Local Events in Lethbridge
Lethbridge is one of the most affordable cities in all of Western Canada. This hidden gem is the perfect blend of small town charm and big city living. The wide range of events that take place throughout the year add to the allure of Lethbridge. Here is a brief list of some of the city’s biggest events.
The biggest celebration in the city is Canada Day. This special day is celebrated annually with festivities at Henderson Lake Park, Galt Gardens and a number of locations throughout the city.
Henderson Lake Park features an all-day venue of Canada Day fun, including live music from local and provincial musicians, a youth stage and a kid’s zone. Other highlights are community-based activities such as Active Living Lethbridge and the grand firework finale to cap off an exciting Canada Day. This family-oriented day is a Lethbridge favourite you do not want to miss.
Galt Gardens celebrates Canada Day by offering a pancake breakfast as well as a “Show and Shine”. The Show and Shine is a showcase of many of Lethbridge’s vintage cars and is a family-friendly event. Show your Canada Day spirit and come out and enjoy all that Galt Gardens has to offer.
Family Day Unplugged
Unfortunately, by graduation, the average Canadian teenager will have spent more time watching screens than being in the classroom, playing sports and talking to their parents (screensmart.ca). Family Day Unplugged wants to change that by offering families a chance to disconnect from their screens and reconnect with family and community.
The city of Lethbridge offers various events that are free to families on Family Day (one Monday in February). These free events include Play Day which is hosted at the University of Lethbridge. All the facilities at the University, including the pool and fitness centre, are free to families on Play Day.
Family History Day offers free admission for families to the Galt Museum. Connect with Lethbridge’s rich history and enjoy a great afternoon of games, activities and crafts at the Galt Museum. Free archive tours are provided as well as historic costumes and photo booths. This is an event that is fun for the whole family, so make sure to be a part of Lethbridge’s Family Day Unplugged.
Heart of Our City
This organization is committed to enhancing the vibrancy of downtown Lethbridge. Its aim is to provide funds to assist various Lethbridge organizations so they can host community events and create an exciting downtown atmosphere. Some of the highlights slated for this year include:
- Adventure in Nature
- Jazz at the Park
- Shakespeare in the Park
- Lethbridge Arts Days
There are a wide range of community “Heart of Our City” events planned throughout the year, so make sure to clear space on your calendar for your favourites.
Winter Lights Festival
The four acre Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is illuminated with over 96,000 LED lights. The Winter Festival is one of Lethbridge’s newest seasonal attractions and runs from December until February. You’ll love this dazzling light display and to make it a regular part of your winter tradition.
Lethbridge Farmer’s Market
The Lethbridge Farmer’s Market is a seasonal market that showcases the finest local produce as well as local artisan products. The market begins in May and runs until the end of October. The Farmer’s Market is home to over 50 different exhibitors and is located at the West Pavilion on Saturdays. Over 3,000 people attend the market each week, so make sure to come down and try some of southern Alberta’s finest and freshest local food.
Fall into Christmas
Fall into Christmas is Lethbridge’s finest holiday shopping all under one roof. This event brings over 100 of Canada’s most talented artists, craftsmen, artisans and designers together to make your holiday shopping list so much easier. This fun filled event is now in its 13th year. It’s a great way to meet and talk to our fascinating local artisans. Regardless of whether you are looking for jewelry, visual art, fabulous fashion or gourmet treats, the Fall into Christmas craft show has something for everyone.
These are just some of the great community minded events hosted in the city of Lethbridge. The strong and active business-oriented downtown core provides a wide range of excellent shopping and cultural experiences. The wide range of events offered throughout the year help bring the city together and makes Lethbridge the perfect place to call home.
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