Canyon Alpine Coaster
May 17

May Long Weekend in Central Alberta

May Long Activities in Central Alberta

Looking for some weekend fun in central Alberta? You're in luck! This weekend, the heart of Alberta is buzzing with exciting events and activities perfect for every interest. From outdoor adventures, farmers markets and live music, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a thrill-seeker, a foodie, or just looking to unwind and soak in the vibrant community atmosphere, central Alberta has you covered. Grab your friends and family and get ready to dive into a weekend filled with unforgettable experiences!

1. The Canyon Coaster is OPEN!! Get ready for an adrenaline-packed May long weekend as Alberta's only canyon coaster opens its tracks, Saturday May 18! This thrilling new attraction promises to deliver breathtaking views and heart-pounding excitement, making it the perfect adventure for those looking to kick off their summer with a bang. Don't miss out on the ride of a lifetime! Tickets sell out quickly, so click here to reserve your spot!

Alberta's Only Alpine Coaster

2. An annual long-standing tradition, the May long weekend brings the return of the Red Deer Farmers Market on Saturday morning. Located at 100 College Boulevard on the Red Deer Polytechnic campus, the market runs from 8:00am – 12:30pm beginning May long weekend and runs until Thanksgiving weekend in October. See you there, rain or shine!

Farmer's Market

3. Warm up your vocal cords and get ready to shine at FREE Karaoke Night in the Market Kitchen this Friday from 4pm – 7pm! Whether you're a seasoned performer or just looking to have some fun, join us for an evening of music, laughter, and delicious bites. It's the perfect way to kick off the weekend with friends, food, and fantastic tunes! Click here for more details.

Gasoline Alley Farmers Market, Market Kitchen

4. Bring your gently used, but unwanted small items to the swap meet, running concurrently with “Kick It To The Curb!” Browse for something you need (or want), or just check out what's been brought in. Let's keep it out of the landfill and bring it to Kerry Wood Nature Centre’s Trash to Treasure Swap Meet all weekend long! Click here for more information.

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

5. Spice up your weekend with a taste of Miami at Bo's Bar and Stage! This Saturday night, May 18th, "Miami Nights," features sizzling salsa lessons and an electrifying salsa dancing contest. Whether you're a dance floor novice or a seasoned salsero, come show off your moves, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, and maybe even win a prize. Don't miss out on this hot night of rhythm, fun, and tropical vibes! Click here for more information.

Bo's Bar and Stage

6. Step into a parallel world teeming with monstrous creatures and hidden talents that will leave you in awe of their circus artistry. Located on the Northeast side of Parkland Mall, experience the spine-tingling fusion of theatre, circus, and cabaret with a European twist at Paranormal Cirque. Click here for more information.

Paranormal Cirque at Parkland Mall

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