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Things to do this weekend | July 7-9, 2023

Check out our list of fun things to do this weekend around Red Deer and Central Alberta!

Things to do this weekend | July 7-9, 2023

Check out our list of fun things to do this weekend around Red Deer and Central Alberta!


Experience a summer of unforgettable music at the Ross Street Patio and get ready for Boots Graham to take the stage! 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.

When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 (2 pm - 4 pm)
Where: Ross Street Patio (4930C 50 St, Red Deer, AB)


The annual Bluebird Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 8. A delightful array of events suitable for all age groups are being offered, featuring activities such as mist netting, a watercolour paint demonstration, live jazz music, and much more! For additional information about the event, keep a close watch on the festival's social media platforms and website as the full details will be announced soon.

When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 (10 am - 5 pm)
Where: Ellis Bird Farm (Hamilton Dr, Red Deer, AB)


Experience the thrill of Standardbred Horse Racing at The Track on 2, located just west of Lacombe, with free admission and parking, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Gates open one hour prior to post time, and the races typically span 3-4 hours. Satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst with available food and beverage options (outside food and beverage not permitted) and choose between indoor air-conditioned or outdoor seating for your comfort!  

When: Sunday, July 9, 2023 (2:15 pm)
Where: 40309 Range Road 272, Lacombe County, AB


Join us at Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre for their weekly mini market! Don't miss out on the fresh produce 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 ice drinks, and savory treats. In fact, it was voted as the best coffee in Red Deer in 2018!

When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 (10:00 am - 2:30 pm)
Where: Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre (26554 HWY 11, Red Deer County, 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.  

When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 (1 pm – 2 pm)  
Where: Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (4515 47A Avenue, Red Deer, AB)


Body Language is the first exhibition to fully explore the rich history and artistry of Indigenous tattooing, piercing, and personal adornment on the Northwest Coast. This temporary exhibit, available until the end of September, proudly showcases contemporary artists who are leading the revival of Indigenous tattooing in British Columbia. These visionary artists are reclaiming traditional techniques and asserting their rights to bear traditional tattoos, while also raising awareness about the profound cultural significance and protocols surrounding the timeless traditions of tattooing.  

When: Friday, July 7, 2023 (5 pm – 8 pm)
Where: Red Deer Museum & Arts Gallery (4525 47A Avenue, Red Deer, AB)


Embark on a cycling adventure through Red Deer’s picturesque Waskasoo Park trail system with the monthly bike cruises in Capstone. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced rider, everyone is invited to join in on this fun-filled excursion! Simply bring your gear, water bottle, and helmet (required for participants under 18), and get ready to hit the trail!

When: Friday, July 7, 2023 (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Where: Canada 150 Square (5589 47 St, Red Deer, AB)


The Market at Red Deer takes place every Saturday morning until Thanksgiving weekend at its new location, Red Deer Polytechnic. This vibrant market serves as a bustling marketplace for an abundance of fresh produce and an impressive variety of goods, services, and entertainment.

When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 (8:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Where: Red Deer Polytechnic (100 College Boulevard, Red Deer, AB)


The Velvet Olive Lounge welcomes you to join them for an evening with Ryan Lindsay, an acclaimed songwriter, and captivating storyteller. As a CCMA nominee and recipient of four Country Music Alberta awards, Lindsay’s talent shines through. His voice carries the nostalgic essence of ‘90s country, and his repertoire features a delightful blend of musical styles. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary performance! Admission to this show is based on cash donations.

When: Friday, July 7, 2023 (8:30 pm)
Where: The Velvet Olive Lounge (4928C 50 St, Red Deer, AB)


The grand opening of Woody's Spray Park at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre is this Saturday, July 8, 2023! This Family Fun Day promises a day filled with excitement and entertainment for all ages. Dive into the festivities and get a chance to win amazing prizes, engage in thrilling games, and immerse yourself in top-notch entertainment. Bring the whole family and make a splash as you enjoy the vibrant water features and playful attractions.

When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 (11 am - 4 pm)
Where: G.H. Dawe Community Centre - North Entrance (6155 67 St, Red Deer, AB)


Prepare yourself for an exhilarating journey as you step into the Bull Skit Comedy’s FUNHOUSE...if you dare. Get ready to be immersed in a freakshow like no other, where you’ll encounter death-defying trapeze acts, mesmerizing fire eaters, and haunting caged clowns that will linger in your dreams. Your tickets grant you access to complimentary drinks supplied by The Troubled Monk, appetizers supplied by Bo’s Bar and Stage, and the immersive experience of the show!  

When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 (7:30 pm – 11:00 pm)  
Where: Bo’s Bar and Stage (2310 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB)

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