Summer in Regina: A Comprehensive Resident Guide


Welcome to Regina!

As the school year ends and summer draws near, you might be curious about the fun activities and events available in Regina. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide specifically for residents of Regina to help you make the most of your summer!

Summer Vibes in Regina

Summer is just around the corner, and soon, the kids will finish school. If you’re looking for things to do, you’ve come to the right place! In Regina, the parks and festivals are buzzing with activity, the evenings are perfect for romantic walks or a visit to a local market, and there are plenty of sports events to cheer at. Regina’s summer is as delightful as a fresh coffee on a sunny morning—perfect and full of exciting activities!

Top Picks for Residents from Avana

Why not stroll through Eastbrook and enjoy treats at Dandy’s Artisan Ice Cream and Everyday Kitchen? All this is within walking distance from Avana’s first-ever apartment complex at 3000 Trombley!

And make sure to take advantage of the parks in Harbour Landing! Avana knows them well. Taking your pet for a walk there on a sunny day is simply the best. If you need to cool down, stop by Leopold’s Tavern for a refreshing drink—it’s a fantastic way to beat the summer heat!

Activities and Events in Regina

Experience Summer in Regina at Regina’s Farmer’s Markets:

Looking for some summer fun in Regina? Take advantage of the Regina Farmer’s Markets!  Make sure to check the dates and places below!

During our warmer months in the prairies, it can be said nothing can beat waking up to a sunny morning, getting your caffeine fix then taking the family down to your local farmers markets. The hussle and bussle of vendors showing their best products, kids running with sweet treats their parent just bought them or upbeat melodies flowing out of that talented yet humble musician hits every sense in the human experience. Check out your local market to stock up on all artisanal items.

Where and When?

  • Kiswehap Park: Thursdays from July 4 to September 12, 2024, from 4 PM to 8 PM.
  • Victoria Park: Wednesdays from May 8 to October 9, 2024, from 9 AM to 1 PM.
  • Confederation Park: Saturdays from May 4 to October 12, 2024, from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Queen City Ex:

Get ready for the ultimate summer extravaganza at the Queen City Ex! Every year, Regina comes alive with thrilling rides, delicious treats, and unforgettable entertainment. From carnival games to live music, it’s a can’t-miss event that promises fun for the whole family. So grab your tickets, gather your crew, and let the good times roll at the Queen City Ex! This year’s Ex is from  July 31 – August 4, 2024, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m., at the REAL District on 1700 Elphinstone Street. 

Wascana Lake:

Wascana Lake is the place to be! Imagine sunny days, cool breezes, and amazing views – that’s Wascana Lake for you. It’s like a little piece of paradise right here in our city!

Here’s what you need to know: Wascana Lake is the perfect spot for fun. Whether you’re up for a relaxing walk, a breezy bike ride, or just hanging out with friends, you’ll find plenty to do here. And don’t forget to look out for the ice cream truck—what’s summer without a sweet treat by the lake?

The best part is, there’s something for everyone! Whether you enjoy biking, walking, playing games, or having picnics, Wascana Lake is the top place for summer activities.

So, gather your friends and come enjoy the summer at Wascana Lake!

Regina Beach:

Calling all beach lovers! Regina Beach is the place to be for summer fun! Imagine sunny days, clear waters, and endless adventures by Last Mountain Lake – it’s like stepping into a postcard! At Regina Beach Recreation Site, there’s something for everyone. From playing beach volleyball to relaxing on the sandy shores or taking a stroll along the walking trail, the fun never stops. But that’s not all! The nearby resort town is a hidden gem, with tasty restaurants, cute shops, and even a yacht club. And the best part? Regina Beach is super close to Regina, making it the perfect spot for a quick summer getaway!

So grab your sunscreen and prepare for a day of sun, sand, and smiles at Regina Beach!

Public Pools Perfect for Summers in Regina:

Wascana Pool: The Wascana Pool in Regina is an excellent spot for summer fun! It’s got everything you need for a great day out, like a big pool for swimming, diving boards, a climbing wall, and even waterslides. There’s also a lazy river and a hot tub to relax in. Plus, they’ve got yummy snacks at the concession stand run by The Bannock House. And the best part? Wascana Pool is for everyone, with accessible bathrooms and changerooms and a free playground nearby. It’s the perfect place to cool off and have a blast with friends and family!

Maple Leaf Pool

Check out the Pool schedules in Regina here!

Local Eateries & Ice Cream Parlours 

Milky Way: A Regina staple. Milky Way in Regina is the best place for ice cream, maybe even in the whole province! There might be lines on summer evenings, but don’t worry, they move quickly. It’s a classic spot for summer fun, offering soft serve, hard ice cream, and all your favourite toppings. Cool off and treat yourself at Milky Way!

Elle’s Cafe: Welcome to Elle’s Cafe in Regina’s lively Cathedral neighbourhood! They’re the spot for delicious Dole Cones and a fun vibe. With excellent service and Instagram-worthy ice cream, every visit is a treat. Check out Elle’s for a scoop of happiness!

Leopold’s Tavern: Looking for a laidback hangout where you can chill with friends and even bring your furry pals along? Look no further than Leopold’s Tavern! With multiple locations in Regina, Leopold’s is the perfect spot to kick back on the patio and enjoy the summer vibes. So grab a cold one, soak up the sun, and let the good times roll at Leopold’s Tavern!

Sports and Recreation:

Summers in Regina are all about fun and games! Whether you’re cheering on the Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium, hitting the courts for a game of tennis, or paddling your way through the scenic waters of Wascana Lake, there’s no shortage of excitement. Imagine spending the day canoeing, heading to a Roughrider game to cheer on our team, and finishing off with a friendly tennis match by the lake, followed by a sweet treat at Elle’s Cafe. It’s the perfect recipe for a summer adventure in Regina!

Get tickets to the Roughrider games here!

Cultural and Festive Events During the Summer in Regina:

Queen City Pride Festival

Festival – June 7th until June 16th | Parade – June 15th (Check out their website!)


As you can see, Regina is full of fun things to do this summer. Whether you love food, enjoy being outside, or just want to experience what our city offers. From the bustling farmer’s markets to relaxing walks by Wascana Lake, your summer here will surely be exciting and packed with great memories. Make the most of the warm weather and explore all the activities Regina has to offer. Remember to visit our Rent with Us page for more information and to find the perfect community. Here’s to a fantastic summer ahead!

We hope this blog has highlighted some of Regina’s must-see events and activities! Share your experiences and summer fun with us on Instagram by tagging @avanabuilds. We can’t wait to see how you embrace summers in Regina!

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