Don't miss out on the biggest Indigenous event of the year –the 3rd Annual Powwow Times International Powwow, happening from October 13th to 15th, 2023. Immerse yourself in a three-day celebration of Indigenous culture, featuring world-champion Powwow dancers and singers, a bustling Indigenous market, and a stellar lineup of Allstar Headstaff.
Website: www.pwtpowwow.com When: Friday, October 13, Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2023 Where: Westerner Park, 4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7
Meet local professionals and talk to the experts you need or your home improvement projects. They are here to talk to you about the projects on your list, and want to help you get them done! The show offers something for everyone, from home decor, to large-scale renovations and real estate professionals.
Website: www.reddeerhomeshow.ca When: Friday, October 13, Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2023 Where: Westerner Park, 4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7
Hurry, your chance to experience the Kraay Family Farm is this weekend! This incredible autumn destination awaits just west of Lacombe. Dive into the corn maze and discover a world of fun attractions, including the Farmyard, Jumping Pillow, Mini Golf, and much more. A must-visit destination for families in Central Alberta. Don't miss the opportunity to snap those pumpkin photos – they're closing on October 14, 2023.
Website: www.kraayfamilyfarm.com When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday (10 am – 9pm) Where: Kraay Family Farm (Site 6 Box 9 Range Road 1, Lacombe, AB)
During a solar eclipse, the Moon aligns perfectly between the Sun and Earth, creating a shadow on the Earth's surface. With the appropriate equipment, you can safely observe the Sun as the Moon partially obscures its light. On October 14, Red Deer will have a unique opportunity to witness a partial solar eclipse, a spectacle that won't be seen in the city again until January 2029. If you're in the vicinity, we invite you to visit the Kerry Wood Nature Centre for a safe glimpse of the Sun through our various viewing options. This event runs from 9:00 am to noon, but here are the major eclipse times to be aware of, Eclipse begins at 9:15 am, Eclipse at maximum at 10:27 am, Eclipse ends at 11:44 a.m.
You can also view the eclipse safely from almost anywhere in Canada as long as you purchase or borrow a pair of eclipse glasses beforehand. Eclipse glasses are available for purchase from the Nature Store in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre for $3.50 each.
Website: www.waskasoopark.ca When: Saturday, October 14, 2023 (9:00 am – noon) Where: 6300 45 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N3M4
Explore the Gasoline Alley Farmers' Market this upcoming weekend for a delightful experience that's perfect for gearing up for the autumn season. Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere filled with an array of local vendors offering seasonal produce, artisanal crafts, and a variety of delightful treats.
Website: www.gasolinealleymarket.ca When: Friday & Saturday (9 am – 5 pm) | Sunday (10 am – 4 pm) Where: 558 Laura Ave, Red Deer County, AB
Spark it Up Productions is offering a brewery tour on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Enjoy your own custom event stein that will be filled from 5 of our best local breweries! Games and prizes to be had, Lederhosen encouraged.
Don't miss the Harvest Hootenanny at Blue Grass Sod Farm this Sunday! Enjoy a day packed with family-friendly activities, including workshops like creating pumpkin gnomes and kids' pumpkin planters. There's also a petting zoo from 11 am to 2:00 pm, a kids' crafting station, pumpkin shopping, and much more.
Website: www.bluegrassnursery.com When: Sunday, October 15, 2023, 10:00 am -5:00 pm Where: 102 - 39026 Range Road 275, Red Deer County, AB
8. NEW EXHIBIT AT LACOMBE MUSEUM The Flatiron Building Museum Gallery has a new exhibit called: The Ones We Met: Inuit Traditional Knowledge and the Franklin Expedition. This exhibition explores the importance of Qaujimajatuqangit — Inuit traditional knowledge —which made it possible to determine the fate of the Franklin Expedition, which had set out in 1845 to complete a Northwest Passage. For generations, Inuit shared memories of meetings with sick and starving men, as well as visits to an abandoned ship locked in the ice.
Website: www.lacombemuseum.com When: Exhibit goes until Saturday, December 30, 2023 Where: Flatiron Building Museum, 5005 50 Ave, Lacombe, Alberta
Check out the Red Deer Rock n Gem show at Westerner Park this weekend. From Crystal Kings, Mineral Mavens, and Jewelry Junkies, you’ll have the opportunity to outfit your home, office, hobby space, and wardrobe. This fall we have thousands of new crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, and fossils that will knock your socks off!
Website: www.westernerpark.ca When: Friday, October 13, Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2023 Where: Westerner Park, 4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7
Explore the outdoors on foot and get your heart pumping. The Red Deer trail system is well known as one of the best in Alberta, with over 110 kilometers of easily accessible, paved, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails connecting park users to beautiful green space and park attractions. The nature and stunning sights you’ll see along the way will create beautiful lasting photos and memories.