Last month, the Alberta government declared September 1st as Alberta Day – a day to commemorate Alberta’s entry to the Confederation on Sept. 1, 1905 and to celebrate the “province’s unique spirit, culture and heritage“.
Okotoks will be celebrating the day on Saturday, September 3 with a day full of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Community Events Specialist for the town of Okotoks Connie Drake says it's a great way to say hello to the fall.
"If you're not going out camping or if you don't have other plans, then this might be a great way to get out in the beautiful sunshine and enjoy our beautiful weather in the last summer days."
She adds, "We've got a lot to be proud of as Albertans and this is a great opportunity for us to celebrate Alberta days and to really take pride in that heritage and culture."
Here's what's happening throughout Okotoks.
12:00 -2:00 PM: Picnic & Entertainment at Old Towne Plaza
Join us for a picnic in the Plaza! Pack a lunch and come down to Old Towne Plaza and listen to music featuring Alberta talent.
12:30 - 3:00 PM: FREE Public Skate
Sharpen your skating skills at the FREE Alberta Day Skate at Murray Arena. If skating isn't for you, get your sweat on at Open Gym or make a splash at the Spray Park at the Okotoks Recreation Centre!
2:00 - 6:00 PM: Circus Entertainment at Ethel Tucker Centennial Park
Wander over to Ethel Tucker Centennial Park for some exciting entertainment. Cookies will be available for the first 100 people who join us! If you’re up for an adventure and love prizes, you will have the opportunity to participate in a Scavenger Hunt throughout various locations in the downtown core in search of the Alberta emblem. Rumour has it there might be a dance party in the Park too!
7:00 PM: Concession Opens - Get Your Movie Treats!
Pick your spot and get ready for an outdoor movie double feature! Did you know there are many movies that showcase Alberta talent and feature some of our beautiful Alberta landscapes as the backdrop for filming? Come on down to Ethel Tucker Centennial Park behind the Arts and Learning Campus with a chair and your favourite blanket to snuggle. We’ll be featuring two amazing movies complete with a concession to satisfy your movie cravings!
8:00 PM: Outdoor Movie - Jumanji: The Next Level
10:00 PM: Outdoor Movie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife