Frontier Days, Canada Day and more! Your guide to long weekend fun in the Southwest! –

The return of Frontier Days highlights the weekend in Swift Current, but there’s a lot more going on as we celebrate our great country, too!

Here’s a look at some of the things happening this weekend:

Border Days

Events for Wednesday, June 29

  • WW Smith Insurance Kick-off Pancake Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. – Market Square

  • The SaskTel Children’s Day Parade begins at 4:00 p.m. from Memorial Park

  • Midway opens at 4:00 p.m. – Kinetic Exhibition Park

Events for Thursday, June 30

  • Midway opens at 12:00 – Kinetic Exhibition Park

  • Heavy Horse Show at 10:00 a.m. – Magnus Newland Arena

  • CCA Rodeo at 5:00 p.m. – Magnus Newland Arena

  • The Reklaws with the heels at 8:00 p.m. – Tribune

Friday July 1 events

  • The Frontier Days Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. from the Innovation Credit Union iplex

  • Midway opens at 12:00 – Kinetic Exhibition Park

  • Texas Longhorn Show at 1:00 p.m.

  • Heavy Horse Pulls at 1:00 p.m. – Magnus Newland Arena

  • CCA Rodeo at 5:00 p.m. – Magnus Newland Arena

Events for Saturday July 2

  • Midway opens at 12:00 – Kinetic Exhibition Park

  • CCA Rodeo slack at 9:00 a.m., final performance at 1:00 p.m. – Magnus Newland Arena

  • Beard contest at 3:00 p.m.

  • 4-H steer sale at 4:00 p.m. – Bernie Kemick Arena

  • Heavy Horse Pulls at 5:00 p.m. – Magnus Newland Arena

  • Appetite for Destruction Demolition derby and vintage tractor pulling contest at 5:00 p.m. – Tribune

A Canada Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Celebrate Canada – Canada Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Swift Current’s “Celebrate Canada” events conclude with a flag raising event at Memorial Park with free hot dogs and Canada Day cupcakes for everyone.

When: Friday, July 1 at 12:30 p.m.

Where: memorial park

Cost: Free

A Watermelon Festival in a Mennonite Heritage Village

Mennonite Heritage Village Sausage on a Bun Fundraiser

Mennonite Heritage Village opens its doors for the season this weekend with a fundraiser for a sausage on a bun on Canada Day. Those present are requested to bring their lawn chairs. The village will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. until Labor Day weekend, and they will hold their annual Watermelon Festival on July 17.

When: Friday, July 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Mennonite Heritage Village at Kinetic Fairgrounds

Baseball players in a dugout

57’s Hosting Weyburn

The Swift Current 57 play their only home game of the long weekend on Thursday when they host the Weyburn Beavers, and these two teams have played some very exciting games together this season already.

When: Thursday, June 30 at 7:05 p.m.

Where: Field Mitchell

Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for students, $3 for children under 12

U18 Canada Day Doubleheader 57

You can spend your day off watching some local minor baseball with the Swift Current U18 AAA 57 hosting a pair of games against the Saskatoon Cubs on Canada Day. The U18 57’s will then host another doubleheader against the Moose Jaw Canucks on Sunday afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m.

When: Friday, July 1 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: Field Mitchell

Cost: Free

A drag racing car

Three days of drag racing

There will be drag racing all weekend long at Swift Current Airport with action all day and all night.

When: From Friday July 1 to Sunday July 3, from 10:00 a.m.

Where: Swift Current Airport

Cost: $10 per day

A celebration of pride

Swift’s current Pride week kicks off

Swift Current Pride Week begins Sunday afternoon with a family movie matinee and continues through the next week with several special events including Pride Flag Raising Monday, Queer Prom Tuesday, Queer Trivia Night Wednesday, Family Rainbow Glow Bowling on Thursday, the Grand Opening of the Southwest Saskatchewan Pride Drop-in Center next Friday and the Downtown Pride Walk next Saturday.

When: From Sunday 3 July to Saturday 9 July

More information about Pride Week events is available online.

A poster of Canada Day events

Canada Day in the Cypress Hills

Long weekend campers and visitors to Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park can attend select Canada Day events throughout the day and a special performance by Jordan Vos-Jans at the Amphitheater starting at 7 p.m. 30.

When: friday july 1st

Where: Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Center Block (28 km south of Maple Creek on Hwy 21)

Cost: Most events are free, although park entry fees apply

Lac Pelletier at sunset

Canada Day at Lac Pelletier

Lac Pelletier Regional Park will also host Canada Day events, including a pancake breakfast at the venue from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and a bike parade from the program center starting at 11:30 a.m.

When: friday july 1st

Where: Lac Pelletier Regional Park (40 km south of Swift Current on Highway 4 and 10 km west on Highway 343)

You can check out everything happening in the South West this weekend and send us details of an upcoming event in your community on the Events Calendar on Swift Current Online!

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