Explore the culture of the heart of our city with a stroll along the pedestrian-friendly downtown streets. With outdoor patio dining, murals, festivals, art galleries, boutique shopping and an array of dining options, Red Deer’s downtown area has become a thriving neighbourhood that is a vibrant and dynamic part of the city.
If you’re looking for a place to sip a premium whisky or enjoy a sophisticated cocktail and a conversation, To The Lost on Ross Street is the place to go. The broad menu features new and classic drinks complimented by unique appetizers and small plates. Three of the city’s most experienced bartenders run the place and make their own syrups and tinctures using fresh ingredients. You can taste the difference.
During the summer, you can enjoy live music right on the downtown streets. Year-round, great venues The Vat host a wide variety of live entertainment.
This marks the fifth year that Ross Street will be hosting the biggest and best patio parties in the city. Come out and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and great music happening on the city’s largest patio right in the heart of downtown Red Deer. Ross Street Patio runs from June through September featuring Patio Parties on special Fridays of each month with live music from a variety of local artists.
Food Truck Fridays
Lunchtime is special on Fridays when the food truck vendors converge between 11 am and 2 pm on 50th Street. Try a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich from Chedda Heads Grilled Cheese Truck, sample some homemade ice cream from Peppermint Andy’s Ice Cream Wagon, sip gourmet coffee from the Cool Beans Coffee Bus and much more.
First Friday Red Deer
Red Deer is a vibrant community that celebrates the arts and the first Friday of every month is a chance to see local art, enjoy live music and refreshments at our downtown galleries. First Friday Red Deer is an ongoing partnership with the art galleries of Red Deer and the downtown businesses.
Art Alley is a collaborative project transforming the walls of Downtown Red Deer into a vibrant, positive space for the community with eight original murals already completed and three more to the alleys of our city by the end of the summer season. In each location, original, hand-painted murals by local artists on are display.
Downtown Red Deer Features:
• 150+ retail businesses
• 37 restaurants
• 5 fitness studios
• 15 salons
• 8 spas
• 7 art galleries
• 1 museum
• 2 spray parks
• 1 outdoor pool, 1 indoor pool
• 1500+ public parking stalls
• 2 parkades