The return of Frontier Days highlights the weekend in Swift Current, but there’s a lot of other things happening as we celebrate our great country as well! 

Here’s a rundown of just a few things that are happening this weekend: 

Frontier Days collage

Frontier Days 

Events for Wednesday, June 29 

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

  • SaskTel Kiddies Day Parade starts at 4:00pm from Memorial Park 

  • Midway opens at 4:00pm – Kinetic Exhibition Park 

Events for Thursday, June 30 

  • Midway opens at 12:00 noon – Kinetic Exhibition Park 

  • Heavy Horse Show at 10:00am – Magnus Newland Arena 

  • CCA Rodeo at 5:00pm – Magnus Newland Arena 

  • The Reklaws with the Heels at 8:00pm – Grandstand 

Events for Friday, July 1 

  • Frontier Days Parade starts at 10:00am from Innovation Credit Union iplex 

  • Midway opens at 12:00 noon – Kinetic Exhibition Park 

  • Texas Longhorn Show at 1:00pm 

  • Heavy Horse Pulls at 1:00pm – Magnus Newland Arena 

  • CCA Rodeo at 5:00pm – Magnus Newland Arena 

  • Jade Eagleson with River Town Saints at 8:00pm – Grandstand 

  • Living Sky Casino Fireworks at 11:00pm – Grandstand 

Events for Saturday, July 2 

  • Midway opens at 12:00 noon – Kinetic Exhibition Park 

  • CCA Rodeo slack at 9:00am, final performance at 1:00pm – Magnus Newland Arena 

  • Beard Contest at 3:00pm 

  • 4-H Steer Sale at 4:00pm – Bernie Kemick Arena 

  • Heavy Horse Pulls at 5:00pm – Magnus Newland Arena 

  • Appetite for Destruction Demolition Derby and Antique Tractor Pulling Competition at 5:00pm – Grandstand 

A Canada Day flag raising ceremony

Celebrate Canada – Canada Day Flag Raising Ceremony 

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

When: Friday, July 1 at 12:30pm 

Where: Memorial Park 

Cost: Free 

A watermelon festival at a Mennonite heritage village

Mennonite Heritage Village Sausage on a Bun Fundraiser 

Mennonite Heritage Village is opening for the season this weekend with a sausage on a bun fundraiser on Canada Day. Those attending are asked to bring their lawn chairs. The village will be open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from 1:00-5:00pm until the Labour Day weekend, and they will be holding their annual watermelon festival on July 17. 

When: Friday, July 1 from 4:00-6:00pm 

Where: Mennonite Heritage Village at Kinetic Exhibition Park 

Baseball players in a dugout

57’s Hosting Weyburn 

The Swift Current 57’s play their lone 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 already this season.  

When: Thursday, June 30 at 7:05pm 

Where: Mitchell Field 

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


U18 57’s Canada Day Doubleheader 

You can spend your day off from work by checking out some local minor baseball with the Swift Current U18 AAA 57’s 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 1:00pm. 

When: Friday, July 1 at 1:00pm 

Where: Mitchell Field 

Cost: Free 

A drag racing car

Three Days of Drag Racing 

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

When: Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3, starting at 10:00am 

Where: Swift Current Airport 

Cost: $10 per day 

A pride celebration

Swift Current Pride Week Kicks Off 

Swift Current Pride Week starts on Sunday afternoon with a family-friendly movie matinee, and continues all next week with several special events, including a Pride Flag Raising on Monday, Queer Prom on Tuesday, Queer Trivia Night on Wednesday, Family Rainbow Glow Bowling on Thursday, the grand opening of the Southwest Saskatchewan Pride Drop-in Centre next Friday, and the Pride March downtown next Saturday. 

When: Sunday, July 3 to Saturday, July 9 

More information about the Pride Week events is available online

A poster of Canada Day events

Canada Day in the Cypress Hills 

Long-weekend campers and visitors at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park can take in some Canada Day events throughout the day, and a special performance by Jordan Vos-Jans at the Ampitheatre starting at 7:30pm. 

When: Friday, July 1 

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

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

Lac Pelletier at sunset

Canada Day at Lac Pelletier 

Lac Pelletier Regional Park will have some Canada Day events as well, including a pancake breakfast at the hall from 9:00-11:00am, and a bike parade starting from the program centre starting at 11:30am, with fireworks set off from Darling's Beach at dark. 

When: Friday, July 1 

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

You can check out everything else that’s happening in the southwest this weekend and send us details about an upcoming event in your community on the Events Calendar on Swift Current Online