What’s Happening this Weekend September 17 – 19, 2021

Alberta Culture Days featuring music, dance, art, culture

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of these fantastic events happening this weekend as part of #AlbertaCultureDays  Kayla Williams will be performing at the Ross Street patio Friday, September 17 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as part of the Red Deer Arts Council Patio Concert Series.  Come to Heritage Square and enjoy some Modern Norwegian traditions of koselig or ‘coziness’ and live music with Donna Durand at the Norwegian Laft Hus. There will … Read More

What’s Happening this Weekend September 10 – 12, 2021

Art supplies laid out on a table

It’s the weekend, time for us to get out and enjoy the various activities happening in and around Red Deer. Take the family, grab a friend, and enjoy what central Alberta has to offer. Penhold Fall Festival 2021 will be happening this weekend at the Multiplex. A Craft Beer Wine & Spirits night to the Red Deer Cruise Night Show … Read More

Celebrating Gasoline Alley’s Indoor Farmers Market with #ColleenOnTheScene

Troubled Monk booth

Last weekend, I took part in the Grand Opening Celebration of the Gasoline Alley’s Indoor Farmers market.  What a great weekend, music, bouncy castles, face painting, buskers, cotton candy, puppies/kittens, Alpacas and even a dunk tank were just a few of the fun things going on in and outside of the market. I had the immense pleasure of working alongside … Read More

Alberta Culture Days 2021

Red Deer Music Entertainment Downtown

It’s Alberta Culture Days, and throughout September, we would like to celebrate it here and around Red Deer’s backyard. So, check out some of the fantastic events taking place this month as we showcase our artists, art organizations and cultural industries. To kick off the month, join the City of Red Deer for the new annual Meet the Street Arts … Read More

Back to the Roots at Parkland Gardens with #ColleenOnTheScene

Welcome to Parkland Nurseries booth

Two weeks ago, I had the good fortune to venture down to Parkland Gardens for their Back to the Roots Day alongside my aunt. What a beautiful spot, only three mins East of Red Deer, just off Highway 11. We checked out the various plants, shrubs, and some of the beautiful gifts inside their building. Being a plant person, my … Read More

What’s happening this Weekend August 13-15, 2021

Steam train at night

This weekend, many fun things are happening, from Open Farm Days to Bard on Bower (Shakespeare in the park). Make sure you grab your friends or family and check out these fantastic events as you experience the colours of Central Alberta exploring Red Deer’s Backyard. Bard on Bower returns with two great comedies, Much Ado About Nothing and The Comedy … Read More

Celebrating Saskatoons at DNA Gardens with ColleenOnTheScene

Wine tasting at DNA Gardens

Recently I had the good fortune to head down to DNA Gardens outside of Elnora for their Saskatoon Festival along with three of my girlfriends. The day started with Judy taking us down to a duck herding from Jill Brodie with her wonderful sheepdogs, so educational and entertaining, the crowds loved it. We then grabbed some lunch; Saskatoon & Brie … Read More

15 Things to Do August Long Weekend

Taking a photo with a bear at the zoo

Looking for something to do August long Weekend, well Red Deer’s backyard is perfect for exploring. Here are some fun ways you can enjoy what we have to offer with family and friends. Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery are celebrating Heritage Day at the Museum with Praire in the City, in which there will be live music, activities, games … Read More

Treasure hunt looks to spark local tourism

Deer Hunt

A local podcast has teamed up with Tourism Red Deer to help get friends and families out and about this summer. The Oh, Deer… podcast, run by Red Deerians Ryan Lund, Kevin Walsh, Dustin Moore, and Ted Emmett, hosts the (Oh) Deer Hunt from July 11-17, a city-wide treasure hunt for Central Albertans of all ages. “Kevin and I came … Read More

Tourism Week – Tourism Red Deer’s Food & Beverage Scene

Whether it’s a fresh cup of coffee, some sweet baked treats, a delicious family meal, a fine glass of wine, or a perfectly poured pint of craft beer, you’ll find it here at Tourism Red Deer. This local food and beverage industry has emerged over past several years into a must experience when you visit this amazing region.  The reason … Read More

Tourism Week – Outdoor Recreation

Red Deer and its neighbouring communities have an amazing number of outdoor recreational activities for everyone to experience, from the beginner to the elite.   In the winter, we love to play on the white stuff! Here in central Alberta we’re lucky to have great locations for downhill skiing, tubing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  If it’s the ice you prefer, finding a place to skate, play hockey, or try some ice fishing … Read More

Get out of the grey, experience the colours

As we celebrate Tourism Week, we take the time to reflect on how much we appreciate the local faces and places that make Tourism Red Deer what it is today.  These people are our community ambassadors, they are passionate, creative and resilient individuals. Looking forward to making the most of our central Alberta summer, we at Tourism Red Deer are … Read More

Tourism Week – P.S. We miss you

In the midst of Tourism Week, we continue our features on Tourism Red Deer.  This time something a little different. For the past 14 months, the world has been put through the ringer. One of the hardest hit during the pandemic, has been the tourism industry. It’s hard to explain what some of those people have had to experience, and … Read More