Celebrate New Years in Red Deer

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New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration. Some of us love staying home and ringing in the new year by watching movies and some of us like to wear our fanciest digs and paint the town red. For those of you that will be in Red Deer on December 31st, we’ve put together a list of some of the … Read More

What’s Happening in Red Deer this December

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 remembering all the good things life has to offer. Fun Days … Read More

2018 Winter Season Openings

Some shy away from the cold, but here in Red Deer we embrace it. Whether you love the cold or may be warming up to the idea of if, we love inviting visitors to experience Central Alberta at its coolest. Pursuit Adventures Winter tours start November 2nd Discover the magic of winter. Play in the snow, catch up with friends … Read More

What’s Happening in November in Red Deer

Fun Days World Kindness Day November 13th What a great day to not only celebrate but to engage in those random acts of kindness to help promote and make this world a better place. In Red Deer we have so many opportunities to help and a great way is to checkout out our Volunteer Central website. There are so many … Read More

2018 Holiday Craft Shows

Winter Holiday Market at the Baymont Inn & Suites November 10th Baymont Inn & Suites, 4311 49 Ave With Christmas in the air and the snow on the ground, why not venture down to the Baymont and partake in their Winter Holiday Market. This market includes free admission, children’s crafts and your chance to win a gift basket door prize! … Read More

It’s Pumpkin Time in Central Alberta

There is one thing that represents October more than anything else and that is the pumpkin. Why not celebrate throughout the month by dropping in to the Chronicles Comic & Cafe downtown for a pumpkin spice latte or one of their delicious house made pumpkin desserts! If you’re hungry and need warming up, a savoury pumpkin soup is always a … Read More

What’s Happening in October in Red Deer

Fun Days International Coffee Day October 1st At a time when the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, what’s better then a hot cup of coffee to help wake and warm us up? Whether it be an Americano at Meeting Waters Coffee & Roastery or maybe one of those fancy coffee‘s like a lavender chocolate latte … Read More

Alberta Culture Days Celebrations in Red Deer

Alberta Culture Days is taking place September 28th to the 30th! 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 in Red Deer

It’s undeniable that summer is slowly leaving us. You wake up in the morning and there’s a chill in the air. Where you once only needed a sweater, an extra layer is now essential — but it’s okay because autumn in Red Deer and the surrounding area is awesome! Don’t believe us? Check out all these awesome events that are … 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

Central Alberta Road Trips Ideas

Red Deer’s central locations makes it the ideal place to plan your Central Alberta family vacation. Our friendly neighbouring towns and regions offer unique experiences in every direction meaning there is even more to do when you visit Red Deer. Settle yourself into your hotel and day trip from there. When you’re ready for a new adventure, you’re sure to … Read More

What’s Happening in August in Red Deer

Have Fun National Relaxation Day August 15 Take the day off from your regular routine on National Relaxation Day. Grab (or rent) an inner tube at Discovery Canyon and take a float down their natural lazy river. Jazz at the Lake August 17 to 19 2018 marks the 16th annual Jazz at the Lake Festival. This year features award-winning Canadian pianist/vocalist … Read More

Art is Life in Red Deer

When she began her clothing and textiles degree at the University of Alberta, Darcy Gusse Edinga thought she would be a fashion designer. However, somewhere along the way she ended up being an artist instead. Painting on silk has provided Darcy with an artistic outlet and an unplanned career. Her Red Deer based company, Silk Concepts, has been in business … Read More

FAMtastic Ways to Spend Your Long Weekend in Red Deer

Friday First Friday Red Deer Free to attend Join galleries in downtown Red Deer on the first Friday of every month to celebrate local, regional, and national artistic talent. The galleries buzz with art experiences, open galley spaces, and social mingling. If you’re lucky enough, sometimes there is even live music! This once a month event is suitable for adults, … Read More

12 Places in Central Alberta for Farms, Food, and Fun

If you have a question about growing asparagus in Alberta, Elna Edgar probably has the answer. With all the questions she gets from visitors to her Central Alberta farm, she could start her own Ask Elna column. Elna and Doug Edgar have the largest asparagus operation in Alberta and every year, thousands of people visit their farm to purchase great … Read More

6 Places to Stop While on a Bike Ride Through Waskasoo Park

Red Deer is a city built around a park and it’s no ordinary park. Waskasoo Park is the crown jewel of the city. It is home to Alberta’s first federal migratory bird sanctuary, a beautiful river valley, Bower Ponds, and more than 100 kms of trails. If you want to get to know Red Deer, you have to explore the … Read More

Places to Quench Your Thirst in Central Alberta

There is a craft brewing and distilling revolution going on in Canada and Central Alberta is right in the middle of it all. Looking for the hoppiest IPA or a refreshing new gin for those G&Ts? Then you’ll want to delve deeper into this DIY tasting tour that will take you to the best local breweries and distilleries. Craft Breweries … Read More

What’s Happening in Red Deer this July & August

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Summertime is always a happening place in Red Deer. In July we’ve been treated to Westerner Days and Canada’s Largest Gospel Music Celebration – two annual events that locals and guests look forward to each year. There are many more exciting events and happenings coming up this summer in Red Deer. Here’s a look at what’s upcoming: Bard on the Bower … Read More

How to Celebrate Canada Day in Central Alberta

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How we celebrate Canada Day has changed a bit over the years but one thing remains constant — the pride for our country, the awesome festivities, and the fireworks! From the confederation of Canada in 1867 with the bells of the Cathedral Church of St. James ringing in change in Toronto to the changing of Dominion Day to Canada Day … Read More

7 Places to Walk, Hike, or Bike in Red Deer

Red Deer’s beautiful parks and natural areas are well known throughout Alberta with over 100 km of amazing trails connecting users to green spaces and park attractions. Pack a few snacks or a picnic lunch and stop at one of the many day use areas along the way, sip a coffee while the kids play on one of the playground, … Read More