This upcoming weekend looks beautiful, so why not venture out into the great outdoors? You could take a stroll through the Red Deer trail system, which offers more than 110 km of conveniently accessible, paved paths for walking, biking, and scootering. These trails link visitors to beautiful green spaces and park highlights. The breathtaking scenery you'll encounter along the way will undoubtedly make for wonderful memories and stunning photographs. Follow the link below to view the Red Deer trail map.
The scooters of Red Deer have returned. You can find scooters regularly parked at Canada 150 Square in Capstone, located conveniently right along Riverwalk, so you can connect to the city like never before. For more information click the link below.
The Scott Block Theatre kicked off the Solo Show Festival on Thursday, April 13th! Don't miss out on the chance to watch Ash Mercia in "Fully Committed" from April 13-16 at the Scott Block Theatre. The festival continues from April 20-23 with "The Commandment." Book your tickets now for either or both shows by clicking the link below.
Website: www.primestocktheatre.com When: Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15 and Sunday April 16, 2023 Where: Scott Block Theatre, 4816 – 50 Ave Red Deer
Gasoline Alley Farmers' Market is a bustling indoor marketplace located at Gasoline Alley. This year-round market is a celebration of local farmers, producers, and artisans, and is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Explore the wide range of local baked goods, handmade crafts, fresh produce, and artisanal brews. Join them for Game Night on Saturday, April 15th in the Market Kitchen from 5:30pm-7:30pm - it's free and family-friendly! On Sunday, April 16th, participate in a hands-on herb garden workshop and discover how to cultivate your own herbs at home.
Website: www.gasolinealleymarket.ca When: Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sundays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: 558 Laura Avenue, Red Deer County, Alberta
Looking for a fun and distinctive activity to enjoy this weekend? Consider visiting Paint of Interest in Red Deer. This walk-in art cafe offers a variety of surfaces for painting, including pottery, stoneware, canvas, paper, glass, and wood. Whether you prefer to walk-in, book a private party, attend a class, or participate in a special event, Paint of Interest has something for everyone. Be sure to visit their website to explore all of their available workshops and classes.
Website: www.paintofinterestreddeer.com Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am - 9 pm, Sunday 11 am - 6 pm, Monday Closed Where: #7, 4946 53rd Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 5J9 Cost: varies by project
Join the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery as part of #FirstFridaysRedDeer for a look at the Red Deer Polytechnic Visual Art Student Exhibition, Long Live. The exhibition, Long Live, consists of first and second year student work in media representational of what is taught in the Visual Art Program at Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP).
Website: www.reddeermuseum.com When: Friday, April 14, 2023, 5:00-8:00 pm Where: 4525-47A Avenue Red Deer, Alberta
Located in The City of Red Deer, on the south bank of the Red Deer River the Kerry Wood Nature Centre is Central Alberta’s year-round destination for environmental education. Visit the Nature Centre for hands-on natural history interpretation, interactive exhibits, unique books or gift ideas, and so much more. The Nature Centre is the hub of Red Deer’s Waskasoo Park Trail System; a starting point for anyone looking to delve into their natural surroundings and local wild spaces.
Website: www.waskasoopark.ca When: Winter Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (7 days a week) from Labour Day Monday until the Friday before May long weekend. Where: Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Ave, Red Deer, AB
Hurry on down to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Interactive games, sports memorabilia, and all of the sport-related fun await you at this renowned facility! This year they are also introducing e-scooters, e-bikes, and electric Fat bikes for rent, a great time to explore the wonderful trails located behind the building.
Collicutt Centre is fun for everyone. Scream down the water slides, soak in the hot tub, scale the climbing wall, or walk on the track with on-site childminding. Kids of all ages will enjoy spending the day floating along the lazy river, catching the next wave in the wave pool, or speeding down the twisty water slide.
If you are getting excited for golf season, check out Golf Zone. It is a state-of-the-art golf recreation and entertainment facility featuring the world’s best indoor golf simulator technology. This is a great weekend to practise your swing and get ready for summer.