Jul 26, 2018
6 Awesome Events to Check Out from Your Saskatoon Hotel in August
There is nothing like spending summer days and nights in the Saskatchewan city of Saskatoon. The city comes to life with a number of festivals, concerts and events, and August is jam packed with things to see, do and experience. Read on to find out some of the exciting things coming up and book into the Comfort Suites Saskatoon hotel, so you can stay close to all the action.
1. On the Fringe
Catch the intimate and alternative performances by theatre artists from around the world at the Nutrien Fringe Theatre and Street Festival, Aug 2-11. Taking place in the heart of Saskatoon’s Broadway District, this popular event takes place over 10 days at six venues. Enjoy 33 plays and 231 performances. Besides street performers and theatrical performances, the festival also has a number of food trucks and food vendors, musical performances, and a Fringe Market with handmade products.
2. Ride on to the EX
Saskatoon’s main summer event, the Saskatoon Exhibition (EX) takes place over Aug. 7-12 at Prairieland Park, just 12 minutes directly south from Saskatoon hotels in the north end of the city. Enjoy big-name music acts at the Grandstand, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, Trace Adkins, Tim Hicks, and April Wine. Get your heart pumping on the thrilling midway rides. See indoor exhibits, enjoy unique carnival food, and shop ‘til you drop.
3. Meet the Folks
Folkfest ’18 is where young and mature gather in Saskatoon to meet people and experience different cultures from around the world. Taking place Aug. 16-18 at various pavilions set up throughout the city, the festival offers delicious ethnic cuisine, music and dance performances, displays and demonstrations, and fun for the whole family.
4. Pay Ode to the Bard
The Saskatoon Shakespeare Festival continues in the big white tents off Spadina Crescent along the shore of the South Saskatchewan River. See some of the Bard’s best, including The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet and a unique take on Titus Andronicus with Titus A Puppet Revenge. Shows take place daily until Aug. 19
5. Blast Off to See the Fireworks
Located right in the centre of the city not far from our hotel rooms in Saskatoon, River Landing and Friendship Park is the site of the Nutrien Fireworks Festival, Aug. 31- Sept. 1. Watch performances on the mainstage and enjoy vendors, kids activities and more before the fireworks, choreographed to music, light up the night sky.
6. Rock ‘N’ Stay with one of Best SaskTel Centre Hotels
As one of the hotels near SaskTel Centre, the Comfort Suites Saskatoon is only steps away when you want to catch one of the many exciting shows coming up in August.
Concerts include famed country act Alabama Aug. 2 and rock star Alice Cooper Aug. 25 as well as the World Junior Lacrosse Championships Aug. 8-12. Enjoy Saskatoon hotel deals with our Rock ‘n’ Stay Package, which includes one night accommodation in our Single King or Double Queen Suite, a $20 concession voucher at SaskTel Centre, a late-night snack bag back at your room, and complimentary hot breakfast buffet.
For more fun things to do from our Saskatoon Choice hotel, read Hotels in Saskatoon: Make the Most of Your Visit with Events and Activities.The Comfort Suites Saskatoon is one of Saskatoon’s best hotels when attending an event as SaskTel Centre or visiting any of the city’s other attractions and festivals. We are also one of the Saskatoon hotels with waterslides and pool, which your family will love.