What’s Happening this Weekend September 17 – 19, 2021

Alberta Culture Days featuring music, dance, art, culture

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of these fantastic events happening this weekend as part of #AlbertaCultureDays 

Female duo performing on the Ross Street PatioKayla Williams will be performing at the Ross Street patio Friday, September 17 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as part of the Red Deer Arts Council Patio Concert Series. 

Come to Heritage Square and enjoy some Modern Norwegian traditions of koselig or ‘coziness’ and live music with Donna Durand at the Norwegian Laft Hus. There will be a place for children to colour and create pictures and a place for adults to sit and relax. Inside the Laft Hus, you will find exhibits about life in Norway in the 18th century. The festivities run on September 18th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

The Red Deer Arts Council and the Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association present an exhibition of original artwork in Downtown store fronts for the whole month of September in celebration of Alberta Culture Days. Check out the map of art exhibit locations throughout the heart of the city to enjoy any time of the day! Don’t forget to explore the alley ways near Ross Street to discover brand new murals bringing a new level of colour and vibrancy to Downtown Red Deer.

The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is giving a guided tour of the exhibition World War Women this Saturday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. World War Women explores the contributions made by women to Canada’s participation in the First and Second World Wars. 

Join the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 18th, for a showcase of family fun, sport, and culture in celebration of Alberta Culture Days! The event will include appearances by the Alberta Indigenous Games Representatives, Association Canadienne Francaise de l’Alberta Régionale de Red Deer, the Hungry Beast Food Truck and so much more. Events get underway at 10:00 am and wrap up at 4:00 pm. 

Indigenous youth performing in regalia

Urban Aboriginal Voices Society and Indigenous Community of Red Deer invite you to join them for a family dance with pow-wow dance, drumming, and jigging demonstrations at the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza this Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The event will also feature a Tipi and Trappers tent encampment sponsored by local Indigenous groups and agencies. 

Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society along with Red Deer Arts Council will be hosting a Charles Dickens-inspired Tea Party at the Cronquist house Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be music and a scene performed from the play Great Expectations along with scones, Devonshire cream, jam and tea or coffee. No reservations are required, however, be early as there are only two seating’s at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm with limited space. 

This Saturday is Community Line Dance Day and the Country Pride Dance Club will be down at the Ross Street Patio from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm teaching line dancing! This is a free public event to promote dance to the community where everyone is welcome.

People on an amusement ride in Sylvan Lake

The midway is heading to the Town of Sylvan Lake this weekend presented by Wild Rose Shows, Alberta’s first family of carnival. Head down to the Library Parking lot Friday through Sunday for a whole lot of carnival-themed fun. 

Parkland Garden Centre is hosting their Art in the Garden event with local musicians, artisans, and the Hungry Beast Food truck this Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  It’s a great time to pick up that unique gift for someone special, and at the same time support our local artists. 


For more information and things to do as you Explore Red Deer’s Backyard, check out our Events Calendar! You can also stay up-to-date by following Tourism Red Deer on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For the latest update on Covid-19 guidelines, see Alberta’s Enhanced Public Health Measures. 

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