What’s Happening this Weekend September 10 – 12, 2021

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It’s the weekend, time for us to get out and enjoy the various activities happening in and around Red Deer. Take the family, grab a friend, and enjoy what central Alberta has to offer.

Penhold Fall Festival 2021 will be happening this weekend at the Multiplex. A Craft Beer Wine & Spirits night to the Red Deer Cruise Night Show & Shine. There will be food trucks, family skating, community pancake breakfast, petting zoo and more. On Saturday, the festival will end with fireworks, not to be missed. Check out their website and social media for details on all the great activities happening this weekend.

Red Deer Spartan Race - Outdoor RecreationIf it is racing you’re into, then two fantastic events are happening this weekend. The 2021 Woody’s Triathlon race includes; Kids of Steel race, Junior Sprint, Adult Sprint, Try-A-Tri and Relay athletes starting at the Michener Aquatic Centre. The Spartan Race is also going on at Heritage Ranch; adults, teens and kids will test their endurance and athleticism as they navigate over various obstacles to complete this exciting race.

Red Deer Museum & Art GalleryThe Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery are pleased to celebrate the launch of the new book Greatest Garden, The Paintings of David Moore, this Saturday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Based in the rural hamlet of Benalto, Alberta, David More is part of a generation of landscape artists who emerged in the 1970s to make beauty out of the ordinary and challenge the expected with bold acts of creation.

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame hosts Red Deer Pond Hockey this Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be demonstrations and information, so come on down and check it out.

The Red Deer Arts Council and the Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association present an exhibition of original artwork in downtown storefronts for the whole month of September in celebration of Alberta Culture Days. Check out the map of art exhibit locations throughout the city’s heart and enjoy any time of the day by going to Red Deer Culture Days Glass Front Gallery.

It’s the Prairie Fibre Festival’s fifth anniversary, and there are so many unique things planned for this year’s fibre festival, starting with expanding to a two-day event! Gather in Lacombe and enjoy the vendor hall full of fibre fun as well as classes and demonstrations. Take time in the Sit and Stitch area to gather with your fibre friends to enjoy some good food and chatter. In celebration of their 5th annual Prairie Fibre Fest, join the Lacombe & District Historical Society for their Heritage demos all weekend long! Door prizes and more details are revealed every day. Follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts for all the details. See you there!

Take the time to check out It’s Almost Fall Craft Show and Market with a fantastic lineup of local vendors this Sunday from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm at the Baymont Inns and Suites Red Deer. The admission is free, and there will be gift card draws and basket giveaways.

The Laft Hus is celebrating Alberta Culture Days with some Modern Norwegian traditions of koselig or ‘coziness’ and live music this Saturday from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm. There will be a place for children to colour and create pictures and a space for adults to sit and relax. Inside the Laft Hus, there will be exhibits about life in Norway in the 18th century.Log built house with grass on the roof

Joshua Hyslop & Dominique Adams will be performing live at Red Hart Brewing Sunday, September 12. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by going to showpass.

CulinArt is happening in the Town of Sylvan Lake, Friday, September 10, starting at 6:00 pm. The downtown restaurants will show their best bites and small sips for this trendy culinary and visual art walk experience. Tickets can be purchased online by going to the NexSource Centre or from the event booth at the Sylvan lake Pier.

On World Fencing Day, the Red Deer Fencing Club will be at the Canada 150 Square in Capstone Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. It’s a fun day for demonstrations, information and a chance for the athletes to show off their sport.

For more information and things to do as you Explore Red Deer’s Backyard, go to our Events Calendar or social media sites on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you have any questions regarding Covid-19 guidelines, please follow this link to find the latest regarding Alberta’s Enhanced Public Health Measures.

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