Lots going on this weekend!!
School is back but that doesn't mean the events have to stop! Grab the family and make a plan to catch as much as you can this weekend.
From Garlic Fests to live music to rodeo action... Check it out!
Events In Okotoks
Bill Robertson Park Naming Ceremony
Saturday, September 10 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Please join Okotoks Town Council and the Robertson family at the naming ceremony for Bill Robertson Park (formerly Riverside Community Park). This lasting tribute to Mayor Robertson is a heartfelt way for the Town to recognize and celebrate Mayor Robertson’s dedication to the community and his support for youth and recreation initiatives in Okotoks. The ceremony will be followed by kids activities, refreshments and camaraderie.
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.
Movie at the Hub with the Okotoks Film Society
Hubtown - Sundown
Join us September 10th for our final summer Movies @ The Hub Event. We will be watching The Princess Bride at sunset.
Arrive early to get your seat. The movie is FREE to attend, just pay for your drinks and, if you are able, please make a donation to the Okotoks Film Society!!
10 Anniversary Revisited Suntree Music Festival & Family Kids Camp-out
Suntree Okotoks - Free
Fri, Sept 9th Family Kids Camp-out
Sat, Sept 10th - Music Fest Music, Food Trucks, & Beer Garden The Suntree Neighbourhood Tradition is back!!!
Local musicians, fans, and vendors will line the park to take in a great day of music.
While the festival is an excellent opportunity for musicians to practice and perform, it also helps build the feeling of community for Suntree residents. Come enjoy and share an afternoon of fun.
Local Love Co. Block Party
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Foothills Composite High School parking lot.
A block party for the community, filled with businesses from the community!
Join us and all these incredible small shops & local businesses, Saturday from 10-3 in the Foothills Composite High School parking lot.
Everyone is welcome, so spread the word.
Okotoks Agricultural Society - Annual Fundraising Concert
September 10 - 7:00pm
The Okotoks Agricultural Society is hosting its 2nd annual fundraising concert
Featuring The Travelling Mabels and Rob Lesveque and The Calverts
Tickets @Okotoksag.com - Sobeys Okotoks - Blue Rock Gallery Black Diamond
Live Music @ Tribal Connection
Friday, Sep 9 at 8:00PM / Saturday, Sep 10 at 8:00PM
Album Release Concert! SYMPATHEIA
Tribal Connection Market features an intimate live Acoustic set with Callum Graham starting at 8pm featuring music from his new Album. Phone 403-995-1898 for tickets before they are sold out!
Advanced tickets are $25 each.
$30 at the door (if there is room)
Granary Road's Garlic Fest
In partnership with Millarvilles Forage and Farm
Saturday, Sep 10 at 10:00 AM - Granary Road: Farmer's Market & Active Learning Park
Are you ready for a STINKING good time with your friends, family and fellow foodies?! Then come down to Granary Road for our annual Garlic Fest on September 10th and 11th!
Enjoy all the tasty garlic-y treats that our vendors have to offer such as garlic baby back ribs, pickled garlic, garlic pizza and more! Learn all about how garlic has played a major part in folklore, how garlic is grown/harvested, and how delicious it tastes!!
Learn more at www.granaryroad.com/garlicfest
The Okotoks Oilers are well into their pre season exhibition. Catch all the action live at the arenas!
Fri, Sep 9 - Brooks vs Okotoks at 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 11 - Cranbrook vs Okotoks at 4:15 p.m.
Events In High River
Foothills Kinettes Duck Race
Saturday, Sep 10 at 1:00PM - Little Bow Canal
The Foothills Kinette Club is thrilled to bring back the Duck Race on the Canal in High River on Sept 10 at 1 p.m.
We have 1,000 ducks to release but only those sold will be released into the canal, and the winners will be declared as the first three ducks cross the finish line.
All proceeds raised will be given back to "Serve the Community's Greatest Need."
The winners will be contacted on the day of the race after the Ducks have crossed the finish line.
Superman III at the Sunset Drive In!
Not-for-profit drive-in movie theatre serving High River and southern Alberta. A portion of profits are directed to approved local charities.
On Saturday, September 10th, join us for a SUPER special showing of this 1983 classic filmed (mostly) in and around High River and Calgary. The Museum of the Highwood is proud to present this piece of High River history at the iconic High River Sunset Drive-In! Along with the SUPER nostalgic movie, guests can expect some SUPER sweet prizes so be sure to grab your tickets today!
Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 8:30 p.m.
Friday Double Feature.
The Emperor's New Groove & Raiders of the Lost Ark
8:10 PM - 12:00 AM MDT
The Gift of Music - Honens Open Air High River: Carnival of the Animals
Sunday, Sep 11 at 2:00 p.m. - George Lane Memorial Park and Campground
High River Gift of Music’s season begins on a joyous note with an outdoor celebration of live music, as Honens brings their ever-popular Open Air concert performance to High River. Join us for a parade of fantastical performance, concluding with a spectacular arrangement of Camille Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. Best of all, this performance is free - a gift to our High River audience.
This concert is presented in collaboration with Honens.
Rain venue High River United Church
Millarville Chuckwagon & Chariot Races
Take in the first ever Youth Under the Lights event! Friday, September 9 the APCCA finals get rolling at 5:00pm, followed by Jr Bull Riding & Jr Steer Riding.
As always, kids 12 and under are free, and Friday night all those 12 and under also get free hotdogs, generously supplied by AG Foods! Come down and cheer on the future stars - brought to us by Bar T5 Trailers & Tack and EDGE Wholesale Direct
Don’t forget to donate a bra and $5 Friday night for the Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser.
Farmers Market, Chuckwagon & Chariot at 3:30, Bulls Under the Lights! at 7 p.m. Cabaret feat. Bucking Horse Moon at 9:30.
Chuckwagon & Chariot FINALS at 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sep 10 at 9:00AM - Sheppard Family Park
Held in the fall since 2001, the Old Time Threshing Bee is a volunteer-driven event demonstrating how crops were cut, stooked, and threshed in the early 1900s.
High River Half Marathon
September 10th at George Lane Memorial Park
We are excited to announce the return of the High River Half Marathon, 10KM and 5KM run, and Kids’ Fun Run in the park! 2022 will also see the return of the pancake breakfast, face painting for kids and much more. Kid’s will feel part of the excitement with their own bib number. We look forward to seeing you on September 10th at George Lane Memorial Park.
Call of the West Tractor Pull
Ag Society Rodeo Grounds at 11 a.m.
The Museum is located in High River, Alberta at the Ag Society Rodeo Grounds. There you will visit a large collection of farm tractors (Ford) and farm equipment of the early years. The Museum is based on the history of the influence Ford & the Oil companies had on the agricultural way of life from the early 1900's to the 1960's and beyond.