Celebrate Alberta Open Farm Days 2019

Alberta Open Farm Days

Alberta Open Farm Days, a weekend dedicated to the farmers and ranchers. Take the time to stop in for a visit, to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow our food. As well, some of Alberta’s most talented chefs and rural communities will be hosting a memorable series of farm to table culinary events that … Read More

Celebrate CentreFest 2019 in Red Deer

CentreFest

As you approach the festival site in the heart of downtown, the music and laughter float toward you, beckoning you on. Soon the aromas from the food vendors envelop you – the smells of mini-donuts, foot-long hot dogs, popcorn, ethic foods and lemonade stands mingle in a heady swirl that makes your stomach growl. It’s CentreFest – Red Deer’s annual … Read More

What’s Happening In July 2019 in Red Deer

Westerner Days Carousel

Shopping at the outdoor markets, picnics in the park, floating down the river, or chillin’ out at one of our many festivals, these are just a few of the many things you can do this month in Red Deer. Fun Days Mac and Cheese Day July 14 Who doesn’t like mac ‘n’ cheese? It is a staple in most homes, … Read More

How to Celebrate Canada Day 2019 in Red Deer

Canada Day Red Deer

Some things have changed over the years when it comes to celebrating Canada Day — others have not. We know that here in Red Deer, we love celebrating Canada Day by spending time with family, enjoying local events and ending the day of red and white with the bang of fireworks. If you’re looking for a bit of Canada Day … Read More

What’s Happening In June 2019 In Red Deer

Edgar Farms Asparagus Festival

Fun Days International Trails Day June 1 International Trails Day is a day dedicated to celebrate trails, their development, uses and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. We can celebrate it in Red Deer by taking the time to explore our many trails over 100 km meandering throughout the city and river valley. If hiking is your thing then try exploring … Read More

Your 2019 Father’s Day Weekend Guide

The Canadian Danish Museum

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate your father and all the wonderful things he has done to make you the person you are today. There are many ways you can celebrate with him whether it is fishing down at Mitchell Pond, going for a hike along the Red Deer River, golfing at one of our many golf courses … Read More

Your 2019 Mother’s Day Weekend Guide

Mother's Day High Tea at Stella Bean Sweets

Whether it’s an event, a brunch, dinner at a fine restaurant, a walk through our beautiful trails or a visit to Cronquist House at Bower Ponds, Red Deer has all the ingredients for a perfect Mother’s Day. So checkout what Red Deer has to offer, to make you Mother’s Day extra special. Brunches & Lunches The Canadian Danish Museum invites … Read More

3 Ways to Get Excited for CFR 45

Kraay Family Farm from above

The Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) is coming to Red Deer from Oct 30th to Nov 4th, 2018. For six days, Westerner Park will play host as the best Canadian rodeo competitors square up for one final showdown: the chance to be crowned national champions. The CFR turns 45 this year and 2018 marks the first time that the rodeo extravaganza touches … Read More

10 Places to Celebrate Alberta Open Farm Days in Red Deer

Alberta Open Farm Days is a province-wide event that invites anyone and everyone to learn about rural life and experience local foods. This year’s sixth annual event will take place on August 18th – 19th, 2018. Here are some highlights in the Red Deer region: Urban Farm Long Table Dinner August 18th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 4847A 19 St, … Read More

5 Great Campsites In and Around Red Deer

Albertans are tough. We endure long and cold winters only to enjoy the heck out of our summers and Red Deer is one of the best locations in the province to do it. Red Deer offers plenty of natural escapes for camping, some within the comfort of city limits and others deep in the backcountry bush. If you’re keen on … Read More

7 Spots for a Picnic in Red Deer

Grab your checkered blanket and get ready summer! Red Deer has an abundance of parks and recreation facilities, so pack up the basket and head out to a park or picnic spot near you. These are a few of the areas you can enjoy on International Picnic Day. So pick your park, find a bench or that great shady spot … Read More

7 Ways to Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day

What are you doing on June 17th? We hope you said calling or seeing Dad because June 17th is Father’s Day! Whether it’s treating him to brunch or hiking through the forest, Red Deer has all the answers to your Father’s Day needs.

What’s Happening in Red Deer this June: Arts & Culture Edition

It has been a long winter but now it’s time to celebrate the start of summer! Here are some fun and exciting events taking place in Red Deer this June to help you celebrate. For the Art Lover For the Whole Family For the Gang Still looking for some summer inspiration? Visit our Events section or look for us on … Read More

16 Ways You Know Summer Has Arrived in Red Deer

Technically speaking, the first official day of summer is June 21st, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start your summer a bit early this year. Here are 16 different ways you can start Summer 2018 off right. For the History Buff For the Family For the Foodie For the Outdoor Enthusiast

Your 2018 Red Deer Mother’s Day Weekend Guide

Whether it’s an event, dinner at a fine restaurant, a walk through our beautiful trails, or a visit to Cronquist House at Bower Ponds, Red Deer has all the ingredients for a perfect Mother’s Day. Top 10 2018 Mother’s Day Activities If brunch is more of her thing, treat Mom at one of many local restaurants on May 13th.

Local Recommendations: Red Deer Springtime Ideas

The snow is starting to melt, and the air is feeling a little more fresh! Say hello to spring with so many activities and events to get up to in and around Red Deer in the month of April. Experience Spring Spring in Red Deer is something to experience and some of the city’s finest culture institutions have put together … Read More

An a-mazeing time at Kraay Family Farm

Kraay Family Farm

Kraay Family Farm invites you to join them for fun-filled days for everyone in your family! Home to Alberta’s premier corn maze, Kraay Family Farm offers over 40 attractions and amenities in addition to the world-famous corn maze.  Some of their attractions include: mini golf, play areas, jumping pillows, and gemstone mining.  Closer to the end of the season, the … Read More

Red Deer Roadtrips: Winter Sports Edition

Bower Ponds Skating Red Deer

When the temperature drops, there’s lots of temptation to stay in and plan your events around whether or not you’ll be close to a major heat source. Fortunately, there’s plenty of great reasons to do the polar opposite and opt to spend a weekend in Red Deer putting the ‘physical’ in ‘outdoor physical activity.’ For accommodations, you won’t find better than … Read More

5 ways to discover culture in Red Deer

Reverend Gaetz statue Downtown Red Deer

Take a look around Red Deer, and you’ll see a vibrant arts and culture community catering to all ages. Looking to get cultured in Red Deer? Here are five things you might want to check out… 1. Public Art – There are over 75 pieces of public art throughout Red Deer. As you travel around the city, you’re bound to come … Read More

Keeping The Trade Alive: The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum

Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum

Open Farm Days is a two-day agricultural celebration where farms and businesses across Alberta open their doors to the public. In 2016, many Central Alberta locations took part in the festivities. Here’s a look at one particular experience… Walking into the century-old Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum is like stepping into a time-capsule to 1902 Central Alberta. The Museum – which … Read More