So much happening at Watrous and Manitou Beach!
Here is a detailed listing of 2022 events: Event List 2022
FESTIVALS AT MANITOU BEACH
The Salt Shaker Festival is coming July 8th & 9th. Formerly known as The Manitou Boogaloo, this festival will be even more fun, with live music at a variety of venues in the height of summer! Tickets went on sale in May. Join us for a shake’n’bakin salty good time celebrating some of the best live music on the prairies.
Manitou Beach or Busk! features an amazing roster of Saskatchewan performers sharing their talents on street corners and front doors. As the weekend progresses, the schedule is displayed at Little Manitou Art Gallery. The Sculpture Symposium gives a different beach experience. August 1 – 14 find the Prairie Sculptors’ Association creating on-site beside the Manitou Beach Community Hall. Stop in to meet the artists and watch their artwork develop.
Festival of Trees is a “Christmas in July”. Join the festivities July 30th. Residents & businesses will be decorating!
SPIRIT OF MANITOU STUDIO TRAIL
On July 9th & 10th join this annnual excurision to view, appreciate, and purchase local Saskatchewan-created art. Concrete, textiles, woodworks, paintings – oil, acrylic, water colour – photography, sculptures, ceramics, pottery, carving, copperwork, and glasswork are showcased by our talented Trail participants. Visit the website at www.spiritofmanitou.ca for detailed information.
WATROUS AND AREA ARTS COUNCIL
The Watrous and Area Arts Council is a vibrant community group that coordinates
visual and performing arts in Watrous Manitou.
GALLERY ON 3RD EXHIBIT SCHEDULE
Open year round and located at 102-3rd Avenue East, Watrous, the Gallery on 3rd
features exhibits by local artists, artists from the surrounding area, the province and
international artists as well as exhibits from Arts on the Move, provided by the
Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC). These are our 2022 art exhibits:
Jan. & Feb. – Local artists’ Winter exhibit
Mar. 1-23 – OSAC: Moving Landscapes – Edie Marshall
Apr. 1-23 – OSAC Permanent Collection – Saskatchewan Artists prints
Author Book Launch – Helen Herr
May 6 – July 7 – Bryce Erickson Art Collection
July 9 & 10 – Spirit of Manitou Studio trail – Toni Ambrose, Helen Herr, Aimee Nulle
July 12-30 – M. Aimee Nulle – Oil Paintings
Aug. 2-20 – OSAC – “The Immigrant Women”- Madhu Kumar
Sept. 2-23 – OSAC – “The Flower People” – Melanie Monique Rose
Oct. – TBA
Nov. & Dec. – Winter art show & sale
Oct. 28, 2022 – Brenda Lee Cottrell
Feb. 4, 2023 – Travis Dolter Band
Mar. 27, 2023 – Molus O
TBA – Trevor Panczak
As fundraisers for the Manitou Beach Recreation Board, you are invited to Pancake
Breakfasts – listed below, please make note of date and location.
May 22nd – Manitou Beach Community Hall
June 26th – Manitou Beach Community Hall
July 1st – Location to be determined
July 16th – Regional Campground Kitchen
Aug. 7th – Manitou Beach Community Hall
Sept. 4th – Manitou Beach Community Hall
WEEKLY SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Offered weekly from May Long Weekend through Sept Long Weekend
Thursdays – Bingo by Community in Bloom volunteers
Saturdays – 9AM- Noon – Homegrown & Handmade Farmer Artisan Market 105 Elizabeth Ave.
Sundays 8AM- Noon – Flea Market – located at the Drive-In at Manitou Beach
2022 COMMUNITY EVENTS
June 4 – Watrous & Manitou Beach Community Wide Garage Sale
June 24-26 – Manitou Beach or Busk – Various Locations
July 1 – Canada Day Fireworks – Manitou Beach
July 8 & 9 – The Salt Shaker- Danceland & several Manitou Beach locations
July 9 & 10 – Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail – several community & regional locations
July 23 – Watrous Fun Run Show’n Shine – Main Street, Watrous
July 30 – Festival of Trees – several Manitou Beach locations
July 31 – WOW! Manitou (Wonder of Words Literary Festival) several locations
July 31 – Sunday in the Sand! – Mike’s Beach Bar
Aug. 1 – 14 – Multimedia Sculpture Symposium – Manitou Beach Events Plaza
Sept 4 – Manitou Music Fest – Little Manitou Art Gallery
LITTLE MANITOU ART GALLERY
Live Music and Licensed Events every Saturday throughout the summer.
See a full event schedule online at LittleManitouArtGallery.com.
MANITOU WATERS HEALING ARTS CENTER & NATUROPATHIC CLINIC
Located at 209 – 205 John St. Manitou Beach. For more information refer to their website at: www.manitouwaters.com. Phone: 1-306-946-4266.
July 8 & 9 – SOUNDSCAPES: a songwriting workshop with Bruce Rawling.
Evening concert: Bruce Rawling and friends.
July 16 – Healing Arts and Spa Day: Painting from Nature with Darrell Baschak.
Naturopathic spa therapy with Sussanna Czeranko, ND.
July 30 7 p.m. – The Apothecary’s Garden (Harper-Collins, 2022) by Jeanette Lynes.
Book launch and readings (Jeanette Lynes, Tracy Hamon).
Aug. 13 – The Skye’s the Limit: 2nd annual fashion show featuring designer Dianne
Beckett; fibre arts teacher, Sussanna Czeranko, ND.
Aug. 20 – HEAL-FEEL-SOUL-SELF-PORTRAIT. Workshop by Zoltan Markan,
Saskatchewan master sculptor, mixed media artist, writer
See the full schedule for events at www.Danceland.ca
Aug. 13 – Celebrate Saskatchewan
Oct. 8 – Octoberfest
Oct. 29 – Halloween Dance
Dec. 31 – Roaring 20’s New Years Eve
WATROUS FUN RUN SHOW’N SHINE
The 31st Annual Watrous Fun Run Show ‘n’ Shine car show will happen on July 23rd, 2022. Traditionally the largest car show in rural Saskatchewan, this is not only a showcase for car aficionados but also a full day of family-oriented events. Classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, hot rods and customs with specialty cars and antique tractors draw a huge crowd of visitors to town.
The Watrous Fun Run will take over Main Street Watrous. Late in the afternoon the
vehicles parade through Manitou Beach. Please check www.watrousfunrun.com or the Facebook page for more information.
So much to see and do at Manitou!
Check out the area map for all the things Watrous – Manitou has to offer!