International Coffee Day
International Coffee Day is a great time to celebrate the farmers, traders, roasters and baristas worldwide for creating the coffees that are enjoyed by so many people. In Red Deer we can honour these people by popping into one of our lovely cafes like Meeting Waters Coffee + Roastery for an Americano or Latte. Dose Coffee Company is another great place to enjoy a cup of Java with two locations Riverlands or downtown. If you’re looking for that full immersive experience games, comics and coffee then try Chronicles Comics and Cafe, so much fun. These are just a few of the wonderful coffee places we have here in Red Deer, so head out with friends and enjoy a cup or two.
It’s Taco Day, a great time to celebrate the culinary fiesta that is a taco…loved and consumed by millions each day and made in either soft or hard shells with a variety of savoury fillings. In Red Deer we can gather the family and celebrate by checking out the many great venues that serve this delicious entree. You might want to check Las Palmeras out for dinner, with their casual atmosphere, warm gracious service and wonderful Tacos de Carnitas or possible their Salmon Tacos, delicious. The Old Mexican Taco Buffet is another great place to stop in, with their authentic traditional Mexican cuisine and yes you can make your own Tacos too. The North end of Red Deer houses Jose Jose Latin Restaurant their taco crispy will have you coming back for more. Whether, its breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a light snack, try a taco and enjoy.
Exhibits, Festivals & Shows
October 2 – 6
Parkland Pavilion For those who love rocks minerals, and fossils come on down to Rocktober. It is the largest event of its kind in Western Canada featuring gemstones, minerals, fossils, crystals, jewelry, beads, findings, and one of kind specimens. This is a great event for all ages to explore the geologist in all of us and best of all tickets are free.
We’re mid-way through the fall season and a celebration is just what we need for some fall fun! Join them and enjoy all that The Jungle Farm offers as well as a great local band, scarecrow building, and more!
Come on down for Fanatullen’s 35th Anniversary Banquet and Dance in conjunction with our three day Scandinavian Folk Dance Workshop happening October 4 – 6 at Festival Hall. This event is catered by Blue Sage Kitchen, starting at 6:00 pm, a performance by our instructors at 7:00 pm with the dance to follow. Tickets are $45 for banquet and dance or $15 for performance and dance only. They can be purchased by calling 403-347-5303 or 403-341-4672 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out their Facebook page for details, everyone is welcome.
Rock The Rink will feature Canadian figure skating greats, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko. The show will also be bringing some world-renowned skating talent from Europe and the U.S. Italian Olympic Medalist and World Champion, Carolina Kostner, will tour in North America for the first time, while Olympic Medalist and four time U.S. National Champion, Jeremy Abbott, will return to Canadian touring for the first time in seven years. Combining the highest level of on-ice superstar talent with an ever-evolving touring production, Rock The Rink will produce the highest value of entertainment. This year – along with upgrades to lighting, video and interactive technology – live music will be introduced to the show, with featured special musical guest, Birds of Bellwoods. For tickets and more information checkout TicketsAlberta.
October 11 – 14
Join the Red Deer & District Kennel Club for the Fall 2019 RDDKC All Breed Dog Show held Thanksgiving Weekend in the new Exhibition Pavilion at Westerner Park! It’s going to be awesome – don’t miss it! Admission is $10 for adult, children $5 and family of four $25. Children 4 and under and seniors 65 plus are free.
Quick Times Swap meet is an indoor automotive swap meet, hot rod performance, muscle car and racing cars, parts, memorabilia, apparel and so much more! If you have been here, you know, and if you haven’t you should. One day only, Saturday October 12 at the Prairie and Parkland Pavilion in Westerner Park from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, admission is $10.00 and tickets can be purchased at the door.
October 18 – 20
It’s time to reinvent, renovate and redecorate at the Red Deer Fall Home Show happening October 18 – 20. Home Builders, renovators, trades, suppliers, designers, educational sessions and so much more. Whether you’re looking to freshen your decor, renovate what you have or build a new house, we have information for you. It will be located in the new Exhibition Hall at the Westerner. Admission is $6 for Adults $4 for students and seniors and Children 12 and under are free. Seniors are free from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Friday, October 18 only.
October 17 – 19
AgriCentre Westerner Park
Why not come on down to Western Canada’s largest dairy show and sale. Event highlights include the Central Alberta Holstein Club Sale, the Youth Show, the Jersey Show and the Holstein Show. A valuable part of the Westerner Park’s agricultural history since 1954, this is a show not to be missed.
Based on the original German Oktoberfest, Canyon Oktoberfest is a celebration of local community and local beer! Come dressed up in your Lederhosen or Drindl dress to this fun, social event featuring live music from The Jordan Rody Band, local craft beers from Blindman Brewing, and authentic German Cuisine. The lodge will be transformed into the Blindman Bierhaus! This is a family friendly event and there will be prizes for those dressed up. Rally your friends and don’t miss Canyon’s 1st annual Oktoberfest. Tickets include: 1/2 Litre of Blindman Beer, Live Music, Bavarian Meal, Commemorative Beer Mug. $45 Regular or $50 at the Door. Under 18 – Purchase Tickets at the door, $20 includes entry and Bavarian Meal
*Tickets can be purchased in person at either Blindman Brewing or Canyon Ski Resort during regular business hours.
October 18 – 20
Prairie Pavilion Westerner
This is a health and wellness expo that includes alternative healing practices, physical, metaphysical, spiritual, nutritional, environmental, holistic and more. So come on out for a great day filled with new experiences, presentations, demonstrations and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online, a weekend combo is $24 adults, $11 senior/student or a day pass is 12 for adults, $7 for seniors/students and those under 12 free if accompanied by an adult.
October 19 & 20
Stockmens Pavilion Westerner
It’s that time of year to start thinking about Christmas and what better time than to visit Carswell’s 29th Red Deer Christmas Antique Show & Sell. There will be over 300 tables, with a large variety of antiques and vintage furniture and collectibles. Treat yourself to an enjoyable adventure in Antique hunting! There will be Canadiana, European and Retro Furniture and collectibles, Estate Jewelry, China & Crystal,Textiles, Lamps, Record Players, Radios, Telephones, Advertising signs, Collectors tins & bottles. Books, Tools, Militaria, Dolls & Toys and much more. The tickets are sold at the door and are $10 with children 14 and under being free.
October 25 – 27
Parkland and Prairie Pavilion Westerner
Our Best to You Canadian Handmade market is back in Red Deer and with Christmas in the air this is the perfect time to get your shopping started. There will be over 200 top Canadian artists, artisans and designers displaying their incredible work all for a truly unique and interactive shopping experience. So come down and enjoy what this festive weekend has to offer. Tickets are $7 and under 18 are free.
October 29 – November 3
The 46th Canadian Finals Rodeo returns to Red Deer, where the very best rodeo athletes and fans from around the world will come together to witness champions competing for the top prize! CFR 46 is from October 29 to November 3, 2019, with seven performances taking place inside the Centrium at Westerner Park. There will be many events happening at the Westerner as well as throughout Red Deer. Check the CFR website for all the activities and events available at the Westerner and around the city of Red Deer.
Music & Entertainment
PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd are hitting the road in the fall of 2019 to thrill audiences across North America on their In The Flesh Tour. PIGS deliver the music of one of the greatest bands of all time with exacting precision certain to delight and amaze every Pink Floyd fanatic. Performing many favourites from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and Animals along with other classic cuts and rarities from Meddle to The Division Bell, the show is not to be missed! canadapinkfloyd.com Presented by Ghostfinger Productions. The performance will take place at the Red deer Memorial Centre at 7:30pm and tickets can be purchased from the Black Knight Ticket online box office or by calling 403-755-6626.
Come join the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra at the Red Deer College Arts Centre on October 5 at 8:00 pm to hear music from Canada, Russia, Finland and Norway. Though conceived in icy cold climates, don’t be fooled – this music is still full of warmth. The first concert of the season will feature the newly appointed principal cellist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Arnold Choi, in the highly demanding and exciting Sinfonia Concertante by Prokofiev. Order tickets online or by calling 403-342-3518.
Rock & Roll of Famer John Fogerty is returning to Westerner Park Centrium, Thursday, October 17 with My 50 Year Trip Tour. The concert celebrates the iconic musician’s half-century onstage and perhaps his best know performance Woodstock. Fogerty has put together an evening that highlights all the fan favourites from Creedence Clearwater Revival, including his original Woodstock set list! Tickets can be purchased from the Tickets Alberta Box Office or by calling 1-866-340-4450.
Come join Country and Western singers Dean Brody and Dallas Smith at The Westerner Park Centrium Wednesday Oct 16th at 7pm. With multiple JUNO Awards and a plethora of CCMA Awards to each of their credits, fans across the country are sure to be blown away by the pairing of these two award-winning artists, through the course of an immersive, co-headlined show. Also joining this acclaimed duo on tour as special guests are; country star Chad Brownlee, and rising star, MacKenzie Porter. Tickets can be purchased at the Tickets Alberta Box office by calling 1-866-340-4450 or online.
The Mavericks will be gracing the stage at The Memorial centre Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 pm.Their reputation is based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly and Latino sounds plus a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show. A Mavericks gig is a guaranteed party night encompassing everything from the essential ‘Dance The Night Away’ to the infectious Tejano-ska hybrid of ‘Back In Your Arms Again’ – and, on occasion, even wild cards like a Mavericks take on The Beatles ‘Back In The USSR’. The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great songwriting traditions of Cuba and Miami, of Nashville and San Antonio and Memphis. Now, on their 30th anniversary as a band, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good. Tickets can be purchased from the Black Knight Ticket Centre or by calling 403-755-6626.
Come down to the Memorial centre on Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 pm as Paquette Productions presents The Legends Show bringing you some of the world’s most exciting performers live on stage. Accompanied by the “Rockin’ Royals Band”, this show will feature the most incredible Tributes to Buddy Holly (Zachary Stevenson), Patsy Cline (Rebecca Poff), Elvis Presley (Pete Paquette), and a special guest performance by The Tonettes. For tickets contact the Black Knight Inn at 403-755-6626 or online.
October 4 – 6
The Red Deer City Soccer Association would like to invite you to join them for their 1st edition of The Red Deer Harvest Cup, an outdoor 11v11 tournament for U13, U15, and U17 boys and girls a provincial elite Tier 1 competition between the highest ranked teams in Alberta. October 4th -6th at the Edgar athletic fields Located on 6905 Edgar Industrial Drive, off of the QEII on 67 Street.
The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. The CIBC Run for the Cure will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in 57 communities across Canada, including in Red Deer, Alberta at Bower Ponds – 4707 Fountain Dr. The event begins at 8:00 am. To register or learn more about the CIBC Run for the Cure visit their website.
Image used courtesy of The Jungle Farm