If you’re staying in Saskatoon this August long weekend – you’re in luck.
The 2017 PotashCorp Fringe Theatre and Street Festival runs Aug. 3-12 in the Broadway area of Saskatoon.
The festival includes more than 150 vendors and multiple theatre shows.
Roads will be closed to traffic between 12th Street East and Main Street weekdays from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., and on weekends and holiday Monday from noon until 10:30 p.m.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the festival is bringing in The Dream Catchers for a free show near 11th Street and Dufferin Avenue Thursday night at 8 p.m. The musical explores the dreams of young Canadians through reconciliation, inclusion and the environment.
Diefenbaker Park will be satisfying people’s appetites as Ribfest kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. It goes all weekend from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The delicious event brings five championship rib cooks from across Canada to battle it out with taste as people vote for the best rack of meat.
The contestants include Smoke & Bones BBQ, Prairie Smoke and Spice, Boss Hogs BBQ, Gator BBQ and Misty Mountain BBQ.
Organizers are expecting more than 21,000 people to attend Ribfest over the four days.
Each event vendor sets its own price. Last year a full rack of pork ribs averaged $25 and a full rack of beef ribs was $29.
People can get their sports fix by watching the 2017 Molson Slo-Pitch National Championship’s out at Umea Vast Ball Park.
Saskatoon is hosting the men and women’s over 35 divisions, along with the men’s over 50 and 60.
There are still a few spots available if you’re planning on camping at some Saskatchewan provincial parks.
As of Thursday morning, there are a select few campsites at Candle Lake, Danielson, Makwa, Greenwater and Lac La Ronge that are open.
However, there is a fire ban in place for most of southern Saskatchewan, including restrictions on fireworks.