COVID-19 Updates

We can't wait to celebrate with you and illuminate the night sky! With the health and well-being of the community as our top priority, we are closely monitoring health guidelines to make informed decisions. Check back regularly to see our plans as they unfold.

Nutrien Fireworks Festival postponed to February 13 + 14, 2021

Nutrien Fireworks Festival is being postponed to February 13 and 14, 2021 leading up to Family Day on February 15. This action is in response to curb the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe for the long term.

Shad Ali, Festival President: “ The Nutrien Fireworks Festival remains committed to organizing a stellar celebration of our community and culture. We recognize many will be disappointed about the date change. However, based on current information and in consultation with our partners we believe this decision best supports our community’s discipline in controlling our exposure of COVID-19.”

Each year the Nutrien Fireworks Festival is hosted on Friday and Saturday of the Labour Day Weekend bringing together close to 65,000 people in a celebration of community and culture. 2020 is the 12th year of this community festival often referred to as Saskatoon’s most explosive festival.

Candace Laing, Nutrien Vice President, Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations: “What makes the Nutrien Fireworks Festival so special is the opportunity it creates for us to gather together as a community in support of local culture and business. While we’re disappointed that the current situation means we need to postpone this event, we know it is the right decision in the interest of public safety. This change in date only builds our excitement for a great festival in February next year.”

“We did not want to compromise our location on the riverbanks of the South Saskatchewan River” said Shad Ali. “This festival is an important tourism attraction for Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. It draws business for our hotels, restaurants, and shops but first and foremost it is a way for our community to demonstrate acceptance and understanding of others in a simple way, and that is something worth preserving.

The festival will lead up to Family Day on February 15 - a week when families will likely be thinking of things to do locally.” The Family Day weekend version of the Nutrien Fireworks Festival will include the cultural performances traditionally included along with some unique aspects. People can expect some of the fun they experienced at the December 31, 2016 celebrations in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday including fireworks, musical performances as well as outdoor and indoor activities.