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May 26

What’s Happening this Weekend | May 27-29, 2022

From the opening of Ellis Bird Farm to Downtown Red Deer music entertainment, there is plenty to do this weekend.

What’s Happening this Weekend | May 27-29,2022

Food Truck Friday is back at Capstone, stop by from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm. Make sure to try Roly Guacamole. This locally-owned food truck has delicious tacos, chips, and desserts. Enjoy a tasty lunch, afterward stroll along Riverwalk, or take a rest on one of the lounge chairs or benches.

The Downtown Business Association is celebrating the Ross Street Patio 10th summer on Friday, May 27 and you are invited. In collaboration with Ross Street Patio, Sawback Brewing Co. is releasing a new Raspberry Ale named after the Downtown's most loved feature - The Ross Street Patio! Join them from 5-8 pm, May 27th, for a free tasting, live music from Paeton Cameron and James Adams, and a light snack from Chubby's Jerk BBQ &Kitchen! Then grab a seat on one of the adjacent restaurant patios for a full-sized Ross Street Patio Beer and enjoy the show! This event is free and open to the public - you don't want to miss it!

Ellis Bird Farm is now open for the summer. Drop-in visitors and tour groups are welcome at Ellis Bird Farm during the summer months, when they are open to the public. They invite you to stroll the trails, enjoy the beautiful gardens, see the world's largest outdoor collection of bluebird nestboxes, take a tour out to our bluebird trail, visit the Visitor Centre and linger in the Tea House. The summer hours are 11:00 am-5:00 pm Tuesday to Sunday and on Holiday Mondays. The Cafe is also open, stop in for a drink, some pie, or an amazing meal while you enjoy the scenery!

Spring on the Farm at Sunnybrook Farm Museum is happening on Saturday, May 28, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Join them for a special country breakfast, garage sale, face painting, family activities, and a chance to meet the baby animals that are going to live at the farm throughout the summer. Antique tractor pull, concession, cookie walk, and other activities. Admission by donation (meal charges apply).

Trail Ride Season has started again at Heritage Ranch. Discover Red Deer's backyard with scenic, one-hour guided trail rides and enjoy a fun-filled morning or afternoon with family and friends. Horse trail rides offer a relaxing and fun experience for individuals of all ages to bond with horses to escape the hustle of the city and connect with nature. They also have a Sasquatch QR Tracking Expedition that they have launched again for the summer. Legend has it that over the past 229 years, the Sasquatch has been spotted infrequently and it is hard to understand how such a large being has been able to allude to human attention for such extended periods of time. There has been an apparent sighting at Heritage ranch, learn more about this fun experience on their website.  

The Central Alberta Family Expo is Saturday, May 28 at CrossRoads Church from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. A fun-filled family trade show/expo that is geared towards parents and their children, from the expectant stage through elementary school. There are so many fun vendors, you will not want to miss this great event.

Bo’s Bar and Stage
has two performances this weekend, The Road the Stage presents Scenic Route to Alaska with Ten02 and Young Howler on Friday, May 27. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm. The Road the Stage also presents THE TREWS-I WANNA PLAY TOUR w/ W3APONS on Sunday, May 29. Check out Bo’s Bar and Stage for ticket details.

Bull Skit Comedy presents Maestro Impro™ on Saturday, May 28. This is a format that has been played in over 20 countries worldwide. Maestro, created by impro legend Keith Johnstone, allows improvisors of various backgrounds and experiences 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.

Kerry Wood Nature Centre is hosting a Sanctuary Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, May 29. Are you ready for a biology challenge in the Sanctuary? They have hidden creatures of all shapes and sizes along the 1km trail. Find and identify them all before time runs out, everyone is welcome. It is $3/person or $10/family, the event is drop-in, come and go as you please.

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

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