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Opening Parade to Les Sherman Park for the Picnic

Everybody loves a parade! C’mon out to line the streets and cheer on your friends and neighbours plus a few local celebrities and even an upbeat tuba player as they kick off our 32nd annual festival with a family fun-focused parade.

Marshalling starts at 10 am at Holy Rosary Park and with a cheerful toot on the tuba the parade heads off at 11:00 am Travelling west along 13th avenue where it turns south on Elphinstone Street. We welcome everyone to join the parade as it travels down to Les Sherman Park for a picnic.

Les Sherman Park

Join us for a picnic in the park. Hot dogs will be for sale. There will be performers, musicians and Indigenous artists, some of whom are listed below. And buskers, lots and lots of buskers.

Boomtown Drums

Left. Left. Left/Right/Left. Think you have rhythm? Prove it. Join the Boomtown drum circle and show us what you got.

The Pile Brass Band

Influenced by the street bands of New Orleans, “The Pile” plays jazz, blues, world music, soul, funk, and R&B with rock-steady sousaphone bass lines, groovy, street-beat drumming, greasy guitar tones, and raw, brass harmonies.

The Pile will play the parade and have you partying like it’s Mardi Gras all the way to the picnic stage!

School of Rock

Who doesn’t love a ‘60s cover band? Come cheer on Regina’s future rock stars. They might even play The Monkees (no screaming allowed). Students in School of Rock’s Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for the school’s “House Band” to perform at various community events, gaining experience of how live gigs work.

The Northern Lights Blue Grass and Old Time Music Society

A Saskatchewan favourite. On fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar, these Old Time Music Society boys are anything but. From Jason Isbell to John Prine. Waylon and Willy to Wilf Carter, the Northern Lights musicians will get your toes tappin, heels clickin’ and blood pumping. And if you feel like joining in, well, just step on up.


May 22 2023


11:00 am


Holy Rosary Park
3118 14 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1R9

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Land Acknowledgement

We are on the traditional lands referred to as Treaty 4, the territory of the nêhiyawak, Anihsināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. We respect and honour the Treaties and acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past.

We are committed to moving forward in friendship and respect with the Indigenous Nations in the spirit of true reconciliation.