Things to do this weekend | April 28-30, 2023
Check out our list of fun things to do this weekend around Red Deer and Central Alberta!
1. GOLF COURSES AROUND CENTRAL ALBERTA OPEN
Attention golfers! Get your clubs ready because the wait is over. Golf courses are finally opening this weekend! Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, it's time to hit the links and enjoy the beautiful weather. Below are links to our member golf clubs:
BALMORAL GOLF COURSE:
Balmoral Golf Course originally opened in 1963 with nine holes and sand greens, and later expanded to 18 holes with grass greens in 1967. At Balmoral, they aim to create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for all golfers. The course features wide fairways and minimal water hazards, which makes it an appealing option for new players. However, the length of the course provides a fair challenge for experienced players as well. They take pride in being a family-owned and operated business for three generations, and strive to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for all golfers.
RIVER BEND GOLF & RECREATION AREA:
The River Bend Golf Course is surrounded by the majestic Red Deer River, as well as 420 acres of forested parkland. This top-notch golf destination boasts an 18-hole championship course with a par 72, a 9-hole Mini-Links course, a large Driving Range that includes both matt and grass tees, as well as two pitching greens and a large putting green. The Golf Course is staffed with first-class CPGA professionals at the Teaching Centre, and you can also enjoy dining at the Grill Restaurant & Patio with full food and beverage services available for the Banquet facilities in the Clubhouse.
THE NURSERY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB:
The Nursery Golf and Country Club is conveniently situated off of Hwy 2, north of Lacombe, Alberta. This golf course provides an ideal getaway for individuals seeking to escape the urban bustle for a day or for companies searching for a central location to host Corporate Tournaments. Don't forget to check out their standout hole, Hole #11, which is a par 6 with 782 yards - a must-play destination for golf enthusiasts in Central Alberta!
2. HORSE EXPO AT WESTERNER PARK
Don't miss the Horse Expo this weekend in Red Deer, Alberta. Join them for a weekend of equestrian fun, with demos, workshops, and clinics from top trainers and riders. Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, there's something for everyone. Go and meet fellow horse lovers and learn all about these amazing animals.
When: Friday, April 28, Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, 2023.
Where: Westerner Park
3. NEW EXHIBIT AT THE LACOMBE MUSEUM
From April 28 to July 1 the Flatiron Building Museum Gallery will be hosting Country Hall, Community Hubs an exhibit by the Lacombe Museum. Immerse yourself in the thriving communities of Lacombe County’s rural districts from their very beginnings. When neighbours banded together to build rural schools in a brand new province, through the many dances and suppers hosted in schools and community halls, to community halls as they survive today.
When: Friday, April 28- July 1, 2023
Where: Flatiron Building Museum, 5005 50 Ave, Lacombe, Alberta
4. THE STAMPEDERS AT THE MEMORIAL CENTRE
The Stampeders are coming to town for a night of classic rock and roll! Don't miss your chance to see these Canadian icons live on stage! Get your tickets now and get ready to sing along to all your favourite hits.
When: Friday, April 28, 2023
Where: 4214 58 St, Red Deer AB T4N 2L6
5. THE RED DEER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BAROQUE DELIGHTS
Presented by the RDSO, Baroque music ensemble Rosa Barocca returns with a full complement of winds to present timeless audience favourites alongside a few lesser-known works. Relax, close your eyes and travel back through the centuries, with the unique sound and atmosphere only period instruments can evoke.
When: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Where: RDP Arts Centre, 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5, Canada
It's going to be a beautiful weekend, why not explore the outdoors. The Red Deer trail system is well known as one of the best in Alberta. With over 110 km of easily accessible, paved, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails that connect park users to beautiful green areas and park attractions. The nature and stunning sights you’ll see along the way will create beautiful lasting photos and memories. Click the link below to check out the Red Deer trail map.
Bull Ski Comedy has two shows this weekend. Friday, April 28, 2023, Gays of our lives show will celebrate the diversity of our lives through humour and laughter. On Saturday, April 29, join them for their Maestro show, where players battle for the audience's laughs in hopes of getting the greatly desired $5 bill.
When: Friday, April 28, 2023, at 8 pm and Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 8 pm.
Where: Scott Block Theatre
8. GASOLINE ALLEY FARMERS MARKET
Gasoline Alley Farmers' Market is a bustling indoor marketplace located in Red Deer County. This year-round market is a celebration of local farmers, producers, and artisans, and is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am - 9 pm, Sunday 11 am - 6 pm, Monday Closed
Where: #7, 4946 53rd Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 5J9
10. VISIT KERRY WOOD NATURE CENTRE
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.
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
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