Sunday, September 20, 2015

Civic Square around City Hall

In front of Frances Morrison Library

10:30am - 5pm

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual The Word On The Street festival to be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015. See you there!

What's On The Street?

The fifth annual The Word On The Street Saskatoon will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015. The 2014 festival was a huge success and we can't wait to welcome you to our 2015 Festival. Hope to see you all there!

Chef Michael Smith reading in the Cooks 'n' Books tent at the 2013 Festival.

Chef Michael Smith discussing his latest cookbook Back to Basics on the Cooks 'n' Books Stage.




Looking to get noticed at this year's festival? Advertise in our Official Festival Program (circulation 20,000). Prior to the festival, it is distributed throughout Saskatoon in book stores, libraries, coffee shops, retailers, and various literary organizations. On festival day, it is provided to all attendees. Connect with our readers and get noticed! Download our Advertising Package for further information and rates. Questions? Contact us at

Library Square Marketplace

In our vibrant marketplace it is all about celebrating reading. Over 50 exhibitors - booksellers, publishers, literacy organizations, authors and retailers will be on site. Whether your love of reading ventures more towards history, photography, hobby gardening or romance - you will find an exhibitor that shares your interest.


Exhibitors, it is time to register for the 2015 Exhibitor Marketplace! Whether your goal is to promote new book titles, create awareness of your organization, or sell books, magazines and related items, The Word On The Street Saskatoon is the place to connect with festival visitors in a family friendly atmosphere. Join us! Download an Exhibitor Registration Package today.


Family Fun

The Word On The Street is a great place for families to discover or rediscover the joy of reading.


Make sure to visit Treasure Island, which showcases some of the best Canadian children's authors! Kids will be able to hear authors read from their latest books.


young aboriginal boy who finds friendship and acceptance in unexpected places. It is a wonderful adventure for young readers who struggle with bullying and rejection   The Word On The Street Saskatoon also features some of Canada's hottest young adult writers! And make sure to catch Saskateens, where a talented group of local teens will showcase their original work.


And that's not all, there will be roaming performers, local mascots, craft stations and sidewalk games - fun for everyone. For a complete list of family fun activites, click here.

 That's not allT


The Word On The Street exists to celebrate literacy. Each year, we feature a number of literacy-based activities for the entire family! Pick up a KidStreet Passport in Literacy Lane and get a stamp for all the readings activities you complete. If you collect 10 stamps you will receive a free book from the Saskatoon Public Library.


Saskatoon Public Library Activities

- Scavenger Hunt Headquarters: Find the many PJ the Pelicans to collect a prize. While you are exploring the fun at the festival, see if you can spot Waldo.

- Giant Jenga — The challenge is to make the tower taller without it falling over.

- Giant Board Game — Move around this giant board game with different actions for each square.

- Giant Banagrams — Spell words with the letter tiles chosen at random.

Remai Modern Art Caravan Activity

- Accordion Books


Preschool Corner Fun in a real tipi

- Alphabet Squares — Throw beanbags to land on the letters

- Story Time — Board Books

- Colouring Fun


And Many More Activities!

- Parachute Games

- Comic Books Jam — Create your own comic book drawings with the help of a talented artist

- Wear your Words — bracelet making

- Busy Bee Bookmarks and Post Cards