Project Description


There is 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.

Activity Date Availability
School “Garage Band” April 28th Open to the Public
Spring Polkafest (Leon Ochs) May 4th Open to the Public
Spring Polkafest (WM & The Shadows Dennis/Curtis Ficor) May 5th Open to the Public
Fundraiser Gala – 70’s & 80’s music May 12th Open to the Public
Wadena Dixielanders May 19th Open to the Public
Just Us June 2nd Open to the Public
Pattern Dancers (Leon Ochs) June 7th, 8th, 9th Open to the Public
Private Event June 16th Private
Sons of the Pioneers Concert June 19th Open to the public
Square Dancing Sat – Phoenix June 21st, 22nd, 23rd Open to the public
Neon Blue June 30th Open to the public
Private Events July 7th Private
U of S Ballroom Dance Club July 14th Open to the public
Private Events July 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th Private
Ron the Electron August 3rd Open to the public
Harry Startup August 4th Open to the public
Brenda Lee Cottrell Concert “Memorable Music of the 60’s Legendary Ladies” August 5th Open to the public
One Young’n – 50’s, 60’s & 70’s August 11th Open to the public
Brothers of the Road August 18th Open to the public
Private Event August 25th Private
Rock’n’Roll Weekend Fri–Harry Start Up Sat-England August 31st, September 1st Open to the public
Fall Polkafest Fri-Len Gadica Sat-Gold Tones, Dennis/Curtis Ficor September 14th, 15th, 16th Open to the public
The Decades September 8th Open to the public
TBA September 22nd Open to the public
Hot Tamales September 29th Open 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.