Sundays, 1:00-4:00. Discovery Sundays. Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Learn something new about the natural world. A different topic every week. Drop in program.
Mondays 10:00-10:45. Preschool Fun! Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). For ages three to five. Have fun with stories, songs and activities.
Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30. Toddler Fun! Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Enjoy this active story time program especially for toddlers! Join us for 20 – 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, books, and puppets to keep both their minds and their bodies moving!
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:00pm. Books Before Bedtime Pajama Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Ages two and up. Families are encouraged! Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, and activities.
Wednesdays, 11:00-11:45. Toddler Fun! Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). For ages 19 months to three years of age and their parent or caregiver. Enjoy this active story time for toddlers: 20 – 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, books, and puppets to keep both their minds and their bodies moving! Following the program, children and parents are invited to play and interact with each other using age appropriate toys, puzzles books and craft materials.
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:00pm. Books Before Bedtime Pajama Fun. Red Deer Library (Timberlands Branch). Ages two and up. Families are encouraged! Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, and activities.
Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:00-10:45. Preschool Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). For ages three to five. Stories, songs and crafts featuring 100 Favourite Friends! In celebration of the Library's Centennial, we'll be featuring 100 of our most beloved picture book characters during our weekly story time programs all year long.
1st Wednesday of each Month, 2:00-3:30. Travel Memories (Downtown Branch). Share some favourite travel anecdotes or get inspired by listening to others. Pictures and souvenirs welcome. Admission is free. For more information, contact Donna or Priscilla at 403-346-2100.
Thursdays, 10:00-10:30. Baby Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for children birth to 19 months and their caregivers.
Every 2nd Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm. Pop Goes the Teen Club! Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Ages 12 and up join us for everything from Divergent trivia to Cosplay.
Thursdays until 4:00pm. School’s Out? Hangout! For Grades 4-5. Red Deer Library (Timberlands Branch). Whether it’s board games, watching cartoons, playing video games or coloring, you’ll have fun with friends old and new!
1st Thursday of each Month, 12:15-1:00pm. First Thursdays in the Snell. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Join us for these free concerts held the first Thursday of each month.
Fridays, 10:00-10:30. Baby Fun. Red Deer Library (Timberlands Branch). Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for children birth to 24 months and their caregivers.
Saturdays, 10:00-4:00. Nature Savvy Saturdays. Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Join us for a fun family craft or activity. Something new every week! Drop-in. $2/person. For more info on this week’s activity call 403-346-2010.
June 1 - 30: Brain Injury Awareness Month.
June 3-7: Rocky Pro Rodeo at North Saskatchewan River Park- turn right after the bridge on Hwy 11A.
June 5-6: Central Alberta Children’s Festival: The Central Alberta’s Children’s Festival is back for it’s 9th year Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th! Presented by Family Services of Central Alberta the festival is loaded with fun for families. Returning Favorites are Bling Fling Bracelet making, Bricks 4 Kids LEGO building, Face-painting, Imagination Station, Disc Golf, Bubbles Galore, Maxwell Amazing Race, Storytelling Corner, and more! For more information and tickets go to www.centralalbertachildrensfestival.ca
June 6-7: Wild Rose Draft Horse Field Days and Antique Festival at Double Tree Village in Spruceview, just west of Innisfail. Come and join us for a nostalgic day of how our ancestors lived and worked on the land they homesteaded years ago. There will be draft horses working in the field, wagon rides, games to play, many demonstrations to watch of handy work etc., pack horse demo, side saddle riding, heritage chickens, small animals and more. Also on Saturday and Sunday there will be a jam session and cowboy poetry so bring your musical instruments, your singing voice and your dancing shoes. There will be Cowboy Church Sunday morning at 9:00. Don't miss this fun filled weekend. Admission is $5.00 a person per day or $20.00 a family per day.
June 7: Rock the Change: Annual Suicide Awareness concert at Bower Ponds in Red Deer! Live music, great raffles, kids corner, merchandise, photo booth and support for those who need it! Many great artists from around Alberta and even outside of Canada! Admission by donation! http://rockthechange.wix.com/rockthechangerd
June 11-20: Twelve Angry Men: Red Deer Players Society proudly presents Twelve Angry Men, a play about the American Judicial System and the jurors who must decide the fate of a scared teenage defendant. The twelve white middle aged men on the jury must come together with the uncomfortable job of deliberating the ‘facts’ of a murder case while the future of a young defendant, with a criminal record, hangs in the balance. Tickets available at www.blackknightinn.ca or call 403-755-6626.
June 12-14: Blackfalds Days: Our family focused festivities include: Annual parade, Fireworks, Family Edition Amazing Race, Slo Pitch Tournament, Teen Dance, Pancake Breakfast, Oldies Show & Shine, and so much more!
June 12-14: 1913 Days in Sylvan Lake. There is no better way to celebrate summer than to celebrate Sylvan Lake’s Birthday! Join us for three days of fun community events. Including a parade, festivities and so much more.
June 12-14: Stettler’s Steel Wheel Stampede Rodeo, performances Friday & Saturday at 6:30pm. Cabaret to following rodeo performances. Friday- Dally Up & Dance. Saturday- The Chevelles. Contact: Stettler Board of Trade - 403-742-3181
June 14: This is the 11th Annual Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson and STARS Air Ambulance Golf Tournament at Alberta Springs Golf Club so dust off your clubs and work on your back swing. In the ten years, together with STARS Air Ambulance, Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson has raised over $145,000. Join us for an amazing day of golf, food, entertainment and fun all in the name of a great cause!
June 20: 5K Foam Fest at Heritage Ranch: A foam filled 5km all ages’ obstacle fun run. Featuring mud, water, foam and over 16 obstacles. Open to ages 8 and up. 5k Foam Fest is the latest and greatest obstacle run. Canadian owned and operated, this run is great for all ages and abilities; for families, groups, friends and teams. Walk it, Run it, Charge it, Fun it! 5K Foam Fest comes with a kids zone for the little ones and all races receive a complimentary T-Shirt and finisher's medal, as well as other goodies. 365 Sports limits the amount of tickets sold to ensure a great running experience and has a great focus on customer experience. 5K Foam Fest also raises money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity and Canadian Cancer Society.
June 21: Father’s Day!
June 21: June - Father’s Day Cowboy Church Service at Sunnybrook Farm. Join us for a special Father’s Day Country Breakfast and Cowboy Church service. Breakfast starts at 8:00am. Church begins at 10:30am. Admission by donation (breakfast is $5.00).
June 21: Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson Annual Father’s Day Ride is a great way to spend some time with that special man in your life or just a great excuse for a ride! Join us on a tour through Central Alberta’s beautiful landscape. Registration starts at 10:00AM ride leaves at 10:30AM and lunch will be provided after the ride.
June 26-27: Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. West Stettler Park. Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back, Register today! Luminaries will be lit at dusk with the Survivors Lap starting the relay portion of the event. Survivors, fighters, and friends will walk until 7am. For more information on the Relay for Life in Stettler, visit the website at www.relayforlife.ca. Contact: Nancy Kumm - 403-309-5432.
June 28: Danish Service & Old-Fashion Picnic at the Danish Canadian National Museum. Service held at Dickson Bethany Church at 11:00am with a picnic at the museum to follow at 1:00. Bring your own blanket and goodies or enjoy a lunch served especially for you. (Please call to reserve lunch.) We will have old fashion games for the children and a sing along. Local area pie makers have come up with some delicious pies to auction at our picnic. So if you love pie come and support the Danish Canadian National Museum. Picnic lunch – Adults - $12 under 10 years - $6
July 1: Canada Day at Bower Ponds. Each year the event attracts a wide range of performers, ethnic foods, storytelling, face painting for the thousands of spectators to enjoy. Perhaps the most anticipated event is the splendid fireworks display at the close of the day. Involving more than 2500 volunteer hours from the varying community groups that are also involved, the festivities usually attract well over 20,000 people. http://www.rdchs.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=199
July 1: Women’s Rugby Super Series at Red Deer Titans Park. Relive the excitement of last year’s world cup with an international double header! Game One is New Zealand vs England with kick off at 4:00 pm. Game two Canada vs USA starts at 6:30 pm. Both games are Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Red Deer Titans Park. Get your tickets soon! Come out and watch these amazing athletes compete!
July 1: Canada Day Fireworks in Sylvan Lake from 11:00-11:15. Come enjoy a fireworks show over the lake to celebrate Canada Day.
July 1: Stettler Canada Day Fun Run. Register in person at Performance Health and Fitness Center, fill out a form and mail it in to the office or online at eventsonline.ca. Registration forms can be found atwww.performancephysiotherapy.ca. All 5 & 10km racers receive a free New Balance Technical T-shirt. Enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast after your race! There will be a supervised kids activity tent from 9:00-11:00 am. Free childcare, crafts, coloring, and games. A portion of every entry fee will be donated to the Stettler Food Bank.
July 1: Stettler hosts Entertainment in the Park. Join local band "Loose Change" with their renditions of popular rock, classic rock, and oldies as we celebrate Canada Day and the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada. Cake will be served at 7pm with the show beginning at 8pm. Finish the night off with fireworks at dusk.
July 1: Canada Day LEGO Competition at the National Historic Site in Rocky Mountain House. Enter the Confluence Heritage Society's LEGO building competition. Using your own plastic LEGO bricks make an original LEGO creation based on the theme of Alberta.
July 2-5: Summer Classic Horse Show at Westerner Park. Over the course of time Reining Alberta has created the three Classic shows: Spring, Summer, and Fall. These shows are the highlight of the show season for many Alberta Reiners. While many of the classes are geared towards more competitive riders, we offer a large selection of entry level classes as well. It is not uncommon to see 40 or more riders in a Green or Rookie class; but the spectators really turn out for our Futurity and Derby classes. http://www.reiningalberta.net/
July 5: Charity fundraiser for Horse and Animal Rescue. Dinner, dance, silent auction and vendors market. Proceeds to the continuing care of the residents of Bear Valley Rescue. The Event is from 5 Pm - 11 Pm July 4, 2015 at Horse in Hand Ranch Blackfalds. If you would like to make a donation, become a market vendor or purchase event tickets please visit our events website. We also have horses for adoption, fostering and sponsorship at www.bearvalleyab.org. Your support means the world to these beautiful animals! http://www.bearvalleyevents.wix.com/bear-valley-events
July 9-11: Canadian Gospel Music Celebration at Westerner Park. Canada's Largest Gospel Music Celebration is back in Red Deer! The three days of uplifting music and celebration comes to Westerner Park. Events Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration has much to offer with the finest in Southern Gospel Music, Inspirational Teaching, and great fellowship. Evening Concerts Experience some of the best music Southern Gospel has to offer during our evening concerts. http://www.gospelmusic.ca/
July 10-11: Summer Sensation Beach Music Festival. The Summer Sensation Beach Music Festival is a two-‐day, family-‐friendly music festival taking place in the popular lakefront Centennial Park in Sylvan Lake. 3:00om – 11:00pm both days Centennial Park in Sylvan Lake. Hedley, Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good, Dragonette, Dear Rouge and more to be announced soon. http://summersensationfest.com/
July 10-12: The event is one of the largest equestrian competitions in Central Alberta and features over 120 competitors and horses from around the province. Dressage events are held all day Friday, Saturday the cross-country endurance events are held and Sunday features the most popular event, stadium jumping. Thompson Country Horse Trials are located on Crimson Lake Road across from Buster Creek Hall.
July 11: There is no better way to enjoy a hot summer day than to come on down from 9-5 and join in the party at Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson. It’s going to be so hot we even had to call in the fire department! With live music, lots of entertainment, bouncy castle for the kids and a BBQ lunch with proceeds going to the Penhold Fire Department you know this day will be filled with good times! www.gasolinealleyharleydavidson.com/
July 11: 2nd annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies/NWT Region’s Batting Against Breast Cancer Slo-Pitch tournament. Along with the great ball games, many other fun activities will take place onsite including raffles, kids activity area, beer gardens, concession and so much more. We hope to see you there! http://www.cbcf.org/prairies/GetInvolved/Events/Batting-Against-Breast-Cancer/Pages/RedDeer.aspx
July 12: Come and enjoy our famous æbleskiver at the Danish Canadian National Museum in Dickson. Danish pancake dumplings topped with Saskatoon jam and sprinkles of icing sugar. We will have an on-going demonstration on how to make æbleskiver. It is all-you-can-eat at $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 years and under. There will also be a variety of musicians and singers throughout the day. Try your luck at our tombola table with lots of prizes to be won. Lunch is available in the cafe by reservation only.*Cash Only.
July 15-19: Westerner Days Fair & Exposition. From our outstanding ATB Financial Main Stage lineup to our awesome midway rides, the always entertaining Red Deer Motors North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships, The Holiday Inn 19th Street Market, Adventure Alley and our Saputo Kids Corral – there are truthfully hundreds of ways to experience “My Westerner Days.”
July 16-August 2: The BARD is back! Join them on a warm summer evening for a beach party of fun! Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and King Lear’s performed on selected evenings at Bower Ponds starting July 16th and running to August 2nd at 7:30 pm. Bring your beach blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy quality live theatre on picturesque Bower Ponds! Free admission and Family Friendly. For more information check out their websitewww.primestocktheatre.com
July 18: Alberta Parks Day at Crimson Lake Provincial Park will feature free family oriented activities all day including the annual sand sculpture contest held on the beach, with geocaching and special interpretive programming in the evening. Most events held at the playground area.
July 19: Stettler Triathlon. The Stettler Triathlon is a perfect event for all ages and abilities. A small race atmosphere will suit people new to the sport. Stettler has a flat, fast course for experienced athletes looking for a personal best. Hosted by "Stettler's Triathlon Association" and "Stettler Wellness Network", 100% of profits from this event goes directly back into the community. Chip Timing, T- Shirts for all competitors, Prizes and Kids of Steel Event! For more information or to register, visit www.stettlertri.com
July 22: Rocky Mountain House Air Show from 2:00-9:30pm. Over the past decade the Air Show Society has made this show into an enormous success, bringing us such acts as the Snowbirds, the Skyhawks, the CF-18 Demo Team, & local and international Air Show celebrities.
July 25: From 10:00-4:00 come down to Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson Join us for our motorcycle show & shine and try to take home the title. BBQ, entertainment prizes and tons of metal to admire. Selling your bike? Take this opportunity to show it off to the masses during our show & shine. We give you a designated area to display it, you price it, talk to the customers and sell it yourself! www.gasolinealleyharleydavidson.com/
July 25: Taste of Markerville in Historic Markerville. This Country Food Fair celebrates great local food, farmers and community. The BBQ and Country Market run from noon to 4 PM followed by ‘Appy Hour and a Long Table Dinner on the banks of the Medicine River. For info and dinner tickets available June 1, visit www.tasteofmarkerville.com.
July 25-26: Night at the Zoo with Discovery Wildlife Park. Join us for an unforgettable experience camping overnight in Discovery Wildlife Park! Evening guided tours with the owners and staff will ensure that you will learn more of the stories behind each animal as well as some hair-raising adventures! There is a silent auction with some amazing items up for bid – encounters with some of the baby animals, photo shoot opportunities, artwork, snow tours and many more. We have an exciting line up of animal friends that may visit the campfire in the evening as well! A great time to meet them up close and ask lots of questions. The campfire goes late into the evening with tales of the zoo from the early days until the present – this is a lot of fun and time for everyone to kick back and relax after a day of animal encounters. A wonderful Sunday morning breakfast is also included! Cost: $250 for four campers.
July 25-26: Centrefest Street Performer Festival. Artists, performers, and street acts combine to create a unique atmosphere that will inspire and amaze you with their outrageous and ingenious performances. Have a laugh, enjoy the food, listen to some great music taking place on stage at the 100.7 Cruz FM, kids can learn some circus skills in Circus World. Entertainment, food, face painting, crafts and much more, we’ve got it all in Downtown Red Deer! http://www.centrefest.ca/
July 26: Innisfail Growers Customer Appreciation Day from 10-4. Please come meet us and visit our farm to see how we grow all that wonderful fresh produce that you have been purchasing at the Farmers Markets at the Innisfail Growers booth.Â Experience picking for yourself, learn what is involved in growing plus taste the freshness straight from the fields. Please visit our website www.InnisfailGrowers.com for product and market information.
July 28: John Fogerty at Westerner Park. Legendary musician John Fogerty announces additional Canadian dates on his “1969” Tour. The critically acclaimed tour celebrated one extraordinary year: 1969. This tour celebrates 1969 the extraordinary year in which Fogerty wrote and produced THREE seminal albums with Creedence Clearwater Revival: BAYOU COUNTRY, GREEN RIVER, and WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, March 27 atwww.livenation.com or call 1-855-985-5000.
July 31-August 2: 11th Annual Metis Hivernant Days in Big Valley. Discover Metis History & Culture...fun for the whole family! Trappers camp & display vendors offering traditional aboriginal crafts available all weekend. This is an annual family event and NO ALCOHOL is allowed. For more information, contact Marlene Lanz at 1-800-267-5844 or 403-815-6720.
August 1: ZooFest at Discovery Wildlife Park. Our annual Customer Appreciation event is held on the Saturday of the August long weekend every year. Come enjoy the day with the whole family – free pancake breakfast until 11:30am, free face-painting for the kids, all sorts of kids activities, toonie hot dogs and toonie cotton candy! All of our regular presentations are still on, so everyone out for an awesome family day!
August 1: Rider & Cruisers for in distress Veterans. Drop into Parkland Mall from 10-4 for a Vehicle and Motorcycle Show & Shine to raise funds and Awareness for Canadian Homeless & in distress Veterans.
August 1-2: Leslieville Antique Days. The grounds are two miles east and one quarter mile south of Leslieville. Watch an antique tractor run a threshing machine in a sawmill. Find out how pioneers women survived and thrived. There will be crocheting, ruq weaving/hokking, spinning and knitting displays. Feast on cinnamon buns right out of the oven smothered in butter, hand churned right before your eyes. Enjoy the daily antique parade with tractors, cars and trucks and horse-drawn carriages, or relax in the Tea House.
August 1-2: Rock’n Red Deer Show and Shine. Celebrate the preservation and promotion of the cars, music and culture of the 50s, 60s and 70s eras. Over 850 hot rods, customs and classic 50s, 60s, 70s cruisers are on display to the public at Westerner Park.http://www.rocknreddeer.com/agenda.html
August 6: The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum's annual Golf Tournament is August 6, 2015. Spend an amazing day with us at the Innisfail Golf & Country Club! This is your chance to meet some of our Honoured Members, sponsors, and amazing volunteers! Ticket sales TBA. Contact the office for more details! 403-341-8614.
August 7-9: Mud Hero 2015. Muddiest. Challenge. Ever. Mud Hero is a 6 km run through 16+ challenging obstacles with a 10,000 watt after-party! It’s Canada's Largest All-Canadian Obstacle Running series. If you love a challenge and don’t mind a little muck then this is the race for you. It all takes place at Canyon Ski Resort. Canyon Ski Resort features hills, mud, water and plenty of challenging terrain for an unsurpassed event experience.www.mudhero.com
August 8-9: The Innisfail Historical Village hosts the Quilt Show. See quilts and quilters from all over Alberta. This is a must for anyone interested in quilting or quilts. Admission $5.
August 12-16: Battle of the Rockies is on the chuckwagon racing's premier chuckwagon racing circuit - the WPCA Pro Tour. Visit Rocky Mountain House to see most of the drivers who will run at the Calgary Stampede. Get closer to the races and the drivers. Free camping at the North Saskatchewan River Park in Rocky Mountain House. Great Family Fun!
August 15: Feast with the Vikings at the Danish Canadian National Museum in Dickson. Take pleasure in an authentic Danish meal- roast pork with crackling, red cabbage, new potatoes fried in butter and sugar, new potatoes fresh out of our garden, and a delicious brown sauce, with the finale: a wonderful crumble with ice cream. We will also be serving beer, wine, snapps, mead wine made from honey (Vikings love their mead) and non-alcoholic drinks. First, wander through the village and meet the Vikings that reside there, see them demonstrate their weapons with a battle of the swords! Don't be surprised if they show up at dinner - they are a hungry bunch! Tickets are $50. 403-728-0019.
August 15-16: Viking Days at the Danish Canadian National Museum in Dickson. Two days of Viking history re-enactments, come and wander their Village see how the Vikings lived a thousand years ago. Learn how they made their crafts and tools, cooked their food and set up their tents. Demonstrations on armor and battle skills and a chance to mingle, interact and experience Viking ways. Gate entry fee - Adults - $10, Children under 14 years - $5. *Cash only.
August 26-29: Midway at Railway Park in Sylvan Lake with rides, games and food!
August 30: Looking for some high-octane entertainment this summer? Don't miss out on the 33rd Annual Lions Club Demolition Derby at North Saskatchewan River Park in Rocky Mountain House. Action begins with qualifying heats at noon, with the smash-up derby to follow at about 12:30 PM. An admission fee is charged, and a full-service concession is open throughout the event.