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The NatureCity Festival is an annual celebration of the beauty and diversity of Nature in and around the city of Saskatoon–now entering its ninth year!

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Key events include:

NatureCity Festival Keynote: Watch this space for full details.

Full calendar of 60+ events released in early May, 2021.

A week-long School Program for classroom groups.

Key points

An annual Festival inviting residents and visitors to explore and experience urban Nature in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dates for 2021: May 25-30

Who are we?

The NatureCity Festival is organized by Wild About Saskatoon, an informal group committed to creating a city where care for Nature is at the heart of all our decision-making.

Please find our NatureCity Logo HERE

Please read last year’s FESTIVAL REPORT

Postponed to 2021 

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to cancel the NatureCity Festival for May of 2020. Circumstances permitting, we will be back, bright and bouncy, from May 23-28, 2021. Full details will be available early next year. Meanwhile, please join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for inspiring, news-worthy content.

The Basics

Every year since its launch in 2013, the NatureCity Festival has offered a full calendar of Nature-inspired events to start spring off with a rush. Beginning on the Tuesday immediately after the May long weekend, the Festival typically runs for six days, offering more than 60 events to help residents of Saskatoon explore and experience the beauty and diversity of Nature in and around town. Events are hosted in collaboration with dozens of organizations, businesses and individuals and include hikes, guided tours, canoe trips, speakers, workshops, art, music, family fun and more! 

The goal of the NatureCity Festival is to nurture a civic culture in which the health of the natural world is the top consideration in all our personal and collective decision-making.

Cities lie at the heart of forging a renewed relationship with Nature and cultivating a conservation ethic in current and future generations. The NatureCity Festival shows off the wild side of Saskatoon: the magnificent river valley, parks, conservation areas, gardens and urban forests, encouraging children and adults to explore, experience and learn about Nature, at home in our city.  At the same time, the Festival highlights the work of organizations and individuals who are helping connect city residents with the natural world and taking action to protect it.

We look forward to inviting the entire community to explore the vital role of Nature in our prairie city during NatureCity Festival 2021.