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Saskatooning this May

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Posted By Bailie Knowles , April 26, 2024
Welcome to Spring! How are we approaching the month of May? I'm not mad about it, the weather is always refreshing and the sun feels so good after those cold months!

Welcome to Spring! How are we approaching the month of May? I'm not mad about it, the weather is always refreshing and the sun feels so good after those cold months! This spring weather has me excited for the summer months. However, we still have Spring to enjoy, and with the fresh smells and everything getting green, it is a beautiful time in the city to go out and explore! A lot is happening this month, so let's get into it!



May the 4th Be with You

Okay, where are all my Star Wars fans? We know May 4th is all about Star Wars, and many fun events are happening around the city. On the weekend of May 4th & 5th at Prairieland Park, the Entertainment Expo is back, so get dressed in your best cosplay outfit and enjoy the fun! Also happening at the Broadway Theatre, they are showing Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back on May 2nd, and Colosseum Presents is showing Star Wars: A New Hope on May 18th.  Now, May the Force be with you, on this May 4th!

Photo Credit: Saskatoon Entertainment Expo 

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is approaching, and there are many local events where you can spoil your mom, so no excuses! (I will be sending this to my husband so he has everything he needs to know to help the kids plan!)  The Saskatoon Farmers' Market is hosting a Mother's Day pancake Breakfast with all the fixings! If you want to take a drive with Mom, head out to Station Arts Centre Co-operative in Rosthern. They are serving complimentary Rhubarb Mimosa (okay, Yum!) Spend some time exploring there; it is a unique and beautiful place! Champêtre County and The Berry Barn are hosting their annual Mother's Day Brunch (and spend some time there enjoying all the activities!)  Be sure to call and book reservations. 

Photo Credit: Discover Saskatoon, Sik Pics 

If brunch isn't for your mom, take a walk along the Meewasin Valley Trail and stop for ice cream at the Bus Stop Refreshments, enjoy a ride on The Prairie Lily, or pick up a charcuterie box from The Prairie Grazer and have a picnic at the Forestry Farm!  A Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there, enjoy your day! 

Photo Credit: Aspen Films


Well, Sports in Saskatoon are at a high right now! The Saskatoon Blades clinched round 3 in the playoffs and will be taking on another Saskatchewan team, the Moose Jaw Warriors. They have their first two games at the end of April and will be back in May for games 5 and 6 if needed. GO, BLADES, GO!

Photo Credit: Saskatoon Blades- Steve Hiscock

The Saskatchewan Rattlers are BACK!! The season kicks off on May 22nd, and I don't know about you, but our family is SO excited. They keep asking to go see Swisssh. Be sure to check out a game this season, it is fun for all ages. You can see their full schedule here and prepare with our guide for game day.

And NEW to Saskatoon this Spring and summer, we welcome the Saskatoon Berries! This is high-level baseball that is part of the WCBL (Western Canadian Baseball League). The Berries will be playing at Cairns Field at Gordie Howe Sports Complex. We are so excited to have a new sports team to cheer for in Saskatoon this summer. You can see their full schedule here, and watch their social media for single tickets to go on sale!


Red Dress Day

May 5th  is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, & Two-Spirit people.  While there are a lot of activities going on, we need to stop, remember, and honour all those in our community who are affected by this daily.   There are different events happening around the city that will help bring awareness and educate people on Red Dress Day. On May 5th at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, they are hosting a Beaded Red Dress Earrings Workshop that will teach you to bead your own earrings and highlight the importance of Red Dress Day. The Remai Modern Art Gallery is hosting a film, Red Dress Day: Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, that is playing on May 5th—a reminder to wear Red on May 5th to show support and increase awareness. 

Photo Credit: Discover Saskatoon, Concepts Photography & Design

Out & About

As you can see, some great events and sports are happening this month. To wrap up, I will share a few more. I'm so excited to have the Gather Local Market opening down by Riverlanding. This will be a fun summer hang-out spot with so many amazing LOCAL vendors. Be sure to check out their grand opening on May 4th.

Photo credit: Discover Saskatoon, Carey Shaw Photography 

On May 11th & 12th, Black Fox Farm & Distillery is hosting a Cocktail Class! I have yet to try one, but it is definitely on my summer bucket list! The Saskatoon Farmers' Market is hosting a Plant Sale on May 12th, a perfect time to get your summer plants! (Also, these could both be Mother's Day activities, just saying!) 

For the kids, some exciting shows are coming to TCU Place. If you are a parent (or even if you aren't!), you have heard of Paw Patrol! Get tickets to the Paw Patrol Live Show and see your favourite pups on May 7th. Also, for dinosaur lovers, Dinosaur World Live is coming on May 20th; this event looks super cool and interactive for the kids, so be sure to check it out!

Photo Credit: David Stobbe Photography

I could go on and on about more events happening this month! It is getting to be our busier season in Saskatoon as we shift from the cold winter months to the warm spring and summer months. Be sure to keep up with everything on our social media and event page, and as always, tag us and show us how you are #Saskatooning!