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What’s Happening this Weekend | May 13-15, 2022

Check out our list of what's happening in Red Deer and central Alberta this weekend.

What’s Happening this Weekend | May 13-15, 2022

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of what's happening in Red Deer and central Alberta this weekend.

1. The Rocky Mountain Historic Site is now open for the summer. The Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is a fine example of the fur trade in the west. Discover a historic trading post along the North Saskatchewan River and immerse yourself in stories of Indigenous Peoples and legendary explorers. 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.

2. The Lacombe & District Historical Society is hosting a Historic Dog Walking Tour. They have partnered with Wag’s Holistic Pet Nutrition and Dawgz Mobile to bring you our first Historic Dog Walking Tour of downtown Lacombe. Experience the history of the famous murals of Lacombe, with your furry friend in tow! Join them Saturday, May 14 at 5:00 pm at the Michener House Museum with your dog, or without, and learn about historic downtown Lacombe. Limited to 20 tickets, up to two dogs per participant. For more information, please check out their website.

3. Kerry Wood Nature Centre is hosting Red Moon Rising on Sunday, May 15, from 9:00to 11:00 p.m. What happens when the Moon, Earth, and Sun perfectly align? The Moon passes through Earth’s shadow and appears red. This is called a total lunar eclipse, and it’s happening this Sunday. From Red Deer, the Moon rises at 9:17 p.m., the total eclipse begins at 9:29 p.m., and the total eclipse ends at 10:53 p.m. Lunar eclipses can be viewed without any special equipment, however, if the weather cooperates, they will have our 12-inch telescope set up for people to get a better look at the rust-coloured Moon. Everyone is welcome, with a suggested donation of $3/person or $10/family (cash preferred). Drop-in, come and go as you please. Please dress for the weather. Weather dependent; the program may be cancelled for inclement weather.

4. Gather your family and head down to Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail this weekend and meet their newest addition, a baby Yak. The opening day is this Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and if you haven’t seen the antics of the baby bears Piper and Bo (though not so little anymore) don’t worry they are still cute and incredibly playful. While you are in Innisfail stop by Divots at Innisfail Golf Club for a tasty lunch.

5. Bo’s Bar & Stage presents An Evening with Devin Cooper on Friday, May 13. He is a southern rock-influenced country artist and was nominated for three Country Music Alberta Awards in 2021, including “Horizon Male Artist of the Year,” Cooper’s signature sound is identifiable by his thoughtful songwriting and gritty rock ‘n roll vocals. The show starts at 8:00 pm. Click here for tickets.

6. Red Hart Brewing presents a Singer-Songwriter Night on Sunday, May 15. These singer-songwriters will share stories, songs, and the stage at 7:00 pm, featuring Curtis Phagoo, Lindsay Rendleman, Michelle Laine, and Stephen Scott. Tickets are $20. All the ticket proceeds will be going to the artists.

7. Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson is hosting a season kick-off to celebrate the start of the riding season. This Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, starting with a pancake breakfast, burnout pit, axe throwing, and one of our legendary parking lot BBQ’s with all proceeds going to The Penhold Volunteer Fire Department.

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