In some parts of Alberta, the fall festivities are beginning to show up, while others (mainly us here in the foothills) are still trying to beat the summer heat. We can make the most of the remainder of summer, or celebrate the start to fall, with several events around the foothills.
Alberta Day in Okotoks
Okotoks - Free
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.
Festivities start at noon and conclude with a free movie double feature in the park. Details can be found at the bottom of the page.
Piikanikoan - Living Under a Blackfoot Sky - A Modern Winter Count
The Okotoks Museum & Archives - Free
Piikanikoan invites audiences to explore Blackfoot (Niitsitapi) cultural heritage through a combination of art, stories and songs. Through the lens of his own musical journey, Piikani Nation member Ira Provost delves into the significance of Blackfoot music, its origins and its influence on his life story.
This travelling exhibit is curated by Ira Provost and created by Galt Museum & Archives, Lethbridge.
Not for profit drive-in movie theatre serving High River and southern Alberta. A portion of profits are directed to approved local charities.
September 2nd - The Rescuers Down Under & Crocodile Dundee @8:30PM (Tickets on Showpass)
September 3rd - Moana & Aquaman @8:30PM (Tickets on Showpass)
George Lane Memorial parkrun
Join us Saturday mornings for a free, weekly, timed 5km event starting and finishing in George Lane Park. Participants can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.
The parkrun events happen every Saturday morning at 9AM. Arrive 10 minutes before the event for the run briefing. Meet in George Lane Park where the Happy Trails meet the berm.
Come out, get involved in the community and get active!
Register online at https://www.parkrun.ca/georgelanememorial/
Here's what's happening for Alberta Day
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