Saskatoon and area

Cuts Like A Knife

He's arguably one of the biggest rock stars this country has ever produced.

Bryan Adams

Sing along with Bryan Adams Friday night in Saskatoon. (cbcmusic.ca)

Bryan Adams may not call Canada home anymore, but he sure hasn't forgotten about us.

Adams most recently toured this country with his 'Bare Bones' acoustic show and now crowds in this province are in for a treat.

Adams is out on the road with a full band and a full rock sound. Power chords and the riffs you want to sing along to will echo through Prairieland Park.

The outdoor show is on Friday night at the Grandstand.

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Jet Skis and Octopus Balls

The two most unlikely of worlds are colliding in Kiwanis Park this week.

Canadian Watercross Nationals

Jet skis will be roaring up and down the river entertaining crowds at Taste of Saskatchewan. (canadianwatercraft.com)

Taste of Saskatchewan is back for another year. 

The week-long food festival features specialty dishes from 30 Saskatoon restaurants.

You can munch on octopus balls, wash it down with a vanilla bean slush, and indulge in a deep fried Mars bar for dessert.

You can do this all while listening to some of the city's talented musicians.

On the weekend, head on down to the riverbank to see jet ski races on the river during the Canadian Watercross Nationals.

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Wild Thing

It's one of my favourite things to do with the whole family.

Family Day at Saskatoon Zoo

Let the little ones get up close to the animals this weekend in Saskatoon. (Lynn Reid/ Facebook)

The Saskatoon Zoo Society is holding Cameco Family Day at the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo.

Walk around and visit all the animals, enjoy performances by Chester the Entertainer, Singing with Sylvia and Beeper the Clown.

There will be bouncy castles, face painting, and plenty of games.

All the fun happens on Sunday.

Cameco Family Day

Regina and area

The Steel Drums Call

Bright costumes, jerk chicken, music of the Caribbean — you can find it all this weekend in Regina.

Carisask

Colourful costumes will be all around Wascana Park this weekend for Carisask. (Carisask 2010)

Carisask Carnival is back for another year. This is a family focused celebration out in the park.

There will be plenty of live entertainment and a full out parade on Saturday morning.

The party kicks off on Friday night and runs until Saturday in Wascana Park.

Carisask

Little Festival That Could

Rah Rah

Regina band Rah Rah is just one of the acts christening the Buffalo Nights Fest in the Queen City. (rahrahband.com)

We've all got to start somewhere and in Regina there's a new music festival that's just getting off the ground.

The Buffalo Nights Fest has some big names behind it for its inaugural year. Rah Rah, The Dead South, and Library Voices are all on board for the one-day festival.

There are a ton of performances booked for The Exchange and The Club.

It all hits the stage on Saturday night.

Buffalo Nights Fest

Full-time Storytime

Book worms unite because it's time to celebrate the written word.

Festival of Words

You can discover new authors and hear directly from old favourites in Moose Jaw this weekend. (Saskatchewan Festival of Words)

Just a short drive outside the Queen City, writers, publishers and, most importantly, readers are converging on Moose Jaw.

It's all for the Saskatchewan Festival of Words.

Authors featured this year include fiction writers Miriam Toews and Wayne Johnson and poet Bradley Somer.

There's also a performers cafe running all weekend with up-and-comers.

You can also take in main stage shows like a slam poetry competition on Friday and Rosie and the Riveters headlining on Saturday night.

The Festival of Words runs until Sunday in Moose Jaw.

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