Want a Curated Festival Line-Up?

Erin Lang has curated a festival line-up for bird watchers, gardeners, families, the wild child and lifelong learners - we've got a week's worth of celebration for each of you! 

FOR THE BIRD WATCHER
If you enjoy spending the day watching the birds and listening to their beautiful songs this is the line-up for you.


First go for lunch at Picaro and then hear out to find out what birds we have in out city by attending the Mendel Riverbank Bird Walk @ The Prairie Lily Boat Dock on May 22nd from 1:15pm - 2:15pm

Next see if you can capture some beautiful photos of our feathered friends on the Nature Photography with Smartphones walk meeting at the north end of the gravel parking on the east side of the Lakewood Civic Centre buildings off Heritage Crescent @ 7:30pm.

Get a close look at water and shorebirds at the Weir on May 23rd at the Meewasin Trail  pop-up naturalist 12:00 May 23rd. After that you can stop by  The Little Bird Patisserie to have a coffee and a bite to eat.

Expand your bird list by helping out during the Spring Bird count, all day on May 26th. Just sign up by May 23rd by emailing  trips@saskatoonnaturesociety.sk.ca for a time and location.
Remember to pack a water bottle, wear sunscreen, pack a snack and bring a friend along for the fun.

FOR THE GARDENER 

If you don't mind getting a bit of dirt under your nails and the garden is the place for you then we know some events that you would love. 

Start your week out by grabbing a coffee and breakfast at d'Lish By Tish Cafe and then go out and learn about Saskatoon's Seed Library and how to give your seeds and plants the best start.  Plant some seeds with us and meet some new people at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch on the 900 Block of 3rd Ave N on Wednesday May 23rd at 7:00pm.

On May 24th, have an early lunch at Drift Cafe and spend the afternoon helping out at CHEP Good Food's Askíy project (1202 19th street west). Have an early dinner at Picaro and then go to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre's Garden Patch at 4:30 pm learn about bees and urban beekeeping and stay for a double feature to learn about the soil and how to support the creatures that help our food to grow at The Story of Soil at 6:00 on May 24th.

May 26th between 9:00 and 12:00 is a perfect time to get tips on maintaining a beautiful perennial garden with the Saskatoon Perennial Society at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo.

Finally go be inspired by the natural beauty at Cranberry Flats on May 27th at 9:00am and take a Spring Wildflower Walk.  After the walk mull over with some friends what you could do differently in your garden over some great food at Odd Couple. 
Remember to pack a water bottle, wear sunscreen, pack a snack and bring a friend along for the fun.

 

FOR THE FAMILY 

Finding a family event can be hard- but look no further! We have a great line-up for you. 

Start your week by having breakfast at Drift Cafe and then head on over to The Family Story Time at Frances Morrison Library on May 22nd at 10:30pm.  
Next go to the Baby and Toddlers Together event at Mayfair Branch Library where you can sing songs and work on early literacy skills on May 23rd at 10:30am.  

After that go for a nice family meal at UNA Pizza + Wine before heading over to the NatureCity Sleepy Time Stories at J.S. Wood Branch Library at 7:00pm for some stories, songs and rhymes that will get your little tyke ready to say goodnight. 

After that head on over to the Forestry Farm House Interpretive Centre Opening May 27th at 1:30pm and see the great animals of Saskatchewan.

-The Fabulist

Finish up your week by heading out at night to share the beauty of nature with your family at the Firefly Night Walk at the North East Swale on Sunday May 27th at 9:00pm. 

Remember to pack a water bottle, wear sunscreen, pack a snack and bring a friend along for the fun. 

FOR THE WILD CHILD! 

Are you a little bit wild? Do you want to let out your inner wild child? Well we have a line-up for you. 

Begin your week with dinner at Nosh Eatery and Tap and then take a walk on the wild side at the Wildflower Identification Workshop at the Meewasin Valley Authority on May 23rd at 7:00pm. 

Next find the Path To Wild Food At Wanuskewin and learn about foods that you can find out in the wilderness on May 25th at 9:30am and then take a break at Nosh Eatery & Tap.

Finally help our city to let out its wild side by planting Misaskwatomina (Saskatoon berry shrubs) along the river in Victory Park on May 27th. Meet down by Riversdale Swimming Pool South Parking Lot at 1:00 and go home with a little misaskwatomina for yourself.  

End your wild week by having a meal at Primal then head over to 9 Mile Legacy Brewery for our wild NatureCity brew on tap.

Remember to pack a water bottle, wear sunscreen, pack a snack and bring a friend along for the fun.

 

FOR THE LIFELONG LEARNER  

If you are the type of person who craves new information, then crave no more- we have a great line up for you.  Start your week by fueling up at Calories Bakery and Restaurant before heading over to learn about Bison in Agriculture at the Alice Turner Branch Library at 7pm. 

Next go to 9 Mile Legacy Brewing company to learn about the connection between Saskatchewan farmers, maltsters and beer at Acres to Ales at 7:30pm on May 24th.

Finally learn about the City’s Green Infrastructure Strategy and learn about how the park is managed and was developed while touring Hyde Park and Wetland on May 25th at 1:30pm. 

Finish off your week at The Hollows with a group of friends and share all of that new information that you have gathered. 

 

Remember to pack a water bottle, wear sunscreen, pack a snack and bring a friend along for the fun! 

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