Cathedral Village Arts Festival
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:06am
Street Fair Day is Saturday, May 27th from 10 am to 5 pm
The Street Fair covers 13th Avenue between Albert and Elphinstone Street, the 2100 block Robinson Street, and the Garnet Street parking lot leading into Funville in Holy Rosary Park.
On these blocks you will find over 300 artisans working in a variety of mediums displaying and selling their wares and various performance spots for buskers to keep you entertained, a music stage on 2100 block of Retallack St and Swamp Fest Multidisciplinary Arts Day.
Most vendors operate on a cash basis. A variety of food will be available on every block, including flavours from around the world as well as traditional fair food including cotton candy, hot dogs, and mini-donuts.
Washrooms will be located at 13th & Retallack, in Holy Rosary Park, at Garnet Street, on 13th & Athol, on 13th & Angus and inside the Cathedral Neighbourhood Center.
Rest Areas will be located in the Cathedral Neighbourhood Center (indoor beer tent area) and the corner lot on 13th and Retallack.
There are ATMs located at Safeway, Brandee's, Scotiabank, The Mercury Café, The Artesian, Macs & Shannon’s Pub.
First Aid (St John Ambulance) will be located beside the information booth in front of the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre (across the street from Safeway) (spots #415 & 417 on the map).
Remember there will be large crowds. Make a plan with your children in case you get separated. There will be street marshals in bright vests available for help.
For more information, visit them online, email the Cathedral Festival Committee at email@example.com or call the festival office at 306-569-8744
Cathedral Village Arts Festival celebrates its 26th year with a love story, as annual street festival doubles as wedding procession for Regina couple
It’s the neighbourhood festival that the entire city looks forward to year after year. As the Cathedral Village Arts Festival celebrates its 26th year, its organizers have chosen a theme to acknowledge the diversity found in Regina’s vibrant Cathedral communities: Our Streets Are Stories. At least one story taken away from this year’s festival will likely be told more than once, as the street fair that caps off of a week’s worth of arts events will feature a one-of-a-kind wedding procession for Regina couple Jessica Hanna and Stephen Thomson.
“We believe that weddings are public declarations of love and commitment,” Hanna says. “By being a part of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, we are able to share that love and commitment with our whole community. We are really excited to experience the Festival while getting married, and hope others will join in our celebration!”
But the fun will have started long before Jessica and Stephen tie the knot. The annual Victoria Day parade on May 22 launches a week long program of events featuring everything from poetry slams, film screenings, an “art garage”, craft market, battle of the bands, live theatre, and more – offering ample opportunity for visitors to engage with everything this extraordinary neighbourhood has to offer. And, if anyone needs help finding inspiration, this year’s festival offers a unique walking-tour experience, created by last year’s Saskatchewan Arts Board artist-in-residence Evie Ruddy. This audio walking tour, available on the app izi.travel, provides opportunities to hear about a relationship that began in a shoe store, a famous local pie maker, and the artists behind the Brandee’s mural.
"The theme of this year's festival, Our Streets Are Stories, embodies, for me, the full collection of stories that are shared in the Cathedral area during Festival Week,” says Sheri Florizone, the 2017 Cathedral Village Arts Festival Board Chair. “Be they told through dance, music, theatre, spoken word or through visual arts – our streets come alive like no other time of year!"
For a full list of events and programs, visit: www.cvaf.ca
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