As the long weekend approaches, Rider fans can’t wait to catch the Labor Day Classic on Sunday. The greens and whites are set to face the sold-out Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 4 p.m.
The Party in the Park will take place at Confederation Park starting at 1 p.m. for pre-game fun.
Fans can also take part in Roughrider Fan Day on Saturday starting at noon. After a two-year hiatus, the Mosaic Stadium lobby will be filled with family-friendly activities, an autograph session, and food and drink.
In addition to the festivities surrounding the Labor Day Classic, there are plenty of other activities in and around Queen City to keep families busy heading into the weekend.
Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the last Thursdays at Wascana will take place at Walter Scott Way, Queen Elizabeth II Lawns and Gardens in Wascana Park. There will be $5 boat trips, lawn games, bubble balloon, escape games, children’s nature programs, food trucks and music.
On Friday, Moonlight Movies Drive In at Pilot Butte will perform “Shrek.” Saturday, they will play “Shrek 2”, and Sunday, “Shrek 3”. Each movie will start around 8 p.m.
On Fridays starting around 7:30 p.m., “Moana” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will be played outside Rocco’s Beach Store at Katepwa Beach.
On Saturday, the September Long Weekend Makers Market will be held in the Victoria Square Mall parking lot. The outdoor market will feature local vendors, face painting and food.
There will be the first annual Chili Bake fundraiser event at Echo Valley Provincial Park near Fort Qu’Appelle on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All money raised will go to the First Amphibious Response Support Unit.
On Saturday, CFL Fans Fight Cancer will host a charity dunk tank at Centennial Market from 1-4 p.m. The afternoon will feature a watermelon carving contest and food trucks. All funds raised will be donated to the Allen Blair Cancer Center.
The provincial BMX championship will be held Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 13th Avenue BMX track.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ will be played for free at Williston Park on Sunday around 8 p.m.
On Monday, there will be a Labor Day Picnic at Pat Fiacco Plaza (formerly City Square Plaza) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The 15th annual Show N’ Shine will take place Monday at Access Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Lumsden will hold its duck derby event on Monday.
Cedar Creek Gardens should have daily corn mazes. For more information, visit their website.
There will be two free barbecues in Moose Jaw on Monday, one at City Square Mall from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the other at Moose Jaw & District Labor Council from 11:30 a.m. to
Regina’s Hungarian Club will be celebrating its 100th anniversary all weekend, including dinner and karaoke, and everyone is welcome to attend.
On Thursday, the Regina Public Library (RPL) Movie Theater will present a free screening of Norma Rae at 7 p.m.
Southland Cinemas will show “The Adventures of Tintin” for $2.99 at 11 a.m. Saturday as part of their favorite family series. “Jaws” will also be played in 3D for $3 all weekend.
The Revival Music Hall will hold its concert in the Labor Day parking lot on Saturday starting at 6 p.m.
On Saturday, Kids Daze will take place in Lumsden. There will also be a cabaret in the evening.
On Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., the board game room will be open to players at the Southland Mall.
The final screening of the documentary “Dinosaur Hunters” at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) will be on Monday at 2 p.m.
Buffalo Meadows Pool, Maple Leaf Outdoor Pool and Massey Outdoor Pool in Regina will have their last day of the season on Monday.