2024 CCAA Women's National Volleyball Championship at Gary W. Harris
Mar 5

What's Happening in Red Deer March 5 - 10, 2024

17 Things To Do in Red Deer March 5 - 10, 2024

Whether you’re in town for the Canadian Collegiate National Volleyball Championship and looking for some fun between matches, or you’re looking for fun things to do around Red Deer this week and weekend, we have you covered!

1. Red Deer Polytechnic is setting the stage this week for elite, national volleyball action March 6th  – 9th  At the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Presented by Red Deer’s Holiday Inn Express, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) 2024 Women’s National Volleyball Championship will welcome Canada’s top teams including the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens volleyball team who have previously won 20 CCAA medals. For more information and for a link to purchase tickets click here.

2. Catch live music in Red Deer! Alberta based singer songwriter Steve Jevne will be on stage at the Velvet Olive this Wednesday, March 6. Jump on the mic for Velvet Olive’s Open Mic on Thursday, March 7.  Click here for more information.

3. Stop by Bo’s Bar & Stage for great eats, handcrafted cocktails and live music! Jeremie Albino “a true resurgence of the most authentic blues brought to life through the eyes of a modern and young, but old-soul artist” is performing March 5. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

4. Learn more about Alberta’s rich sport history at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame! If you’re in town for the CCAA Women’s National Volleyball Championship, chances are you'll be interested in the vast collection of sports memorabilia and storytelling behind the teamwork, drive and determination of some of our distinguished athletes. Click here to plan your visit.

5. Experience thrills at Alberta’s largest non-mountain resort, Canyon Ski Hill. Only 8 minutes from Red Deer, Canyon Ski Hill has 80 acres of skiable terrain and a snow tube park as well as a beautiful rustic lodge for après ski. For more information click here.

6. Break away from the everyday and strategize, communicate and collaborate in a Lockdown Escape Room! Challenge your mind and escape reality! Located on the south side of Red Deer, click here to book your room.

7. Did you know central Alberta is home to locally grown, world renowned barley? Experience the innovative brewing culture with a brewery tour! Red Deer is home to several unique breweries, all within an easy commute from each other. Try Red Deer’s first brewery Troubled Monk or play some games or enjoy a free game of pool at Red Hart Brewing. Click here for more information.

8. Located only minutes from the Gary W. Harris, the new Red Deer Resort & Casino offers a culinary fusion of Asian and Western delights. Test your luck in the brand-new casino boasting 349 slot machines and an array of table games. Click here to explore Red Deer Resort & Casino.

9. Take your vacation from ordinary to extraordinary with an epic foodie photo at Cilantro and Chive! Try the viral burger on a caesar #caesarthateastslikeameal or a unique, picture worthy handcrafted cocktail. Click here for Cilantro and Chive’s menu and to make your reservation.

10. It’s no secret, Bower Ponds is a destination locals are proud of year-round.  Located in the heart of Red Deer, Bower Ponds offers beautiful, maintained walking trails and ice skating in the winter. Skate rentals are available for $15 for two hours. Click here for more information.

11. Daytrip: Did you know you Alberta’s Rocky Mountains in Banff are only 265 kms away? In under 3 hours you can experience the majestic rockies people around the world travel for! See the ice bubbles at Abraham Lake, or hike in Canmore Red Deer is a great basecamp for a daytrip.

Stay and Play This Weekend in Red Deer:

12. The annual Red Deer Home Show features award winning builders, renovators, innovative products, inspirational ideas and beautiful décor. Presented by BILD, the Red Deer Home Show is open Friday, March 8 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm Saturday, March 9 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, March 10 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Westerner Park and features over 300 booths. Click here for more information.

13. Don’t miss the chance to see four international comedians for the Snowed In Comedy Tour. Playing in 70 cities coast to coast, the Snowed In Comedy Tour is the largest comedy show in Canada and they’ll be right here in Red Deer at the Memorial Centre Friday, March 8. For more information or to secure tickets, click here.  

14. Celebrate the arrival of spring at the “It’s Almost Spring Craft Show and Market” at Baymont Inn and Suites Red Deer, 4311 49th Avenue Red Deer. Held on March 9th from 10am – 4pm, admission is free and there are a wide range of local vendors. For full details click here.

15. Stay for some live hockey action! The puck drops at 7:00pm at Westerner Park for a match between the Red Deer Rebels and the Calgary Hitmen. To secure tickets to the game, click here.

16. Nothing quite says spring like a tea event at the Cronquist House. Presented by the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society, “Spring Fling” takes place from 2pm to 4pm March 10. Call 403-346-0055 or click here for more information.

17. Don’t miss the rib-tickling hilarity at Central Alberta Theatre with their newest dinner theatre production presented by Central Alberta Theatre “The Birds and the Bees” March 7th – 16th at Festival Hall. Click here for ticket information.

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