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Festivals, Events and Conferences



Family fun for everyone!

2024 Event Schedule


Waskesiu Open Tennis Tournament – June 14-16

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

Canada Day Weekend Cabaret – June 29

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

Canada Day Parade Bike Decorating - June 30

Bike decorating on the WRA grounds from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Canada Day – July 1

Celebrate Canada's 157th birthday in Waskesiu!

- Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the Waskesiu Community Hall (adults $10;
   children 10 & under $6)

- Bike Decorating by the Beaver Glen campground from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

- Elder Blessing Ceremony 9:30 am to 10:30 am behind Friends of the Park Bookstore

- Bannock Tasting 10:30 am to 12:00 pm behind Friends of the Park Bookstore

- Canada Day Parade starts at 12:00 noon at the Beaver Glen entrance (be there by 11:30
  am if participating). Kids, families, individuals and businesses are invited to participate.
  Floats, bikes and pets are welcome! Fill out a parade registration form by June 29 and 
  drop it off at our office or email

- Flag Raising Ceremony & Free Cupcakes 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm behind the Visitor Centre

- Beer Gardens with free live music, food trucks & vendors 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the
  Waskesiu Community Hall

- Face Painting 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm near the beer gardens

Waskesiu Fundraising Concert - July 11

The Waskesiu Foundation is presenting another exciting fundraising concert this summer. The concert will once again be held at Twin Pine Cinema. Check back here for information updates. 

Waskesiu Children’s Festival – July 20

The Waskesiu Children’s Festival is fun for the whole family!  Starting at 10 a.m. and going right through to 3 p.m., the day features interactive hoop dancing, face painting, games, crafts, music, snacks, Lego Castle, and more! This is a wonderful, family friendly, Waskesiu tradition. Find us near the tennis courts and mini golf course at 1500 Montreal Drive.

Beach Bum's Bash Cabaret –  August 3

The party of the summer for ages 19+. Tickets are available in advance at the WRA office or at the door.

Grey Owl Howl - August 4

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 a family dance party.

Frank Dunn Triathlon – August 11

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 CLICK HERE.


Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival – August 23-25

Grab your dancing shoes, or just kick back and enjoy the wonderful musical performances at the 2024 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, and a children's play area including a free bouncy castle & face painting. You can also enjoy a variety of great food vendors, and the Lakeside Festival Original 16 beer gardens. Visit the Lakeside Festival website ( for information including this year's line up of performers.​


Reel Rave - September 6, 7 and 8

This year’s six films will be selected in the middle of summer, and publicized as soon as the festival knows they are available. Ticket prices will be the same as last year - $15 per film per customer or three (3) films for $40. More information can be found on the Twin Pine Cinema website ( or on the Reel Rave website (  

Outter Limits Fun Run – September 21

The Outter Limits Fun Run is back! And we can't wait to see you September 21, 2024 in the Waskesiu town site. Plans are well underway and registration is now open. Donations this year will be made to the Waskesiu Recreation Renewal Project, Sask Trails Association, and Canadian Mental Health. CLICK HERE to register.

Remembrance Day- November 11

Meet at the Hawood Inn at 10:30 and then walk to the Nature Centre for a ceremony of remembrance. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the Hawood Inn.

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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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