Special Programming

There are tons of great things happening in addition to our musical programming!

 

Parades!

Take a break from the stages and stretch your legs (and hearts) on one of our parades! Meet at the Children’s Area at 4:00 pm on Saturday or Sunday to join in on a jaunt about festival site. Dirty Catfish Brass Band and Al Simmons will lead the way!

 

Our Beer Gardens
Sponsored By Big Rock Brewery

We are happy to see Big Rock Brewery back again this year with their family of all natural craft beers and Rock Creek Cider. We are also excited to offer some pre-mixed beverages as well as red and white wine. Make sure to deposit your Big Rock cups in the compost bins!

Drink Tickets are $6 each and are transferable between the Mainstage Beer Garden and the Daytime Beer Garden. This year our Daytime Beer Garden, located in the NE corner of the park, will be open Thursday night and Friday afternoon. Come for post-work drinks!

We remind you that the festival is a family event and we urge you to drink responsibly. 

 

Farmer’s Market

Please visit the Regina Farmers’ Market on Saturday from 9am to 1pm for delicious foods and delightful crafted goods. The Market will be set up on Scarth Street this year.

 

Mackenzie Art Gallery presents: Animating the Grandfather Stones 

Animating the Grandfather Stones is a community workshop project led by artist Janine Windolph. Participants will embed images and symbols of stories using chalk on stones that will then be collaged on a large piece of canvas in various patterns. The artwork will change over the weekend as more rocks are added and removed, making the piece transformative in nature for the duration of the workshop and temporary, only to be captured by memory and photographs. 

Janine Windolph is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, filmmaker, performer, storyteller and entrepreneur. She has her Master of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary in Media Production and Indian Fine Arts. Janine is currently the Adjunct Curator of Public Programs at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

 

Buffalo People Arts Institute and the City of Regina invite you to join them! 

According to a study conducted by the Environics Institute in 2011, the urban Indigenous population in Canada is now at approximately 600,000 and that is an all-time high since the beginning of colonization. There are now more Indigenous People living in urban centres across Canada than there are living in Indigenous territories and communities on reserves, in Métis settlements and in Inuit communities. It is important to note that the urban Indigenous population in Regina is approximately 12% of the population and is quickly growing. What better time for Regina’s urban community to engage in Indigenous traditional culture so we can all learn together. This year, we are excited to feature Traditional hand games with Archie Weenie and Family, Cree and Saulteaux Syllabic rock designs with Darren Okemaysim and Lynn Cote, Programming with the Buffalo People Arts Institute and the City of Regina’s Tipi display! 

 

Bike Valet
You can safely leave your bike with a trained bike wrangler (read: volunteer) near the SW corner of the park, right by the Knox Metropolitan Church. The Bike Valet will be open 5pm to 1am Friday and 11am to 1am Saturday and Sunday. Pick your bike up by 1am to ensure its safe return! You'll be issued a valet tag when you drop your bike off. If you lose the tag, you'll have to give a description to the volunteers and wait til the rest of the bikes have been handed out at the end of each night.

Regina Folk Festival 2017. Be there.