Your 2019 Father’s Day Weekend Guide

The Canadian Danish Museum

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate your father and all the wonderful things he has done to make you the person you are today. There are many ways you can celebrate with him whether it is fishing down at Mitchell Pond, going for a hike along the Red Deer River, golfing at one of our many golf courses like The Alberta Springs Golf Resort or taking part in one of our many great events. These are a few of the ways you can get Dad out and make this a memorable one.

Start off the Father’s Day weekend on Thursday, June 13, 2019 by participating in The Outreach Centre 8th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. This is an exciting community fundraiser that sees over a hundred men slip into stiletto heels and strut their stuff in style for a mile; raising eyebrows and funds for the Outreach Centre programs. Our event is expanding this year with a pancake breakfast as well as a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, and family fun. We will have several radio stations on location as well as numerous other local media outlets, and hundreds of spectators, volunteers, friends, and families.

Dust off your cowboy boots and grab your Stetson: the 59th Innisfail Pro Rodeo at the Daines Ranch is happening June 14 – 16, 2019. The three day event will showcase the skills and talents of Rodeo’s toughest competitors with four professional rodeo performances. There will also be beer gardens, entertainment and of course — the ever famous mutton bustin. A great way to spend your Father’s Day weekend so check out their website for details, this is an event not to be missed.

If you are looking for a really fun festival then grab your Dad and head out to Sylvan Lake’s 1913 Days June 15 – 16, 2019. A cultural and historical event celebrating Sylvan Lake’s history bought back in time. Enjoy the French market, have fun at the penny carnival or watch the soapbox derby. This is a great weekend to celebrate with the family so check it out and enjoy your Father’s Day weekend.

If Dad loves hockey then head down to Battle on the Beach in Sylvan Lake, taking place June 15 – 16, 2019. Battle on the Beach is an epic street hockey tournament with NHL player Colin Fraser, hosted on on Lakeshore Drive. A great time and maybe it just might inspire Dad to let you play.

If your Dad is into country then treat him this Father’s Day to tickets to The Sons Of The Pioneers 85th Anniversary Tour taking place Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Memorial Centre. The Sons of the Pioneers are synonymous with the ultimate in cowboy music. For decades the premier western singing group has musically painted unforgettable images and stories of horses, cattle, cowboys, “night herds”, tall timber, cool water, canyons and prairies. Their original songs like “Tumbling Tumbleweeds”, “Cool Water” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky” are classics forever entwined into the lore and mystique of the American West. Both “Tumbleweeds” and “Cool Water” have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It will be a fun evening out and really make Dad’s day so get your tickets soon.

The Annual Laft Hus Festival is happening Saturday, June 15, 2019 and for the one day in the summer that the Laft Haus transforms Heritage Square into a fully Scandinavian experience. Viking re-enactors will be set up camp in the park, the Fanatullen Scandinavian Dancers will be there to demonstrate folk dances, and you can excite your adventurous side lots of fun food to try like vaffler, æbleskiver, lefse, krumkaker, and more! The square is also bustling with children’s activities, games, and storytelling. It is a great event for Dad and the whole family to enjoy. So come down to the Laft Hus and discover your inner viking?

A Father’s Day Pit Roast at The Danish Canadian Museum is another great way to spend time with Dad. A tradition at the museum is their Father’s Day lunch of seasoned wrapped roasts, which a baked in a pit on coals — so delicious! Reservations required so don’t miss out on this fabulous event from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Image used courtesy of The Danish Canadian Museum