THE Week to Visit Moose Jaw, My Moose Jaw

In case you haven’t heard, Moose Jaw will be host to the first Saskatchewan Airshow in more than a decade. It’s set to be a huge event with a projection of 40,000 people visiting to take it in. Running alongside it is the Annual Moose Jaw Sidewalk Days Festival, a huge draw to locals and tourists alike. In case that wasn’t enough it all kicks off with Canada Day Celebrations at the beginning of the week. If you are looking to make the trip to Moose Jaw, this just might be your week to do it!

This will be my second year co-chairing the Canada Day Committee. I get to work with some of the most talented and community minded people. They all bring their own set of skills and make putting this event together not only fun but very productive! We have something new planned for this year, the “Notoriously Canadian CabarEH”. This will be the night before Canada Day and something for the adults. We are encouraging everyone to come out in their over the top Canadian clothes, like the ever popular denim tuxedo and everyone’s favourite, flannel. We will have a 50/50 draw, prizes for best costumes, local bands and some great specials. All of this goes down at The Crushed Can so be ready to party, eh!

For the Canada Day events happening this year in Crescent Park, we are bringing back the Living Library. This is a chance for kids to get out and try some new sports and community programs. Two big favourites returning this year are Dance Fitness with Kyra and JJ Soccer. Along with this we will have entertainment on the stage, food trucks and the Farmers Market. There is something for everyone!

Next up is Sidewalk Days, the annual street festival stretching 3 days at the beginning of July every year. With over 200 vendors, food trucks and a children’s village, this is a fantastic free family event. You will also find 2 stages loaded with entertainment as well as the Déjà Vu Café Songwriters Showcase. Sidewalk Days starts on Thursday July 4th and runs until Saturday July 6th.

Possibly the biggest summer event for Moose Jaw will be the Saskatchewan Airshow. Something we have dearly missed for over a decade. The Airshow will feature air performances, aircraft and historically connected static displays. There will also be a kids’ zone, food and retail concession, beer gardens and more! This is an opportunity for taking in everything aviation at its finest. Some of my fondest memories as a kid involved going to the Airshow with my family and I am looking forward to having that opportunity with my children this year. For more details and information visit, www.saskairshow.ca

If you are coming in for these events I highly recommend booking your hotels and campgrounds ASAP so you don’t miss out as they will fill up fast. For a list of accommodations please visit, www.tourismmoosejaw.com/sleep.

This is sure to be a great summer here in Moose Jaw, which event are you most looking forward to?

See you around,

Krista

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