13 fun things to do in Saskatchewan this January

13 fun things to do in Saskatchewan this January

13 fun things to do in Saskatchewan this January

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It’s an action-packed January in Saskatchewan. Here are 13 fun things to do in SK this month (in order of when you can enjoy them).

Light Tour Walks in the Enchanted Forest

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Over 75 custom animated light displays (including green-LED football players and the Nutcracker Ballet display) scattered throughout an urban forest. One of Canada's most spectacular drive-through Christmas light shows and Saskatchewan's top winter visitor attraction.
Where: Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
When: 5:30 - 10 p.m. every night till January 7, 2017
Website: enchanted-forest.org
Admission: $5/person or $20/per family; children 5 and under are free

Paint Nites


Here’s an innovative date night idea: learn how to paint while you eat and sip beers in a great SK pub.
Where: Various restaurants & bars in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, and Moose Jaw.
When: Dozens of nights from January 2-31
Website: paintnite.com
Admission: $45

Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling

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Join Steve Laycock and Kaitlyn Lawes as the top 16 Men’s and Women’s teams from Canada and the world battle it out for the Canadian Open.
Where: North Battleford
When: January 3-8, 2017
Website: thegrandslamofcurling.com
Admission: $17.84 in person, or free if you’re a Sportsnet subscriber (included with Basic maxTV)

Games on Tap

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Drop-in games night hosted by SaskGames. In a beginner-friendly atmosphere, play board games, war games, strategy games, card games, and role playing games. Adults 19 and over. The SaskGames slogan: "Life is short; play games!"
Where: Beer Bros. Gastropub & Deli
When: 7 p.m. every Wednesday, January 4, 11, 18, and 25
Website: Info here
Admission: Free

Henry Rollins

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Spoken word performance from ex-Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins. Entertainment Weekly describes him as a "Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?"
Where: The Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon
When: 7:30 p.m., January 8, 2017
Website: broadwaytheatre.ca
Admission: $41


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Break the winter chill with three days of live music in Saskatoon and Regina. Performers include:

  • Connie Kaldor
  • Danny Michel
  • Elliott Brood
  • Fred Penner
  • Rosie & the Riveters
  • Said the Whale
  • Canadaland’s Jesse Brown (live podcast recording)

To kick off Winterruption! in S’toon, watch the classic mock-doc This is Spinal Tap (8 p.m. January 19 at The Broadway Theatre), plus a live performance of Spinal Tap tunes from Saskatoon's almighty hard rock group, Heat Rüb.
Where: Various venues in S’toon and Regina
When: Winterruption runs January 19-21, 2017 in Regina + Saskatoon
Admission: $16.50 for This is Spinal Tap; see websites for live concert prices

Cross Canada Fiddle Fest


Here’s another fun Winterruption! event. For one night only, this powerhouse, high-energy show features the best traditional fiddlers Canada has to offer, with fiddlers coming from Nova Scotia, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Saskatoon.
Where: The Bassment, Saskatoon
When: 8 p.m. January 19, 2017
Admission: $26.50

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

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A live storytelling event that’s big fun and extremely confessional. Since 2007, brave Canadian adults have shared their weird and wonderful childhood and teenage writing—onstage for a live audience. Embarrassing, moving, and hilarious, these readings are deeply personal yet surprisingly universal.
Where: The Artesian, Regina (8 p.m. January 20, 2017) + Cosmo Senior’s Centre, Saskatoon (8 p.m. January 21, 2017)
Website: grownupsreadthingstheywroteaskids.com
Admission: $20-25

Lake Lenore Lions Annual Ice Fishing Derby

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Annual catch and release derby for walleye, northern pike and perch. Registration 8am, fishing Over $10,000 in prizes.
Where: Lung’s Beach, Lake Lenore (144 km NE of Saskatoon)
When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., January 21, 2017
Phone: 306-368-2338
Admission: $40 in advance, $50 on the day

Tux and Toques Gala and Banquet


The Tux and Toques Gala is a fundraiser for the Prince Albert Food bank and features great food & entertainment. The gala kicks off the Prince Albert Winter Festival (February 16-26, 2017) which will include events like a fish fry, dog sled races, and the "Beerd Derby."
Where: Plaza 88, Prince Albert
When: 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, January 21, 2017
Website: pawinterfestival.com
Admission: $75

Beer Bacon Bands Festival

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Mmmmmm, bacon. Canada’s best named festival is back with great food, music, refreshments. No minors.
Where: Conexus Arts Centre, Regina
When: January 27-28
Website: beerbaconbands.ca
Admission: $35-$39.75/day

13th Annual Ladies' Night Out

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Annual fundraiser in support of TeleMiracle. Cocktails and supper, followed by musical entertainment. Dessert auction, door prizes, Raffles, 50/50 draw, and a mystery box raffle!
Where: St. Mary’s Hall, Regina
When: Cocktails at 5 p.m., supper at 6 p.m., January 28, 2017
Website: queencitykin.com/kinettes/ladies-night-out
Admission: $50 each, tables of eight

PotashCorp Wintershines Festival

Source: @wintershines via Facebook


SK’s premier winter festival: ice carving, snow park with glowing igloo, soup cookoff. On January 31 in Farmer's Market Square, see the Mascot Parade and an attempt at a Guinness Book of World Record for the World's Largest Snowball Fight!
Where: Saskatoon
When: January 28 - February 5
Website: potashcorpwintershines.ca
Admission: $2 to enter the Snow Park (which opens January 23)


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