Our Story

Founded in 1987, the Heritage Festival of Saskatoon is a destination for connecting to our past, our present, and our collective identity. The festival was hosted in several places before finally ending up in its current home at the Western Development Museum.  Numerous heritage organizations form our membership, touching on all aspects of Saskatoon’s heritage, from the tangible to the intangible. We believe that our civic, natural, artistic, and cultural heritage and history has an impact on our well being, and we risk losing our heritage if it is not shared.  That’s why we bring so many heritage organizations and individuals together, why the festival is free for the public to attend, and why, every year, we build a community of people to showcase and celebrate our city’s heritage. Because our heritage doesn’t only define our present, it shapes our future, and our city belongs to all of us together.

“The Heritage Festival of Saskatoon is the only event of its kind to bring so many heritage and cultural organizations together as one festival, free for the public.”

~ Irene LeGatt