Saskatoon Events for May 2017

Saskatoon Events Calendar – May 2017

Saskatoon Events

Saskatoon has plenty of events and festivals to keep you busy. No matter what your interests, there is something for everyone.

I am happy to provide a schedule of these events for May 2017 in Saskatoon, your city to call home.

May 2 – 7, 2017  Cinergie: Saskatchewan’s Francophone Film Festival


The 12th Cinergie Film Festival invites all cinema lovers and families to enjoy 6 great days of French-speaking movies from all around the world, all with subtitles.

A week full of surprises!

12 international feature films
20 shorts
Family Time on Saturday
“Secret screening” on Sunday
Special guests
Opening evening at the Roxy
School programming
*Full accessibility

Venue: Roxy Theatre
Address: 320 20th St W
City: Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X2
Admission: $10 adults; $5 16 & under; $40 full festival pass.
Recurring daily
Phone: 306-653-7440
Category:  Events & Festivals Annual Events

May 4, 2017 Read Saskatoon

Read Saskatoon

Please join four Saskatchewan authors for a rousing evening of telling stories and storytelling. Harold Johnson, Candace Savage, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Bill Waiser will read from their work, along with several READ Saskatoon clients who have their own stories to tell. Shelagh Rogers, the CBC’s The Next Chapter host, will oversee this celebration of literacy and the power of the written word. All proceeds from this fundraising event will go to READ Saskatoon.

Venue: Broadway Theatre
Address: 715 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B3
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Website: Read Saskatoon
Category: Events and Festivals

May 5 – 7, 2017  Jane’s Walk Saskatoon

Jane's Walk Saskatoon

A weekend of free walks led by volunteers to learn, explore and tell stories about our communities, and to connect with our neighbours. This is a global movement inspired by urban activist, journalist and author Jane Jacobs. Walks are about 1- 1.5 hrs long and happen throughout the weekend at various locations. This year’s walks include Off-Leash Dog Parks, Northeast Swale, Early Saskatoon, 21st Street, Bringing Life to Residential Roadways and many more.

Location: Throughout the city. See website for locations.
Phone: 306-664-3908
Website: Jane’s Walk Saskatoon
Category:  Events & Festivals Fundraisers and Community Events

May 6, 2017  Hoop Planes with the Saskatchewan Science Centre

Hoop Planes

Join the Saskatchewan Science Centre outreach team at the Western Development Museum for some extra activities while you visit Quantum: The Exhibition as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations! This week we’ll be making planes that fly without wings! Come out from 9am-4pm to make a hoop plane – a plane that uses rings instead of wings!

Venue: Western Development Museum
Address: 2610 Lorne Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S6
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Category:  Attractions Events & Festivals Shows & Exhibitions

May 6, 2017  Waterfowl Viewing Field Trip

Waterfowl Viewing Field Trip

Saturday, May 6 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Waterfowl Outing to Dundurn area We will drive to either Brightwater marsh or Blackstrap Lake near Dundurn to look for ducks and geese. Meet at the NW corner of the parking lot for the Centre mall at Circle and 8th. Bus: Route 50 Lakeview departs U of S campus at 8:23 AM and arrives on 8th St adjacent to mall about 8:35 AM. Route 8/84 departs downtown terminal at 8:16 AM and arrives on 8th at mall about 8:30 AM. Leader: John Patterson (306-249-0468).

Location: Centre Mall NW corner of parking lot
Address: 3310 8th St E
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5M3
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Phone: 306-249-0468
Website: Waterfowl Viewing
Category: Events and Festivals

May 6 – 7, 2017  1st Annual Creative Arts Weekend

Creative Arts Weekend

The Creative Arts Weekend is intended to awaken your creative spirit and give you the opportunity to explore many artistic mediums. Come to relax, create and learn from brilliant and inspiring local artists:
• Adrienne Weightman – Scratch Board
• Carey-Lynn Link – Portraits
• Gisele Bauche – Acrylics
• Irene Giesbrecht – Alcohol Inks
• Janet Williams – Acrylics
• Lindsay Embree – Eco-Colour Dyeing
• Samaya Chase – Watercolour
• Sheri Wollf – Upcycler
• Tracy Buechler – Mixed Media

Address: 701 Centennial Boulevard
Warman, Saskatchewan S0K0A1
Website: Creative Arts Weekend
Category:  Events & Festivals Fundraisers and Community Events

May 7, 2017  Break the Barrier: Mental Health and Addiction Services Fun Run/Walk

Break the Barrier

The Break the Barrier Mental Health and Addictions Fun Run/Walk seeks to reduce the stigma associated with Mental Health and Addictions while also raising awareness and promoting the benefits of being active, setting training goals and eating healthy in assisting in recovery for those affected by mental health and addictions issues.

Address: Diefenbaker Park
Saskatoon, SK
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Phone: 306-655-4506
Website: Break the Barrier
Category: Events, Festivals and Sports

May 8, 2017  David Carpenter Book Launch

David Carpenter Book Launch

Join local Saskatoon author David Carpenter for the launch of his new historical novel, The Gold.

Location: McNally Robinson Booksellers Saskatoon
Address: 3130 8th St E
Saskatoon, SK
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Phone: 306-777-0174
Website: David Carpenter – The Gold
Category: Events and Festivals

Through to May 10, 2017  Shear Madness

Shear Madness

Madness erupts at your not-so-typical hair salon when the famous pianist upstairs is mysteriously murdered and any number of colorful characters is suspect. Now it’s up to you, the audience, to outwit the suspects and catch the killer in this wildly popular comedy that has entertained millions worldwide.

Venue: Persephone Theatre
Location: Rawlco Radio Hall
Address: 100 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L3
Phone: 306-384-7727
Website: Persephone Theatre
Category: Concerts & Theatre, Events & Festivals, Music & Entertainment

May 12, 2017  Culture in the Kitchen – Germany meets Nigeria

Culture in the Kitchen

The Saskatchewan German Council presents A Multicultural Cooking Series Germany meets Nigeria sharing German & Nigerian food and culture: Efo Riro Soup with Pounded Yam and Rote Grütze with Vanille Soße Friday, May 12th 2017, 6:30pm — 9:30pm Marion M. Graham Collegiate 602 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon Cost: $ 20.00/person Registration and pre-payment required Registration:

Location: Marion M. Graham Collegiate
Address: 602 Lenore Drive
Saskatoon, SK
Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $20/person
Phone: 306-975-0845
Website: SaskGermanCouncil
Category: Events and Festivals

May 13, 2017  Vesna Festival

Vesna Festival

Your admission price will not only get you in the door to enjoy all the entertainment and displays but also will include a china service – buffet style, full course meal with your choice of dessert!

From the moment you walk in the main doors to the time you leave in the early hours of the morning, you will be delighted with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Ukrainian culture!

Begin your evening with a stroll through the garden pathway and discover the unique artwork created by various artists of Ukrainian descent. Relax over a cup of coffee in Cafe Kyiv and enjoy the company of close friends and new acquaintances as you are entertained by wandering minstrels. Then head into the main hall and enjoy the dinner entertainment while you feast on your full-course Ukrainian meal complete with vareneky (perogies), cabbage rolls, plus dessert – you may even decide to have seconds! And once you are finished eating, prepare to be entertained by our headlining performers before you dance the night away. Just one more thing … no Ukrainian evening is complete without a Kolomeyka!

Whether you have attended Vesna in the past and intend to meet up with old friends or you are coming to the festival for the first time, we know you will have an experience to remember!

Venue: Prairieland Park
Address: 503 Ruth Street West
Saskatoon, SK S7K 4E4
Time: See website for details.
Website: Vesna Festival
Category: Events & Festivals, Music & Entertainment, Annual Events

May 13, 2017  Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous

Come take a walk with the dinosaurs, explore the science of dark matter, design your own rockets and LEGO robots and be amazed by chemistry magic! Fun for the whole family! Geology & Biology Buildings: Hands-on activities, Chemistry Demonstrations, Rocket Launches in the Bowl & Design Challenges. Science Odyssey’s marquee event Science Rendezvous celebrates its 10th annual event in 2017. This free national festival has over 300 events occurring across 30 cities with 1000’s of mind-blowing activities. Science Rendezvous is Canada’s largest celebration of the amazing feats of science and engineering happening right here at home. Free for you, something for everyone at Science Rendezvous!

Location: University of Saskatchewan, Geology Building
Address: 114 Science Place
Saskatoon, ON S7N 5A2
Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Website: Science Rendezvous
Category: Events and Festivals

May 23 to 28, 2017  NatureCity Festival

NatureCity Festival

For 6 days every May, Wild About Saskatoon host the annual NatureCity Festival – A community driven event celebrating urban nature & culture hosted in collaboration with local organizations. With 50+ events throughout the city, this festival truly has something for everyone. Take in our keynote speaker, guided nature walks, star gazing, outdoor yoga, kids activities, and so much more!

Location: Various venues throughout Saskatoon
Saskatoon, SK
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Website: NatureCity Festival
Category: Events and Festivals

May 25 to 27, 2017  Top of the Hops – Grapes and Grains

Top of the Hops

Top of the Hops, hosted by POW City Kinsmen, is one of Saskatchewan’s, largest tasting event showcasing beer, wine, spirits, liqueurs and food. All proceeds from this event go back into “serving the communities greatest need.” Savour the flavor with the P.O.W. City Kinsmen. Come for spirits alone or dinner and samplings. This is our largest event ever; rare spirits, fine wine, crisp beer and great camaraderie! Be there.

Venue: Prairieland Park
Address: 503 Ruth Street West
Saskatoon, SK S7K 4E4
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Website: TopoftheHops
Category: Events & Festivals, Shows & Exhibitions, Annual Events

May 26 to 27, 2017  Wind Cars with the Saskatchewan Science Centre

Wind Cars

Join the Saskatchewan Science Centre outreach team at the Western Development Museum for some extra activities while you visit Quantum: The Exhibition as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations! This week we’ll be building small cars that move using the wind – just like the Wind Car in the museum! We’ll be out from 1pm-5pm on Friday, and 9am-4pm on Saturday. Will your car be a prototype for the future?

Venue: Western Development Museum
Address: 2610 Lorne Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S6
Time: Friday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Category:  Attractions Events & Festivals, Shows & Exhibitions

May 28, 2017  Saskatchewan Marathon

Saskatchewan Marathon

The 39th Annual Saskatchewan Marathon – Presented by PotashCorp and hosted by the Saskatoon Road Runners Association – is taking place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The 2017 program features a Marathon, Half-Marathon, GoodLife Fitness 10KM Race, 5KM Race, and a Marafun run for kids. The Saskatchewan Marathon is sanctioned by Sask Athletics and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

Venue: Meewasin Trail
Location: Meewasin Valley Trail
Address: Throughout the river valley within the city.
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H6
Time: All Day
Phone: 306-652-1400
Website: SaskMarathon
Category:  Events & Festivals, Sports, Annual Events

May 28, 2017  Firefly Night Hike

Firefly Night Hike

Sunday, May 28, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM Firefly Night Walk at NE Swale. We will listen for the calls of the night birds and watch for fireflies. Meet at the swale on Lowe Road. Drive north on Central Ave, turn right on Fedoruk Drive (or Agra Road), turn left onto Lowe Road; NE Swale is next to the slough on the east side of road before reaching the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation building. No Bus service. Leader: Marten Stoffel (306-934-3769).

Address: RANGE ROAD 3050
Saskatoon, SK S7S 1N1
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Phone: 306-934-3769
Category: Events and Festivals

I hope you and your family can get out to take in some of what Saskatoon has to offer this May.

Slade Desrochers
Slade Real Estate Inc.