Regina's Official Tourism Website
shadow

Regina’s can’t miss winter festivals

Tags: Downtown, Event, Experiences, Fun, Local, Music, Nightlife

Beer Bacon Bands oh my!

How does sampling cold brew, chowing down on tasty and unique bacon creations while listening to live music sound? Pretty awesome methinks. And according to Beer Bacon Bands popularity over the past couple of years, I’m not alone. Taking place at Conexus Arts Centre, the two-day festival will run January 27-28!

Festivalgoers will have the option to vote for the best of show in three different categories! Choose who will be named the The Pink Chefcoat – The Prime Minister of Pork, The Baron of Bacon or take home the Beer Bacon Bands Brewers Cup. Purchase tickets ahead of time for $35/night or at the door for $39.75.

Photo courtesy of Beer Bacon Bands

Everyone can use a Winterupption

It’s nearly time to get your cool on and celebrate the winter with Winterruption! Running January 19-21, this uber-chill three-day festival will surely enable guests to forget all about the cold and instead leave them with warm fuzzy feelings.

Nearly doubling the artists from 2016, jam-packed fun and entertainment will be provided by over a dozen artists, seven shows and three venues. A frosty good time for all!

Winterupption. Photos courtesy Chris Graham

Mid-Winter Ceilidh

Who’s ready for a little kitchen party on the prairies? Get ready to gather your friends, kick up your heels and sing and dance along at the annual Mid-Winter Ceilidh running Feb 10-11.

Since 1990, this event, organized by the City of Regina Pipe band and friends (who also perform), has celebrated Celtic music and dance. This year music will also be provided by local Regina band, West of Mabou! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Bach & Beyond, Magpie’s Kitchen or online.

Mid-Winter Blues Festival turns up the heat

It’s going get mighty warm in the QC by late February. Early thaw? One can only hope. But one thing for certain is that when the blues come to town, the temperature rises. The 2017 Mid-Winter Blues Festival will be running in 2017 from February 25, 2017 until March 4.

A mix of musicians from Toronto’s Bill Durst to Vancouver’s Miss Quincy & the Showdown, and Juno Award winning Sue Foley are sure to wow local music lovers. Free and paid shows will be offered at various licensed venues around town including the Exchange, the Performing Arts Center, (both open to all ages) and a finale at the Casino Regina Show Lounge on March 4 (19+).

Monkey Junk. Photo courtesy Mid-Winter Blues Festival

No Comments

Leave a Comment

« More Posts
Ashlyn George

Ashlyn George

With opportunities like flying in military jets with the Royal Canadian Air Force to driving her own dog sled team, no adventure is too crazy for travel writer and global explorer Ashlyn George, a supposed-to-be high school teacher. Having visited more than 50 countries on six continents Ashlyn also has a passion for her home province, most notably spending 2015 as the official online personality and travel blogger for Saskatchewan as the Saskatchewanderer. Follow Ashlyn’s global adventures at The Lost Girl’s Guide to Finding the World and on Instagram @thelostgirlsguide.

x
kirkness cropped square blog

Cheryl Kirkness

Cheryl Kirkness is a local freelance writer and the owner of the popular party-planning blog Moms & Munchkins. On her blog, she writes about fun party ideas for kids, delicious recipes, ideas for family fun, family travel and more. You'll also find Cheryl as a regular contributor to Pink Magazine, Calgary's Child Magazine and as a party stylist for Birthday In A Box. She enjoys family adventures with her son and husband both local and through travel in Canada and the US. Follow Cheryl on her blog www.MomsAndMunchkins.ca.

x
Jenn Smith Nelson - Profile

Jenn Smith Nelson

Jenn Smith Nelson is a local freelance travel writer and photographer who contributes to a number of online and print publications from Westworld Saskatchewan and the National Post to Vacay.ca, Prairies North, Pink magazine and more. She loves exploring her own backyard especially with her kids in tow, and her travel stories range from family travel and girl’s getaways to adventure based experiences across Canada. You can also catch Jenn on CBC Saskatchewan where she a travel columnist. Follow Jenn's travels at travelandhappiness.com

x
Kenton de Jong

Kenton de Jong

Kenton de Jong is a local blogger who has traveled to over a dozen countries spanning three continents. His love for travel began in 2010 when he attended the NEXT Generations Leaders Forum in Kingston, Ontario, where he met delegates from all over the world. Here, he also won the collective international Global Vision Award for the group's ideas towards housing and transportation of people in the "megacities" of tomorrow. You can follow his travels on his website kentondejong.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentondejongtravel.

x
Patti Haus headshot

Patti Haus

Patti Haus is a Regina area blogger and amateur photographer who loves sharing her fondness for Regina people, places and events to anyone who will listen. She enjoys traveling with her husband and two kids. As the creative mind behind her blog, I Heart Regina, she posts about her experiences in Regina and Saskatchewan. You can follow here blog at www.iheartreginask.com.

x
Sabrina Cataldo

Sabrina Cataldo

Sabrina Cataldo is an award-winning writer and communications consultant with a love of Regina’s arts and culture scene. She is the volunteer social media coordinator for the Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival and sings in various productions with Regina Lyric Musical Theatre and the choir Swing N Soul. She is in awe of the number of arts activities going on in any given weekend in the city and does her best to attend as many as possible. You can find her on Twitter @sabrina_cataldo.

x
taron headshot

Taron Cochrane

Taron Cochrane is a strong and recognizable advocate for the local music industry. From more than 100 appearances on national news and local media (in print and on radio/TV) to his time as the Creative Marketing & Promotions Manager for the Regina Symphony and his social media work with a variety of groups, he continues to showcase what can be achieved through passion, motivation, and community involvement. Taron also works as a freelance writer for the Regina Leader-Post, is a highly sought after province wide public speaker and is currently serving his third term as a director on the SaskMusic board. Named a member of the “CBC Future 40,” Taron is also well known for his social media expertise, and has been recognized for the ‘2nd Best Twitter feed’ in Regina by Prairie Dog Magazine in 2013 & 2014 and as the ‘4th Best Facebook Friend’ in 2014.

x