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July 2014

  • International Street Performers Festival Friday July 25, 2014 to Sunday July 27, 2014 - Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm, Downton North Battleford
    FREE EVENT!! Local Food & Artisan Vendors, Entertainment for all ages 101st Street, Downtown North Battleford www.nbstreetfest.com Meet the Artists CINDY LOU Cindy Lou Requa has painted thousands of decorations on thousands of children, spreading delight and smiles across Western Canada. She has been a regular at events for over 20 years and looks forward to the bright and happy faces at StreetFest. JAN STREADER Veteran actor and street performer Jan Streader transforms from ZuZu the Clown to Mrs. Collywobbles, the cockney cleaning lady; from Antoinette the Fairy Godmother to Professor McComical the wacky wizard; to Suzanna Banana who sings and dances everything from Conga to Cuban to Calypso. Jan has enchanted people of all ages, touring Alberta for over a decade. KATIE WRIGHT Hailing all the way from Australia, Katie Wright is an actor and circus/physical theatre performer extraordinaire. She was introduced to the world of circus and theatre from the age of six and has been flying high ever since. Since 2005, Katie has performed in 21 countries at hundreds of festivals. WEBSITE | www.katewright.com.au MAGICAL MYSTICAL MICHAEL Have you ever seen someone float in mid-air, or water stop in mid-stream? Magical Mystical Michael will make it happen right before your very eyes! Michael loves making his audience laugh while they’re wondering “How’d he do that?” A true entertainer, he blends mystery and mirth to keep you wondering and grinning every minute of the show. WEBSITE | magicalmysticalmichael.com PANCHO LIBRE All the way from Mexico, Pancho Libre has amazed, generated smiles and warmed the hearts of thousands around the world. Pancho’s highly energetic, skilled acrobatic show will have you hooked with impossible feats of strength and danger. Get ready to be entertained as you watch his playfulness unfold while he shows off some pretty impressive props. PRETZEL Let Pretzel lead you on a balloon animal safari with his “airray” of “airtistic” creations. From intricate balloon animals to large-scale balloon installations, Stephen Dubetz – The Kingpin of the Balloon Gang – is please to deprive himself of oxygen for your amusement. Hyperventilation has never been so entertaining. P’WAN P’Wan’s first visit to Edmonton International Street Performers Festival in 1996 inspired her to transform her passion for Thai art into a talent for face painting. She is delighted to bring her unique artistry to the festival once again. Add a smile to your summer skin with one of P’Wan’s delicate designs. SATYA BELLA Satya has spent the last ten years spinning in circles taking the hula hoop and cyr wheel to the next level. Prepare to be amazed and inspired as this master of manipulation shows you the startling evolution of this incredible piece of plastic; it’s no longer just a kids toy. Having undergone elite training within the Chinese circus, she has combined contortion skills and acrobatics to gather more than a few captivating tricks under her belt! SILVER ELVIS AKA PETER JARVIS Elvis has been spotted- and he’s cash activated! Veteran Toronto performance artist Peter Jarvis, has created a unique Elvis simulator for your enjoyment. Give him a toonie and he’ll say “thank you-thank you very much” WEBSITE | ww.silverelvis.com SOMETHING FISHY N’ FRIENDS It’s a fish! It’s an alien! It’s a well-meaning but slightly nosey pair of 50’s housewives! Edmonton actors/dancers/professional dreamers Amber Borotsik and Gianna Vacirca are diving into the deep waters of the unknown to infuse your summer with a dose of whimsy. The adventure begins deep underwater with Something Fishy, a floating coral reef conceived and designed by Jesse Gervais, and it ends far in the stars with The Cosmonettes of Zarath!, a couple of aliens dropped right from the pages of a pulp Science Fiction paperback. Get ready for close encounters of the third, fourth and fifth kind! STEWART THE STEWARD It’s Flexible, It’s Mobile, It’s Disaster Air! It’s Stewart the Steward on the ground, serving you with the high-quality beverages and snacks one expects of the best quality air travel. Please stay seated we’ll get to you as soon as we can. WARNING – service and snacks may or may not be high quality or even edible or may in fact be dangerous for human consumption. Please wear suitable hazard clothing when dealing one-on-one with any of our employees. Void where prohibited.
  • Ghost Walk Friday July 25, 2014 - 9:15pm, Fort Battleford National Historic Site
    Lantern light and spooky stories of ghastly things are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories of Fort Battleford

August 2014

  • Cochin Days Friday August 8, 2014 to Sunday August 10, 2014
    Festivities include a Children’s Bike Parade, a Sand Castle Competition, an Art Show and Sale, Adult Challenges, a Ball Tournament, a Sunday Pancake Breakfast, Saturday night Beer Garden, and much more. We hope you will join us for Cochin Days. It’s a great opportunity to gather with new and old friends and have a fun-filled weekend.
  • Those Were the Days Saturday August 9, 2014 to Sunday August 10, 2014 , Western Development Museum
    Come out and experience life on the prairies as it was in the 1920s. Witness the awesome power of operating steam and gas engines and early agricultural equipment plus all the Heritage Village demonstrations.
  • 127th Annual North West Territorial Days Parade Monday August 11, 2014 - 7pm - 9pm
    Come out and enjoy watching a variety of floats from businesses all over town!!
  • 127th Annual Northwest Territorial Days Exhibition Tuesday August 12, 2014 to Friday August 15, 2014 , Battlefords Agricultural Society
    Sneak Peek Day: Admission is $6.00 for everyone on Tuesday August 12, 2014 - Midway does NOT open on Tuesday. Midway hours are from 1:00 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday. Ride Bracelets: $ 30.00 in advance - A HUGE SAVINGS!!! You can purchase them at the Exhibition grounds in the Agrivilla or at Battlefords Co-op MarketPlace!
  • Ghost Walk Thursday August 14, 2014 - 9pm, Fort Battleford National Historic Site
    Lantern light and spooky stories of ghastly things are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories of Fort Battleford
  • Ghost Walk Thursday August 21, 2014 - 8:45pm, Fort Battleford National Historic Site
    Lantern light and spooky stories of ghastly things are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories of Fort Battleford
  • The Fin Island Trail Run Saturday August 23, 2014 , Finlayson Island
    Events include a children’s (Ages 4-8) 1km challenge and 5, 10, 21 km events.

We invite you to experience the diversity of the Battlefords and area from our rich and colorful history to our natural beauty, adventure and entertainment. Relax at comfortable accommodations and dine at outstanding restaurants. Enjoy a variety of recreational activities and shopping opportunities in The City of North Battleford and The Town of Battleford. Plan your next trip to the Battlefords.

The 5th Annual Best of the Battlefords Photo Contest has been launched!

Show off your talents and win prizes at the same time!  Click the camera below for more information and contest rules.