What’s Happening in Red Deer: August 2020

Cronquist House Red Deer

August is Family Fun Month and to celebrate here are 8 enjoyable activities that you and your family can create to make this summer extra special. Explore the Waskasoo Park Trails System Red Deer has over 100 km of easily accessible, paved, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails connecting park users to beautiful green areas and park attractions. Kraay Family … Read More

What’s Happening in Red Deer: July 2020

Canada Day Red Deer

Summer is here! With longer days and warmer weather comes the urge to explore, be outside and make summertime memories. Although social distancing is a priority, there are still many ways to get in some fun and here are some great ways to get you started this month. Fun Days Canada Day – July 1 Canada Day, the day to celebrate … Read More

Travel Alberta Announces $17 Million Investment in Alberta’s Tourism Industry

Three new federal and provincial funding programs for Alberta destination management organizations and tourism businesses are addressing key areas of need, as identified in a recent Travel Alberta industry COVID-19 impact survey: $4 million – Alberta Destination Management Organization (DMO) COVID-19 Operational Relief Program Through a partnership between Travel Alberta and Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), this joint funding program … Read More

What to do in Red Deer: February 2020

Boulevard Red Deer

Happy leap year! That’s right – February 2020 features 29 days instead of 28, which equal one more day of February fun in Red Deer. Here’s your guide to some of the best activities, events and happenings taking place February 2020 in Red Deer. Fun Days Library Lovers Month This is the time of year to celebrate libraries and all … Read More

What’s Happening in December 2019 in Red Deer

December 2019 in Red Deer

December is the month where the days are shorter, colder and winter is well on its way. It’s a month of celebrations, winter sports, roaring fires and festive lights. We take time this month to celebrate, reconnect with old friends and make new ones. A month of giving and embracing all the good things life has to offer. Fun Days … Read More

Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s Eve 2019 in Red Deer

Fireworks in Red Deer on New Year's Eve

The holidays are a time for celebration. Some of us love staying home and opening gifts while others enjoy ringing in the New Year by watching movies — and some of us like to wear our fanciest digs and paint the town red! No plans? Come to Red Deer this holiday season! We’ve put together a list of some of … Read More

Five Must-Try Food Experiences in Red Deer

Stella Bean Sweets Donuts

Being located smack-dab in the middle of Alberta means that people from all walks of life pass through our city and still, one of Red Deer’s best kept secrets is our amazing food scene. Chefs and restaurateurs in Red Deer are always raising the bar in Alberta’s culinary landscape. With restaurants, cafes, and breweries offering everything from grass fed steak … Read More

What’s Happening in November 2019 in Red Deer

Red Deer Lights the Night

Fun Days Happy Hour Day November 12 The words “happy” and “hour” have appeared together for centuries when describing pleasant times. In recent years, restaurants and bars have used it as a time to give specials on food and drink to encourage people to come in to their establishments at slow times. Today is a day to celebrate Happy Hour … Read More

2019 Holiday Markets and Craft Shows

Rare and Remarkable! Artisan Market

Julestue (Danish Bazaar) at Spruce View Hall November 2 Dickson Store Museum and Danish Canadian Museum will be holding the Julestue (Scandinavian Bazaar) and Danish Restaurant at the Spruce View Hall on November 2, 2019 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Vendors selling their wares. Lunch service of Danish open-face sandwiches and desserts begins at 11:00 am. Admission 2.00 includes … Read More

October 2019 Holiday Fun in Red Deer

Pumpkin Fun in Red Deer

Thanksgiving Weekend Westlake Grill October 12 – 14 Westlake Grill at Heritage Ranch is hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet Brunch Sunday, October 13 with four seatings between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm. They will also have a five course Thanksgiving Dinner with three seatings from October 12 to the 14, from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Checkout their website for more details. Boulevard … Read More

What’s Happening in October 2019 in Red Deer

The Jungle Farm in October

Fun Days International Coffee Day October 1 International Coffee Day is a great time to celebrate the farmers, traders, roasters and baristas worldwide for creating the coffees that are enjoyed by so many people. In Red Deer we can honour these people by popping into one of our lovely cafes like Meeting Waters Coffee + Roastery for an Americano or … Read More

2019 Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days is taking place September 27 to the 29! This annual three day event is Alberta’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity, and community spirit! There are many free, family-friendly activities are happening in Red Deer throughout the weekend. Take a look at our list of all the can’t miss events taking place in Red Deer during Alberta … Read More

What’s Happening in September 2019 in Red Deer

September in Red Deer

Fun Days Grandparents Day September 8 Grandparents Day serves to honour and recognize the contributions of grandparents in our lives. Grandparents are a society and a family’s ties to its past as they pass on important values, beliefs and ideals to future generations. Their wisdom and love are recognized every year on the first Saturday after Labour Day. In Red … Read More

Savour Central: Eat Local

Savour Central

Delight your senses with a world of flavours right here in Central Alberta. From locally sourced ingredients to craft breweries to international tastes – the world is starting to take notice of the Central Alberta food scene. We’ve raised the bar when it comes to food. Some people call that a revolution and others call it evolution. Whatever you call … Read More

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

What’s Happening In August 2019 in Red Deer

Mud Hero

Fun Days International Beer Day August 2 International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. In Red Deer we have many local establishments like The East 40th Pub where you can enjoy a pint and a game of pool or maybe head down to The Toad and Turtle … Read More

Celebrate CentreFest 2019 in Red Deer


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