End of summer events

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A group of five people stand in a foyer, apparently during the intermission of an event, sharing conversation and drinks before the curtain rises again.
While it’s great to take in the sunshine, don’t forget about indoor summer events. Horst Gutmann via Flickr

With school looming, here are ideas on how to spend the rest of summer 

We are almost halfway through summer, and there’s only a month and a half left to enjoy the break from school before University is back in session. That means there’s only a month and a half left to enjoy events in Regina before folks have to go back to school. As a side note, these events do not include any events scheduled exclusively during the August long weekend. 

Beyond Van Gogh 

If you’re like me, you’ve heard a lot about the Beyond Van Gogh exhibit that’s been travelling the world. You can see the exhibit now or up to August 13 at the Viterra International Trade Centre. You can see up to 300 different pieces of art by Van Gogh in this 30,000-square-foot exhibit. The show is completely immersive for visitors, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by screens filled with the works of Van Gogh. 

Folk Festival 

If you’re like me and you love folk music, you need to check out the Regina Folk Festival from August 11 to 13. This summer will be the 52nd Regina Folk Festival. The headliners this summer are Alan Doyle, Allison Russell, The Halluci Nation, and the Strumbellas. There are areas for kids at the festival, a vendor market, beer gardens for those of drinking age who drink, and merch to buy. Tickets for the Regina Folk Festival are available online, and the festival takes place in Victoria Park. 

Summer Market 

August 12 and August 13 is the Regina Summer Market. It will occur from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Leisure Centre and Realtors Park. There will be vendors in the indoor and outdoor locations as well as food trucks. There’s even a new addition this year to the market, Innovation Federal Credit Union’s Innovation Family Fun Zone. This is a great event for friends and family to explore local vendors. 

Shake the Lake 

If folk music isn’t your style, check out Shake the Lake Outdoor Music Festival on August 25 and 26 at the Conexus Arts Centre. Artists include School of Rock, Harlequin, Kim Mitchell, The Blazers, Collective Soul, Lee Aaron, and more. 

Dragon Boat Festival 

From August 25 to 27, the Regina Dragon Boat Festival returns for its 31st year. It’ll run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all three days. On Friday there will be a children’s festival, and it will end with the first of the dragon boat races in the evening featuring the qualifying 200-meter races. On Saturday, the races continue all day with multiple divisions. Also on Saturday is the Island Trade Market, where you can purchase from local vendors. If you’re interested, head down to Wascana Park from August 25 to 27. 

Seussical 

Are you a Dr. Seuss fan? Then you won’t want to miss Sterling Productions latest iteration of the Seussical showing from August 30 to September 1. Head to the Capital Auto Theatre in the Conexus Arts Center for a show that brings to life the stories of Dr. Seuss. See on stage your favourites like Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and more. It’s a fun show for all ages and you can get tickets through the Conexus website. 

There are six different events you can check out in Regina this summer before classes hit and we’re elbows’ deep in coursework. Have fun and enjoy the warm weather! 

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