Come experience one of Red Deer’s signature events throughout the year! These signature events run the gamut from intense marathons to raucous street performances and next-level musical performances. Encapsulating the community spirit – Red Deer’s list of annual and signature events showcase just how amazing this community is.
Westerner Days is five days of action-packed entertainment to do Central Alberta proud. If you’re looking for top-tier quality entertainment with the best company, look no further.
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Accessible and inclusive for all, Red Deer’s annual festival dedicated solely to street performers is a two-day blast of summer enjoyment. CentreFest takes over the entire downtown core, meaning there’s plenty of fun to be had around every corner.
Whether it’s your first time taking in one of Red Deer’s signature events or you’re an annual goer of our area’s unique happenings, we hope you fully enjoy the essences of the Red Deer experience. Signature events take place throughout the spring, summer, fall and winter around here!
The Showcase Spectacular in July features a selection of the great hymns of the church. The stories of how these pillars of faith were made into songs will be joined by guest artists performing a hymn of choice.
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Buckle in for a week-long celebration of western culture with entertainment and events on and off-site that will have you kickin’ up your heels! The Canadian Finals Rodeo is proud to bring you six action packed CFR performances featuring the nation’s very best athletes, and a performance from upcoming rodeo stars in the MNP Rising Stars Canadian Junior Finals Rodeo. With over 55 free events added this year, be sure to check out the website for all the ways you can enjoy CFR!
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There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend between distance and speed. Offering racers a true athletic test. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24-29 Spartan Obstacles and 8-10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself
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Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration, Westerner Days Fair & Exposition is celebrated at Westerner Park in July. Enjoy five days of top quality, truly authentic, action-packed entertainment! This event has everything that people are looking for in summer festivities – live entertainment, good food and great company. 2019 event dates: July 17-21.
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6KM, 18+Obstacles, 10,000 watt after-party –Mud Hero Alberta is Canada’s largest obstacle event! Just 1 hour north of Calgary, and 1 hour south of Edmonton, Canyon Ski Resort features hills, mud, water and plenty of challenging terrain for an unsurpassed event experience. Don’t miss out on this awesome experience as waves and days sell out quickly! 2019 event date: August 10.
The community celebrates its heritage and commemorate Canada’s Birthday. This gathering of Central Alberta’s diverse cultural groups allows people of all ages to enjoy food, dance and music from around the world. Bower Ponds provides a perfect setting for varied and colorful entertainment, and ending with an exciting fireworks display. This event is free!
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The Woody’s RV World Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k takes place through Red Deer’s famous park and trail system in May. Experience scenic winding paths following along the majestic Red Deer River. With small race charm and big race benefits, our event has repeatedly been ranked among Alberta’s best races. 21st Anniversary – May 19, 2019.
Westerner Park has been the home of Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration, every summer for the past 18 years. This week, we spoke to festival organizer Wayne Dyck about the park’s amenities, his popular event and why they are a natural fit. Gospel fan favourites Every July, families travel from across the continent – coming from as far away as Florida, says Wayne – to hear high profile artists in southern gospel music and local Canadian acts as well. In the past, headliners have include
Spring has sprung and that means summer is just around the corner. With the sun not setting till much later in the evening there’s more time for you and your family to get out and explore Central Alberta’s adventurous side. Round up the kids, jump in the car, and set off on an exciting adventure in Central Alberta. Let’s get started. Central Alberta Children's Festival Learn, play and be active at the Central Alberta Children’s Festival. Held during the first weekend of June, th
Red Deer is home to many an exciting and challenging obstacle course. This summer, several of them are making their return to the city and if you’ve ever wanted to test your physical limits out in the rugged Red Deer outdoors, there’s not a better time to register, train and start planning your summertime trip to Central Alberta. [caption id="attachment_25089" align="aligncenter" width="600"] After racing your heart out - it's nice to come back to a relaxing place to rest[/caption] For