Here’s our Summer Events Guide with the best Fairs, Festivals and Rodeos across the region. You can also see our Events Calendar with more details, posters and schedules. www.goeastofedmonton.com/events
August 17- September 6
Aug 17 – FLAGSTAFF REGIONAL AIRPORT: MOVIE AT THE AIRPORT
Flagstaff Regional Airport
Aug 18 – ARDMORE DUCK RACE
Ardmore Community Centre
Aug 20-22 – MUNDARE AGRI-DAYS Parade
Aug 20-22 – KIKINO SILVER BIRCH RODEO
Held annually on the 3rd weekend in August, this event is not to be missed by competitors and fans alike. Be sure to head over for one of the best fireworks displays you can find in Alberta!
Aug 21 – MANNVILLE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FAIR & PARADE
Aug 21 – SEDGEWICK GATHERING OF THE CLANS HIGHLAND FESTIVAL
Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival is a Lamont County tourism initiative that celebrates its unique honour as the “cradle of Ukrainian settlement to Canada”. Enjoy virtual interviews with some favorite festival performers, artists, and characters. The official live launch of several digitized local history books including the 1980 award-winning Andrew history book, Dreams & Destinies.
Aug 21-22 – FORESTBURG AREA 53 1/8 MILE DRAG RACING
Aug 20-21 – REDWATER DISCOVERY DAYS
Numerous events are being planned -some are a Drive-in family movie, a Bench Show, Show & Shine, Inflatables, Food Trucks, and Fireworks, Parade (Aug 21). All events (except food trucks) are free of charge, provided by the Redwater & District Agricultural Society and its community volunteers.
Aug 21 – CHERRY GROVE LAWN TRACTOR RACES
Cherry Grove Community Hall
Aug 25 – MARWAYNE PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDING
Aug 26 – LLOYDMINSTER HOME HARDWARE NIGHT MARKET
Aug 27-29 – BONNYVILLE GEAR GRABBERS DRAG WEEKEND
Drag Racing Returns To The Bonnyville Regional Airport! 1/8th Mile Bracket Format. Bonus Time Grudge Racing. First timers, amateurs & experienced racers encouraged! Street legal race cars, diesels, sleds, & motorcycles allowed.
-Racers: $60 Entry Fee ($50 for members)
-Racer pit camping available
-Public Admission: $10.00ea… 12 & Under FREE!
Aug 27-29 – ANDREW ANNUAL SLO-PITCH TOURNAMENT
Aug 27 – BONNYVILLE CENTENNIAL CENTRE COMEDY NIGHT
Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre
Aug 28 – ANDREW BEAT THE HEAT FARMERS’ MARKET
Andrew Community Centre
Aug 29 – VINTAGE TRACTOR PULL & SHOW
Sherwood Park, Strathcona County
Vintage tractor pull. “Rustbucket” & classic car show. Antique equipment demonstrations. Silent auction. Community garage sale. Food trucks. Farmer’s market & trade show. Wagon rides. Kids events including (bouncy castle!) & New this year…Ladies lawnmower rodeo! $5/adults and kids under 14 free.
Aug 29 – SMOKY LAKE FUN FAMILY RODEO
Sept 2-5 – ST. PAUL RODEO
St. Paul Ag Corral
The St. Paul Ag Society is pleased to announce that they are bringing rodeo back to town! Join them for 4 days of rodeo action at the St. Paul Ag Corral.
Thursday, Sept 2: Cowboy Challenge, 7 pm
Friday, Sept 3: Bull-a-Rama, 7 pm
Saturday, Sept 4: LRA Rodeo, 2 pm
Sunday, Sept 5: LRA Rodeo, 2 pm
Saturday morning Parade @ 10:30 am
Saturday night Beerfest, Cap Arena, 9 pm.
Plus, Cash Raffle Draws every day! Tickets still available at www.stpaulagsociety.com. Grand Prize $20 000.
Sept 4-6 – FORESTBURG AREA 53 1/8 MILE DRAG RACING
Sept 4-6 – RY-TOF SLO-PITCH TOURNAMENT
Completed July & August Events
July 23 – CZAR LAKE BULLARAMA
July 23 – INDIGENOUS CULTURAL CELEBRATION
Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre (C2)
July 23 – TRAVIS DOLTER DRIVE IN CONCERT
Come out to Camrose on July 23rd at 8pm for a Drive in Concert. After a successful Drive in Concert just over a year ago, Travis Dolter and his band are excited to come back and perform again. All Proceeds go to the Camrose Food Bank. Tickets are $20 per vehicle with the option of buying a VIP Table of 4 for $100! There are limited tables available, so get your tickets today! Travis Dolter plays a variety of music and his show is sure to include something for everyone. If you would like to hear Travis before the show, you can stream his music on all streaming platforms.
July 24 – 2021 ALBERTA DRAFT HORSE CLASSIC
July 23-25 – LEA PARK RODEO
July 24-25 – RADWAY PIONEER DAYS
Head over to the Radway Agricentre for the pancake breakfast, bouncy castles, show & shine, bench & quilt show, summer market, a parade, supper and even some RCW Wrestling!
July 24 – RADWAY SHOW & SHINE
July 24 – CHRISTMAS IN JULY – DOWNTOWN CAMROSE
Head to Downtown Camrose to browse the awesome deals for their Christmas in July One Day Sale!
July 24 – THE ROYALS & THE RAILWAY
July 24-25 – CAMROSE AIR SHOW
Buy carload admission and find the answers to all of your airshow questions at camroseairshow.com
Featuring inspiring performances by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, CF-18 Hornet Demonstration & CH-146 Griffon Tactical Helicopter!
July 25 – SUMMER CONCERT- THE “BASH IN THE SPLASH”
Come one, come all to a Summer Celebration with Music by local Band “ROADKILL”. Kids can enjoy the splash park, and everyone else can bring their lawn chairs and enjoy an early evening of Music. Entrance is free! All charitable donations being made to the Wainwright CT-Scanner project. For more information, contact AJ Keller through this page or the Town of Wainwrights Recreation office.
July 25 – RADWAY RCW SUMMER HEAT PRO WRESTLING
July 27 – SPIRO’S NIGHT MARKET
July 29 – 2021 VERMILION PARADE
July 30-Aug 1 – LAC LA BICHE SUMMER FUN DAYS
July 30-Aug 1 – BRUCE STAMPEDE
Bruce Stampede Grounds
On Friday, be sure to check out the Abra Jackpot. On Saturday, enjoy the local rodeo, mule races, pro rodeo slack, and a dance. On Sunday, be sure to head over to the hall for a pancake breakfast, watch the parade in downtown, and finish the day watching the Professional Rodeo.
July 31 – VERMILION FIREWORKS SHOW
Vermilion Fair Grounds
July 31-Aug 2 – IRMA DAZE
July 31-Aug 1 – COLD LAKE AQUA DAYS
TWO DAY beachfront summer celebration July 31 and August 1! See the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornets, stay afloat in the cardboard boat races, watch the West Coast Lumberjacks, take in the fireworks show and MORE! 2021 musical headliner is a two-time Juno award-winning Canadian rock band. Come watch Default rock the stage on July 31!
July 31 – METIS CROSSING PRESENTS DINNER AND A SHOW
A 40-minute showcase presentation of “You used to Call me Marie”. Gather your blankets or lawn chairs as we move down to Homer’s Stage. Seating is also provided.
Aug 4-8 – VEGREVILLE COUNTRY FAIR
The biggest Fair in the Region!
Aug 4-16 – FLAGSTAFF VIRTUAL OPEN FARM DAYS
Aug 5-8 – BRETTZKY HOCKEY CHALLENGE
Aug 6-8 – BONNYVILLE CHUCKWAGON CHAMPIONSHIP RACES
Aug 6-8 – TOFIELD SODBUSTERS RODEO
Aug 6-7 – HAY LAKES SLO-PITCH TOURNAMENT
Aug 7 – BOYLE’S ANNUAL WILDBERRY FESTIVAL
There is something for everyone at the Boyle Wildberry Festival! Show & Shine, Farmers Market, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Bench Show, Pancake Breakfast, Street Bazar, and more!
Aug 7 – ELK POINT HERITAGE DAYS
Live Entertainment Stage – Headlined by their very own Olivia Rose. Car show, Petting Zoo, Bunnock Tournament, Face Painting, Heritage Quilt Show, FIREWORKS !!!!
Aug 7 – LOUGHEED ANNUAL FAIR
Aug 7 – UKRAINIAN TRIANGLE CAR CRUISE
Aug 8 – RANFURLY AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Be sure to go check out the parade, bench show, horse show, and gymkhana. The museum will be open and there will be a steak supper to finish the day.
Aug 8 – A DAY ON THE TRAIN– Battle River Railway
Get Out of the City! Travel by passenger train to small town Alberta, where you will dine in a vintage hotel, visit, and hear stories at the historic St. Martin’s Catholic Church, and purchase some of the world’s best sausage at the Heisler General Store. Local entertainment is sure to please. A perfect outing for retirees, families or friends looking for a slice of the country at an easy pace. Great way to shake off the COVID pandemic blues!
Aug 13-14 – VIKING CHARIOT & CHUCKWAGON RACES
Aug 13-15 – 3-CITIES SLOW PITCH TOURNAMENT
Aug 14-15 – STRATHCONA COUNTY FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE
Enjoy family friendly movies and cartoons over two days during this free Outdoor Movie weekend! From morning cartoons, family afternoon showings and an adult evening movie there is something for everyone. Located at the Emerald Hills Sports Pavillion – Artificial Turf Field.
Remember to bring your own blanket or lawn chairs to watch on the artificial turf or enjoy the view from the stands. Food and drinks from the concession available onsite from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. courtesy of the Sherwood Park Elks.
Aug 14-15 – ALBERTA OPEN FARM DAYS
Aug 14 – EXPLORE FARM TO FORK– Battle River Railway
Travel by train to meet your rural neighbours on this unique Open Farm Days event. Enjoy locally grown snacks & beverages in the open-air gondola car.
Aug 14 – BONNYVILLE COLD LAKE OPEN FARM DAYS
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 14, you’ll be able to explore the M.D., learn more about agriculture in our area, pick up some tasty treats, pet some baby goats, and more!
Aug 15 – SMOKY LAKE FUN FAMILY RODEO
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