Spring and summer in St. Albert are chalk full of events that bring the community together. Here are a few upcoming events coming to St. Albert in the near future that are definitely worth checking out!
This family fun event has something for everyone! Starting Friday afternoon, the fairgrounds open their doors for fun on the midway and in the marketplace. At 5:30pm, the Rainmaker Rodeo Events kick off with musical guests, the rodeo itself, and other entertaining shows for entrants to enjoy! You know it’s Rodeo weekend when you can hear the amazing line up of bands playing into the evening air, echoing through the city and into the hearts of cowboys and cowgirls alike (beer garden performances are 18 yrs+). This year’s line up includes Emerson Drive, Jason Benoit, Meghan Patrick, Lisa Nicole, George Canyon, Black Jack Billy, The Dungarees, & Bradly Tucker! Saturday begins early with the infamous St. Albert City Hall pancake breakfast and Rainmaker Rodeo Parade. The rest of Saturday and all of Sunday explode with shows, performances, demonstration, a petting zoo, and more! Admission for children 6 yrs and under is free; 7-12 yrs – $5; youth/ adults – $15.
The St. Albert Artwalk is an event that is held on the first Thursday of every month starting on May 5th, 2016 at 6pm, running until September. This year is the 14th season of artists setting up shop in the Perron District creating an outdoor art gallery for the public to walk through. This is a great way to support and discover amazing local talent while enjoying the beauty of downtown St. Albert.
An amazing event that allows everyone’s imagination to run wild, the International Children’s Festival is something you won’t want you or your kids to miss out on! Global artists and performers entertain throughout the St. Albert downtown, with hands-on activities available for kids of all ages. This year will feature an art installation of 35,000 butterfly creations at St. Albert Place – representing the countless creative possibilities in a child’s future. Tickets for the festival are available through Ticketmaster at the Arden Theatre or at a satellite Box Office in Lion’s Park, which grant you access to performances, Toddler Town, face painting, activities, and more! Park-and-Ride is available at St. Albert Centre, and definitely recommended!
Located at Servus Place in St. Albert this year, this event is sure to impress your inner Geek! Sections of Servus will be allocated for hands on activities, board games (including Giant Jenga!), video games, a zip line, drone flying, Pop-art performances, an Angry Birds life size sling shot, Cosplay, a zombie shooting range, and a hockey arena filled with themed Lego displays! Check the floor plan online to make sure you don’t miss a thing! There will also be live performances throughout the day, and lots of entertainment from exhibitors so prepare for EEK overload. Tickets are available here: http://theeek.com/tickets/
The largest outdoor market in Western Canada has over 250 vendors, various live entertainers, and crowds ranging from 5000 – 20,000 each Saturday! Come rain or shine, St. Albert’s downtown core shuts down from 10am – 3pm and becomes a pedestrian walkway, with local vendors offering their amazing original goods (Vendor lists are available online). This year, there will be a weekly draw for anyone who Bikes or Busses to the Farmers Market – details available on the Farmers Market website, or on site.