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Events, Festivals and Conferences



Family fun for everyone!

2023 Event Schedule


Waskesiu Open Tennis Tournament – June 16-18

This is a Tennis Saskatchewan-sanctioned event featuring men's and women's singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competitions. For more information visit

Canada Day – July 1 

Celebrate Canada's 156th birthday in Waskesiu! There will be a pancake breakfast, an Elders gathering and blessing ceremony, the “famous” Waskesiu Canada Day parade, flag-raising ceremonies, free Canada Day cupcakes, and an afternoon Original 16 beer gardens with free live music and Indigenous performances.

Canada Day Weekend Cabaret - July 1

The Canada Day Long Weekend Cabaret is held at the Waskesiu Community Hall from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for ages 19+. Tickets are available in advance at the WRA office or at the door.

Waskesiu Children’s Festival – July 15

The Waskesiu Children’s Festival is fun for the whole family. The day features face painting, crafts, the Parks Canada “Fire Tent”, kids’ games, Friends of the Park “Lego Castle”, the Waskesiu Fire Department fire truck, and a kid-friendly improv show. This is a wonderful, family-friendly, Waskesiu tradition where participants have fun and connect with nature, Park history, and friends throughout a wonderful day of outdoor activities.


Beach Bums Bash – August 5 

Cabaret at Terrace Gardens Cabaret and an all-day beach volleyball tournament. 

Grey Owl Howl - August 6

This annual family dance held at the Community Hall is for the entire family- all ages are welcome. Enjoy music, raffles, light snacks and drinks and enjoy a family dance party.

Frank Dunn Triathlon – August 13

The Frank Dunn Triathlon is one of the most anticipated triathlons in Saskatchewan. It is also the oldest triathlon in Western Canada, having started back in 1982! Come out to swim, bike, and run in, and around, the Waskesiu townsite. For more information see


Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival – August 25 - 27 
Grab your dancing shoes, or just kick back and enjoy the wonderful musical performances at the 2023 Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival – Waskesiu’s biggest event of the year! The weekend is jam-packed with a variety of free family activities, including live on-stage musical entertainment on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, an Indigenous talent showcase, a children's play area including a free bouncy castle & face painting, and displays highlighting Prince Albert National Park. You can also enjoy a variety of great food vendors, and the Lakeside Festival Original 16 beer gardens.

Reel Rave - September 8, 9 and 10

Enjoy Waskesiu’s fantastic International Film Festival at Twin Pine Cinemas, featuring 6 award-winning films plus a Saturday night social at the Hawood Inn.

Outter Limits Fun Run – September 23

The Outter Limits Fun Run is back! And we can't wait to see you! September 23rd, 2023 in the Waskesiu town site. Plans are well underway and registration will be opening April 1st. Donations this year will be made to @cpaws_sk, Ukrainian Relief Efforts and Waskesiu Recreation Association. All covid protocols at the time of the event will be in place.

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AA Meetings - May to September
Waskesiu Lake Library - Open July and August

Kids Tennis Lessons - (tentative)

Bingo - Each Wednesday in July and August- Hosted by Waskesiu Heritage Museum

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