Jul 31, 2018

Hotel Guide: 7 Regina Events to Enjoy in August

The Regina Farmers Market is just one of the events worth going to from your Regina hotel.

The Regina Farmers Market is just one of the events worth going to from your Regina hotel.

Whether it’s spending a Sunday afternoon fishing on Wascana Lake or just walking the streets of downtown Regina, there’s so much to do in the Saskatchewan capital in summer. That’s no more apparent when looking at the number of events that are taking place this August. Don’t waste a minute. Book your Regina hotel now and enjoy these seven events before summer is over.

1. EX Marks the Spot

You don’t have to travel far to take part in one of the events of summer. Regina’s annual fair, The Queen City Ex takes place this year from Aug. 1 to 5 at Evraz Place. Enjoy five days of indoor and outdoor attractions including rides, shows, food, live music, music, shopping and much more.

2. For the Foodies

Situated in the breadbasket of Canada not far from our accommodations is the Regina Farmers Market. Meet the farmers, sample, and purchase fresh produce and artisan products every Wednesday and Saturday through August from 9 a.m. to 1 p. m. at City Square Plaza in downtown Regina.

3. Please the Folk

Book your hotel and get in the action at the Regina Folk Festival, Aug. 10-12 at Victoria Park. This three-day event is jam-packed with performances by famed artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Walk off the Earth, Shakey Graves, Neko Case, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Tanya Tagaq and many others. Enjoy an arts market, food court, children’s area, and beer garden. Individual and weekend tickets are available. Children 12 and under are free.

4. Hear Words Waxed

The Saskatchewan Writers Guild present an evening of outdoor reading performances by local authors at Victoria Park evening week on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. until Aug. 23.

5. Make it a Film Week

Spend some time indoors to watch more than 100 Canadian and international films at the Regina International Film Festival and Awards, Aug. 14-18 at the Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas. Rub elbows with filmmakers, actors and supporters at the opening reception, Aug. 14 at the Casino Regina Show Lounge, while the awards Ceremony, Aug. 18, also at the show lounge, will celebrate excellence in multiple categories of film worldwide.

6. Catch a Game

Don your green and white and watch as the Saskatchewan Roughriders play the Calgary Stampeders on home turf Aug. 19. Our Choice hotel in Regina is located just 12 minutes away from Mosaic Stadium at Evraz Place

7. Shake the Lake

Rock out at Regina’s newest music festival, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Waskana Lake Park, outside the Conexus Arts Centre, will be shaking with the sounds of such iconic music artists as Trooper, Cheap Trick, Chilliwack, Platinum Blonder, Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd, Harlequin and more. The show will go on rain or shine, and children are permitted on the site when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

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