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May 19

What’s Happening this Weekend | May 20-23, 2022

Check out what's happening in Red Deer and central Alberta this May-long weekend.

What’s Happening this Weekend | May 20-23, 2022

May-long weekend is the un-official kick-off to summer, and we are excited to launch our new 2022 Visitor Guide! This interactive guide gives visitors an excellent preview of our extensive new website. Discover things to do, spots to eat and drink, places to stay and so much more. Find helpful resources like maps, fun summer bucket list ideas and so many tools to help make exploring Red Deer’s Backyard even easier.  Click here to view our new guide online or pick up your copy at our office today: 101- 4200 HWY 2, Red Deer (Alberta Sports Hall of Fame building)  

Farmers’ Market season is here! The Market at Red Deer opens for the season this Saturday, May 21. The Market runs every Saturday from May long weekend until Thanksgiving weekend and is open from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. The Market brings farm-fresh produce into the heart of Red Deer and a vast array of other goods, services, and entertainment. The Gasoline Alley Farmers' Market also offers so many great shopping opportunities, this year-round market in Red Deer celebrates small local producers, artisans, and farmers from Alberta. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, they welcome you to meet your local bakers, makers, growers, brewers, and crafters

Westerner Park is hosting the Battle of Alberta Watch Party. Join them and watch game 2, Calgary vs Edmonton at the Peavey Mart Centrium this Friday, May 20, doors open at 8:00 pm. General admission seating, and entry is free, though they are welcoming cash donations to support the Red Deer Rebels Foundation and Westerner Park Foundation. Hockey fans of all ages are welcome to watch the games while enjoying snacks, treats, and cold beverages. Join them again on Sunday, May 22, for game 3 of the Calgary vs s Edmonton series, doors open at 5:30 pm.  

Woody’s RV Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k is happening on Sunday, May 22. The race takes runners through Red Deer’s picturesque park and trail system. Experience scenic winding paths along the majestic Red Deer River. With small race charm and big race benefits, this annual event is repeatedly ranked among Alberta’s best races. The race location is Ecole Camille J. Lerouge School, 5530 - 42a Ave, Red Deer, AB. If you see runners on the trails this Sunday, make sure to cheer them on.  

If you are planting your garden this weekend, make sure to add shopping stops at Blue Grass Garden Centre Red Deer and Parkland Garden Centre. They both have everything you will need for your garden and yard this summer. From trees, shrubs, flowers, seeds, and planters, they will have something beautiful to add to your yard.  

Calling all cat lovers, Paint of interest is hosting "Kittens and Clay” this Sunday, May 22. They will have kittens in the party room, so while your pottery is drying, you can go and play with the cats. Tickets are to save your seat and the $15 deposit will go towards whatever you choose to paint. For every item painted, they will be donating a portion of the sale to Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Foundation. They have two seating times for this event, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  

Lacombe Museum Heritage Sites are opening this weekend. They are kicking off summer with the opening of the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop and Michener House Museums. The official opening for the season is on May 20th at noon. Check out their website for all the details.  

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery’s newest exhibit is opening on Saturday, May 21. "Tracing Tides: A Topographical Investigation" is another landscape, bridging two sides of the world: The Murramarang National Park on the eastern coast of New South Wales, Australia, and the Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. Stop by and check it out this weekend.  

Bo’s Bar and Stage presents Paul Jacobs on Sunday, May 22, doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm. Paul Jacobs has built a solid reputation for himself as one of the most prolific and eccentric artists in town, both as a drummer for Pottery and as the leader of his own five-piece band.  

For more ideas and things to do check out our Tourism Red Deer website.

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