It may be hard to resist the smell of food wafting from Kiwanis Park over the next six days as A Taste of Saskatchewan gets underway Tuesday.
The annual food festival runs along the river beside the Delta Bessborough in Kiwanis Park until July 22.
The gates open at 11 a.m. each day, and close at 10:30 p.m. every night except Tuesday and Sunday. Those evenings close at 9:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively.
Around 10,000 people are expected to attend this year, with a few restaurants making their debut at the festival including Picaro, Spicy Time and the German Cultural Centre of Saskatoon.
A fan favourite – and staple from the start – Home Stead Ice Cream will be on hand to help families keep cool in the park.
A full menu for the festival is available online.
As usual, local and provincial talent will provide free musical entertainment throughout the event.
Over the weekend, people can also wander to the nearby FIBA 3×3 World Tour basketball tournament taking place in front of the Delta Bessborough.
It’s the second year the tournament, which also coincided with A Taste of Saskatchewan last year, is being held in Saskatoon.
The Western Canadian Watercross Association will also host races on the South Saskatchewan River between Broadway and University bridges on July 21 and 22.