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World Chuckwagon Races

World-class chuckwagon racing coming right down to the wire.

 

WPCA Chuckwagon Races

Chuckwagon races, food and fun.  

 

Willow Creek Cowboy Gathering

A festival of music, art, crafts, tall tales and poetry honouring the western way of life. Musical performances from Jim Beadoin, George Blake, Noel Burles, Charlie Ewing, Breanna Lizotte and more. 

 

Whoop-Up Days

Celebrating with a parade, midway rides, animals, rodeo and more.

 

Wetaskiwin Rawhide Rodeo

Enjoy pancake breakfasts, vendors, rodeo performances, a cowboy church service, beer gardens and more.

 

Westerner Days Fair & Exposition

Live music, rides and other family friendly attractions.

 

Waterton Wildflower Festival

Step into a wonderland of wild flowers. Home to more than 1000 vascular plant species, including half of all wildflower species found in Alberta. The event features workshops on photography, guided walks, lunch, local entertainment and much more.

 

Vul-Con

Celebrating Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary! Expect it to be bigger, better and more spocky. 2016’s celebration will be bringing out Star Trek guests each day.

 

Vulcan Spock Days

Live long and prosper your way down to Vulcan for the annual Spock Days, a festival that honours Star Trek. Expect Star Trek celebrities, costume contests and many photo ops with the town’s Starship FX6-1995-A.

 

Terminus Festival

Featuring performances by Cold Cave, the Present Moment, 16 Volt, Caustic, Daniel Myer, Kite, Them Are Us Too and many more. 

 

Taste of Okotoks

Experience the delicious foods and drinks from Okotoks. While you feast, enjoy live music, family entertainment and much more. Bring your empty stomach.

 

Stettler Art Walk

Fresh air and beautiful local art go hand-in-hand. The event features musicians, street performers, pottery, quilting, painting, sculptures, photography, sketching and everything in-between.

 

Spruce Meadows National 2016

The best athletes from the world’s top show-jumping nations compete for prizes and international acclaim.

 

Spirit of Okotoks Annual Children’s Festival

Celebrate kids! Bring the whole family out for a full day of entertainment and activities at the Annual Okotoks Parade Day and Children’s Festival.

 

Sinister 7 Ultra Marathon

A 161km course that will take you through the most rugged, remote and beautiful terrain in the Rocky Mountains.

 

Rocky Pro Rodeo

Professional rodeo comes to Rocky Mountain House. Check out the midway, parade, chariot and chuckwagon races. 

 

Red Deer Highland Games

The 69th-annual games are here! Participants will face off in tug-o-war, dance, piping and drumming.

 

Red Deer Comic & Entertainment Expo

A two-day pop-culture convention featuring panels, workshops, meet-and-greets, vendors and more. This year brings in Taryn Manning from Orange is the New Black, self-described geek girl Nicole Marie Jean, B-movie baddie Michael Berryman and Agents of SHIELD star Chloe Bennet.

 

Ponoka Stampede

With chuckwagon races, a rodeo and performances by Big Sugar, 54-40 and Clint Black.

 

Picnic in the Park with Artist Jennifer Stables

Pack up the family, bring a picnic and enjoy some outdoor reading, plus a variety of activities and crafts with artist Jennifer Stables.

 

Performance in the Park

Live music and mountains harmonize as some of Canada’s finest performers take the stage, including Stars, Bahamas, Hey Rosetta! and Jenn Grant.

 

Parade of Garage Sales

The citizens of Nanton are setting up shop along Main Street. Maps will be available with all the private garage sales around town, too. 

 

Okotoks Chili Fest

Feast on chili and then vote for your favourite.

 

National Aboriginal Day

Experience the sound and spectacle of drumming and dancing. Interact with performers and listen to Blackfoot elders tell stories about the plains buffalo culture. There will also be guided facility tours, a live display of Alberta birds of prey, traditional […]

 

Miniature Horse Chuckwagon Championships

The annual race is on, with teams coming from across Western Canada to compete.  

 

Millet Annual Community Garage Sale

What someone else considers junk may just be your newfound treasure.

 

Lacombe Days

Parade, pancake breakfast, music festival, fireworks, car races and more

 

Jaywalkers Jamboree in Camrose

Three full blocks of sidewalk sales, concession booths, music, midway rides (for all ages) and games. 

 

History Road – The Ultimate Car Show

Car aficionados, unite! Take a trip down (automotive) memory lane and see a display of rare vehicles dating back from the early 1900s. Featuring a lineup of over 600 cars, trucks and motorcycles from both the Reynolds-Alberta Museum collection and […]

 

Hills Are Alive – Music and Dance Cultural Fest

Highlighting music, dance and cultural workshops celebrating Metis culture in the Medicine Hat area.

 

Globalfest

International fireworks festival with a special guest.

 

Crowsnest Pass Doors Open & Heritage Festival

A celebration of culture, history and heritage from the beautiful Crowsnest Pass. 

 

Coutts Centre Arts Festival

A day of family fun that includes music, magic, hands-on art activities, a Shakespeare play and food, set in the beautiful gardens at the Coutts Centre. 

 

Concert in the Country 2016

Live music in a country setting.

 

Chasing Summer 2016

Western Canada’s most anticipated outdoor EDM event of the summer returns to Calgary for its fourth year.  

 

Central Alberta Critter and Craft Sale

There’s a little something for everyone: poultry, bunnies, woodworking, leather, soap and artisan crafts.

 

Canmore Folk Festival

The longest-running folk music festival in Alberta. This year features the Milk Carton Kids, Basia Bulat, John Wort Hannam, Kacy & Clayton and more. 

 

Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration

Exhibits and music celebrating gospel music.

 

Canada Day in Rimbey

Join Rimbey in the Canada Day celebrations! Fireworks, food, fun … the whole shebang. 

 

Canada Day in Red Deer

Celebrate Canada Day between Edmonton and Calgary.  

 

Canada Day in Okotoks

Celebrate the many cultures in Okotoks through food, music and dance. Activities will include cake cutting, multicultural entertainment as well as games and crafts for the kids. Plus, enjoy free swim activities at the Recreation Centre.

 

Canada Day in Crowsnest Pass

Celebrate Canada Day in the Rockies.  

 

Canada Day in Canmore

Free breakfast, parade, marching band, fireworks and more.

 

Canada Day in Banff

Celebrate Canada’s birthday with floats and all the bells and whistles that come with Canada Day! Moose and bear may or may not be included.

 

Camrose Founders Days Festival

Celebrate Camrose’s founders and the community’s history.

 

Camrose Cruisers Car Show – Show N Shine

Featuring awards for the shiny toys, a mainstreet cruise along 50 Street and a drive-in movie.

 

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Features a wide variety of artists including hip-hop, alternative, blues, and world acts. This year includes performances from Tallest Man On Earth, Oh Pep!, Foy Vance, Whitehorse, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, the Cave Singers, Elizabeth Cook, Sam Outlaw, Braids and many […]

 

Calgary Stampede

It’s time again for the greatest outdoor show on Earth. The Stampede includes the annual rodeo, parade, midway, stage shows, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions with concert performances by Lady Antellebum, Jeff Dunham and more.

 

Calgary International Blues Festival

The 12th-annual Calgary Bluesfest celebrates the best in blues with four days and nights of non-stop music, followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Series dance parties. 

 

BuskerFest!

Enjoy local musicians and street performers in the lovely town of Okotoks.

 

Blackfoot Arts & Heritage Festival

Participate in traditional and contemporary aboriginal dancing, music, art and cuisine. 

 

Blackfalds Days 2016

Celebrate Blackfalds Days with a parade, pancake breakfast, KidsZone, fireworks, a slow-pitch tournament and much more.

 

Battle of the Rockies

This year the event will be hosting the WPCA World Championship. Includes fundraisers and more.

 

Banff World Media Festival

Featuring in-depth panels on emerging technologies, pre-booked face-to-face meetings with industry decision-makers and more, The Banff World Media Festival is the ideal place to make new contacts, find production partners and investors, and green-light new projects.

 

Antiquing at the Arc

Spend hours rummaging through everything from furniture to militaria to art deco to toys and more at this annual antique show. You’ll find traditional treasures and some offbeat ones, too. In addition to shopping, you can bring along your own […]

 

Annual Nanton Round Up Days

The Annual Nanton Round Up Days is fun-filled weekend packed with events for the entire family. This year the Canadian High School Rodeo Finals will be hosted in Nanton during Round Up Days.

 

Afrikadey!

For the festival’s 25th year, enjoy performances by Red Thunder The Next Generation dance group, storytelling related to aboriginal legends and an art show. Bannock and beverages available for purchase.

 

Aboriginal Days

Chuckwagon races, food and more.

 

A Cultural Ghostly Night Out

The evening begins with a three-course meal at Okotoks’ Bistro 1882. Following dinner, make your way to the Okotoks Museum for a special hair-raising edition of the Okotoks ghost walk. 

 

2016 Wetaskiwin Rawhide Rodeo

The second-largest amateur rodeo in Alberta. Events include bareback, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing, mutton bustin’, wild-cow milking, team roping with events for kids featuring the TD gold mine, motocross barrel racing, mini chuckwagon races, sheep riding […]

 

1913 Days

Celebrate Sylvan Lake’s birthday with the 1913 Days parade, midway, drive-in movie, as well as historic and community events for the whole family.  

 

100 Foot Races

Racing of all kinds, such as drag racing, Pro-Stock diesel engines and more.

 

129th Annual Exhibition & Stampede

Featuring four fun-filled days of world-class entertainers and rodeo cowboys—and don’t count out the West Coast Midway. Fill your belly with corndogs, candy floss, elephant ears, ice cream and every other midway food out there. There will also be visual […]

 

4th Street Lilac Festival

A family friendly event filled with music, dance performances, artisan vendors, food and more.

 

Capitol Theatre Cinema Series: Unforgiven

Every Thursday. Enjoy classic films on the big screen. Playing: Unforgiven (1992). Clint Eastwood portrays retired Old West gunslinger William Munny, who reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. The […]