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700                Festivals
                    & events
                 Summer fun is all around
Holidays
closer to home
                               TravelAlberta.com
                                    1.800.ALBERTA
                                                         this summer
                                                          Unlimited fun is all around
                                                                      In this special issue of Stay, you
                                                                      will find a month-by-month list
                                                                      of amazing summer events all
                                                                      across the province. Browse
                                                                      through it for inspiration as you
                                                                      start planning your holiday and
                                                                      keep it handy all season long for
                                                                      those impromptu getaways.




Heritage Park                            Please note: Every effort was made to ensure that information was correct at time of printing. Check with local
Cover Image Edmonton Heritage Festival   organizers or TravelAlberta.com to reconfirm details and to see all the events and celebrations you can enjoy this year.
                                                      How to use this guide
This one’s a keeper. At my house, the festivals       This guide contains province-
and events issue sits right on the coffee table all   wide events that take place
summer, replacing the seed catalogue that got         from May 1 to October 31,
me through winter.                                    2009. Each event is marked
                                                      with an icon that indicates the
This summer, communities in every part of             type and location of the event.
Alberta are gathering to celebrate what they do       Please keep in mind that most
best — there are rodeos and country fairs, sports     events offer a wide range of
competitions and car rallies, music festivals and     things to see and do and the
cultural celebrations, plus parades, fireworks and     category icons denote only
lots and lots of food. Just flip through these         the primary type of experience
listings and you’ll find plenty of festivities to      offered. Check the upper
                                                      corner of each left hand page
build a trip around.
                                                      and you’ll find a small regional
                                                      map and a category legend for
In fact, there are so many events happening
                                                      quick reference. Plus, we have
this summer we couldn’t possibly fit them all
                                                      highlighted some of this year’s
into one issue. Luckily, TravelAlberta.com
                                                      signature events and included
has room for every single one, plus detailed          a short description for each.
descriptions including hours and admission
prices — and you can search by type of event,         Although there are over
date or location to find just what you’re after.       700 events included in this
Plus, TravelAlberta.com is constantly updating        guide, there are many others
its event listings, so you can confirm online          happening all across Alberta.
before you head out.                                  Visit TravelAlberta.com for
                                                      the most comprehensive list
It’s time to join the fun — see you there!            and to reconfirm details.

Heather and the Travel Alberta team                   Read on. Check out all the
Editor@TravelAlberta.com                              good times ahead!




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              APR 30 – MAY 8

                ICONS LEGEND

             Western             Food

             Sports              Music    Banff Summer Arts Festival, Donald Lee photo


             Aboriginal          Arts

             Festivals/Celebrations

             Learning/Special Interests



          Visit TravelAlberta.com
               for details and
            even more events.




St. Albert Children’s Festival
     FunnyFest Calgary Comedy              May 1–3                                 May 2–23
Festival, Apr 30–May 10                Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo                Early Morning Birding Walks at the
The festival features live, original   (stavely.ca; 403.549.3761)              Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary
comedy that ranges from low brow                                               (calgary.ca/parks/naturecentre;
to high brow. Each show will tickle        May 1–16                            403.268.2489)
your funny bone with a minimum         Catalyst Theatre presents
of six comic geniuses.                 Nevermore: The imaginary life and           May 3
(funnyfest.com; 1.866.726.7888)        improbable death of Edgar Allan         Grace United Church Roast
                                       Poe, Edmonton (catalysttheatre.ca;      Beef Dinner, Wainwright (town.
    Apr 30–May 10                      780.431.1750)                           wainwright.ab.ca; 780.842.3870)
Northern Light Theatre
presents Love, Edmonton                    Banff Summer Arts Festival,             May 3–Jun 28
(northernlighttheatre.com;             May–Aug                                 Early Birds Birdwatching Hikes,
780.471.1586)                          The Banff Summer Arts Festival is       Jasper (friendsofjasper.com;
                                       The Banff Centre’s annual feast of      780.852.4767)
    May 1                              performing, visual and literary arts,
Ponoka Spring Twist-Off Bullarama      mountain culture and leadership             May 3–Sep 3
(ponoka.org; 403.783.5313)             exploration. (banffcentre.ca;           NPP Late Model Series Races,
                                       403.762.6301)                           Province-wide (npp-racing.com;
   May 1                                                                       780.886.5232)
Regional Historica Heritage Fair,          May 1–Oct 25
Grande Prairie (cityofgp.com;          Thoroughbred Racing at                      May 5
780.532.5790)                          Northlands Park, Edmonton               Festival Place presents William
                                       (thehorsesatnorthlands.com;             Joseph, Sherwood Park
    May 1–2                            1.888.800.7275)                         (festivalplace.ab.ca; 780.449.3378)
Carstairs Elks Garage Sale (town.
carstairs.ab.ca; 403.337.3341)             May 2                                   May 5
                                       CPO presents Fire & Ice: From           Pathways Fair & Trade Show,
    May 1–2                            Helsinki to Madrid, Calgary             Drayton Valley (draytonvalley.ca;
ESO presents Nothin’                   (cpo-live.com; 403.571.0270)            780.514.2200)
But the Blues, Edmonton
(edmontonsymphony.com;                      May 2                                  May 5–Aug 13
1.800.563.5081)                        Fort Macleod Children’s Festival        Galt Museum Cemetery Tours,
                                       (fortmacleod.com; 403.553.3700)         Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;
    May 1–3                                                                    1.866.320.3898)
Cardston’s South Country Barrel            May 2
Futurity (cardstonagridome.com;        Northern Star Talent Search,                 May 5–Sep 29
403.653.4076)                          Red Deer (westerner.ab.ca;              Volunteer Trail Days, Jasper
                                       403.343.7800)                           (friendsofjasper.com;
    May 1–3                                                                    780.852.4767)
Drayton Valley High School Rodeo            May 2
(draytonvalley.ca; 780.514.2234)       Regional Historica Heritage                 May 6
                                       Fair at Galt Museum,                    Galt Museum Taste of Downtown,
    May 1–3                            Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;             Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;
Leduc Black Gold Rodeo                 1.866.320.3898)                         1.866.320.3898)
(blackgoldrodeo.com;
780.887.3235)                               Rocky Mountain Wine &                  May 7–10
                                       Food Festival, Banff, May 2             May Classic II at Spruce Meadows,
    May 1–3                            The Rocky Mountain Wine &               Calgary (sprucemeadows.com;
May Classic I at Spruce Meadows,       Food Festival offers visitors           403.974.4200)
Calgary (sprucemeadows.com;            a chance to sample from
403.974.4200)                          international wineries, along with          May 8
                                       single malt scotch, port, premium       Epcor Centre’s Carma Acoustic
    May 1–3                            spirits, import beer and mouth          Blues Series presents Kenny
Mountain Galleries at Jasper Park      watering food samples prepared          Neal & Billy Branch, Calgary
Lodge exhibits Gail Johnson’s new      by Banff’s best local restaurants       (epcorcentre.org; 403.294.7455)
works (mountaingalleries.com;          and hotels. (banfflakelouise.com;
1.888.310.9726)                        403.762.0284)                               May 8
                                                                               Galt Museum Feast by the Bridge,
    May 1–3                                May 2–3                             Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;
Rob Bosinger Memorial                  Vermilion Quilt & Art Show              1.866.320.3898)
Weekend, Banff (skibanff.com;          (vermilion.ca; 780.853.5358)
1.877.542.2633)


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          MAY 8 – MAY 20

             ICONS LEGEND

          Western           Food

          Sports            Music

          Aboriginal        Arts

          Festivals/Celebrations

          Learning/Special Interests



       Visit TravelAlberta.com
            for details and
         even more events.




Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Tea Ceremonies



    May 8–9                                    May 9                                 May 9–10                             May 10
CPO presents We Will Rock You:              ESO presents A Space Odyssey,        Redneck Rodeo, Banff                 International Migratory Bird Day
The Music of Queen, Calgary                 Edmonton (edmontonsymphony.          (skibanff.com; 1.877.542.2633)       Festival at the Inglewood Bird
(cpo-live.com; 403.571.0270)                com; 1.800.563.5081)                                                      Sanctuary, Calgary (calgary.ca/
                                                                                     May 9–10                         parks/naturecentre; 403.268.2489)
    May 8–10                                     May 9                           Saumer Time Alpaca Ranch
29th Annual Medicine                        Full Moon Hike, Jasper               Discovery Days & Sale, Onoway            May 10
Lodge Rodeo, Edson                          (friendsofjasper.com;                (saumertimealpacaranch.com;          Mother’s Day Breakfast at the
(medicinelodgerodeo.com;                    780.852.4767)                        1.877.866.2689)                      Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary
780.723.6848)                                                                                                         (calgary.ca/parks/naturecentre;
                                                May 9                                May 9–31                         403.268.2489)
    May 8–10                                Robert Genn Exhibit at Canada        Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival)
Drayton Valley Indoor Rodeo                 House, Banff (canadahouse.com;       Photo Exhibit at Nikka Yuko              May 10
(dvagsociety.com; 780.514.2234)             1.800.419.1298)                      Japanese Garden, Lethbridge          Mother’s Day Brunch at the
                                                                                 (nikkayuko.com; 403.328.3511)        Calgary Zoo (calgaryzoo.ab.ca;
     May 8–10                                   May 9                                                                 403.232.9300)
Fort McMurray Tourism                       Town of Eckville Municipal               May 9–Sep 20
Spring Home & Leisure Show                  Breakfast (eckville.com;             Galt Museum 2009 Summer                  May 10
(fortmcmurraytourism.com;                   403.746.2171)                        Exhibit: The Mighty Bridge,          Mums for Mom at Nikka Yuko
1.800.565.3947)                                                                  Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;          Japanese Garden, Lethbridge
                                                May 9–10                         1.866.320.3898)                      (nikkayuko.com; 403.328.3511)
    May 9                                   Inspired Gardens Spring
Calgary’s Child Hulabazoo                   Drive Herbal Tea Party,                 May 10                                May 10
(calgaryschild.com; 403.241.6066)           Carvel (inspiredgardens.ca;          CPO presents Beethoven Lives         RBC Riders Squishee Cup, Banff
                                            1.877.874.4455)                      Upstairs, Calgary (cpo-live.com;     (skibanff.com; 1.877.542.2633)
    May 9                                                                        403.571.0270)
Didsbury Show ‘n Shine                          May 9–10                                                                  May 10–11
(didsburychamber.ca;                        Mother’s Day Garden Party at             May 10                           Spring Drive, Edmonton’s
403.335.9488)                               Prairie Gardens, Bon Accord          Foothills Male Chorus                Countryside, St. Albert
                                            (prairiegardens.org; 780.921.2272)   Spring Concert, Hinton               (edmontonscountryside.com;
   May 9                                                                         (foothillschorus.ca; 780.865.4532)   780.410.0740)
Eckville Bullarena (eckville.com;
403.746.2171)


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    May 10–Sep 27
Traditional Tea Ceremonies at Nikka
Yuko Japanese Garden, Lethbridge
(nikkayuko.com; 403.328.3511)

    May 11
CPO presents Mendelssohn: The
North American Premiere, Calgary
(cpo-live.com; 403.571.0270)

    May 13
Art Gallery of Alberta presents
Art on the Block, Edmonton
(artgalleryalberta.com;
780.422.6223)

    May 13
Epcor Centre’s BD&P World Music
Series presents Pacifika, Calgary
(epcorcentre.org; 403.294.7455)

   May 13–17
Westerner Spring Horse Show,
Red Deer (westerner.ab.ca;
403.309.0209)

    May 13–Sep 13
Wildlife Photographer of the
Year 2008 Exhibit at the Royal
Alberta Museum, Edmonton                Fort Saskatchewan Heritage Festival
(royalalbertamuseum.ca;
310.0000 then 780.453.9100)
                                          May 16                                   May 16–Sep 25                       May 18
     May 15                           Rochon Sands Spring Fling               Fossil Casting at the Royal         Little Britches Rodeo, High
Introducing…Writing-on-Stone!,        (rochonsands.net; 403.742.5885)         Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller          River (highriverchamber.com;
Milk River (albertaparks.ca;                                                  (tyrrellmuseum.com;                 403.652.3336)
310.0000 then 403.647.2364)              May 16–17                            1.888.440.4240)
                                      Whitecourt Annual Riverboat Races                                               May 18
    May 15–16                         (whitecourt.ca; 780.778.0388)                May 16–Sep 25                  Pioneer Pancake Breakfast
CPO presents Video Games                                                      Seven Wonders of the Badlands       at Westlock Pioneer Museum
Live 2.0, Calgary (cpo-live.com;          May 16–18                           Guided Hike, Drumheller             (geocities.com/westlockmuseum;
403.571.0270)                         Beach Party, Banff                      (tyrrellmuseum.com;                 780.349.4849)
                                      (skibanff.com; 1.877.542.2633)          1.888.440.4240)
    May 15–17                                                                                                         May 18
Bashaw Festival of Stars                  May 16–18                               May 17                          Slush Cup, Banff
(townofbashaw.com;                    Calaway Park Grand Opening              RDSO presents 1-2-3-4-5 Chamber     (skibanff.com; 1.877.542.2633)
780.372.3087)                         Weekend!, Calgary                       Series: Quartets & Quintets, Red
                                      (calawaypark.com; 403.240.3822)         Deer (rdso.ca; 403.340.2948)            May 19–23
    May 15–17                                                                                                     Calgary International Children’s
Caroline Bighorn Rodeo,                   May 16–18                               May 17–18                       Festival (calgarychildfest.org;
Rocky Mountain House                  Opening Weekend at Heritage             Fort Edmonton Park Spring           403.294.7414)
(rockymtnhouse.com;                   Park Historical Village, Calgary        Carnival (fortedmontonpark.ca;
1.800.565.3793)                       (heritagepark.ca; 403.268.8500)         780.496.8787)                           May 19–Sep 20
                                                                                                                  North Peace Bracket Racing,
    May 15–Sep 15                         May 16–18                               May 17–Oct 12                   Fairview (npbra.ca; 1.800.215.4535)
Explore the Frank Slide, Crowsnest    Wetaskiwin Rawhide Rodeo                Jackson-Wolf Expedition, Patricia
Pass (frankslide.com; 310.0000        (wetaskiwinagsociety.com;               (dinosaurpark.ca; 403.378.4342)         May 20–24
then 403.562.7388)                    780.352.2780)                                                               Devon Days Celebration
                                                                                   May 18                         (devon.ca; 780.987.8300)
    May 16                                May 16–Sep 25                       136th Birthday of the Formation
Creamery Museum Opening Day,          Dinosaurs in the Movies at              of the North West Mounted              May 20–24
Markerville (markervillecreamery.     the Royal Tyrrell Museum,               Police, Calgary (fortcalgary.com;   Westerner Spring Quarter Horse
com; 1.877.728.3007)                  Drumheller (tyrrellmuseum.com;          403.290.1875)                       Show, Red Deer (westerner.ab.ca;
                                      1.888.440.4240)                                                             403.309.0209)




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                                             May 22                               May 23–24                          May 28–Jun 14
                                         Relay for Life, Rocky Mountain       Doors Open Edmonton                 Shadow Theatre presents Glorious,
                                         House (rockymtnhouse.com;            (doorsopenalberta.ca;               Edmonton (shadowtheatre.org;
                                         1.800.565.3793)                      780.424.6512, ext 0)                780.434.5564)

                                            May 22–23                             May 23–24                            May 28–Jun 15
           MAY 21 – MAY 30               ESO presents The Pointer Sisters,    May Annual Bird Count, Lac          Ground Zero Theatre and Hit
                                         Edmonton (edmontonsymphony.          La Biche (llbbirding.fanweb.ca;     & Myth Productions present
                                         com; 1.800.563.5081)                 1.877.623.9696)                     Evil Dead: The Musical,
              ICONS LEGEND
                                                                                                                  Calgary (groundzerotheatre.ca;
            Western          Food            May 22–23                            May 24                          403.221.3708)
                                         Okotoks Annual Collectors            Gibbons Museum Fried Chicken
            Sports           Music       Car Auction (okotoks.ca;             Supper & Silent Auction                 May 29–30
                                         403.938.4404)                        (780.923.3331)                      CPO presents Shine:
            Aboriginal       Arts                                                                                 Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto
                                             May 22–24                            May 24                          No. 3, Calgary (cpo-live.com;
            Festivals/Celebrations       Amberlea Meadows                     Heritage N’ Wheels, Calgary         403.571.0270)
                                         Dressage Show, Edmonton              (heritagepark.ca; 403.268.8500)
            Learning/Special Interests   (amberleameadows.com;                                                        May 29–31
                                         780.955.7608)                            May 24                          Bragg Creek Festival
                                                                              NPP Late Model, Hobby Stock         (braggcreekfestival.com;
         Visit TravelAlberta.com              May 22–24                       & Open Stock Races, Rimbey          403.949.2935)
              for details and            St. Albert Kinsmen Rainmaker         (caraceways.ca; 403.843.3125)
           even more events.             Rodeo & Exhibition                                                          May 29–31
                                         (rainmaker.ab.ca; 1.888.459.1725)        May 24                          Canadian Rockies Cowboy Festival,
                                                                              Opening Day & Sunday                Nordegg (davidthompsonresort.
                                            May 22–25                         Brunch at Bar U Ranch,              com; 1.888.810.2103)
       May 21                            Dames on the Range Retreat,          Longview (friendsofthebaru.ca;
    ESO presents Time for Three,         Nanton (damesontherange.com;         1.888.773.8888)                         May 29–31
    Edmonton (edmontonsymphony.          403.646.0151)                                                            HSBC Calgary Marathon, Calgary
    com; 1.800.563.5081)                                                          May 25                          (hsbccalgarymarathon.com;
                                             May 22–Jun 28                    Drayton Valley 4H Show & Sale       403.264.2996)
        May 21–22                        Vocal Arts Festival, Edmonton        (draytonvalley.ca; 780.514.2234)
    Hear & Now New Music                 (operanuova.ca; 780.487.4844)                                                May 29–31
    Festival, Calgary (cpo-live.com;                                              May 25–Jun 26                   Mountain Galleries at the Banff
    403.571.0270)                            May 23                           Naturbania, Red Deer                Springs exhibits works by Jane Ash
                                         A Place for People at Elk Island     (harriswarkegallery.com;            Poitras (mountaingalleries.com;
        May 21–23                        National Park (pc.gc.ca/elkisland;   403.346.8937)                       1.888.310.9726)
    World-Class Reining Horse Show,      1.800.748.7275)
    Lethbridge (cardstonagridome.                                                  May 25–Sep 10                      May 29–Aug 30
    com; 403.653.4076)                       May 23                           Much More Munsch at the             Rosebud Theatre presents Man of
                                         Annual Swap Meet, Leduc              Telus World of Science Calgary      La Mancha (rosebudtheatre.com;
        May 21–24                        (leducwestantique.com;               (telusworldofscience.com/calgary;   1.800.267.7553)
    L’Uni Théâtre presents Théâtre       780.986.5912)                        403.268.8300)
    Des Abonnés, Edmonton                                                                                              May 29–Sep 7
    (lunitheatre.ca; 780.469.8400)          May 23                                International Children’s        DaVinci: The Genius, An
                                         Canadian Petroleum Discovery         Festival, St. Albert, May 26–30     Inspirational Exhibition at the
        May 22                           Centre Silent Auction & Dinner       The festival gives children a       Telus World of Science Edmonton
    Camrose Chamber of Commerce          Fundraiser, Devon (leducnumber1.     chance to be intimately             (telusworldofscience.com/
    Spring Fling Golf Tournament         com; 1.866.987.4323)                 involved with arts activities       edmonton; 780.451.3344)
    (camrosechamber.ca;                                                       and presentations. Theatrical
    780.672.4217)                             May 23                          performances, music, dance and          May 30
                                         Pioneer Acres Spring Show,           storytelling encourages awareness   Canadian Northern Society
         May 22                          Irricana (pioneeracres.ab.ca;        and understanding of the world      Spring Plant Swap & Sale,
    Irish Dance Gala Performance,        403.935.4357)                        around us. (childfest.com;          Camrose (canadiannorthern.ca;
    Calgary (regentacademy.ca;                                                780.459.1542)                       780.672.3099)
    403.278.2084)                           May 23
                                         Sheep River Valley Clean                 May 27–31                           May 30
        May 22                           Up Okotoks (okotoks.ca;              Grande Prairie Stompede 2009        Historical Society Heritage Festival,
    Kalyna Country Church Tour,          403.938.4404)                        (gpstompede.com; 780.532.4646)      Fort Saskatchewan (fortsask.ca;
    Leduc (carsontours.com;                                                                                       780.992.6261)
    1.866.522.7766)                          May 23                               May 27–Jun 3
                                         Taber Annual Parade                  Crowsnest Wingfest, Blairmore
                                         (taberchamber.com;                   (crowsnestpass.com;
                                         403.223.2265)                        403.562.8857)

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    May 30
Page Ough Exhibit at Canada
House, Banff (canadahouse.com;
1.800.419.1298)

    May 30
Planes, Trains & Elevators,
                                     May Annual Bird Count
Nanton (lancastermuseum.ca;
403.646.2270)

    May 30
Riverland Challenge at Fort George
& Buckingham House, St. Paul
(experiencealbertahistory.com;
780.724.2611)

    May 30
Stettler Art Walk
(stettlerboardoftrade.com;
403.742.3181)

    May 30–31
Edgar Farms Asparagus Days,
Innisfail (edgarfarms.com;
403.227.2443)

   May 30–31
ESO presents From the New World,
Edmonton (edmontonsymphony.
com; 1.800.563.5081)

    May 30–31
Heritage Park Festival of Quilts,
Calgary (heritagepark.ca;
403.268.8500)

    May 30–31
Spring Time Country Drive,
Red Deer (countrydrive.ca;
1.800.215.8946)

    May 30–Jun 1
Camrose Show & Shine
(camrosecruisers.com;
1.877.672.4446)

    May 30–Aug 23
Art Gallery of Alberta presents
The Painter as Printmaker:
Impressionist Prints from the NGC,
Edmonton (artgalleryalberta.com;
780.422.6223)

     May 30–Sep 7
Van Gogh: Brush with
Genius in IMAX, Edmonton
(telusworldofscience.com/
edmonton; 780.451.3344)

    May 30–Sep 12
Family Reader Rock Garden
Tour, Calgary (calgary.ca/parks/
naturecentre; 403.268.2489)



                                                             Galt Museum   8
                  JUN 1 – JUN 10

                   ICONS LEGEND

                 Western          Food

                 Sports           Music

                 Aboriginal       Arts

                 Festivals/Celebrations

                 Learning/Special Interests



              Visit TravelAlberta.com
                   for details and
                even more events.




     9
Banff National Park Bike Fest
    Jun 1–5                              Jun 1–Aug 31                         Grande Cache Wild River                Jun 6–7
Seniors’ Tour & Tea at the            Mary Schäffer’s Tarry-a-while,      Rendezvous, Jun 5–7                   Songbird Festival at Boreal Centre
Legislature, Edmonton                 Banff (whyte.org; 403.762.2291)     Take a wild ride on one of the        for Bird Conservation, Slave Lake
(assembly.ab.ca; 310.0000 then                                            four major rivers in Grande Cache.    (lslbo.org; 780.849.8240)
780.427.7362)                             Jun 1–Sep 1                     This free weekend adventure offers
                                      Historic Banff Walk (whyte.org;     whitewater runs to match anyone’s         Jun 6–7
   Jun 1–Aug 19                       403.762.2291)                       experience level. (grandecache.ca;    Vintage Tractor & Machinery
Downtown Walking Tours,                                                   1.888.827.3790)                       Show, Westlock (westlock.ca;
Edmonton (edmontondowntown.               Jun 1–Sep 1                                                           780.349.3814)
com; 780.424.4085)                    Luxton Home & Garden Tour,               Jun 5–7
                                      Banff (whyte.org; 403.762.2291)     Lea Park Pro Rodeo, Marwayne               Jun 6–Sep 7
    Jun 1–Aug 31                                                          (village.marwayne.ab.ca;              Fort Saskatchewan Sheep Grazing
Get a Taste of the Grande                Jun 1–Sep 30                     780.847.2437)                         (fortsask.ca; 780.992.6261)
Prairie Region Bison Barbeques        Hythe Motor Speedway Races
(northernvisitor.com;                 (780.538.2886)                          Jun 5–7                               Jun 6–Oct 3
1.866.202.2202)                                                           Mountain Galleries at Jasper Park     Moonlight Viewing at Nikka Yuko
                                          Jun 3                           Lodge exhibits Jerry Heine’s new      Japanese Garden, Lethbridge
    Jun 1–Aug 31                      CPO presents Pops in the            works (mountaingalleries.com;         (nikkayuko.com; 403.328.3511)
Grande Prairie Rotary Bus             Park, Calgary (cpo-live.com;        1.888.310.9726)
Tours (northernvisitor.com;           403.571.0270)                                                                 Jun 7
1.866.202.2202)                                                              Jun 6                              Chipman Car Crafters 9th Annual
                                         Jun 3                            Annual Rotary Soap Box                Show & Shine (clubs.hemmings.
    Jun 1–Aug 31                      ESO presents Two Horns,             Derby, Okotoks (okotoks.ca;           com/carcrafters; 780.363.3888)
Jasper: A Walk in The                 Edmonton (edmontonsymphony.         403.938.3160)
Past (friendsofjasper.com;            com; 1.800.563.5081)                                                          Jun 7
780.852.4767)                                                                 Jun 6                             City on the Bow Tour, Calgary
                                          Jun 3–7                         Legacy Park Family Festival,          (calgary.ca/parks/naturecentre;
                  Spruce Meadows      Rocky Pro Rodeo, Rocky Mountain     Fort Saskatchewan (fortsask.ca;       403.268.2489)
                                      House (rockymtnhouse.com;           780.992.6261)
                                      1.800.565.3793)                                                               Jun 7
                                                                             Jun 6                              Founder’s Day Event at
                                         Jun 5–6                          Mannville Community Garage Sale       Rutherford House, Edmonton
                                      Camrose Jaywalkers Jamboree         (mannville.com; 780.763.3500)         (experiencealbertahistory.com;
                                      (camrosechamber.ca;                                                       780.427.3995)
                                      780.672.4217)                            Jun 6
                                                                          Victorian Geocache Murder                  Jun 7
                                          Jun 5–6                         Mystery at Victoria Settlement,       Full Moon Hike, Jasper
                                      Eckville CARA Rodeo                 St. Paul (experiencealbertahistory.   (friendsofjasper.com;
                                      (eckville.com; 403.746.2171)        com; 780.645.6256)                    780.852.4767)

                                         Jun 5–6                              Jun 6                                 Jun 7
                                      ESO presents Forbidden Broadway,    Vulcan Tin Man Triathlon              Historic Abasand Walk, Fort
                                      Edmonton (edmontonsymphony.         (vulcantourism.com;                   McMurray (oilsandsdiscovery.com;
                                      com; 1.800.563.5081)                403.485.2994)                         780.743.7167)

                                          History in the Hills,               Jun 6                                 Jun 7
                                      Cypress Hills, June 5–6             Wainwright Military Family            Oyen Studio 9-41 Spring Art Show
              Fahler Honey Festival
                                      Get a glimpse of history by         Resource Centre Yard Sale             (townofoyen.com; 403.972.3895)
                                      exploring the First Nations and     (town.wainwright.ab.ca;
                                      Métis culture. Visit an active      780.842.1363 ext 1253)                     Jun 7
                                      archaeological dig, a traditional                                         Venice Picnic, Lac La Biche
                                      tepee village and a North              Jun 6–7                            (laclabicheregion.com;
                                      West Mounted Police Camp.           Family Riverboat Rally, Whitecourt    1.877.623.9696)
                                      (cypresshills.com; 403.893.3833)    (whitecourt.ca; 780.778.0388)
                                                                                                                    Jun 10
                                          Jun 5–7                             Jun 6–7                           Josephburg Ag Society’s Annual
                                      Blackfalds Days & Parade            Iron Lung Mountain Bike Cup,          Chicken Supper (josephburg-ag.ca;
                                      (blackfalds.com; 403.885.4677)      Canmore (kananaskis-country.ca;       780.998.9450)
                                                                          403.678.2400)

                                                                              Jun 6–7
                                                                          Mountainview Triathlon,
                                                                          Hinton (mountainviewtri.com;
                                                                          780.865.6064)

                                                                                                                                                  10
                                         Jun 12–14                                  Jun 13                              Jun 13–14
                                      Bashaw Rodeo Chuckwagon &                 5 Peaks Trail Running Series,       Sprouts Festival, Edmonton
                                      Chariot Races (townofbashaw.              Devon (devon.ca; 780.987.8300)      (concretetheatre.ca;
                                      com; 780.372.3087)                                                            780.439.3905)
                                                                                   Jun 13
                                                                                Canadian Mountain Running               Jun 13–20
          JUN 10 – JUN 20                       Waterton Wild Flower Festival   Championships, Edmonton             Rod Charlesworth Exhibit
                                                                                (mountainrunning.ca;                at Canada House, Banff
                                                                                780.298.2341)                       (canadahouse.com;
           ICONS LEGEND                                                                                             1.800.419.1298)
         Western          Food                                                     Jun 13
                                                                                Chatauqua Day Celebration,              Waterton Wildflower
         Sports           Music                                                 Grande Prairie (gptourism.ca;       Festival 2009, Jun 13–21
                                                                                780.568.3681)                       Celebrate the blossoms of spring
         Aboriginal       Arts                                                                                      with a photography exhibition
                                                                                    Jun 13                          and sale, a WNHA bird watching
         Festivals/Celebrations                                                 Hinton Mountain Bike Skills Park    tour, the Banff Mountain Film
                                                                                Grand Opening (bikehinton.com)      Festival World Tour and a
         Learning/Special Interests                                                                                 wildlands nature stroll and tea.
                                                                                     Jun 13                         (watertonwildflowers.com;
                                                                                Linden Old Time Country             403.859.2624)
      Visit TravelAlberta.com                                                   Fair & Sports Day (linden.ca;
           for details and                                                      403.546.3888)                           Jun 14
        even more events.                                                                                           Bee & Flower Day: Come to the
                                                                                    Jun 13                          Farm!, Carvel (inspiredgardens.ca;
                                                                                North Forty Mile 4H Beef            1.877.874.4455)
                                          Jun 12–14                             Club, Burdett (bowisland.com;
    Spruce Meadows National           Beaumont Town & Country Daze              403.833.2553)                           Jun 14
Tournament, Calgary, Jun 10–14        (beaumont.ab.ca; 780.929.8782)                                                Come & Get It Cowboy Beef
Watch some of the world’s best                                                      Jun 13                          Stew Cookoff at Bar U Ranch,
athletes compete for nearly               Jun 12–14                             Peace Classic Wheels Show &         Longview (friendsofthebaru.ca;
one million dollars in prize          Drayton Valley Livestock Show             Shine, Fairview (mightypeace.com;   1.888.773.8888)
money. This major international       (draytonvalley.ca; 780.514.2234)          1.800.215.4535)
tournament showcases many of                                                                                           Jun 14
the finest horses from around the           Jun 12–14                                Jun 13                          Westlock Triathlon
world. (sprucemeadows.com;            Holden Centennial Homecoming              Rocky Mountain House Loggers        (westlock.ca; 1.866.349.4445)
403.974.4200)                         (village.holden.ab.ca;                    Competition (rockymtnhouse.com;
                                      780.688.3928)                             1.800.565.3793)                         Jun 16
    Jun 11–14                                                                                                       Epcor Centre’s BD&P World
Arts Without Borders Festival,            Jun 12–14                                 Jun 13–14                       Music Series presents Tiempo
Lloydminster (artswithoutborders.     Mountain Galleries at Banff               4H Cattle Show & Sale, Thorhild     Libre, Calgary (epcorcentre.org;
ca; 780.808.3244)                     Springs exhibits new works by             (thorhild.com; 780.398.3688)        403.294.7455)
                                      Tim Schumm (mountaingalleries.
    Jun 11–25                         com; 1.888.310.9726)                          Jun 13–14                           Jun 16–20
Hiking in City Parks: Knowing the                                               Brian Webb Dance Company            Inglewood Bird Sanctuary: Early
Nose, Calgary (calgary.ca/parks/         Jun 12–14                              presents Coba/Tavazina, Edmonton    Wildflowers, Calgary (calgary.ca/
naturecentre; 403.268.2489)           Rangeton Farmer’s Day Festival,           (bwdc.ca; 780.452.3282)             parks/naturecentre; 403.268.2489)
                                      Mayerthorpe (mayerthorpe.ca;
    Jun 12–13                         780.786.2416)                                 History Road Car Show,              Jun 16–21
Coronation Pro Rodeo (town.                                                     Wetaskiwin, Jun 13–14               Spruce Meadows Continental
coronation.ab.ca; 403.578.4567)           Jun 12–14                             See a spectacular two-kilometre     Tournament, Calgary
                                      Stettler Craze Daze                       display of over 300 cars,           (sprucemeadows.com;
    Jun 12–13                         (stettlerboardoftrade.com;                trucks and motorcycles from         403.974.4200)
ESO presents A Dramatic               403.742.3181)                             1900–2009, featuring rare and
Conclusion, Edmonton                                                            unusual vehicles. Highlight is          Jun 17–27
(edmontonsymphony.com;                    Jun 12–14                             the daily car and fashion parade!   Old Strathcona Improvaganza
1.800.563.5081)                       Vulcan Spock Days &                       (reynoldsalbertamuseum.com;         Theatre Festival, Edmonton
                                      Galaxyfest Star Trek Convention           1.800.661.4726)                     (rapidfiretheatre.com;
    Jun 12–14                         (vulcantourism.com;                                                           780.488.0695)
2009 WPCA Chuckwagon Races,           403.485.2994)                                 Jun 13–14
Medicine Hat (mhstampede.com;                                                   Pioneer Acres Keep on Trucking
1.888.MHRODEO)                                                                  Weekend, Irricana (pioneeracres.
                                                                                ab.ca; 403.935.4357)



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     100th Anniversary
Celebrations at the Grande
Prairie Museum, June 18
This year marks the 100th
anniversary of the first survey
of the County of Grande Prairie
No.1. Come celebrate the survey
and original settlers whose
efforts grew the region into
what it is today! More events
are scheduled throughout the
summer. (northernvisitor.com;
1.866.202.2202)

    Jun 18–21
2009 Summer Solstice
Festival, Edmonton
(edmontonchambermusic.org;
780.433.4532)

      Banff National Park Bike
Fest, Jun 18–21
The Banff National Park Bike
Fest is a triple threat of exciting                                                                                                    Chuckwagon Races
events – a scenic individual time
trial, a high-speed criterium and                                                 Jun 19–21                          Jun 20
                                            The Gathering – Cowboy
an elite invitational road race that                                          Wetaskiwin Pioneer Days            Buffalo Daze Rodeo, Buffalo
                                       Poetry, Pincher Creek, Jun 19–20
winds around Tunnel Mountain.                                                 (wetaskiwinchamber.ca;             (403.379.2272)
                                       Reminisce about the great old
Thousands of dollars in prize                                                 780.352.8003)
                                       west while listening to poetry,
money and lasting glory are up                                                                                        Jun 20
                                       songs, stories and tales about
for grabs. (banfflakelouise.com/                                                   Jun 19–21                      Hillcrest Mine Disaster
                                       real cowboy life. See why Alberta
bikefest; 403.762.0284)                                                       Writing-on-Stone Celebrates        Anniversary, Crowsnest Pass
                                       beef is better during the Friday and
                                       Saturday BBQs. (pincher-creek.         National Aboriginal Day            (frankslide.com; 310.0000 then
    Wainwright Stampede,                                                      Celebration, Milk River            403.562.7388)
                                       com/agsociety; 1.888.298.5855)
Jun 18–21                                                                     (albertaparks.ca; 310.0000
This stop on the Canadian Rodeo                                               then 403.647.2364)                      Jun 20
                                           Jun 19–21
Tour is full of western spirit with                                                                              Icelandic Picnic, Markerville
                                       Canadian Rockies
four days of professional rodeo                                                   The Works Art & Design         (markervillecreamery.com;
                                       Bluegrass Festival, Nordegg
competitions, chuckwagon races,                                               Festival 2009, Edmonton,           1.877.728.3007)
                                       (davidthompsonresort.com;
the main street parade and an                                                 Jun 19–Jul 1
                                       1.888.810.2103)
agricultural fair. (town.wainright.                                           The Works is a free event that        Jun 20
ab.ca; 780.842.2045)                                                          draws artists and art lovers       Mayerthorpe Annual Show
                                            Canmore’s artsPeak
                                       Festival, Jun 19–21                    from around the world. There       & Shine (780.786.2797)
    Jun 18–21                                                                 are over 200 exciting events
                                       The 7th annual ArtsPeak
WPCA Races & Guy Weadick                                                      and exhibitions taking place in        Jun 20
                                       festival showcases local artists
Memorial Pro Rodeo, High                                                      downtown Edmonton.                 National Aboriginal Day at
                                       while also presenting the
River (highriverchamber.com;                                                  (theworks.ab.ca; 780.426.2122)     The Rocky Native Friendship
                                       work of visiting artists. Most
403.652.3336)                                                                                                    Centre, Rocky Mountain
                                       venues and presentations are
                                       free. (artspeakcanmore.com;                Jun 19–Aug 16                  House (rockymtnhouse.com;
    Jun 19                                                                    Jubilations Dinner Theatre         1.800.565.3793)
                                       403.678.6436)
Bow Island Gospel Jamboree                                                    Edmonton presents Thank you
(403.545.2036)                                                                Mr. Presley!, Edmonton                 Jun 20
                                           Jun 19–21
                                       Cleardale Gospel Jamboree              (jubilations.ca; 1.877.214.2424)   Okotoks Annual Parade Day
    Jun 19                                                                                                       (okotoks.ca; 403.938.8950)
                                       (thegospelroad.net; 780.685.3830)
Pioneer of the Year Award                                                         Jun 19–Sep 7
Ceremony, Wetaskiwin                                                          Art Gallery of Alberta presents        Jun 20
                                          Jun 19–21
(wetaskiwinmuseum.com;                                                        Real Life: Ron Mueck & Guy         Okotoks Annual Youth Festival
                                       Rimbey Rodeo (rimbey.com;
780.352.0227)                                                                 Ben-Ner, Edmonton                  (okotoks.ca; 403.938.8950)
                                       403.843.6932)
                                                                              (artgalleryalberta.com;
    Jun 19–20                                                                 780.422.6223)                          Jun 20
                                           Jun 19–21
Falher Honey Festival                                                                                            Uptowne Olds Show & Shine
                                       Sundre Pro Rodeo
(town.falher.ab.ca; 780.837.2247)                                                 Jun 20                         (prairies2peaks.ca)
                                       (sundrerodeo.com; 403.638.3055)
                                                                              9th Annual Millet Community
                                                                              Garage Sale (millettourism.ca;
                                                                              780.387.4554)
                                                                                                                                                   12
                                           Jun 20–21                          Jun 21                               Jun 25–28
                                       Sierra West Lundbreck              Lac La Biche National Aboriginal     Spruce Meadows Canada
                                       Canadian All Girls Rodeo,          Day (laclabicheregion.com;           One Tournament, Calgary
                                       Lundbreck (sierrawest-777.com;     1.877.623.9696)                      (sprucemeadows.com;
                                       403.628.2431)                                                           403.974.4200)
                                                                             Jun 21
                                           Jun 20–21                      Métis Crossing National                  Ponoka Stampede,
           JUN 20 – JUN 30             The Super Circuit Horse            Aboriginal Day Celebration,          Jun 25–Jul 1
                                       Show, Claresholm                   Smoky Lake (métiscrossing.com;       Cowboys from across North
             ICONS LEGEND              (calgaryappaloosa.com;             780.656.2229)                        America compete at Canada’s
                                       403.536.9234)                                                           largest sanctioned rodeo and
          Western          Food                                               Jun 21                           chuckwagon event. Events
                                                                          National Aboriginal Day at Head-     include firework displays and a
          Sports           Music                                          Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Fort        parade. (ponokastampede.com;
                                                                          Macleod (head-smashed-in.com;        403.783.3120)
          Aboriginal       Arts                                           310.0000 then 403.553.2731)
                                                                                                                   Jun 26
          Festivals/Celebrations                                               Jun 21                          Festival Place presents The River
                                                                          Travel through Time Event            City Big Band, Sherwood Park
          Learning/Special Interests
                                                                          at Fort Edmonton Park                (festivalplace.ab.ca; 780.449.3378)
                                                                          (fortedmontonpark.ca;
                                                                          780.496.8787)                            Jun 26
       Visit TravelAlberta.com                                                                                 Lord Mayor of London Day,
            for details and                                                   Jun 21                           Mannville (mannville.com;
         even more events.                                                Vegreville Father’s Day Event        780.763.3500)
                                                                          (vegrevilleagsociety.ca;
                                                                          1.888.611.0161)                           Jun 26
                                                                                                               St. John Baptist Bonfire, Lac La
                                                                              Jun 21–22                        Biche (laclabicheregion.com;
                                                                          Foremost Rodeo                       1.877.623.9696)
                                                                          (foremost.net; 403.867.3733)
                                                                                                                   Jun 26–27
                                                                              Jun 22–26                        Boonstock Music Festival,
                                                                          Observe Masters Pruning              Gibbons (booonstock.ca)
Métis Crossing                                                            Mugo & Scots Pine, Nikka Yuko
                                                                          Japanese Garden, Lethbridge              Magnificent River Rats
                                                                          (nikkayuko.com; 403.328.3511)        Festival, Athabasca, Jun 26–27
   Jun 20                                  Jun 20–21
                                                                                                               Festival highlights include a car
Water Valley Celtic Festival           World Champion Chicken
                                                                              Calgary Jazz Festival,           show & shine, parade, arts &
(members.shaw.ca/wvfestival)           Dance Competition, Siksika
                                                                          Jun 22–28                            crafts tent and cultural events.
                                       Nation (blackfootcrossing.ca;
                                                                          Celebrating 30 years in 2009! The    Relax in the sun while listening
    Jun 20–21                          1.888.654.6274)
                                                                          best names in jazz, from around      to some rising country music
8th Annual Fort Macleod Antique
                                                                          the world and around the corner.     stars. (riverratsfestival.com;
Sale & Show (fortmacleod.com;             Jun 21
                                                                          Over 60 performances in the clubs,   1.877.211.8669)
403.553.3355)                          Back to Banff Day
                                                                          concert halls and free on Stephen
                                       (whyte.org; 403.762.2291)
                                                                          Avenue and in Olympic Plaza.             Jun 26–28
    Jun 20–21
                                                                          (calgaryjazz.com; 403.802.4008)      Swissfest 09, Banff
Bellecrest Days, Blairmore                Jun 21
                                                                                                               (swissfest09.com;
(crowsnestpass.com;                    Bow Island Children’s Festival
                                                                               Medicine Hat JazzFest,          1.866.898.8629)
403.562.8857)                          (bowisland.com; 403.545.2828)
                                                                          Jun 22–28
                                                                          The festival takes place at              Jun 26–28
    Jun 20–21                               Jun 21
                                                                          a variety of diverse venues          CPCA Chucks, High River
CAUSE Canada Race for                  Calaway Park Rad Dad Day, Calgary
                                                                          including the Downtown Bus           (highriverchamber.com;
Human Rights, Canmore                  (calawaypark.com; 403.240.3822)
                                                                          Terminal Parkade. This well-         403.652.3336)
(kananaskis-country.ca;
                                                                          known world class festival draws
403.678.2400)                               Jun 21
                                                                          gifted musicians from all over           Jun 26–28
                                       Celebrate Aboriginal Awareness
                                                                          world. (medicinehatjazzfest.com;     Devon Grand Prix of Cycling
   Jun 20–21                           at Heritage Park Historical
                                                                          403.529.4807)                        (devon.ca; 780.987.8300)
Corner Grass Racing Competition,       Village, Calgary (heritagepark.ca;
Consort (cornergrass.com;              403.268.8500)
                                                                               Jun 24                              Jun 26–28
403.577.3523)
                                                                          7th Annual Butterfly Boutique         Mountain Galleries at Banff
                                            Jun 21
                                                                          Annual Golf Tournament, Millet       Springs exhibits new works by
     Jun 20–21                         Galt Museum National Aboriginal
                                                                          (millettourism.ca; 780.387.4777)     Mel Heath (mountaingalleries.com;
Doors Open Fort Macleod                Day, Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;
                                                                                                               1.888.310.9726)
(fortmacleod.com; 403.553.2500)        1.866.320.3898)


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    Jun 26–28                              Jun 27–28
Widewater Athletic Association        Pioneer Acres Family Weekend,
50th Annual Sport Days                Irricana (pioneeracres.ab.ca;
(md124.ca; 780.849.4042)              403.935.4357)

    Edmonton International Jazz           Jun 27–Jul 5
Festival 2009, Jun 26–Jul 5           feats Festival of Dance, Edmonton
This ten-day festival presents over   (abdancealliance.ab.ca;
90 performances at 14 different       1.888.422.8107)
venues with over 270 musicians
from across Alberta, Canada               Jun 27–Aug 30
and around the world. Check           Dino Adventure Hour at
out free day-time performances        the Royal Tyrrell Museum,
from the outdoor Jazz Street          Drumheller (tyrrellmuseum.com;
Teams. (edmontonjazz.com;             1.888.440.4240)
780.990.0222)
                                           Jun 27–Aug 30
    Jun 26–Aug 30                     Excavate It! At the Royal
Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents   Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller
Sexy Gals in the City, Calgary        (tyrrellmuseum.com;
(jubilations.ca; 403.249.7799)        1.888.440.4240)

    Jun 27                                Jun 27–Sep 7
10th annual Chuckwagon Cook-          Fly Me to the Moon in IMAX,
Out, Pincher Creek (403.627.2664)     Edmonton (telusworldofscience.
                                      com/edmonton; 780.451.3344)
    Jun 27
96th Barn Birthday Celebration             Jun 27–Dec 31
& Family Festival, Hill Spring        Mummies: Secrets of Pharaohs at
(greatcanadianbarndance.com;          the Telus World of Science Calgary
1.866.626.3407)                       (telusworldofscience.com/calgary;
                                      403.268.8300)
    Jun 27
Acme Sports Day                           Jun 28
(albertafirst.com; 403.546.3783)       Edmonton Scottish Highland
                                      Gathering (edmontonscottish.com;
                                                                            History Road Car Show
   Jun 27                             780.987.5261)
Camrose Railway Station
Museum celebrates Dominion                Jun 28
Day (canadiannorthern.com;            Strathcona Heartland Fiddle
780.672.3099)                         Jam & Opry, Josephburg
                                      (josephburg-ag.ca; 780.998.2740)
   Jun 27
Consort Bunnock Tournament                Jun 30
2009 (trailofthebuffalo.com;          50’s Drive in Movie Theatre & Under
403.577.3623)                         the Stars Movie, Grande Prairie
                                      (gptourism.ca; 1.866.202.2202)
     Jun 27
Fort Macleod Ranchman’s Rodeo              Föhn Festival, Hinton,
(fortmacleod.com; 403.553.2500)       Jun 30–Jul 1
                                      The Föhn Festival celebrates the
    Jun 27                            heritage and cultural diversity
Outlaw, Wissota Late Model and        of Hinton. The festival includes
Hobby Stock Races, Rimbey             live entertainment, cultural tents,
(caraceways.ca; 403.843.3125)         arts & crafts exhibition and sale
                                      and an open air crafts market.
    Jun 27                            (hintonfestival.ca; 1.877.446.8666)
Pruning Workshop at Nikka Yuko
Japanese Garden, Lethbridge               Jun 30–Jul 1
(nikkayuko.com; 403.328.3511)         Rio Grande Rodeo, Beaverlodge
                                      (beaverlodge.ca; 780.354.2760)
     Jun 27                                                                 Royal Tyrrell Museum
Warburg Demolition Derby                  Jun 30–Jul 1
(villageofwarburg.ab.ca;              Street Performers Festival,
780.848.2841)                         Spruce Grove (sprucegrove.org;
                                      780.962.7616)
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                JUL 1 – JUL 3

                ICONS LEGEND

             Western            Food

             Sports             Music

             Aboriginal         Arts

             Festivals/Celebrations

             Learning/Special Interests



          Visit TravelAlberta.com
               for details and
            even more events.




Lethbridge Air Show, Thane Vanderaegen photo




  15
Calgary Stampede
    Jul 1                              Jul 1–Aug 31                         Jul 3–4
Canada Day Celebrations in          Junior Naturalist Program,           Euphemia McNaught Heritage
communities across the province     Jasper (friendsofjasper.com;         Festival, Beaverlodge
(check TravelAlberta.com for        780.852.4767)                        (beaverlodge.ca; 780.354.2203)
them all)
                                       Jul 1–Sep 1                           Jul 3–4
    Jul 1                           Oyen Art Walk (townofoyen.com;       Hairy Hill Rodeo (780.768.3880)
25th Anniversary of the Telus       403.972.3895)
World of Science Edmonton                                                    Jul 3–5
(telusworldofscience.com/               Sawridge Festival,               Beaver Lake Cree Nation
edmonton; 780.451.3344)             Slave Lake, Jul 2–5                  Competition Pow Wow, Lac La
                                    You are invited to dance, swim,      Biche (laclabicheregion.com;
    Jul 1                           eat and play while experiencing      1.877.623.9696)
Alberta Legislature Canada          music from around the region.
Day Celebrations, Edmonton          This four day community gathering        Jul 3–5
(assembly.ab.ca; 310.0000           is an exciting opportunity for       Expert Mobile Extreme
then 780.427.7362)                  people to connect at a fun-filled     Country Fever, Grande Prairie
                                    event. (lesserslavelake.ca;          (evergreenpark.ca; 780.532.3279)
   Jul 1                            1.800.267.4654)
Canada Day Sidewalk Art, Banff                                               Jul 3–5
(whyte.org; 403.762.2291)               Jul 2–16                         Historic Amber Valley 100th
                                    Hiking in City Parks: Water in our   Celebration, Athabasca
    Jul 1                           World, Calgary (calgary.ca/parks/    (athabascacountry.com;
Sand Fly Festival, Medicine Hat     naturecentre; 403.268.2489)          1.877.211.8669)
(1.800.481.2822)
                                        Jul 2–Aug 2                          Jul 3–5
     Jul 1                          Broadway Across Canada presents      Riverboat Daze 2009, Slave
Tribute to the Percheron Horse      Disney’s The Lion King, Edmonton     Lake (lesserslavelake.ca;
at the Bar U Ranch, Longview        (broadwayacrosscanada.ca;            1.800.267.4654)
(pc.gc.ca/baru; 1.888.773.8888)     780.451.8000)
                                                                             Jul 3–5
    Jul 1–2                             Jul 2–Aug 20                     Rombs Country & Bluegrass
Thorhild Annual Rodeo               Creature Theatre, Lethbridge         Jamboree, Fairview
(thorhildcommunityassociation.      (lethbridge.ca/hscc;                 (mightypeace.com;
com; 780.398.3688)                  403.320.3064)                        1.800.215.4535)

    Jul 1–5                            Jul 2–Aug 22                          Ukrainian Pysanka Festival,
Gibbons 50th Anniversary            Carriage House Theatre presents      Vegreville, Jul 3–5
(gibbons.ca; 780.923.3331)          Breaking Up is Hard To Do,           Ukrainian dancers dazzle as
                                    Cardston (thecarriagehousetheatre.   they kick up their red boots in
    Jul 1–5                         com; 403.653.1000)                   an energetic dance. Enjoy live
Spruce Meadows North                                                     music, dancing, art displays, trade
American Tournament, Calgary            Jul 2–Aug 22                     shows, pioneer displays and,
(sprucemeadows.com;                 Carriage House Theatre               of course, traditional Ukrainian
403.974.4200)                       presents The Ark, Cardston           food. (vegpysankafestival.ca;
                                    (thecarriagehousetheatre.com;        780.632.2777)
   Jul 1–31                         403.653.1000)
Bergen Rocks International                                                  Jul 3–5
Sculpture Exhibit, Mountain View       Jul 2–Aug 22                      Wabamun Homecoming 2009
County (mortonsculpting.blogspot.   Shakespeare in the Park presented    (wabamun.ca; 780.892.2699)
com; 403.556.1049)                  by Mount Royal, Calgary
                                    (myshakespeare.ca; 403.440.6374)         25th Annual Edmonton
   Jul 1–Aug 26                                                          International Street Performers
Drumming & Dancing                      Jul 2–Aug 30                     Festival, Jul 3–12
Demonstrations, Fort Macleod        Rosebud Theatre presents             The 25th anniversary of the
(head-smashed-in.com;               Confessions of a Paperboy            International Street Performers
310.0000 then 403.553.2731)         (rosebudtheatre.com;                 Festival promises to be a
                                    1.800.267.7553)                      spectacular display of talents.
    Jul 1–Aug 31                                                         Check out the main festival
Fort Macleod Walking Tours              Jul 3                            site downtown in the heart
(fortmacleod.com; 403.553.2500)     Calgary Stampede Parade              of Edmonton’s arts district.
                                    (1.800.661.1767;                     (edmontonstreetfest.com;
                                    calgary-stampede.com)                780.425.5162)


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                                                                                                                                   Peace Fest,
                                                                                                                               Peace River, Jul 10–11
                                                                                                                               Check out main street for
                                                                                                                               community booths and family
                                                                                                                               attractions. Highlights include jet
                                                                                                                               boat races, street performers,
                JUL 3 – JUL 18                                                                                                 the picnic in the park pancake
                                                                                                                               breakfast and evening concerts
                 ICONS LEGEND                                                                                                  under the stars. (peacefest.com;
                                                                                                                               780.624.2489)
              Western             Food
                                                                                                                                   Jul 10–12
              Sports              Music                                                                                        Hawg Flatts Pig Roast & Bike
                                                                                                                               Rally, Athabasca (hawgflatts.com;
              Aboriginal          Arts                                                                                         1.877.211.8669)

              Festivals/Celebrations                                                                                              Jul 10–12
                                                                                                                               Jones Country Jamboree,
              Learning/Special Interests                                                                                       Beaverlodge (780.354.8451)

                                                                                                                                   Jul 10–12
           Visit TravelAlberta.com                                                                                             Mountain Galleries at Jasper Park
                for details and                                                                                                Lodge exhibits Nicholas Bott’s new
             even more events.                                                                                                 works (mountaingalleries.com;
                                                                                                                               1.888.310.9726)

                                                                                                                                   Jul 10–12
                                                                                                                               Teepee Creek Stampede,
                                                                                                                               Grande Prairie (gptourism.ca;
                                                                                                                               1.866.202.2202)
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival
                                                                                                                                   Jul 10–12
                                                                                                                               Town of Hardisty Rodeo
           Calgary Stampede, Jul 3–12                   Jul 4–Aug 22                         Jul 8–12                          (hardisty.ca; 780.888.3623)
       Western spirit takes over Calgary            Galt Museum Wild Tales                Jump with Hope for Kids with
       as the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on             on Park Trails Tours,                 Cancer Horse Show, Edmonton             Jul 10–12
       Earth’ hits the city! See the world’s        Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;           (amberleameadows.com;                Whyte Avenue Art Walk Festival,
       best professional rodeo cowboys              1.866.320.3898)                       780.955.7608)                        Edmonton (oldstrathcona.ca;
       compete. Lots to see and do,                                                                                            780.437.4182)
       including a midway, casino and live              Jul 5                                 Jul 8–Aug 19
       concerts. (calgarystampede.com;              Victoria Settlement Jamboree,         Big Bird Little Bird, Lethbridge         Jul 10–12
       1.800.661.1260)                              St. Paul (experiencealbertahistory.   (lethbridge.ca/hscc; 403.320.3064)   Wild Mountain Music Festival,
                                                    com; 780.656.2333)                                                         Hinton (wildmountainmusicfest.
           July 4                                                                            Jul 9                             com; 780.223.0871)
       Calgary Turkish Festival                         Jul 6–Aug 22                      Musical Theatre Showtime,
       (calgaryturkishfestival.com;                 Carriage House Theatre presents       Calgary (calgaryartssummer.com;          Jul 10–12
       403.401.3636)                                Singin’ in the Rain, Cardston         403.271.0418)                        Willow Creek Gathering, Stavely
                                                    (thecarriagehousetheatre.com;                                              (stavely.ca; 403.549.3761)
           Jul 4                                    403.653.1000)                             Summerslam 2009,
       Historic Dunvegan: Past,                                                           Grande Prairie, Jul 9–11                 Canadian Badlands Passion
       Present & Future, Fairview                        Jul 7                            During the relaxed summer days       Play, Drumheller, Jul 10–19
       (experiencealbertahistory.com;               Full Moon Hike, Jasper                slow-pitch teams from across         While sitting in the natural bowl
       310.0000 then 780.835.7150)                  (friendsofjasper.com;                 Alberta and British Columbia         amphitheatre surrounded by a
                                                    780.852.4767)                         compete for ultimate glory;          landscape that resembles the Holy
           Jul 4–5                                                                        at night, some of Canada’s           Land you will be transported back
       Highriders Ultimate Off Road                    Jul 7–Aug 22                       biggest bands take the stage.        to the time of Jesus’ life, death and
       Challenge, Red Deer                          Epcor Centre’s SummerACT,             (summerslamsports.com;               resurrection. (canadianpassionplay.
       (highriders.ca; 403.314.4060)                Calgary (epcorcentre.org;             1.866.202.2202)                      com; 1.888.823.2001)
                                                    403.294.7455)
           Jul 4–5                                                                           Jul 9–12                              Jul 10–Aug 8
       Sinister 7 Ultramarathon, Blairmore      Jul 8–11                                  Best West Quarter Horse Show,        Valley K Greenhouses Open
       (sinister7.com; 403.563.5766)       Colonial Days Fair, Lloydminster               Drayton Valley (draytonvalley.ca;    Gardens, Edberg (plantlilies.com;
                                           (lloydexh.com; 306.825.5571)                   780.514.2234)                        780.877.2547)



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    Jul 11                              Jul 12                                 Jul 17–19                                Jul 18
100 Ft Shoot Out sponsored by       Roundup of Memories:                   Beef & Barley Days, Carstairs            2009 Ladies Open, Innisfail
SJC Development, Rimbey             Cowboy Poetry, Music &                 (town.carstairs.ab.ca;                   (innisfailgolf.ca; 403.227.3444)
(caraceways.ca; 403.843.3125)       Storytelling at Bar U Ranch,           403.337.3341)
                                    Longview (friendsofthebaru.ca;                                                      Alberta Open Sand
    Jul 11                          1.888.773.8888)                            Jul 17–19                            Sculpture Championships,
Big Gap Round Up Trail Ride,                                               Buffalo Lake Rodeo, Caslan               Slave Lake, Jul 18
Consort (403.577.3523)                 Jul 12                              (laclabicheregion.com;                   Prizes all day long for all kids who
                                    Sourdough River                        780.689.4446)                            participate in activities including
   Jul 11                           Festival, Edmonton                                                              a watermelon eating contest and
Coaldale Settlers Days              (sourdoughraftraceassociation.             Jul 17–19                            tug-of-war. Plus face painting,
& Candy Parade 2009                 com; 780.406.0235)                     Carstairs Rodeo                          kayak rentals, music, food and
(coaldalechamber.com;                                                      (town.carstairs.ab.ca;                   really big sandcastles!
403.345.2358)                          Jul 12                              403.337.3341)                            (slavelake.ca; 1.800.661.2594)
                                    Westlock Wheels of Class
    Jul 11                          Show & Shine (westlock.ca;                 Jul 17–19                                Jul 18
Highland Gathering at Fort          780.349.0959)                          Celebrate Lacombe Days                   Canada’s Parks Day celebrating
Edmonton Park                                                              (lacombe.ca; 403.782.4323)               International Year of Astronomy,
(fortedmontonpark.ca;                  Jul 12                                                                       Province-wide (albertaparks.ca;
780.496.8787)                       Whyte Avenue Street Sale,                  Jul 17–19                            780.427.4926)
                                    Edmonton (oldstrathcona.ca;            Lakeland Country Fair, Lac La
    Jul 11                          780.437.4182)                          Biche (laclabicheregion.com;                 Jul 18
Old Fashioned Garden Party &                                               1.877.623.9696)                          Inspired Summer ‘Garaft’ Sale,
Chocolate Festival, Camrose             Jul 13                                                                      Carvel (inspiredgardens.ca;
(canadiannorthern.ca;               Devon Dust-up Mountain Bike Race           Jul 17–19                            1.877.874.4455)
780.672.3099)                       (devon.ca; 780.987.8300)               Sizzlin Street Performers Festival,
                                                                           Grande Prairie (northernvisitor.com;        Jul 18
    Jul 11                              Westerner Days Fair &              1.866.202.2202)                          Jasper National Park Celebrates
St. Albert Chamber Yellow Ribbon    Exposition, Red Deer, Jul 15–19                                                 Parks Day (friendsofjasper.com;
Day (stalbertchamber.com;           Over 90,000 visitors attend this           Jul 17–19                            780.852.4767)
780.458.2833)                       five-day event every year. Join         South Country Fair, Fort Macleod
                                    them to ride the midway, cheer         (scfair.ab.ca; 403.388.4414)                 Jul 18
   Jul 11–12                        on chuckwagon ponies and get a                                                  Lancaster Air Museum Annual
2009 Prairie Wind Regatta,          glimpse of rising stars during the         Jul 17–19                            Fly-In to AJ Flying Ranch,
Brooks (newellsailingclub.com;      talent search contests.                StudioTour 09: Rocky                     Nanton (lancastermuseum.ca;
403.378.4430)                       (westerner.ab.ca; 403.343.7800)        Mountain House & Area Studio             403.646.2270)
                                                                           Tour (rockystudiotour.com;
    Jul 11–12                           Jul 16–19                          1.800.565.3793)                             Jul 18
Pioneer Acres Horse Power,          Drayton Valley Paints Horse Show                                                Medicine Hat Chili Cook-Off
Blacksmiths & Wheelwrights          (draytonvalley.ca; 780.514.2234)           A Taste of Edmonton                  (downtownmedicinehat.ca;
Weekend, Irricana                                                          Festival, Jul 17–26                      403.529.5997)
(pioneeracres.ab.ca;                    Jul 16–19                          Indulge yourself at this food lover’s
403.935.4357)                       Motion Notion Festival, Drayton        festival. Highlights include: Taste          Jul 18
                                    Valley (motionnotion.com;              of Wine, Taste of Beer, Night of         Oyen Show & Shine
    Jul 11–Aug 24                   403.230.6060)                          Artists, a street market and all         (townofoyen.com; 403.664.3991)
Valley Zoo Zoofari Series,                                                 the delectable bites your heart
Edmonton (valleyzoo.ca;                 Rum Runners Days                   desires. (eventsedmonton.ca;                 Jul 18
780.496.8787)                       & Thunder in the Valley,               780.423.2822)                            Rochon Sands Music Jam
                                    Crowsnest Pass, Jul 16–19                                                       (rochonsands.net; 403.742.5885)
    Jul 12                          Celebrate the history, culture and        Jul 17–26
Country Cuisine: Taste of Summer,   heritage of Crowsnest Pass during      Carving demo by Ted Griffiths                 Jul 18
St. Albert (edmontonscountryside.   this summer festival. Events include   Mountain, Galleries at Jasper Park       Saskatoon Festival at Fort George
com; 780.459.1724)                  a pancake breakfast, parade,           Lodge, Jasper (mountaingalleries.        & Buckingham House, St. Paul
                                    karaoke, family dance, Slo-Pitch       com; 1.888.310.9726)                     (experiencealbertahistory.com;
    Jul 12                          tournament and a spectacular                                                    780.724.2611)
Old Strathcona’s 2nd Annual         fireworks display. (rumrunnerdays.          Edmonton Capital EX,
Fashion Extravaganza, Edmonton      com; 403.563.2217)                     Jul 17–26                                   Jul 18
(oldstrathcona.ca; 780.437.4182)                                           The adventure is non-stop with over      TRI-it Canmore Triathlon
                                        Jul 17                             50 rides, outdoor concerts, cultural     (kananaskis-country.ca;
    Jul 12                          Sole Survivor Foot Race,               dance performances, fireworks,            403.678.2400)
Rimbey Show & Shine                 Blairmore (crowsnestpass.com;          hypnotists, contortionists, a casino,
(rimbey.com; 403.843.2004)          403.562.8857)                          a butterfly exhibit, all your favourite       Jul 18
                                                                           festival treats and so much more.        Vulcan Show & Shine
                                                                           (capitalex.ca; 1.888.800.PARK)           (vulcantourism.com;
                                                                                                                    403.485.2994)

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                                          Jul 22                               Jul 24–25                              Jul 25
                                      Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump         Temple City Cruisers Show & Shine      Side by Side Shoot Out and Show &
                                      22nd Birthday Bash, Fort Macleod     and Classic Car Giveaway, Cardston     Shine, Stettler (stettlerboardoftrade.
                                      (head-smashed-in.com; 310.0000       (templecitycruisers.com)               com; 1.877.742.9499)
                                      then 403.553.2731)
                                                                               Jul 24–26                             Jul 25
                                          Jul 22                           6th Annual Family Music                Westlock Pioneer Museum
          JUL 18 – JUL 31             Oyen White Lightning Dodge           Festival, Hill Spring                  Pioneer Day (geocities.com/
                                      Professional Cowboy Crunch           (greatcanadianbarndance.com;           westlockmuseum; 780.349.4849)
           ICONS LEGEND               Bullarama (townofoyen.com;           1.866.626.3407)
                                      403.664.3991)                                                                  Jul 25–26
         Western          Food                                                 Jul 24–26                          2009 Garden Competition,
                                          Medicine Hat Exhibition &        Battle River Agricultural Fair &       Calgary (calhort.org/events/
         Sports           Music       Stampede 2009, Jul 22–25             Rodeo, Manning (mightypeace.           gardencompetition; 403.287.3469)
                                      Put on your cowboy boots             com; 1.800.215.4535)
         Aboriginal       Arts
                                      and head over to the exhibition                                                Jul 25–26
                                      grounds for a pro rodeo,                Jul 24–26                           24 Hours of Adrenaline, Canmore
         Festivals/Celebrations       grandstand shows and pancake         Bowden Daze (bowdenagsociety.          (kananaskis-country.ca;
                                      breakfasts. Highlights include       com; 403.224.2180)                     403.678.2400)
         Learning/Special Interests
                                      parades, midway, street dance
                                      and petting zoo. (mhstampede.            Jul 24–26                              Alberta International Airshow,
                                      com; 1.888.MHRODEO)                  Mountain Galleries at Banff Springs    Lethbridge, Jul 25–26
      Visit TravelAlberta.com                                              exhibits new works by Brent            Celebrating 100 years of powered
           for details and                Jul 23                           Laycock (mountaingalleries.com;        flight in Canada! We are pleased to
        even more events.
                                      Annual Parade, Medicine Hat          1.888.310.9726)                        welcome back the Canadian Forces
                                      (mhstampede.com;                                                            Snowbirds and our favorite wing
                                      1.888.MHRODEO)                           Jul 24–26                          walker Carol Pilon. Rain or shine the
    Jul 18–19                                                              Ponoka Vintage Motorcycle Rally        airshow will go on. (albertaairshow.
Alberta Prairie Live Steam Show,          Jul 23–25                        (cavmg.com; 403.783.4648)              com; 403.380.4245)
Stettler (absteamtrain.com;           2009 Vermilion Ag Society Fair
1.800.282.3994)                       & Trade Fair (vermilionag.ca;            Rexall Edmonton Indy,                 Jul 25–26
                                      780.853.4108)                        Jul 24–26                              Church Tour (Self Guided Driving
   Jul 18–19                                                               Legendary names, unbelievable          Tour), Coronation (trailofthebuffalo.
Boyle & District Ag Society               Jul 23–26                        speed and the roar of the crowd        com; 1.888.575.0279)
Rodeo (athabascacountry.com;          Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games,        make this the hottest ticket
780.689.2018)                         Airdrie (albertagames.com;           around. The specially built track          Jul 25–26
                                      403.945.3557)                        allow for fans to see 80 per cent      Leduc West Exposition
   Jul 18–19                                                               of the track from anywhere in          (leducwestantique.com;
Canadian Bunnock Championships,           Calgary Folk Music               the stands. (edmontonindy.com;         780.986.5912)
Vegreville (1.800.522.4127)           Festival, Jul 23–26                  1.888.800.7275)
                                      The 30th anniversary of the                                                    Jul 25–26
    Jul 18–19                         festival promises to be a                Jul 24–26                          Métis Crossing Music Jamboree,
Legends & Legacies at                 spectacular event complete           Willow Creek Gospel Jamboree,          Smoky Lake (métiscrossing.com;
Rocky Mountain House                  with a wide variety of live music,   Granum (gospelmusicjamboree.           780.656.2229)
National Historic Site                a children’s play area, craft        com; 403.687.3867)
(pc.gc.ca/rockymountainhouse;         market and a record tent.                                                       Jul 25–26
403.845.2412)                         (calgaryfolkfest.com;                    Jul 24–Aug 2                       The 3rd Annual Ultimate Ponoka
                                      403.233.0904)                        Celebration of Heritage & History at   Car Show (ponokalive.ca;
    Jul 18–19                                                              Leduc #1, Devon (leducnumber1.         403.783.3888)
Museum Pioneer Days, Beaverlodge            Jul 23–Aug 1                   com; 1.866.987.4323)
(spcm.ca; 780.354.8869)               Tumbleweed presents Richard                                                     Jul 26
                                      III, Brooks (tumbletheatre.ca;           Jul 24–Aug 2                       15th Annual Le tour de l’Alberta,
    Jul 18–19                         403.362.0358)                        Edmonton & Athabaska District          Morinville (tourdalberta.ca;
Sierra West Frontier Cattle Drive,                                         Historic Festival (historicedmonton.   780.716.3235)
Lundbreck (sierrawest-777.com;            Jul 24                           ca; 780.439.2797)
403.628.2431)                         Kiddies Parade, Medicine Hat                                                   Jul 26
                                      (mhstampede.com;                         Jul 24–Aug 2                       Edmonton in the Past at Rutherford
   Jul 19                             1.888.MHRODEO)                       Historic Calgary Week                  House (experiencealbertahistory.
Whitecourt Wheels Show & Shine                                             2009 (chinookcountry.org;              com; 780.427.3995)
(whitecourt.ca; 780.778.9207)             Jul 24                           403.261.4667)
                                      Sobeys Movie under the Stars,                                                    Jul 26
   Jul 21–23                          Fort Saskatchewan                        Jul 25                             Polo! at the Bar U, Longview
Bow Island Pivot Fair                 (fortsask.ca; 780.992.6261)          Ponoka Giant Garage & Tail-Gate        (friendsofthebaru.ca;
(403.545.2871)                                                             Sale (ponokalive.ca; 403.783.3888)     1.888.773.8888)


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    Jul 26–29                              Jul 31–Aug 2
2nd Annual Acoustic Family             Alberta Prairie Métis Hivernant,
Music Camp, Hill Spring                Stettler (albertaattractions.com;
(greatcanadianbarndance.com;           1.800.282.3994)
1.866.626.3407)
                                          Jul 31–Aug 2
   Jul 26–29                           Amberlea Meadows
Rides n Rods: Calgary’s Largest        Dressage Festival, Edmonton
Motor Event (ridesnrods.com;           (amberleameadows.com;
403.313.8789)                          780.955.7608)

    Elks Pro Rodeo,                        Lac La Biche Pow Wow
High Prairie, Jul 28–29                & Fish Derby, Jul 31–Aug 2
This summer spectacular                Start the weekend off with the
combines pro rodeo events such         parade and some midway rides and
as bull riding, saddle bronc,          games. Activities include BMX Bike
bareback riding, team roping           Extreme demonstration, sailboat
and barrel racing. Plus amateur        and jet-ski races, ball tournaments
events like wild cow milking and       and a fish derby! (laclabicheregion.
mutton bustin. (lesserslavelake.ca;    com; 1.877.623.9696)
1.800.267.4654)
                                           Mary Reimer Memorial
    Jul 28–30                          Rodeo, Hinton, Jul 31–Aug 2           Alberta Prairie Steam Train
2009 Alberta Senior Ladies             The weekend starts off Friday with
Championship, Innisfail                Family Fun Night, which includes
(innisfailgolf.ca; 403.227.3444)       an open air family dance. Saturday
                                       and Sunday are full of rodeo events
    Jul 30                             and family-friendly activities.
Camrose Chamber of Commerce            (1.877.446.8666)
Big Valley Jamboree Parade
(camrosechamber.ca;                       Jul 31–Aug 2
780.672.4217)                          North Peace Stampede 2009,
                                       Grimshaw (780.332.1533)
    Big Valley Jamboree,
Camrose, Jul 30–Aug 2                      Jul 31–Aug 2
The 15th annual Big Valley             Sundre Bulls & Wagons
Jamboree promises to be an             (sundrerodeo.com)
unforgettable long weekend
with headliner Tim McGraw.                Jul 31–Aug 3
Highlights include Bulls for           Crowsnest Pass Doors Open &           Big Valley Jamboree
Breakfast, trade show, song            Heritage Festival 2009 (frankslide.
writing workshops and gospel           com; 310.0000 then 403.562.7388)
jamboree. (bigvalleyjamboree.com;
1.888.404.1234)                            Jul 31–Aug 3
                                       Fairy Berry Festival, Bon Accord
    Strathmore Heritage Days           (prairiegardens.org; 780.921.2272)
Stampede, Jul 30–Aug 3
Jam-packed with events ranging             Calgary Fringe Festival,
from a fashion show to running with    Jul 31–Aug 9
the bulls and everything in between.   Soak up some sunshine and culture
Don’t miss the petting zoo, farmer’s   while enjoying local, national and
market, cowboy poetry and mutton       international theatre plus street
bustin. (strathmorerodeo.com;          performers, international film
403.934.5811)                          presentations, food, arts & crafts
                                       vendors, music and outdoor
   Jul 31–Aug 2                        stage events. (calgaryfringe.ca;
22nd Annual Show at                    403.265.3378)
Heritage Acres, Pincher Creek
(403.627.2664)



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              ICONS LEGEND

           Western            Food

           Sports             Music

           Aboriginal         Arts

           Festivals/Celebrations

           Learning/Special Interests



        Visit TravelAlberta.com
             for details and
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     Aug 1                                 Northface Canadian Death             Aug 3                                   Aug 4–30
Crowsnest Country Market,             Race, Grande Cache, Aug 1–3           Manning Heritage Day                    Broadway Across Canada presents:
Blairmore (crowsnestpass.com;         This ultimate adventure race          Celebrations (mightypeace.com;          Disney’s The Lion King, Calgary
403.562.8857)                         includes 125 km of mountain           1.800.215.4535)                         (BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca;
                                      terrain and a major river crossing.                                           403.777.0000)
     Aug 1                            Grande Cache also throws a three-          Afrikadey! African Festival,
Heritage Days in Fort Chipewyan       day Deathfest party with family       Calgary, Aug 3–8                            Aug 5
(fortmcmurraytourism.com;             entertainment, a victory concert      Celebrate the cultures of Africa        11th Annual Chamber of Commerce
1.800.565.3947)                       and more. (canadiandeathrace.         at this vibrant world-class music       Fish Fry, Cold Lake (coldlake.com;
                                      com; 1.888.827.3790)                  festival. Enjoy music, dance,           1.800.840.6140)
    Aug 1                                                                   crafts, poetry, film and lectures.
Taste of the West, Sundre                 Aug 1–31                          Take advantage of open-air stages           Aug 5
(museum.sundre.com;                   Cold Lake Art Show                    and a multicultural marketplace.        Cereal Survival Professional
403.638.3233)                         (1.800.840.6140)                      (afrikadey.com; 403.234.9110)           Bull-a-Rama (townofoyen.com;
                                                                                                                    403.326.3785)
    Aug 1                                 Aug 2                                 Aug 3–8
Tribute to the War Years,             A Place for Culture at Elk Island     Cardston’s Heritage Week                    Aug 5–10
Camrose (canadiannorthern.ca;         National Park (pc.gc.ca/elkisland;    (cardston.ca; 1.888.434.3366)           2009 Canadian National Water
780.672.3099)                         1.800.748.7275)                                                               Ski Championships, Edmonton
                                                                                Calgary International Blues         (shalompark.com; 780.955.9428)
    Aug 1–2                               Aug 2                             Festival, Aug 3–9
Cold Lake Air Show                    Fresh Air Market at Historic          The 5th annual Calgary                      Aug 6
(coldlakeairshow.com;                 Dunvegan, Fairview                    International Blues Fest features       CASS presents Rachel Anderson
1.800.840.6140)                       (experiencealbertahistory.com;        over 100 artists ranging from           & Robin Harrison, Calgary
                                      310.0000 then 780.835.7150)           newcomers to seasoned pros.             (calgaryartssummer.com;
    Aug 1–2                                                                 Highlights include the Twilight Blues   403.271.0418)
Leslieville Antique Days, Rocky           Aug 2                             Series, harmonica workshops
Mountain House (rockymtnhouse.        Legends & Luminaries at Bar U         and the Brown Bag Lunch                     Aug 6
com; 1.800.565.3793)                  Ranch, Longview (friendsofthebaru.    Series. (calgarybluesfest.com;          Dine Kalyna, Vegreville
                                      ca; 1.888.773.8888)                   403.668.7144)                           (kalynacountry.com/dinekalyna;
     Canmore Folk Music                                                                                             1.888.452.5962)
Festival, Aug 1–3                         Aug 2                                 Aug 3–9
Settle down on your own little        Writing-on-Stone Provincial           World Water Ski Championship                 Aug 6
patch of grassy heaven to enjoy       Park presents Heritage Day:           Festival 2009, Calgary                  Full Moon Hike, Jasper
folk music while gazing at the        Remembering our Roots, Milk River     (waterskiworlds.com;                    (friendsofjasper.com;
stunning mountains. Daytime           (albertaparks.ca; 310.0000 then       1.866.258.2754)                         780.852.4767)
workshops, evening concerts and       403.647.2364)
children’s activities complete the                                              Aug 4–5                                 Aug 6–8
festival. (canmorefolkfestival.com;       Aug 3                             Sunchild First Nation PowWow,           Vegreville Country Fair &
403.678.2524)                         Alberta Prairie Railfans Day,         Rocky Mountain House                    Exhibition (vegrevilleevents.com;
                                      Stettler (absteamtrain.com;           (403.989.3740)                          1.888.611.0161)
     Edmonton Heritage                1.800.282.3994)
Festival, Aug 1–3
Over 80 cultures from all over            Aug 3
                                                                            National Water Ski Championships
the world will be represented         End of Steel Heritage Day
at the festival. Check out            Celebrations, Hines Creek
the culinary treats, creative         (780.835.3224)
performances, crafts, artwork and
clothing. (heritage-festival.com;         Aug 3
780.488.3378)                         Fort Calgary Heritage Day
                                      Celebrations (fortcalgary.com;
    Aug 1–3                           403.290.1875)
Frontier Lodge Fat Tire Festival
Mountain Bike Competition,                 Aug 3
Nordegg (frontierlodge.ca;            Heritage Day, Fort McMurray
403.721.2202)                         (fortmcmurrayhistory.com;
                                      780.791.7575)
     Aug 1–3
Lily Festival, Bowden                     Aug 3
(eaglecreekfarms.ca;                  Heritage Park Historical Village
403.224.3995)                         celebrates Heritage Day, Calgary
                                      (heritagepark.ca; 403.268.8500)



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                                                                                                                        Aug 8
                                                                                                                    Glendon Annual Fair & Demolition
                                                                                                                    Derby (780.635.3807)

                                                                                                                        Aug 8
                                                                                                                    Millet’s Annual Garden Tour &
                                                                                                                    Strawberry Tea (millettourism.ca;
                                                                                                                    780.387.4554)
          AUG 6 – AUG 15
                                                                                                                        Aug 8–9
            ICONS LEGEND                                                                                            7th Annual Fun Fly, Drayton
                                                                                                                    Valley (brazeautourism.ca;
          Western          Food                                                                                     1.800.633.0899)

          Sports           Music                                                                                       Aug 8–9
                                                                                                                    Concert in the Country Pig
          Aboriginal       Arts                                                                                     Roast, Millet (millettourism.ca;
                                                                                                                    780.387.5124)
          Festivals/Celebrations
                                                                                                                        Aug 8–9
          Learning/Special Interests                                                                                Doors Open Banff
                                                                                                                    (doorsopenalberta.ca;
                                                                                                                    403.762.1216)
       Visit TravelAlberta.com
            for details and                                                                                             Aug 8–9
         even more events.                                                                                          Fort Macleod Heritage Festival &
                                                                                                                    Quilt Show (nwmpmuseum.com;
                                                                                                                    403.553.4703)

                                                                                                                        Aug 8–9
Canoe Polo Championships
                                                                                                                    Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village
                                                                                                                    Museum Pioneer Days,
                                                                                                                    Grimshaw (780.332.2030)
   Aug 6–9                                  Aug 7–9                                Olds Fair & Rodeo, Aug 7–9
Amberlea Meadows Summer                 Barrhead Agricultural Society Blue    The Biggest Little Fair in the West
                                                                                                                        Aug 8–9
Heat Horse Show, Edmonton               Heron Fair (780.674.2284)             features family fun like mutton
                                                                                                                    Rochester & District Ag
(amberleameadows.com;                                                         bustin, livestock exhibitions, bull
                                                                                                                    Society Fair Days, Athabasca
780.955.7608)                              Aug 7–9                            riding, petting zoo, pony rides,
                                                                                                                    (athabascacountry.com;
                                        Bon Accord Harvest Days (town.        midway games and a parade.
                                                                                                                    1.877.211.8669)
     Edmonton Folk Music                bonaccord.ab.ca; 780.921.3615)        (oldsagsociety.com; 403.556.3770)
Festival, Aug 6–9
                                                                                                                        Aug 9
This sultry summer festival                 Aug 7–9                                Aug 7–9
                                                                                                                    Cream Day, Markerville
strives to promote Canadian             Canadian Canoe Polo National          Pioneer Acres 40th Annual
                                                                                                                    (markervillecreamery.com;
talent. Sit in serene Gallagher         Championships & Continental           Summer Show & Reunion,
                                                                                                                    1.877.728.3007)
Park and listen to celtic, bluegrass,   Cup of the Americas, Edmonton         Irricana (pioneeracres.ab.ca;
blues, gospel and roots music           (paddleEWP.com)                       403.935.4357)
                                                                                                                       Aug 9
from both new and familiar
                                                                                                                    Merriott Fitness Sprint Triathlon,
musicians. (edmontonfolkfest.org;           InterPLAY Festival,                   Aug 7–9
                                                                                                                    Devon (devon.ca; 780.987.8300)
780.429.1899)                           Fort McMurray, Aug 7–9                Siksika Nation Indian Days
                                        This lively festival combines         & Powwow Celebration
                                                                                                                       Aug 9
    Aug 6–9                             elements of fringe, folk, street      (1.800.551.5724)
                                                                                                                    Rocky Mountain House Lions
Taste of Calgary (tasteofcalgary.       performers and visual arts. Check
                                                                                                                    Demolition Derby (rockymtnhouse.
com; 403.293.2888)                      out some stand-up comedy or               Aug 7–21
                                                                                                                    com; 1.800.565.3793)
                                        improv while enjoying great music     Calaway Park Ticket to Ride,
    Aug 6–20                            and tasty food. (interplay.ca;        Calgary (calawaypark.com;
                                                                                                                        Aug 11
Hiking in City Parks: Looking Back      780.791.1600)                         403.240.3822)
                                                                                                                    Kalyna Country Church Tour,
& Glancing Forward, Calgary
                                                                                                                    Leduc (carsontours.com;
(calgary.ca/parks/naturecentre;              Mountain View Music                  Aug 8
                                                                                                                    1.866.522.7766)
403.268.2489)                           Fest, Carstairs, Aug 7–9              3rd Annual Rib Cook Off,
                                        Woodstock with family values          Devon (leducnumber1.com;
                                                                                                                        Aug 12
    Aug 7                               meets a small town fair. This         1.866.987.4323)
                                                                                                                    Jazz Connection Concert, Calgary
Buffalo Fall Fair (403.379.2272)        grassroots music festival features
                                                                                                                    (calgaryartssummer.com;
                                        more than 30 performances, an             Aug 8
                                                                                                                    403.271.0418)
    Aug 7–8                             artisan’s market, kid zone, car       Friends of the Bar U Annual Trail
Clandonald Country Fair                 show, art gallery and beer gardens.   Ride, Longview (pc.gc.ca/baru;
                                                                                                                       Aug 12
(780.853.2084)                          (mvmusicfest.ca; 403.337.0074)        1.888.773.8888)
                                                                                                                    Marwayne Agricultural Fair (village.
                                                                                                                    marwayne.ab.ca; 780.847.3962)
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Olds Fair & Rodeo                                                                                              Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Eric Kozakiewicz photo



    Rocky Mountain House                    Calgary International                 Edmonton International Fringe        Aug 14–17
Air Show, Aug 12                       Reggae Festival, Aug 13–15            Theatre Festival, Aug 13–23           David Thompson Days
Keep your eyes on the skies during     The 6th annual Reggae Festival        The largest Fringe Festival on        Country Fair, Rocky Mountain
Rocky airport club’s 4th air show!     brings pulsating rhythm to Shaw       the continent is the ultimate         House (rockymtnhouse.com;
Be amazed by a spectacular show        Millennium Park. Enjoy music,         adventure with over 140 shows         1.800.565.3793)
featuring the Snowbirds and an         cultural activities and the history   from around the world. The
F-18, aerobatic feats and military     of reggae workshops. Find your        talented street performers and            Aug 15
plans. (rockymtnhouse.com;             beat by joining a drum circle.        local artisans will blow your mind!   Believe Fest 2009, Drumheller
1.800.565.3793)                        (calgaryreggaefestival.com;           (fringetheatreadventures.ca;          (believefest.com; 403.820.5780)
                                       403.355.5696)                         780.448.9000)
   Aug 12                                                                                                              Aug 15
Seniors Day at the Gibbons                 Aug 13–16                             Aug 14                            Brian Mazza 10 km Trail Run, Rocky
Museum (gibbons.ca;                    Kikino Silver Birch Rodeo &           Jazz Connection, Calgary              Mountain House (rockymtnhouse.
780.923.3331)                          Celebration Days (laclabicheregion.   (calgaryartssummer.com;               com; 1.800.565.3793)
                                       com; 1.888.330.8833)                  403.271.0418)
     Aug 12                                                                                                            Aug 15
Town of Wainwright Agricultural            Aug 13–16                             Aug 14–15                         David Thompson Days River
Fair (town.wainwright.ab.ca;           Torrington Music & Dance              Agricultural Fair & Trade Show,       Race, Rocky Mountain
780.842.2258)                          Jamboree (torringtonjamboree.info;    Beaverlodge (780.354.8785)            House (rockymtnhouse.com;
                                       403.631.2460)                                                               1.800.565.3793)
    Jasper Heritage Rodeo,                                                      Aug 14–15
Aug 12–15                                   Westridge GMC CPCA Finals,       Central Music Festival, Red               Aug 15
This annual event attracts top         Lloydminster, Aug 13–16               Deer (centralmusicfest.com;           Glendon Cruise Night
cowboys, cowgirls and stock from       Cheer on the fastest chuckwagons      403.886.5745)                         (780.635.3807)
around the world for bull riding,      on the CPCA tour during this four
bareback and saddle bronc riding,      day whirlwind event. Lots to enjoy,       Aug 14–16                            Aug 15
steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel   including beer gardens, a steak       Didsbury FCA Rodeo & Fair             Mannville Agricultural Fair
racing and more! Don’t miss the        fry and the always entertaining       (didsburyagsociety.com;               (mannville.com; 780.763.3500)
rodeo dance on Saturday night.         chuckwagon cabaret.                   403.335.4494)
(jasperheritagerodeo.com;              (lloydexh.com; 306.825.5571)                                                    Aug 15
780.852.3858)                                                                    Aug 14–16                         Remembering Baz, Nanton
                                                                             Grove Cruise ‘09, Spruce Grove        (lancastermuseum.ca;
                                                                             (grovecruise.ca; 780.962.7616)        403.646.2270)


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                                                  Aug 15–19                               Aug 18                              Aug 21–23
                                               World Professional Chuckwagon          Galt Museum Scenic Plaza             Whitecourt Rodeo (780.779.4343)
                                               Races, Red Deer (westerner.ab.ca;      Whoop-Up Days BBQ,
                                               403.343.7800)                          Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;             Aug 22
                                                                                      1.866.320.3898)                      Canadian Derby at Northlands Park,
                                                   Aug 16                                                                  Edmonton (thehorsesatnorthlands.
                                               Cold Lake Car Show                          Aug 18–19                       com; 1.888.800.7275)
                 AUG 15 – AUG 31               (coldlake.com; 1.800.840.6140)         Coronation Town & Country
                                                                                      Fair (town.coronation.ab.ca;             Aug 22
                    ICONS LEGEND                   Aug 16                             403.578.3679)                        Drawing on Reader’s Legacy at
                                               Cria Day at Saumer Time Alpaca                                              the Reader Rock Garden, Calgary
                  Western          Food        Ranch, Onoway (alpacastaranch.             Whoop-Up Days Summer Fair        (calgary.ca/parks/naturecentre;
                                               com; 1.877.866.2689)                   & Rodeo, Lethbridge, Aug 18–22       403.268.2489)
                  Sports           Music                                              Great value! Your gate admission
                                                  Aug 16                              includes access to daily concerts,       Aug 22
                  Aboriginal       Arts        Okotoks Antique Collector Car          a bull riding, a CPRA Pro rodeo,     Half Moon in August, Blairmore
                                               Show & Shine (okotoks.ca;              an indoor marketplace trade show,    (fmij.com; 403.562.8857)
                  Festivals/Celebrations       403.938.8950)                          entertainment on the free stage,
                                                                                      Hobby World and lots more!               Aug 22
                  Learning/Special Interests
                                                   Aug 16                             (exhibitionpark.ca; 403.328.4491)    High River Highland Games
                                               Old Time Penny Carnival at                                                  (highriverhighlandgames.com;
                                               Rutherford House, Edmonton                 Aug 21                           403.652.5348)
              Visit TravelAlberta.com          (experiencealbertahistory.com;         Blackfalds Summerfest
                   for details and             780.427.3996)                          (blackfalds.com; 403.885.4677)           Aug 22
                even more events.                                                                                          Pirates of Pembina Raft Race,
                                                    Aug 16                                Aug 21                           Lodgepole (brazeautourism.ca;
                                               Old Time Ranch Rodeo at                Carstairs Horticulture Show (town.   780.894.2260)
                                               Bar U Ranch, Longview                  carstairs.ab.ca; 403.337.3341)
                                               (friendsofthebaru.ca;                                                           Aug 22
           Aug 15                              1.888.773.8888)                            Aug 21                           Rochon Sands Buffalo Daze
       Western Wheels Classic Car                                                     Play Writing Camp Performance,       (rochonsands.net; 403.742.5885)
       Club Show, Rocky Mountain                   Aug 16                             Calgary (calgaryartssummer.com;
       House (rockymtnhouse.com;               World Basset Races!,                   403.271.0418)                             Aug 22
       1.800.565.3793)                         Carvel (inspiredgardens.ca;                                                 Ty Hart & Friends Afternoon
                                               1.877.874.4455)                            Aug 21–22                        in the Park, Athabasca
                                                                                      World Miniature Horse Chuck          (athabascacountry.com;
5th Annual Wildlife Festival                                                          Wagon Championships, Cardston        1.877.211.8669)
                                                                                      (remingtoncarriagemuseum.com;
                                                                                      403.653.5139)                            Aug 22
                                                                                                                           Victoria Settlement & Victoria
                                                                                         Aug 21–23                         Crossing Tour, Leduc
                                                                                      Country Corn & Music Festival,       (carsontours.com; 1.866.522.7766)
                                                                                      Rimbey (harvestmoongardens.ca;
                                                                                      403.843.6553)                            Aug 22–23
                                                                                                                           Bastions & Bones at Rocky
                                                                                          Aug 21–23                        Mountain House National
                                                                                      Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival     Historic Site (pc.gc.ca/
                                                                                      (bluesinternationalltd.com;          rockymountainhouse;
                                                                                      780.708.7230)                        403.845.2412)

           Aug 15–16                                Aug 17–24                             Aug 21–23                           Aug 22–23
       Banff National Park Dragon Boat         Fall Fashion Week in Old               EID Classic Sheep Dog                Family Riverboat Rally, Whitecourt
       Festival (banfflakelouise.com/           Strathcona, Edmonton                   Competition, Brooks                  (whitecourt.ca; 780.778.0388)
       dragonboat; 403.762.0284)               (artforumze.com; 780.428.3499)         (albertastockdog.com;
                                                                                      403.362.7240)                            Aug 22–23
            Aug 15–16                               Calgary GlobalFest,                                                    Harvest Sale at Heritage Park,
       Plamondon Mud Bog                       Aug 17–29                                  Aug 21–23                        Calgary (heritagepark.ca;
       (laclabicheregion.com;                  Sparks fly as Canada, Mexico,           Mountain Galleries at Jasper Park    403.268.8500)
       1.877.623.9696)                         Spain and China compete in an          Lodge exhibits Robert Genn’s
                                               international fireworks competition.    work (mountaingalleries.com;            Aug 22–23
           Aug 15–16                           Globalfest celebrates cultural         1.888.310.9726)                      Métis Crossing Voyage ‘09,
       The Congress Horse Show,                diversity and artistic excellence in                                        Smoky Lake (métiscrossing.com;
       Claresholm (calgaryappaloosa.           the community at various locations          Aug 21–23                       780.656.2229)
       com; 403.536.9234)                      across the city. (globalfest.ca;       Westlock & District Agricultural
                                               1.866.666.8308)                        Fair (780.349.8888)

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                                                                                                          Calgary GlobalFest




     Aug 22–23                              Aug 30
Pioneer Acres Blow Off                 First Nations Day at Bar U Ranch,
Some Steam Weekend,                    Longview (friendsofthebaru.ca;
Irricana (pioneeracres.ab.ca;          1.888.773.8888)
403.935.4357)
                                           Aug 30
    Aug 23                             Fort des Prairies Jamboree at Fort
Alberta Prairie Railway Highland       George & Buckingham House, St.
Special, Stettler (absteamtrain.com;   Paul (experiencealbertahistory.
1.800.282.3994)                        com; 780.724.2611)

     Aug 23                                 Aug 30
Field & Fort Day at Victoria           Fort Edmonton Park Harvest
Settlement, St. Paul                   Fair (fortedmontonpark.ca;
(experiencealbertahistory.com;         780.496.8787)
780.656.2333)
                                           Aug 30
   Aug 27–30                           Waterton Wheels Show & Shine
Taber Cornfest (taberchamber.com;      (403.859.2266)
403.223.2265)
                                           George Lake Music Festival,
     Aug 28–29                         Berwyn, Aug 31
Hylo/Venice Harvest Days               Watch local bands from Northern
(laclabicheregion.com;                 Alberta and BC perform well known
                                                                            Northface Canadian Death Race, Marius Knut photo
1.877.623.9696)                        modern and old time country
                                       music. Camp, dance, dig for gold
    Aug 28–30                          and ride on the Naughty Otter
Eckville Dance Jamboree                paddle wheel boat. (mightypeace.
(eckville.com; 403.746.0057)           com; 1.800.215.4535)

    Aug 28–30                              Aug 31–Sep 6
ExpoLatino 2009 Festival, Calgary      CN Canadian Women’s Open,
(hispanicarts.com; 403.271.2744)       Priddis (cncanadianwomensopen.
                                       com; 1.800.263.0009)
     Aug 29
Millet Harvest Festival
(millettourism.ca; 780.387.4442)
                                                                                                             Fort Whoop-Up
    5th Annual Wildlife Festival,
Jasper, Aug 29–30
Celebrate the scenic beauty of
Jasper at the 5th annual Wildlife
Festival. Special activities include
behind-the scenes tours, warden
safety demonstrations, guest
speakers and free park wildlife
activities. (jaspercanadianrockies.
com; 780.852.1886)

    Aug 29–30
Sunflower Festival & Vintage Flat
Track Motorcyle Races, Thorhild
(thorhild.com; 780.398.3688)

   Aug 29–Sep 1
Sobeys Symphony under the Sky,
Edmonton (edmontonsymphony.
com; 1.800.563.5081)

    Aug 30
Classic Embroidery Demo
Derby, Rimbey (caraceways.ca;
403.843.3125)




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                                                                                                     Sep 5
                                                                                                 Family Dance Fest, Hill Spring
                                                                                                 (greatcanadianbarndance.com;
                                                                                                 1.866.626.3407)

                                                                                                     Sep 5
                                                                                                 Glen Keeley Memorial Bull Riding,
        SEP 2 – SEP 28
                                                                                                 Stavely (stavely.ca; 403.549.3761)

         ICONS LEGEND                                                                                Sep 5
                                                                                                 Lakedell Agricultural Society
       Western          Food                                     Sep 2–6
                                                                                                 Country Fair, Westerose
                                                             WPCA Dodge World Championship
                                                                                                 (lakedell.org; 780.586.2505)
       Sports           Music                                (Chuckwagons), Edmonton
                                                             (northlands.com; 1.888.800.7275)
       Aboriginal       Arts                                                                         Sep 5
                                                                                                 Olde Towne Okotoks Show ‘n
                                                                 Sep 3–6
                                                                                                 Shine (oldetowneokotoks.ca;
       Festivals/Celebrations                                Lakeland Rodeo Association
                                                                                                 403.938.8950)
                                                             (LRA) Finals, St. Paul
       Learning/Special Interests                            (county.stpaul.ab.ca;
                                                                                                      Athabasca Country Harvest
                                                             780.645.4373)
                                                                                                 Gold Old Time Fiddlers
                                                                                                 Weekend, Sep 5–6
     Visit TravelAlberta.com                                      Sep 3–17
          for details and                                                                        Celebrate 30 years of old-time
                                                             Fall in the City Guided Hikes,
       even more events.                                                                         fiddle competition! Fiddler players
                                                             Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary
                                                                                                 of all ages and abilities compete
                                                             (calgary.ca/parks/naturecentre;
                                                                                                 for prizes in all-new facilities. Show
                                                             403.268.2489)
                                                                                                 off your moves during the Saturday
                                                                                                 night dance! (athabascacountry.
                                                                 Sep 4–6
                                                                                                 com; 1.877.211.8669)
                                                             Okotoks Pro Rodeo 2009
                                                             (okotoksprorodeo.com;
                                                                                                     Sep 5–6
                                                             403.938.1518 (after July 1st))
                                                                                                 Beaumont Blues Festival
                                                                                                 (beaumontblues.net;
                                                                Sep 4–6
                                                                                                 780.929.8782)
                                                             Thunder in the Valley Drag Races,
                                                             Drayton Valley (draytonvalley.ca;
                                                                                                     Sep 5–6
                                                             780.542.7357)
                                                                                                 Harvest Festival, Wetaskiwin
                                                                                                 (reynoldsalbertamuseum.com;
                                                                  Sep 4–7
                                                                                                 1.800.661.4726)
                                                             Blueberry Festival, Fort McMurray
                                                             (fortmcmurraytourism.com;
                                                                                                     Sep 5–7
                                                             1.800.565.3947)
                                                                                                 2009 Labour Day Men’s Open
                                                                                                 Golf Tournament, Innisfail
                                                                 Sep 4–7
                                                                                                 (innisfailgolf.ca; 403.227.3444)
                                                             Prairie Garden’s Corn Fest,
                                                             Bon Accord (prairiegardens.org;
                                                                                                     Sep 5–Oct 12
                                                             780.921.2272)
                                                                                                 Calaway Park Halloweekends,
                                                                                                 Calgary (calawaypark.com;
                                                                Sep 4–7
                                                                                                 403.240.3822)
                                                             Ropin Rodeo Jamboree,
                                                             Drayton Valley (draytonvalley.ca;
                                                                                                     Sep 6
                                                             780.514.2234)
                                                                                                 3rd Annual Party in the Park,
                                                                                                 Whitecourt (whitecourt.ca;
                                                                 Sep 4–7
                                                                                                 1.800.313.7383)
                                                             Town of Grande Cache’s 40th
                                                             Anniversary (grandecache.ca;
                                                                                                     Sep 6
                                                             1.888.827.3790)
                                                                                                 A Place for the Future at Elk Island
                                                                                                 National Park (pc.gc.ca/elkisland;
                                                                Sep 5
                                                                                                 1.800.748.7275)
                                                             Annual Pyrogy Festival, Glendon
                                                             (780.635.3807)
                                                                                                     Sep 6
                                                                                                 BBQ on the Bow 2009, Calgary
                                                                Sep 5
                                                                                                 (bbqonthebow.com; 403.233.4380)
                                                             CFB Wainwright Community
                                                             Showcase (town.wainwright.ab.ca;
                                                             780.842.1363 ext 1274)
27                                  Canmore Highland Games
                                           Sep 12                               Sep 17–20                              Sep 25–27
    Canmore Highland                   5 Peaks Trail Running Race,          Wildrose Rodeo Association            Waterton Wildlife Festival
Games 2009, Sep 6                      Canmore (kananaskis-country.ca;      Finals, Barrhead (barrhead.ca;        (trailofthegreatbear.com;
Break out your kilt and bagpipes!      403.678.2400)                        780.674.2284)                         1.800.215.2395)
Competitors from Canada, USA
and Scotland come for events such          Sep 12                               Sep 18–19                              Sep 25–30
as the caber toss, individual piping   Alberta Heritage Exposition          Lethbridge ArtWalk                    Waterton Wildlife Week
and drumming, dance competitions       Park Country Harvest, Leduc          (artslethbridge.org; 403.320.0555)    (trailofthegreatbear.com;
and sheep dog demonstration.           (leducwestantique.com;                                                     1.800.215.2395)
(canmorehighlandgames.ca;              780.986.5912)                            Sep 18–20
403.678.9454)                                                               Alberta Arts Days, Edmonton                Calgary International Film
                                           Sep 12                           (culture.alberta.ca/artsdays;         Festival, Sep 25–Oct 4
    Sep 6                              Bow Island Tractor Pull              310.0000 then 780.427.6315)           Inspired by the pioneering spirit
Chrysanthemum Festival at Nikka        and Show & Shine Car Show                                                  and maverick ideals of the
Yuko Japanese Garden, Lethbridge       (bowisland.com; 403.545.2036)            Sep 18–20                         community, CIFF showcases films
(nikkayuko.com; 403.328.3511)                                               Calgary Artwalk 2009                  that break traditional boundaries
                                           Sep 12                           (calgaryartwalk.com;                  and forge new cinematic ground.
    Sep 6                              Gibbons Town Wide Garage Sale        403.263.6500)                         Come celebrate cultural diversity
Downhill Soapbox Derby, Ponoka         (gibbons.ca; 780.923.3331)                                                 through film and see the best from
(ponoka.org; 403.783.4326)                                                      Sep 18–20                         filmmakers in over 100 countries.
                                            Sep 12                          Galt Museum Art Walk                  (calgaryfilm.com; 403.283.1490)
    Sep 6                              Neighbour Day, Fort Saskatchewan     Sculpture Exhibit & Demos,
Fort McMurray Tourism’s Famous         (fortsask.ca; 780.992.6261)          Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;               Sep 26
Fish Fry (fortmcmurraytourism.                                              1.866.320.3898)                       Alberta Fall Classic at
com; 1.800.565.3947)                       Sep 12                                                                 Northlands Park, Edmonton
                                       St. Albert Chamber Seniors’              Sep 18–20                         (thehorsesatnorthlands.com;
    Sep 6–7                            Day (stalbertchamber.com;            Kaleido Family Arts Festival,         1.888.800.7275)
Fort Edmonton Park Storytelling        780.458.2833)                        Edmonton (artsontheave.org;
Festival (fortedmontonpark.ca;                                              780.722.3733)                             Sep 26
780.496.8787)                             Sep 12–13                                                               Carstairs Pumpkin Festival (town.
                                       ConocoPhillips Mud Bog Event,            Sep 18–Jan 3                      carstairs.ab.ca; 403.337.3341)
    Sep 7                              Rimbey (caraceways.ca;               Art Gallery of Alberta presents
Barebones Orienteering Race,           403.843.3125)                        Museums in the 21st Century,              Sep 26
Canmore (kananaskis-country.ca;                                             Edmonton (artgalleryalberta.com;      Oyen Ducks Unlimited Supper
403.678.2400)                               Sep 12–13                       780.422.6223)                         (403.664.2536)
                                       Fall Fair at Heritage Park
    Sep 9–13                           presented by Lammle’s, Calgary           Sep 19                               Sep 26
Spruce Meadows Masters                 (heritagepark.ca; 403.268.8500)      Artisans Fair, Medicine Hat           RDSO presents Beautiful Brahms,
Tournament, Calgary                                                         (downtownmedicinehat.ca;              Red Deer (rdso.ca; 403.340.2948)
(sprucemeadows.com;                        Sep 12–13                        403.529.5997)
403.974.4200)                          MS Bike Tour, Hinton (mssociety.                                               Sep 26
                                       ca/alberta; 780.463.1190)                Sep 19                            Summer’s End Harvest
    Sep 11                                                                  Timothy Trek, Lacombe                 Festival, Hill Spring
Annual Firefighters Memorial                Sep 12–13                        (403.755.7825)                        (greatcanadianbarndance.com;
Service in Old Strathcona,             Pioneer Acres Stationary Engines                                           1.866.626.3407)
Edmonton (firefighters-memorial.         Weekend, Irricana (pioneeracres.         Sep 19–20
com; 780.451.8343)                     ab.ca; 403.935.4357)                 Vintage Motorcyle Races &                 Sep 26–27
                                                                            Rally, Thorhild (thorhild.com;        Railway Days at Heritage Park
    Sep 11                                 Sep 13                           780.398.3688)                         Historical Village, Calgary
Galt Museum Beer Tasting,              Canmore Rocky Mountain Half                                                (heritagepark.ca; 403.268.8500)
Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;            Marathon, 10Km & 5Km Run/Walk            Sep 22
1.866.320.3898)                        (cause.ca; 1.888.552.2873)           Harvest Festival 2009 at the Grande       Sept 26–Oct 3
                                                                            Prairie Museum (cityofgp.com;         Edmonton Chante Festival
    Sep 11–13                              Sep 13                           780.532.5482)                         (acfaedmonton.ab.ca;
Canadian Pony Chuckwagon Finals,       Chore Horse Competition at Bar U                                           780.469.4401)
Vegreville (vegrevilleagsociety.ca;    Ranch, Longview (friendsofthebaru.      Sep 25–27
1.888.611.0161)                        ca; 1.888.773.8888)                  Accordion Extravaganza Festival,         Sep 28–Nov 6
                                                                            Edmonton (edmontonaccordion.          Eggshells for Changelings, Red
    Sep 11–13                              Sep 13                           com; 780.462.8345)                    Deer (harriswarkegallery.com;
Oilmen’s Hockey Tournament,            Inspired Harvest Tea & Zucchinis,                                          403.346.8937)
Drayton Valley (draytonvalley.ca;      Carvel (inspiredgardens.ca;              Sep 25–27
780.542.7529)                          1.877.874.4455)                      Prairie Gardens Fall-o-ween,
                                                                            Bon Accord (prairiegardens.org;
    Sep 11–Oct 24                          Sep 15–Oct 30                    780.921.2272)
Rosebud Theatre presents Mary’s        Scarecrows, Pumpkins & Fall in
Wedding (rosebudtheatre.com;           the Country Tours, Bon Accord
1.800.267.7553)                        (prairiegardens.org; 780.921.2272)
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        OCT 2 – OCT 31

         ICONS LEGEND

       Western          Food

       Sports           Music

       Aboriginal       Arts

       Festivals/Celebrations

       Learning/Special Interests



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    Oct 2–4                                 Oct 10–12                            Oct 24
Canadian Rodeo Tour                    Thanksgiving Thank You Weekend        Science & Technology Week
Championship, Calgary                  at Heritage Park Historical           Celebration at Leduc #1,
(calgarystampede.com;                  Village, Calgary (heritagepark.ca;    Devon (leducnumber1.com;
403.261.0101)                          403.268.8500)                         1.866.987.4323)

    Oct 2–24                              Oct 10–24                             Oct 24
Galt Museum Flashlight Cemetery        Westlock Rotary Dinner Theatre        Taber Irrigation Impact Museum
Tours, Lethbridge (galtmuseum.         (westlock.ca; 780.349.3757)           Harvest Supper (aroundtaber.com;
com; 1.866.320.3898)                                                         403.223.5708)
                                           Oct 12
    Oct 3                              Closing Day at Nikka Yuko                  Oct 24
Meeting Creek Station                  Japanese Garden, Lethbridge           Village of Warburg Halloween
Harvest Festival, Camrose              (nikkayuko.com; 403.328.3511)         Dance (villageofwarburg.ab.ca;
(canadiannorthern.ca;                                                        780.848.2841)
780.672.3099)                              Oct 15–17
                                       Rocky Mountain Wine &                    Oct 24
   Oct 3                               Food Festival, Calgary                Women of Aspenland
Reach Foundation Charity Event,        (rockymountainwine.com;               Official Opening, Wetaskiwin
Drayton Valley (780.621.8610)          1.866.228.3555)                       (wetaskiwinmuseum.com;
                                                                             780.352.0227)
    Oct 3                                 Oct 15–18
Wainwright Scarecrow Festival          2009 Medicine Hat Senior Pro              Oct 25
(town.wainwright.ab.ca;                Rodeo (canadaseniorrodeo.com;         Mount Royal College Conservatory
780.842.3381)                          403.938.4484)                         presents Feast of Sound & Song,
                                                                             Calgary (mtroyal.ca/conservatory;
    Oct 3–31                              Oct 16–17                          403.440.7700)
Eagle Creek Fall Pumpkin Festival,     Beaverlodge Craft Show & Sale
Bowden (eaglecreekfarms.ca;            (780.538.1248)                            Oct 26–31
403.224.3995)                                                                Boo at the Zoo, Calgary
                                           Oct 16–17                         (calgaryzoo.ab.ca;
   Oct 3–Nov 1                         Carbon Oktoberfest                    1.800.588.9993)
Haunted Pumpkin Festival, Bon          (403.572.3244)
Accord (prairiegardens.org;                                                     Oct 27–30
780.921.2272)                              Oct 16–18                         2nd Annual Halloween Haunt at
                                       Scarecrow Festival, Edmonton          Leduc #1, Devon (leducnumber1.
    Oct 4                              (scarecrowfestival.org)               com; 1.866.987.4323)
Family Walk on the Wild Side at the
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary          Oct 17                                Oct 27–30
(calgary.ca/parks/naturecentre;        Delia Fall Fair (drumhellerchamber.   Heritage Park after Dark Halloween
403.268.2489)                          com; 1.866.823.8100)                  Event, Calgary (heritagepark.ca;
                                                                             403.268.8500)
    Oct 8                                  Oct 17–Jan 3
Voices of the Past at the Provincial   Galt Museum Fall Exhibit:                 Oct 28–31
Archives of Alberta, Edmonton          Dinosaurs & Company,                  Halloween Dinner Dance &
(culture.alberta.ca/archives;          Lethbridge (galtmuseum.com;           Haunted Barn, Hill Spring
780.427.1750)                          1.866.320.3898)                       (greatcanadianbarndance.com;
                                                                             1.866.626.3407)
    Oct 9–11                               Oct 22–25
Innisfail Scarecrow Festival           Spruce Meadows Harvest Classic,           Oct 29–Nov 1
(townofinnisfail.com;                   Calgary (sprucemeadows.com;           Spruce Meadows Oktoberfest,
403.227.7744)                          403.974.4200)                         Calgary (sprucemeadows.com;
                                                                             403.974.4200)
   Oct 10                                  Oct 22–Nov 6
Acadia Valley Sausage Fry &            Honens International Piano                Oct 31
Dance, Oyen (townofoyen.com;           Competition, Calgary                  Foot Parade & Halloween Party,
403.972.2252)                          (honens.com; 1.800.249.7574)          Grande Prairie (gptourism.ca;
                                                                             1.866.202.2202)
    Oct 10–11                              Oct 23–24
Harvest Country Drive, Red Deer        Grace United Church Fall Rummage          Oct 31
(countrydrive.ca; 1.800.215.8946)      Sale, Wainwright (town.wainwright.    Halloween Hoopla, Spruce Grove
                                       ab.ca; 780.842.3870)                  (sprucegrove.org; 780.962.7616)
    Oct 10–12
Calaway Park’s Thank You Calgary!                                                Oct 31
(calawaypark.com; 403.240.3822)                                              RDSO presents Of Pictures,
                                                                             Paintings & Plays, Red Deer
                                                                             (rdso.ca; 403.340.2948)
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