Westerner Days Fair & Exposition is Central Alberta’s ultimate summer celebration! This fun five-day extravaganza features concerts and live music, thrilling midway madness, pony chuckwagons, vibrant market vendors, and an enticing array of over 30 food trucks! This remarkable annual event is one for the whole family to enjoy, offering a vibrant celebration, thrilling entertainment, and a diverse range of activities that will create cherished memories for everyone!
Website: www.westernerdays.ca When: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 – Sunday July 23, 2023, from 12 pm (noon) - 12 am (midnight) Where: Westerner Park (4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB)
Welcome to the highly anticipated summer of 2023 at the Kraay Family Farm, home of the Lacombe Corn Maze! Embarking on another exciting season, the Kraay Family Farm officially opened on Monday, July 17, unveiling this year’s corn maze design theme: “Ribbon of Hope – Childhood Cancer Awareness.” Be sure to support them during opening weekend and discover everything they have to offer!
Website: www.kraayfamilyfarm.com When: Monday – Saturday (10 am – 9pm) | Last tickets sold at 8 pm Where: Kraay Family Farm (Range Road 273, Lacombe, AB)
Join us at Heritage Ranch for this year’s Red Deer Spartan Race. The event presents a series of obstacle course races meticulously crafted to challenge and evaluate participants’ endurance, strength, and agility. Within this thrilling event, individuals are afforded the opportunity to select from an array of race types, including the Sprint, Super, and Beast, each varying in difficulty and distance.
Coined as “the right kind of band for this decade,” by The Globe and Mail, Arkells have earned their reputation as one of the most dynamic, enthusiastic, and sought-after live acts of our time. With a strong presence on radio, their music effortlessly syncs with sports events and their constant curiosity about culture keeps them in the spotlight. Don’t miss Arkells Live at Westerner Days!
Website: www.westernerday.ca When: Saturday, July 22, 2023 | Doors 7 pm | Concert 8 pm Where: Westerner Park (4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB)
Prime Stock Theatre invites you to immerse yourself in the captivating world of Shakespeare from July 14-30, 2023. Bring the family, your lawn chairs, or a blanket, and sit back and enjoy the magic of live theatre. Join them for the pastoral comedy As You Like It or the historical Henry IV throughout the Bard on Bower summer Shakespeare series!
Website: www.primestocktheatre.com When: Friday, July 21 at 7 pm | Saturday, July 22 at 2 pm & 7 pm | Sunday, July 23 at 2 pm Where: Bower Ponds (4715 Fountain Drive, Red Deer, AB)
The Red Deer River Naturalists (RDRN) invite nature enthusiasts of all backgrounds to join their upcoming event Bird Focus Group Walk at Ellis Bird Farms. Whether you’re an RDRN member or not, all are welcome to participate and immerse themselves in the wonders of nature. Please come prepared with binoculars, cameras, bug spray and sunscreen, sturdy hiking footwear, snacks and water, and layered clothing for changing weather conditions. Distances covered will vary, but participants should be prepared to walk up to 5 kilometers.
Website: www.ellisbirdfarm.ca When: Saturday, July 22, 2023 (10 am – 1 pm) | May be longer Where: Ellis Bird Farms (39502 Range Road 260, Lacombe County, AB)
Visit Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre for their weekly mini market! Don’t miss out on the fresh produce and canned goods from Market on Twelve or the delectable homemade bread from Stuffit’s. Visitors can also indulge in the offerings of the renowned Coffee Stream, which serves gourmet coffee, refreshing iced drinks, and savory treats. In fact, it was voted as the best coffee in Red Deer in 2018!
Website: www.parklandgarden.ca When: Saturday, July 22, 2023 (10:00 am – 2:30 pm) Where: Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre (26554 HWY 11, Red Deer County, AB)
Experience a summer of unforgettable music at the Ross Street Patio! Embrace the incredible talent of local musicians and bands as the patio serves as the perfect backdrop for a memorable experience. Enjoy these free, public events and immerse yourself in the vibrant melodies. This weekend, be sure to welcome Emily Vay to the stage and enjoy her amazing live talent on Friday night from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.
Website: www.downtownreddeer.com/ross-street-patio/ When: Friday, July 21, 2023 (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm) & Saturday, July 22, 2023 (2 pm – 4 pm) Where: Ross Street Patio (4930C 50 St, Red Deer, AB)
Learn and explore Red Deer during a 1-hour guided historical walking tour hosted by the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. Immerse yourself in the vibrant downtown core of the city, where arts and culture take center stage, and take the time to appreciate the remarkable public art collection.
Website: www.reddeermuseum.com When: Saturday, July 22, 2023 (1 pm – 2 pm) Where: Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (4515 47A Avenue, Red Deer, AB)
Head down to the Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market for the second annual pancake breakfast to wind down after the Westerner Days weekend! This event kicks off at 10 am in the west parking lot while visitors are served with pancakes, sausage, and free coffee!
Website: www.gasolinalleymarket.ca When: Sunday, July 23, 2023 (10 am – 12 pm) Where: Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market (558 Laura Ave, Red Deer County, AB)