The 22nd annual Cathedral Village Arts Festival kicks off later today with a parade down Elphinstone St. from 13th to College Ave. (start time 11:30 a.m.). That will be followed by a picnic from noon to 4 p.m. at Les Sherman Park.  The festival theme this year is Roots & Wings which symbolizes both the historic connection the neighbourhood has with Regina artists and the broader arts community, and the overall contribution that arts and culture make to the quality of life in a community like Cathedral.

During the May 20-25 run of the festival, a whole pile of music, theatre, literary, visual art and other types of creative events will be happening. Probably your best bet to get up to speed is to grab one of the festival guides that was included in our May 16 issue. But if that’s not doable you can find more information here.

To close here’s a video by one of the musical groups that will be playing at the festival. It’s “Slings & Arrows” by Jeffery Straker, and he and his band will be playing at the Holy Rosary Park Main Stage on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. after the Streetfair: