10 Things to Do During the Horse Expo this Weekend!
Apr 25

10 Things to Do in Red Deer This Weekend April 26 - 28, 2024

In town for the Horse Expo? Red Deer and area offers an array of things to do, see and experience while you're here!

Are you planning to be in town for the largest equine expo in Canada? The Horse Expo Canada is arriving to Westerner Park, April 26 – 28, 2024 and it promises to be a packed weekend! Don’t miss out on over 240 equine related exhibitors, the 2024 Trainers showdown, shopping, informational clinics and more! Click here for more information and for tickets.  

Looking for more to do while you’re in Red Deer? Our region is packed with MORE! Unique activities, culture, quality hospitality and great food and drink. We encourage you to check out all we have to offer, here are 10 weekend ideas:

1. Stay the night! Turn your day trip into a getaway and stay at any one of our great hotels. Click here to view various stay options within Red Deer.

Turn Your Day Trip Into A Weekend Getaway!

2. Who can resist a night at the Drive–In? Check out the family friendly movie drive-in at Heritage Ranch this Friday, April 12 from 9pm – 11:30pm. Click here for more information.

Heritage Ranch

3. Take in some live music! Close Talker with Post Data & The Humble Cartel are performing at Bo’s Bar & Stage April 26. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Live Music at Bo's Bar & Stage

4. Looking for some great grub? Red Deer has vibrant food and beverage scene. Click here for the best of the best options in our area.

Red Deer Has Great Restaurants!

5. Did you know we have over 100kms of trails within Red Deer? Run, walk or scoot on Neuron e - scooters through an almost endless network of trails throughout the city. We recommend a stop at the taproom at a local brewery like Troubled Monk! Click here for more information on our trail system.

There's Over 100kms of Trails to Explore In Red Deer

6. No visit to our region is complete without a stop at the Gasoline Alley Farmers Market. Discover the best of locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and so much more! Enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee at Birdy Coffee Co. or a pint of craft beer from Craft Beer Commonwealth.

Gasoline Alley Farmers Market and The Market Kitchen

7. Shop till you drop! Red Deer has two malls, Bower Place is on the south side of the city and Parkland Mall is on the north side.

Bower Place
Parkland Mall

8. Great weather calls for some t-time! Surrounded by mature trees and tranquil ponds, the driving range at River Bend Golf & Recreation Area is a wonderful way to experience some of the best nature areas our city has to offer. Click here for more information.

River Bend Golf & Recreation Area

9. Experience the thrill of gaming at the brand-new casino within the Red Deer Resort & Casino!

Red Deer Resort & Casino

10. Spring beckons for lush greens! In Red Deer, you'll find two sprawling Garden Centers to indulge your love for plants. Head to Blue Grass Garden Centre nestled in Linn Valley, North Red Deer, or visit Parkland Garden Centre situated in the east of the city.

Blue Grass Garden Centre
Parkland Garden Centre

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