A Look Back at Past Sidewalk Sales in DTNYXE!

A Look Back at Past Sidewalk Sales in DTNYXE!


A Look Back at Past Sidewalk Sales in DTNYXE!

The Downtown Sidewalk Sale is a 3-day annual event during Saskatoon’s festive summer season and one of the busiest retail weekends of the year. The Downtown Sidewalk Sale draws thousands of people into our vibrant Downtown and provides the backdrop for three days of fun in the heart of the city. 

The very first Sidewalk Sale happened back in 1979 and some of the businesses that participated back then, are still participating now. With countless retail vendors, numerous child-friendly activities and entertainers, along with musicians throughout the three days, it is always an event not to miss.

Let’s take a little stroll through some of the years past.

Downtown Sidewalk Sale in Saskatoon, 1984. City of Saskatoon Archives, StarPhoenix Collection

View down 2nd Ave from 22nd St in 1983 at the 2nd Ave Sidewalk Sale

People sit at tables outside the Bird Cage Restaurant at 120 2nd Avenue North during the 2nd Ave Sidewalk Sale in 1983

Marty Schneider on his high-wheel bicycle at the Saskatoon Downtown Sidewalk Sale, July 10, 2003

Some people stopped to get a haircut from Marca beauty college stylists, July 9, 2010. PHOTO BY GREG PENDER /Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Sunny “Tourism Saskatoon” mascot enjoying the 2017 Downtown Sidewalk Sale

Ethan Anders looks through racks of T-shirts during the annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale, July 5, 2018. PHOTO BY KAYLE NEIS /Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Lulu Lemon Workouts at the 2019 Downtown Sidewalk Sale

A child enjoys the BIG slide at 2020 Downtown Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Sidewalk Sale is always a pet-friendly event.

La Sorbeteria (Ice cream truck) Sidewalk Sale 2021

The Local Group plays to the crowd on the 2nd Ave Stage during Sidewalk Sale 2022