Local Recommendations: Red Deer Springtime Ideas

The snow is starting to melt, and the air is feeling a little more fresh! Say hello to spring with so many activities and events to get up to in and around Red Deer in the month of April.

Experience Spring

Spring in Red Deer is something to experience and some of the city’s finest culture institutions have put together a fantastic slate of spring programming to enjoy. Over at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, prepare to have your mind blown at one of the family sleepovers happening this month (April 27) as you spend a night taking in the sights. Celebrate Earth Day in style (April 22) and check out just what it is that makes lichens so cool (April 29).

Have you been to the Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre lately?  They represent spring with their vast selection of flowers, herbs, seeds, bulbs and everything else garden-related. They’ve got a variety of spring courses happening this month aimed to help you with your garden such as recognizing the magic behind hanging moss baskets (April 21) and spectacular container gardens (April 28).

Experience Community

Ever wanted to do something drastic – like pulling off a Spring Fever run? This is the year to do it! April 21 sees Red Deer residents come together to tackle either a 5k or 10k run in support of the MS Society of Central Alberta. All ages are welcome, and it’ll be sure to be a great day.

Our Best to You Spring Craft Sale is Red Deer’s spring-filled craft craze taking over the weekend of the 20 – 22. Fresh off a 25th anniversary celebration and hosting 150 of the country’s best artists, designers and artisans, you won’t find a better source for the best in fashion, jewellery, home decor, gourmet food and more. Lastly, there’s the Mane Event happening from the 27 – 29, an all-inclusive hands-on horse expo. They’ve got clinics on how to improve your equestrian skills, presentations on the latest trends in the horse industry and some awesome shows to take in.

Experience Culture

Take in a variety of unique shows over at the Red Deer Memorial Centre this month. Gerry Dee, the hilarious Canadian comedian, is touching down on the 25th with a fine-tuned set of his prime jokes.

Quality Inn & Conference Centre Red Deer

Local Knowledge & Recommendations

It’s always wise to heed the words of the locals who know their stuff. Thankfully, the Quality Inn & Conference Centre Red Deer is home to some great local experts – including the hotel’s General Manager, Ted. If you’re looking to take in spring in Red Deer, Ted suggests the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, embarking upon the Spring Fever run or taking a visit to Rotary Recreation Park. Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre is worth a visit for the selection alone and there’s plenty of shopping to be done in Red Deer’s downtown. If you’ve got questions or are looking to book a room at the Quality Inn & Conference Centre Red Deer, feel free to email Ted directly at ted@qualityinnreddeer.com – he’ll happily answer any inquiries you have.