Organized Events

Canada Day Celebrations-Prince Albert National Park

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Take in the pancake breakfast at the Community Hall (get there early!), followed by the noon-hour parade in the Waskesiu Lake town site. Show your national pride with the singing of O Canada, watch the flag raising and don’t miss the birthday cake! Later that day enjoy the music festival and beer gardens which features live entertainment, licensed refreshments and food. Open to all ages, free admission into the park and into the event! Come Celebrate Canada!

Canada Day Celebrations-Big River

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Celebrate Canada's birthday in the Town of Big River. Check out their website for event details

FiddlyNess Fiddle Camp

Monday, July 3, 2017
Traditional fiddle music has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. The 4th annual FiddlyNess continues this time honoured tradition, sharing tunes from many Canadian styles, including Prairie, Metis, Down East, Ottawa Valley, Quebecois, and Celtic. FiddlyNess will feature jam sessions for all levels, exciting concerts, old time dances, new friends and new tunes, all in the beautiful setting of Ness Creek, Saskatchewan! 2017 Instructors include:  Gordon Stobbe - Seaforth, Nova Scotia – Fiddle J.J. Guy - Lintlaw, Saskatchewan – Fiddle


Monday, July 3, 2017
Four days of immersive nature-inspired art courses including blacksmithing, photography, plein air painting, encaustic, and drawing. As part of nurturing the creativity during the week students can take part in daily morning yoga, medicinal plant walks and evening concerts by world-renowned musicians.

Ness Creek Music Festival

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Camp out at this magical summer music festival! Ness Creek Music Festival offers incredible live music from Saskatchewan, across Canada and around the world. Join over 4,000 people in the forests of Northern Saskatchewan, be part of a tent-city community and enjoy indie, roots & folk music from across the globe and close to home, along with over 100 environmental, artistic and cultural activities woven through our many festival venues.

Waskesiu Children’s Festival

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Come and join us on a fun filled day for the entire family! The Children’s Festival celebrates Canada’s proud past and bright future. This is a day to connect with nature, history, friends, and family! Face painting, crafts, balloon art, puppet shows, music tent, fire truck tours and Indigenous games are just part of the excitement.  

Three Island Paddle & Music Festival

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Enjoy a free family fun day of paddling and a music festival at the Hanging Heart Lakes in Prince Albert National Park.Bring your paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes or reserve a boat ahead of time from the Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre.Paddle to different destinations and be eligible for terrific prizes. Prizes for best theme or costumes.No registration or entry fee to participate in the paddling.Also enjoy: Toonie Tour Boat Rides, market garden vendors, and live musical entertainment from 12 noon - 4pm.

Northern Lights Music Camps

Monday, August 14, 2017
The Northern Lights Music Camp provides a friendly, non-competitive environment for musicians of all ages and skill levels. Perhaps you are just getting started in music? Or you are a skilled player looking looking to hone your skills? We have a class for you.   The Festival and Music Camp are held 20km NE of Big River, Saskatchewan at the Ness Creek site, a remote getaway in a rustic setting.   

Northern Light Blue Grass Music Festival

Friday, August 18, 2017
The Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music festival offers an opportunity to intimately immerse yourself, as an active participant, within a community of world class musicians. Our performers are some of the top working musicians in their industry. You will get an opportunity to, not only hear them perform on the main stage, but also to bump elbows and possibly even pick a tune with them by the campfire! The true beauty of our festival is the intimate and up-close musical experience.

Waskesiu Lakeside Festival

Friday, August 25, 2017
Grab your dancing shoes or kick back and enjoy the performances at the Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival. This three-day event is jam-packed with a variety of FREE family activities including live-on-stage musical entertainment, interpretive activities, displays highlighting Prince Albert National Park’s conservation projects, a pancake breakfast, food vendors, and beer gardens. Mark your calendars, this is an event you don’t want to miss!