Grandparents Day serves to honour and recognize the contributions of grandparents in our lives. Grandparents are a society and a family’s ties to its past as they pass on important values, beliefs and ideals to future generations. Their wisdom and love are recognized every year on the first Saturday after Labour Day. In Red Deer there are many ways you can honour and celebrate Grandparents Day whether it’s taking them to one of our many fine restaurants like The Westlake Grill for a little Seafood Risotto, or perhaps they would enjoy some authentic Indian cuisine at Tandoor n Flame. If your grandparents are into history why not take them for a walk through Red Deer’s Downtown and experience the life-size Bronze Sculpture Collections (Ghost Collection), as you go be sure to stop and enjoy the variety of public art and heritage buildings. For something with a little more adventure and if your grandparents are able than Sky Dive Red Deer can assist, with their tandem skydive experience, a thrilling free fall while attached to an experienced instructor, so liberating. Bowling is another fun activity and places like Heritage Lanes can accommodate, with five pin bowling, an arcade, and a full service kitchen and Bar, the perfect ingredients for a wonderful night out. These are just a few of the many things you can do with your Grandparents, so let’s celebrate and give them a day to remember.
International Chocolate Day
September 13 may be one of the happiest days of the year: its International Chocolate Day one of the most popular food types and flavours in the world. This magic bean has been consumed by humans from as far back as 1900 BC, and was an integral part of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations and culture. To celebrate, we can partake in this tasty treat by going places like Stella Bean Sweets for a cup of hot chocolate oh so yummy, or maybe to one of our many bakeries like the Cuppitycakes Bakeshop for their turtle turtle, dark chocolate cake filled with a caramel toasted pecan cream, total decadence. If it’s fine dining you prefer then restaurants like the Boulevard Restaurant & Lounge can entice you with its chocolate pavlova torte or if your gluten free try the White Chocolate and orange infused crème brûlée at R&R Grill. Chocolate it’s what we all want, it’s what we all love, so come on Red Deer lets indulge.
September 6 – 8
12th Annual Red Deer Fall Finale Collector Car Auction & Speed Show is happening September 6 – 8 at the Parkland and Prairie Pavilions Westerner Park. There will be over 200 cars-no reserve memorabilia all 3 days. This event will run Friday from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. A weekend pass is $20, daily passes $12 and kids under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Checkout their website for details and enjoy the show.
Young Guns Battle of Alberta (Oilers vs Flames) rookies will face off on Saturday, September 7 in partnership with the Red Deer Rebels at the Westerner Park Centrium in Red Deer. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the fun and excitement of cheering on your favourite team, Red Deer Style. The doors open at 6pm and the puck drops at 7:00 pm with tickets now on sale for $25 with a $2 event fee. Tickets can be purchased by calling TicketsAlberta box office at 1-866-340-4450 or online.
Presented by Elite Chiropractic & Sports Medicine Sunday, the Harvest Run takes place on Sunday, September 8 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and encourages families and friends to spend a morning cheering each other on as they celebrate their fitness journey. A lot of people who are new to running use the Harvest Run as their first race! The event offers a 3km walk/run, and a 8km run through the beautiful Red Deer trail system. Tickets are $8 for the 3km and 40 for the 8km and can book online through Eventbrite.
Come on out Friday, September 13 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm to help us celebrate the launch of Epitaph Gin in the Troubled Monk Cellar. Tickets are $10 and include your first cocktail, and some light snacks. This event is adult only and tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite.
Oktoberfest is upon us this coming September 20, 2019. The German festival is now a worldwide phenomenon celebrating Bavarian culture and flowing pints of beer. Walk through the doors of the Harvest Centre at Westerner Park and be transported to a world of good times, and good cheer. Where there are no strangers and the food and beverages are served up by friendly staff. Link arms and join your newly found Oktoberfest friends in the singing of Ein Prosit, or hit the dance floor and polka the night away. Tickets are available online or can be purchased in person at Troubled Monk Brewery.
Red Greens’ “This Could Be It” tour is back at The Red Deer Memorial Centre Friday, September 20 at 7:00 pm. The name says it all. Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over North America. Might be your last opportunity to catch Red live (or as live as he gets) before he takes a long look at his birth certificate and decides not to keep pushing his luck. This latest one man show features some brand new handyman projects, advice to married guys and teenage boys, tips on getting old, an apology to the world on behalf of all baby boomers, special contributions from Harold and a couple of other cast members, talking animals, and a final wish from Red to all of his loyal fans. Tickets are $71.35 and can be purchased at The Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre by calling 403-755-6626 or online.
Tina Randell “Oh Me Nerves!” Newfoundland comedy show takes place in Red Deer on Tuesday, September 24 at the Westerner Park Heartland Room at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased on Eventbrite or $35 at the door. Don’t miss this adult side-splitting, hilarious show! This is Newfoundland humour at its’ finest.
September 27 – 29
Come on down to the Agricentre East at the Westerner September 27 – 29 to watch The Mounted Shooters of Canada as they compete for the Canadian title, in the exciting, fast paced sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting! Admission is free and the times are as follows Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Checkout their website for details and cheer on these amazing cowboys and cowgirls as they have their final shootout of the season.
On September 29, With This Ring Fall Bridal Gala will take place in the Harvest Centre, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Westerner Park. Brides and their guests will have the entire day to visit over 40 booths and attend either the morning or afternoon fashion shows. The first 200 brides in the door will receive swag bags stuffed with wedding-worthy goods. Visit bridalgala.ca for more details! Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance through Tickets Alberta Box Office or $15 at the door.
Come join the fun at The Red Deer Memorial Centre Wednesday, September 11 and help the lovable cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show celebrate 10 years of touring this show across western Canada! You’ll hear the best country and rockabilly hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s as they pay tribute to the likes of Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Crystal Gayle, Lefty Frizzell, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson. Also featured in this amazing show is a tribute to Shania Twain. Audiences are loving the connection from ‘old’ to ‘new’ country! In addition to the tributes to these legends, you’ll also enjoy music by ‘greats’ such as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride and more. The songs you hear will be true to the originals. Come to the Louisiana Hayride Show! You will be amazed and entertained from start to finish! Tickets are $49.50 and can be purchased at The Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre at 403-755-6626 or online.
September 27 – 30
Fresh from the Edmonton Film Festival comes the full stage production of “The Thin Grey Line” written by former Red Deerian, Blaine Newton, and packed with local talent. You saw the reading in season one of Breaking Cover, now come and see the finished product! An aging clown, a shabby Shakespearean, and a Lothario well past his prime walk into an audition, it’s not a joke; it’s reality. Old actors never die, they just whine about the lack of opportunities. This is going to be a great show so come on down to the Snell Auditorium at the Red Deer Library downtown branch September 27 – 30, Friday, Saturday and Monday the show runs from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm with a Sunday Matinee 1:00 pm -2:30 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Box Office at 403-755-6626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 27 – 29
Alberta Culture Days is taking place September 27 to the 29! 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. You can read more about Alberta Culture Days events on our blog.
On Saturday, September 28, Central Alberta Theatre will launch the 49th Season with CATena 2019! Taking place at the Memorial Centre and CAT Studios in Red Deer, CATena 2019 will celebrate the upcoming season with an evening of festivities and live entertainment, including prize draws, sponsors’ booths, tours of CAT Studios and performances by local artists. The Memorial Centre Mainstage will feature five short scenes selected from our theatre productions at the Black Knight Inn and our 2020 Nickle Studio show. This is a great chance for volunteers, supporters and sponsors, staff, and the public to meet and share in a great time! This is a free ticketed event, doors open 5:00 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm. Call 403-347-8111 for more information, or check out Central Alberta Theatre online!