There is always something going on in Olds!
Check out some of the fun happenings you can expect to find in the community throughout the year:
Community Showcase – Happens in February (new for 2019!) and September. It’s the go-to event to register in programs, discover clubs and recreational activities, and find volunteer opportunities. With TONS of information is available, it’s worth a couple hours to see all the offerings our community has for you to enjoy! INTERESTED IN A TABLE? REGISTER HERE.
Art Shows, Sales & Markets, Concerts & Performances – Far too many to list, so your best bet is to watch for announcements and postings throughout the year on the Community Events Calendar on this website.
Sports, Sports, Sports – Olds College Broncos, Olds Jr. A Grizzlys hockey, Olds Jr. B Mavericks Lacrosse, Olds High School Spartans, all the minor sports in the community… there are ample opportunity to come cheer on our local teams throughout the year.
Farmers Markets – From May through October visit the Olds Regional Exhibition grounds Thursdays from 3:30 – 6:30 pm to shop from local producers.
Second Saturday – Visit Uptowne Olds every second Saturday of the month for seasonally-themed events. Watch the core of our community come alive with activities, sales and more throughout the year.
Summer Oldstice – An open street market that happens mid-June every year, hosted in Uptowne Olds. Featuring pop-up vendors, buskers, sidewalk sales and of course, a pancake breakfast to start your day. STREET MARKET VENDORS CAN REGISTER HERE.
National Indigenous Peoples Day – An experiential and informative day that celebrates the culture and history of the First Nations and Métis people of Canada.
Fibre Week – Take some classes or visit the public market; this is a popular and busy week at Olds College.
Canada Day – Parade and Family Fun at Centennial Park with fireworks to close out the day at the Community Learning Campus.
Hort Week – For those who enjoy landscaping, floral design or larger production, there is a full itinerary at https://www.oldscollege.ca/about/events-dates/hort-week-2019/index.html
Summer Synergy – Olds Regional Exhibition welcomes hundreds of young agricultural exhibitors and learners for this week-long event in July. Stop by and see what’s happening!
ArtWaves West – This show only appears in Olds, Kelowna and Toronto every year, so if you want to try new things or shop the market, put this on your calendar.
Oldstoberfest – The world’s only Bavarian rodeo! Come enjoy rodeo action, concerts and craft beer for a fun and memorable weekend!
Halloween Howl – See Uptowne Olds transform into Diagon Alley during their Harry Potter inspired festivities the last Saturday in October!
Midnight Madness – Throughout the community, the holiday shopping season kicks off mid-November every year. Don’t miss the deals and shop local!
Olds Fashioned Christmas – Celebrating 25 years in 2018, Olds Fashioned Christmas is a full two-months of Christmas-related markets, services, events and celebrations! The pinnacle event is the Santa Claus Parade and Light-up Event in late November. Watch the Community Calendar and Channel 2 on O-NET for all the events and details!