This will be the first official Alberta Day the province has celebrated. Alberta Day falls on September 1st but this year’s celebrations will be held throughout the province on Saturday, September 3rd. 

“This weekend we’re hosting a celebration for all Albertans to celebrate this incredible province. From world-class talent, including some of Alberta’s favourite musicians to locally grown and produced food and drink, there will be something for everyone in the family. Join us in Edmonton, Calgary or communities across the province to celebrate Alberta’s culture, heritage and history,” said Ron Orr, MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka and Minister of Culture.  

Here’s a look at what is happening in central Alberta for Alberta Day.  

City of Lacombe 

All events in Lacombe are free! 

  • 9:00AM-12:00PM Family Skate at the Gary Moe Autogroup Sportsplex 
  • 9:00AM-3:00PM Indoor Sports including pickleball, badminton, corn-hole at the Curling Club at the Gary Moe Autogroup Sportsplex  
  • 10:00AM-2:00PM Bouncy Castles at the Echo Internet Arena 2 at the Gary Moe Autogroup Sportsplex 
  • 12:00PM-7:00PM Botany and the History of Medicine and discovery station at the Flatiron Building Museum 
  • 12:00PM-7:00PM Explore the Blacksmith’s Shop Museum 
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM Square Dance Lessons at the Lacombe Memorial Centre’s Centennial Hall 
  • 12:00PM-until supplies run out Alberta Day Creation Station: DIY Orange Shirt at the Michener House Museum 
  • 1:00PM-4:00PM Watercolour Bookmark Making at the Michener House Museum 
  • 1:00PM-4:00PM Skills for Homesteaders. Candle making and punched lanterns at the Blacksmith’s Shop Museum  
  • 1:00PM-6:00PM Art Walk in the Garden at the Michener House Museum  
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM Intro to Line Dancing at the Lacombe Memorial Centre’s Centennial Hall  
  • 3:00PM-4:30PM Dino Martinis Concert Vegas in Alberta Stage Show at the Lacombe memorial Centre’s courtyard on the Echo Energy Stage 
  • 5:30PM-7:00PM Dino Martinis Concert Hits from the decades at the Lacombe memorial Centre’s courtyard on the Echo Energy Stage 
  • 6:00PM to 7:00PM Lacombe Walking Tour starts off at the Michener House Museum 


Lacombe County  

The Ellis Bird Farm will be offering some events from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. You can register for events by calling (403) 885-4477 

  • 10:00AM-5:00PM En Plein Air Open Site 
  • 10:00AM Great Blue Heron Adult (registration required)  
  • 10:00AM Children’s Activity: Mud Pie 
  • 11:00AM Children’s Watercolour with Sally (registration required) 
  • 12:00PM Multimedia Bird House with Jenna (registration required)  
  • 1:00PM Children’s Craft: Buble Wrap Stomp Painting 
  • 1:30PM Birch Tree Watercolour Adult (registration required)  
  • 3:00PM Children’s Craft: Cotton Swab Painting  
  • 3:00PM Metis Bean Painting with Pam (registration required)  
  • 4:00PM Children’s Craft: Build a Bird Nest 


Town of Blackfalds  

Join the Town of Blackfalds for a Tipi raising ceremony, live performances and more at the Abbey Centre from 12:00PM to 4:00PM 


Town of Sylvan Lake  

An afternoon packed full of fun will be happening at Sylvan Lake’s Lion’s Legacy Park.  

  • 1:00PM-4:00PM Face painting games and crafts 
  • 4:30PM-5:30PM Magic show 
  • Fireworks (after dark)  


City of Red Deer 

Centrefest will be happening all weekend (September 2-4) long in the downtown area of Red Deer. For more information click here.