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.
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 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.
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! Held mid August.
Canadian Finals Rodeo is making its first appearance in Red Deer where the very best rodeo athletes and fans across the country will come together to witness champions competing for the top prize. CFR 45 is from October 30 to November 4 with 7 performances taking place inside the ENMAX Centrium at Westerner Park.
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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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Red Deer’s annual ‘street performer festival’. This is a two day event in late July in the downtown core. CentreFest has partnered with the Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival to present a world class line up of entertainment.The all-ages event is wheelchair accessible. Entrance is free, but your donation helps keep CentreFest alive. All performances are in the “pass the hat” tradition – so bring your Toonies. Change is available on site.
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Family Services of Central Alberta is a non profit organization that presents the Central Alberta Children’s Festival. A two day event held in early June featuring entertainers, crafts, and activities for families. Over 40 tents and activity stations fill the park each year. Stations including bubble wrap popping, Science World, Diversity Corner, face painting, fun physical activities and more. Allowing children and families the opportunity to be creative, build knowledge and most importantly
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Over 850 hot rods, customs and classic 50’s, 60’s & 70’s cruisers are on display to the public during this week-long event end of July / early August. Event highlights include day cruises, Friday night “Cruise In” in downtown Red Deer plus an outdoor stage with continuous live music all day Saturday and Sunday.
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.
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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