What’s Happening this Weekend September 24 – 26, 2021

It’s the last weekend in September and the beginning of the fall season!

A time for us to get out and experience the Autumn colours. Here are a few things happening and some fun ways we can enjoy everything this weekend has to offer. 

If you haven’t checked out the Market at Red Deer, then why not head down this Saturday sometime between 8:00 am to 12:30. They have an abundance of local produce, meats and goods for sale; there truly is something for everyone! A great time to reconnect to our local vendors and see what they have to offer, and maybe take in some of the local entertainment provided by the various buskers. Their last market of 2021 is Saturday October 6th, so make sure you don’t miss out! 

Come on down to Lacombe for their Culture and Harvest Festival for a full weekend of activities celebrating Lacombe’s rich agricultural heritage and showcasing their arts and culture. The festival runs from September 24th to September 26th at the Lacombe and District Agricultural Grounds.  This year, look forward to  live demonstrations from the Alberta Woodworkers Guild, Alberta Stock Dog Association, SASART, the Red Deer Indigenous Dance Troupe and many more! 

Come on down to Westerner Park for the All-Things Pretty Market this Sunday for their Public Market happening from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is just $4.00 at the door and parking is complimentary. Please be advised that the venue is following the Restrictions Exemptions Program. Please see Westerner Park’s website for more information. 

The Lacombe & District Historical Society is hosting a special preview event of the new Flatiron Building Gallery this weekend with photographs by Ben Cameron. With three black and white photographic exhibits from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, featuring Life Lit Up, In the Moment and Arthur Nishimura: Mystical Landscapes, it will be an event you won’t want to miss! There will be a silent auction, door prizes and refreshments too.

If you’re in the mood for hockey there are still tickets available for the Red Deer Rebels game against the Hurricanes this Saturday at the Peavy Mart Arena. The game starts a 7:00 pm and tickets can be purchased either online or at the Tickets Alberta Box Office. 

The Town of Sylvan Lake would like to invite you to their free Flannel & Feast Festival happening Saturday, September 25 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Flannel & Feast Festival is full of arts, music, food, and entertainment that celebrates the laidback cabin lifestyle that is quintessentially Sylvan Lake. 

The summer season has ended which means this is the last weekend to rent paddleboats, canoes or kayaks at Bower Ponds. They are open Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and the weather is going to be beautiful to get your paddle on!

The Great Expectations Tea at the Cronquist House is back again this Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Scones with Devonshire cream and jam, a musical performance and scene performed from the play with actors from Prime Stock Theatre. There are only two sittings so make sure you don’t miss out. 

The midway is heading to the Parkland Mall this weekend presented by Wild Rose Shows, Alberta’s first family of carnival.  Head down to the NE Parking lot by Goodlife Fitness Thursday through Sunday for a whole lot of carnival-themed fun.  

Join the Town of Blackfalds for a Free Double Drive-in Movie starting with Cruella and ending with Jurassic Park at the All-Star Park in Blackfalds this Friday, September 24. The gates open at 5:30 pm and the movies start at 6:30 pm with only 200 vehicles permitted. Donations to the Blackfalds Food Bank or FCSS subsidized programs are much appreciated. On Saturday Blackfalds will be hosting their say goodbye to summer free fireworks show at 8:00 pm, best viewed from All-Star park. 

Check out the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame for their Your Game Our Hall Series happening 25 September from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This weekend Darts Alberta will be there with demonstrations and information about their sport and how to get involved.

This is the last weekend to visit Discovery Wildlife Park for the season. Their last day is September 30 so make sure you get out and visit those adorable baby bears. (Photo via Discovery Wildlife Park Facebook)

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.

For more information on Covid-19 guidelines, please follow this link to find the latest regarding Alberta’s Enhanced Public Health Measures.

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