Things to do this weekend | May 26-28, 2023
Check out our list of fun things to do this weekend around Red Deer and Central Alberta!
1. SPRING ON THE FARM AT SUNNYBROOK FARM MUSEUM
Spring on the Farm is happening at Sunnybrook Farm Museum on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Don't miss out on their annual spring celebration, a delightful event for the whole family right in the heart of Red Deer. Prepare to indulge in a scrumptious country pancake breakfast, explore a thrilling garage sale, embark on a delightful cookie walk, and savor homemade cinnamon buns. Experience the thrill of the spring warm-up tractor pull and bounce around in the bouncy castle. Enjoy wagon and barrel-train rides, as well as a wide range of engaging games and activities for children. And that's not all! Be sure to visit our captivating animal exhibition, featuring donkeys, horses, calves, chickens, turkeys, pigs, rabbits, sheep, and goats that will be residing at Sunnybrook Farm Museum throughout the summer.
When: Saturday, May 27, 2023, Gates open at 8:00 am and close at 4:00 pm
Where: 2879 Botterill Crescent
Get ready for a fun experience as the first Capstone Cabaret starts on Friday, May 26, 2023. Enjoy a performance from Frank Peters & Range Patrol, gather your friends, and immerse yourself in an evening of relaxation while indulging in delectable treats and refreshing beverages from the Curbside Perk Food Truck, all in support of the Red Deer Food Bank. And if you're in the mood, don't hesitate to kick up your heels and dance to the enchanting melodies of country and roots music.
When: May 26 and June 2, 9, 23 (7:00pm - 9:30pm)
Where: Canada 150 Square (5589 47 St, Red Deer, AB)
3. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HISTORIC SITE
The Rocky Mountain Historic Site is open for the summer. Take a road trip out to Rocky Mountain House and discover interpretive experiences, archaeological foundations of four forts, plains bison, hiking and biking trails, friendly heritage presenters, and the Trading Post Gift Shop. Discover a historic trading post along the North Saskatchewan River and immerse yourself in stories of Indigenous Peoples and legendary explorers.
Where: Site 127 Comp 6 RR4, Rocky Mountain House, AB
The Canyon Coaster is now open! Soar down the canyon as you weave in and out of the ski slope and forest trails while travelling over 1300 meters in length with a total 440-foot vertical drop. Don't miss out on this thrilling adventure, book your tickets on their website!
Where: 38433, Range Rd 264A, Red Deer County, AB
5. THE MARKET AT RED DEER
Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated Market at Red Deer, taking place on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at its brand-new location, Red Deer Polytechnic. This bustling market operates every Saturday from the May long weekend through to Thanksgiving weekend, welcoming visitors from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Prepare to be captivated as the Market brings a plethora of farm-fresh produce and an extensive selection of goods, services, and entertainment right into the heart of Red Deer.
When: Saturday, May 27, 2023
Where: 100 Red Deer College Boulevard
6. BULL SKIT COMEDY PRESENTS: MAESTRO
Bull Skit Comedy is bringing Maestro Impro™, a format that has been played in over 20 countries worldwide. Maestro, created by impro legend Keith Johnstone, allows improvisors of various backgrounds and experience to challenge and play with one another while entertaining the audience in a competition-style show. Only one performer will survive the show to be crowned MAESTRO and receive the coveted Canadian five-dollar bill. Mark your calendars and arrive early, as the doors open at 7 PM, setting the stage for an evening filled with hilarity and unscripted brilliance.
When: Friday, May 26, 2023
Where: Scott Block Theatre, 4816 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB
If you're seeking a leisurely and enchanting experience on the water, look no further than Bower Ponds in Red Deer. Among the many attractions and activities available, the paddle boats stand out as a delightful way to explore the serene beauty of the ponds. Additionally, the pavilion is now open for the season, providing a delightful stop for a tasty treat of delicious new flavored soft-serve ice cream.
Where: 4715 Fountain Drive Red Deer, AB
8. FORT NORMANDEAU BANNOCK MAKING
Join our friends at the Historic Fort Normandeau on May 27 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm for an engaging bannock-making experience. Before there was gas to fuel your adventures there was bannock. Learn about the history and tradition behind this staple of life at the Crossing while making a delicious treat! Admission is $3 per person or $10 per family, and everyone is welcome to participate. No reservation is required; simply drop in and join the fun!
When: Saturday, May 27, 2023
Where: 28054 B Township Road 382, Red Deer, AB
Just a short distance from Red Deer, Alberta, lies a hidden treasure for nature enthusiasts. Ellis Bird Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation, education and sustainable agriculture. Drop-in visitors are welcome during the summer months, to stroll the trails, enjoy the beautiful gardens, and visit the Tea House/Visitor Centre.
Where: 39502 Range Rd 260, Lacombe County
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