 10 p.m. Friday night at Amigos in Saskatoon, the folk-roots band The Barrelmen will be performing. The group is celebrating the release of their album Wood, Wire, Words and Whiskey, a vinyl release.
- Friday night and Saturday: the 23rd Annual Dragon Boat races are set for Wascana Lake in Regina. Around 75 teams are competing so it should be a colourful event to take in. Saturday morning there will be a pancake and sausages breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Racing events start at 9 a.m. There will also be live entertainment, an arts and crafts section and a fireworks display Saturday night (10 p.m.).
- Saturday at Mosaic Stadium in Regina the Roughriders throw open their doors for some fan-friendly events ahead of the Labour Day Classic game. On Saturday, starting a 9 a.m. there will be events just outside the stadium. Then, at 10 a.m. Taylor Field will be open for fans to watch a team practice. An autograph session with players follows at noon.
- On Sunday, at Pike Lake provincial park, people can take part in a a Capture The Flag geocache event that includes water guns. Also on Sunday, at Cypress Hills the park is hosting a Great Vacation Treasure Hunt. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. people in the park can run and hike while looking to find treasures.
- Friday night and Saturday night, in Saskatoon there is the Saskatoon Fireworks Festival. There are two dedicated space where people can gather to watch the fireworks at the Amphitheatre at River Landing and, across the river from there, in Rotary Park. There is live music and entertainment at both places. Fireworks begin around 9:30 both nights.
- In Regina, Friday night, the second movie in the The Hunger Game series, Catching Fire, is being shown at Victoria Park for Cinema Under The Stars. The film was supposed to shown on a Wednesday night, but was postponed due to rain. The film will start at sunset.
- Friday night, at the German Club in Regina, a concert featuring a local band, Snake River.
Saturday at Government House in Regina, people can travel back in time to the early 1900′s, when Saskatchewan’s first Lieutenant Governor, Amédée Forget and and wife lived in the historic building on Dewdney Avenue. There will be vignettes performed in English (at 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.) and in French (at 2:45 p.m.).
Saturday and Sunday, in Regina, there is a music festival in City Square Plaza. The Friends Festival begins each day at 5 p.m. (until 11 p.m.). The festival features over 24 diverse DJ’s who will appeal to many different musical genres and styles. Expect to hear everything from funk and soul music to heavy trap and electro. National headliners such as Thugli and Smalltown DJ’s will be there.
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