Enjoy a food festival: Five things to do this weekend in Saskatoon

Take in some standup comedy or a treaty signing, explore the Meewasin Valley, shop local, or enjoy a food festival this weekend.

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This weekend promises to be a warm one, so make sure to stay hydrated while out enjoying all the activities the city has to offer, including the annual Taste of Saskatchewan, outdoor exploration and shopping, live entertainment, and the signing of a new treaty.

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1 — Laugh with some standup comedians

Yuk Yuk’s on Tour presents Canadian comedians Ben Bauce and Derek Yee. Alberta’s Bauce gets inspiration from his blue-collar upbringing, large family, and preteen daughter. Saskatoon’s Yee draws from his unconventional life. Special guests include Laura Oborowsky, Luna Perrault and Ben Cooper. Friday at the Park Town Hotel at 9 pm Learn more at parktownhotel.com.

2 — Witness to treaty signing

The Buffalo Treaty signing ceremony is presented by SaskTel. The treaty recognizes the relationship the First Nations have with buffalo, the importance of free-range wild buffalo to the ecological system and the need to protect them and their environment. The ceremony includes a welcome, prayers and speeches. The event is held at Wanuskewin Heritage Park Friday at 1:30 pm Learn more at wanuskewin.com.

3—Explore the Meewasin Valley

The Meewasin Walking Tour is hosted by the Meewasin Valley Authority. Saturdays through July and August, explore the river valley with a featured guest guide and learn from their expertise. This Saturday at 10 am, City of Saskatoon archivist Jeff O’Brien leads the tour. Proceeds support the MVA’s education and conservation efforts. Learn more at meewasin.com.

4 – Support local at the Farmers’ Market

Connect with local producers for fresh agriculture products, baking, prepared foods, crafts and diverse goods. The market is open Saturday and Sunday, with vendors indoors and outdoors. Learn more at saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.

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5 — Enjoy a meal in the park

The 26th annual Taste of Saskatchewan concludes this weekend. Try out popular food items from many Saskatoon restaurants and vendors. Live, local music will be played on the festival stage, covering a variety of genres. The festival runs through Sunday in Kiwanis Memorial Park. Admission is free and debit, credit or mobile payment options are available. Tokens and cash will not be used this year. Learn more at tasteofsaskastchewan.ca.

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