Mar 16, 2018
Top 2018 Summer Events in Regina
Travelers staying at our hotel in Regina never have to look far to find things to do in this great Prairie city. Summer, in particular, is a great time of year to visit the area, as Regina hosts some spectacular festivals and events that cater to a variety of interests, including:
- Sports and recreation
- Music and performing arts
- Cultural and historical
Here are some of our favourite summer events that we think you’ll enjoy. By booking your stay at our hotel in Regina, you’ll be close all of the action.
JazzFest Regina – Mid-June
Held just as the summer season gets underway in mid-June, JazzFest Regina draws some of the top acts from across North America. This four-day event features more than 30 acts in downtown Regina, with the biggest performances taking place at Victoria Park.
Craven Country Jamboree – July 12-15
Craven, Saskatchewan boasts a population of fewer than 250 people. That number increases a hundredfold every year when the Craven Country Jamboree comes to town. Located about half-an-hour north of Regina, this humble village welcomes more than 24,000 music lovers each day throughout the four-day extravaganza in mid-July.
Don’t let the size of the venue fool you, this festival has drawn the who’s who of country music, including:
- Garth Brooks
- John Denver
- Dolly Parton
- Willie Nelson
- Tim McGraw
- Alan Jackson
Regina Fringe Festival – July 11-15
This family-friendly five-day event attracts provincial, national and international touring companies. In addition to the main festival, there’s also a fringe especially for kids, as well as a dance party.
The Trial of Louis Riel – July and August
The Trial of Louis Riel is an historical re-enactment of the dramatic events and courtroom trial surrounding Louis Riel, the founder of Manitoba and political leader of the Metis people. He is most famous for inciting two rebellions against the Government of Canada in 1885. Evening performances will be held at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in July and August.
RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremonies – July and August
The Sunset Retreat Ceremony is a traditional 45-minute event held at the RCMP Training Academy grounds. The proceedings feature:
- Lowering of the Canadian flag
- Military music
- March past of the troops
- Drill display in the famous scarlet tunic
In 2018, ceremonies will be held on July 1, 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, as well as on August 7.
Saskatchewan Roughriders – May - October
Experience Rider Pride firsthand by taking in a CFL game at Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field. Regular-season home games dates include:
- June 15 vs Toronto Argonauts
- June 30 vs Montreal Alouettes
- July 5 vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- July 28 vs Calgary Stampeders
- August 19 vs Calgary Stampeders
- September 2 vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- September 15 vs Ottawa Redblacks
- October 8 vs Edmonton Eskimos
- October 27 vs BC Lions
If you’re looking for Regina hotels with waterslides so you can unwind after exploring the city, check out the Comfort Suites Regina. Our modern facilities and friendly staff will ensure you enjoy a restful stay.