Welcome Fall - Events All Around Alberta
When leaves have turned and the cold weather sets in, you might think about what activities you can do around Alberta. Here are some of the events that you can enjoy to bask in all the fall vibes this season brings!
Fall TRADE SHOW AND MARKET
September 21-23 paves the way for the largest general consumer trade show in Fort McMurray with over 300 exhibits and over 12,000 consumers. Head to MacDonald Island Park and discover new products, innovative sellers and so much more! Event details and ticket information here.
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY TASTING
Whisky fan? On September 21, drop by the Shell Place Diamond Ballroom for an evening of whisky sampling with Kelly and Rob Carpenter, the founders of the Canadian branch of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Tickets and event details here.
9TH ANNUAL SMS EQUIPMENT WINE AUCTION
Not a fan of whisky? How about wine? September 22, marks the 9th Annual SMS Equipment Wine Auction hosted by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo. Head to the Shell Place Grand Ballroom, get the opportunity to taste 5 unique and exceptional wines in The Tasting Room and give back to the community. Now that’s a night to remember! Event details and tickets here.
DOORS OPEN YYC
On September 22 and 23, go behind-the-scenes of some of Calgary's most beloved and intriguing locations as participants around the city throw open their doors for free tours and experiences. You can visit the Animal Services Centre, the SAIT Art Smith Aero Centre, the City of Calgary Asphalt Plant, and more. Click here for more information about this event.
HERITAGE INN BALLOON FESTIVAL
Hot air balloons from all around Canada and the world return to High River on September 26-30, 2018.
Come and see the highlight of this event - the Night Glow! See the balloons inflate and glow, and get a chance to meet the pilots, see a colorful array of hot air balloons float in the sky and tickle your taste buds with the different cuisines brought by the visiting food trucks. For more information and to purchase balloon rides during the festival, click here.
ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS
Alberta Culture Days is an opportunity for Albertans to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities across the province.
It’s a three-day event which will run from September 28-30, is part of the National Culture Days. It includes more than 800 communities from coast to coast and aims to increase awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Event details and celebration sites here.
OKTOBERFEST AT MACDONALD ISLAND PARK
Enjoy brewskis and pretzels on September 29 at the MacDonald Island Park for the third annual Oktoberfest presented by Summit GM! This event will feature live music from The Oktoberators, German-inspired food and a variety of beer available for purchase. Event details and tickets here.
7TH ANNUAL ZOMBIE RUN
Zombies, fundraising, adrenaline rush and more! Attempt to survive 5km through the zombie infested Birchwood Trails on September 29th! It’s an annual fundraiser for the United Way Campaign - what a fun way to give back! Event details and tickets here.
MOSAIC CANADIAN HANDMADE LIVE
A one of a kind marketplace comes your way on October 12-14 at the Nexen Field House in MacDonald Island Park! It features over 100 talented artists, artisans and designers from all over Canada. Discover and shop for locally made accessories, handmade goods, natural body care, artisanal food items and so much more! Event details and tickets here.
JASPER DARK SKY FESTIVAL
On October 21, get lost in the wonder of one of the world's largest dark sky preserves in Jasper, Alta. This festival offers events for every level of astronomer and every budget, too! Jasper has made a special commitment to protect and preserve the night sky and this festival proves it. Event details and tickets here.
What other events are on your list this fall? Enjoy this season and explore everything that Alberta has to offer!