Project Description


There are always something happening in Watrous Manitou. A few events are date specific so you’ll want to mark your calendar! Look for your favorite band at Danceland, the Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail, Watrous Fun Run, Live Performances, and Gallery on 3rd Exhibitions.


The Annual Watrous Fun Run Show ‘n’ Shine car show takes over Main Street Watrous on the last Saturday of July each year. The largest car show in rural Saskatchewan 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. Entries for this very popular show come from across Western Canada with the occasional American entry. Distance is not a barrier to these proud vehicle owners who love to share their entry’s story with all who are willing to listen. Another crowd pleaser is Kevin Therris and Prairieland Motorsports with their Biodiesel Jet Car. Supplementing the incredible walk through automotive history is a wide variety of other activities. Beeper the Clown entertains the youngsters with regularly scheduled shows throughout the afternoon. The entrants wrap up their day with a cruise from Watrous to Manitou Beach.

School “Garage Band”April 28thOpen to the Public
Spring Polkafest (Leon Ochs)May 4thOpen to the Public
Spring Polkafest (WM & The Shadows Dennis/Curtis Ficor)May 5thOpen to the Public
Fundraiser Gala – 70’s & 80’s musicMay 12thOpen to the Public
Wadena DixielandersMay 19thOpen to the Public
Just UsJune 2ndOpen to the Public
Pattern Dancers (Leon Ochs)June 7th, 8th, 9thOpen to the Public
Private EventJune 16thPrivate
Sons of the Pioneers ConcertJune 19thOpen to the public
Square Dancing Sat – PhoenixJune 21st, 22nd, 23rdOpen to the public
Neon BlueJune 30thOpen to the public
Private EventsJuly 7thPrivate
U of S Ballroom Dance ClubJuly 14thOpen to the public
Private EventsJuly 21st, 27th, 28th, 29thPrivate
Ron the ElectronAugust 3rdOpen to the public
Harry StartupAugust 4thOpen to the public
Brenda Lee Cottrell Concert “Memorable Music of the 60’s Legendary Ladies”August 5thOpen to the public
One Young’n – 50’s, 60’s & 70’sAugust 11thOpen to the public
Brothers of the RoadAugust 18thOpen to the public
Private EventAugust 25thPrivate
Rock’n’Roll Weekend Fri–Harry Start Up Sat-EnglandAugust 31st, September 1stOpen to the public
Fall Polkafest Fri-Len Gadica Sat-Gold Tones, Dennis/Curtis FicorSeptember 14th, 15th, 16thOpen to the public
The DecadesSeptember 8thOpen to the public
TBASeptember 22ndOpen to the public
Hot TamalesSeptember 29thOpen to the public

Visit Danceland online at For more schedule information and updates

Live Performances hosted by Watrous & Area Arts Council
Live Performances hosted by Watrous & Area Arts Council

Cash Back – Saturday, September 29, 2018
GhostBoy – Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Ladom Ensemble – Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Outerbridge – Pure Illusion – Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Visit for more info.

Gallery on 3rd Exhibit Schedule
Gallery on 3rd Exhibit Schedule

May OSAC: Chads, Flow Meander
June Quilting Exhibit
July 8&9 Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail
July 11 SaskTerra: “Vessel Mania”
August Arlette Seib
Sept OSAC: “Signposts”
Oct OSAC: Joe Fafard
Nov & Dec Winter Local Art Show & Sale
Watrous Area Arts Council Ad (New)

Little Manitou Art Gallery
Little Manitou Art Gallery

As well as featuring different guest artists throughout the summer, Little Manitou Art Gallery hosts several annual events:

Monday, July 2 – Annual Artists Reception – start summer with guest Artists talks, musical performances, and displays.
Sunday, August 5 – WOW! Manitou, The Wonder of Words celebrates performances of Poetry, Storytelling, and Songwriting
Sunday, September 2 – Manitou Music Fest, Enjoy Musicians performing on stage, and artisans presenting a variety of artwork.

Early Birdie restaurant
Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail

July 7 & 8th, 2018 is the 11th annual Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail. Visitors tour to artists’ studios and show rooms in the Watrous Manitou region to view and purchase local Saskatchewan created artwork. Willow works, textiles, paintings, sculptures, pottery and concrete statuary are just some of what the Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail offers to you.

A group of people playing beach volleyball
Sunday in the Sand!

Come to Mike’s Beach Bar August 5th to celebrate the best of summer with beach volleyball, live music, and all the excitement you can imagine!

Canada Day
Canada Day

Manitou Beach provides fireworks over the lake, artisan booths, and beer gardens every Canada Day.