Alberta Culture Days Celebrations in Red Deer

Alberta Culture Days is taking place September 28th to the 30th! This annual three day event is Alberta’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity, and community spirit! There are many free, family-friendly activities are happening in Red Deer throughout the weekend. Take a look at our list of all the can’t miss events taking place in Red Deer during Alberta Culture Days!

Friday, September 28th Highlights

Welcome to Our World of Arts and Culture

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maple Room at Central Alberta Refugee Effort, 5000 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer

Experience family friendly interactive and intergenerational visual, literary, and performing arts. 20 different artists will be celebrating and demonstrating their talents. This event will also be taking place on Saturday.

Live at The Hub featuring Justine Vandergrift

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Hub on Ross, 4936 Ross Street

Central Alberta Theatre Presents: CATena!

7:30 pm
Memorial Centre, 4214 58 Street, Red Deer

CATena is a free event that showcases scenes from the upcoming season, as well as providing an overview of the shows already booked for the Memorial Centre. It is a free evening of entertainment!

Friday Night with Fred Penner

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bo’s Bar & Grill, 2310 50 Ave, Red Deer

Saturday September 29th Highlights

Celebration of Dance

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Festival Hall, 4214 58 Street, Red Deer

Find out the different styles of dance that Red Deer has to offer at Festival Hall. There will be information booths and demonstrations throughout the day.

Pop-Up Gallery Show & Sale

Festival Hall, 4214 58 Street, Red Deer
The Red Deer Arts Council and the Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association (CARTA) present a pop-up gallery show and sale of original artwork. Artist Jeanette Van Hyfte will present Create a Smile Card where you can prepare a beautiful card using techniques like acrylic links and stamps.

Cultural Showcase

Festival Hall, 4214 58 Street, Red Deer
Presented by the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society and their member organizations, this Culture Showcase promotes different cultural performing artists and cultural displays.

Norwegian Laft Hus Open House

11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Norwegian Laft Hus Open House, Heritage Square, Red Deer

Come observe a Sami bracelet making class, taste a Norwegian Krumkake (cone-shaped cookie), watch a rosemaling painting demonstration and try it yourself!

Magnificent Saturdays Presents: Leaves Of Peace

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47a, Red Deer

Drop-in family art-making! Experiment with colour mixing and use your new colours to piece together a dynamic composition!

Behind Closed Doors: MAG Collections Tour

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47a, Red Deer

Join MAG for a tour of collections! You will get a peek at what types of objects (old and recent) are in the collections ranging from art, clothing & textiles (late 19th and early 20th century), housewares, to toys and more!

Musical Pancake Breakfast on the Ross Street Patio

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Hub on Ross, 4936 Ross St, Red Deer

FASD Network and Friends of the Hub on Ross are offering a free pancake breakfast. Music will be provided to enhance your eating experience. Wear red shoes and get a free button!

Original Theatre: Aladdin, The Pantomime

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The Hub on Ross, 4936 Ross St, Red Deer

Come experience the famous story of Aladdin. Be prepared to join in the fun, starring Curtis Labelle as the Genie and Jason Steele as the Evil Wizard.

Beadsbecause: The Ross Street Jewelry Project

The Hub on Ross, 4936 Ross St, Red Deer
Jars of Beads for artisans on sale with all proceeds going towards the local charity for Suicide Prevention – Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation.

Meet Author Ruth Ohi: Young Author/Illustrator Workshop

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch, 4818 49 Street, Red Deer

Red Deer Public Library and Olson Memorial Celebration of Books present Ruth Ohi, children’s author and illustrator, who will offer an energetic and interactive presentation for young readers.

Central Alberta Film Festival: CAFF 2017 Film Re-Runs

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cat Studios – Nickel Studio, 4818 49th Street, Red Deer

Join us to celebrate the art of cinema where the work of many local film makers and artists will be showcased.

The City of Red Deer Presents: Fred Penner

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Memorial Centre, 4214 58 Street, Red Deer
The city of Red Deer presents family entertainer Fred Penner. A free concert that invites children, youth, and those young at heart to enjoy!

Sunday September 30th Highlights

Garlic City Market Festival

11:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Piper Creek Project, 40th Ave, South Red Deer (past the landfill on the east side)

Re-Think Red Deer presents the 2nd Annual Garlic City Market Garlic Festival.

Metis Presentation by Dr. Doris Jeanne Mackinnon

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47a Ave, Red Deer

Join the museum for Dr. Mackinnon’s compelling tale of two women’s acts of quiet resistance from her book, Metis Pioneers: Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed.

Quality Inn - September

Quality Inn & Conference Centre Red Deer

Coming to town for Alberta Culture Days? Make a weekend of it! Quality Inn & Conference Centre Red Deer is an excellent option for you to call home base. Their friendly and helpful staff are great at providing local knowledge and recommendations for things to do and places to eat! Contact Ted directly at to get your adventure started!

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