Fall Signature Events
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Held every year at the Heritage Park Pavilion in Stony Plain, the Mini- Monster Bash is a family-friendly Halloween celebration where kids can enjoy crafts and activities and dress up in their monster best! Come early to receive a special glow-in-the-dark bag to use when trick-or-treating. Held the last Saturday in October each year.
Every November, residents are invited to bundle up and enjoy Christmas in Central Park as the park magically transforms into a winter wonderland. Enjoy holiday crafts, a visit from Santa, fireworks and the City’s popular “light up” ceremony when more than 150,000 Christmas lights bring Central Park to life. This event is free to attend. Non-perishable food donations, unwrapped gifts, gift cards and monetary donations will be accepted for the Kinette Club’s Christmas hamper program. The tree lighting ceremony begins at 5 p.m. and ends with a festive fireworks show!
Downtown comes alive with holiday lights and the Town Christmas Tree in the center of Main Street. Activities include caroling and street performers, colouring contest, treat and treasure hunt, barbeque, store front decorating contest, and a visit from Santa. Bring a toy or non-perishable food item for the Kinsmen Christmas Hampers.
Winter Signature Events
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden ignites the festive season with this breathtaking display. Escape the stress of preparing for the winter holidays and soothe your soul at this quiet oasis of peace and light. Stroll past the thousands of candles that light the pathways of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, listen for the seasonal sounds of the acapella singers, sip hot apple cider beside a bonfire, and spot magical “snow sprites” within glittering ice sculptures.
Ring in the New Year! Join us from 6-9PM, at Heritage Park and the Pioneer Museum. Activities include: Horse-drawn wagon rides, kids’ crafts, photo booth, outdoor skating, hotdogs, popcorn, hot chocolate and other goodies, bonfire, live entertainment and fireworks. Dress for the weather as many events take place outdoors. Family fest is free but we encourage you to bring a non-perishable food-item or cash donation for the Parkland Food Bank.
Give ice fishing a try at Wabamun Lake! Throughout the province, Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) teams up with the community and local organizations to create fun opportunities for families to fish together and learn about responsible angling.
Spring Signature Events
Jane’s Walk (May)
In honour of Jane Jacobs a writer, urban planner, and activist who championed the voices of everyday people in neighborhood planning, Stony Plain hosts a community walk. Explore and share Stony Plain.
Summer Signature Events
The biggest event of the year! The Stony Plain-Kinsmen Farmers’ Days Rodeo and Exhibition is a three-day festival jointly planned by the Town of Stony Plain and the Stony Plain Kinsmen Club. The weekend event features a rodeo, midway with carnival games, shopping, the Rotary Parade, live entertainment, Kinsmen Saloon, and a non-denominational church service on Sunday morning.
There is nothing quite like a weekend drive through the country to put a hectic week behind you. Load up the family into the car and head west to Parkland County! Discover country finery, unique handmade art, antique finds and fantastic food. Get your passport stamped at each participating location to receive a free gift, and enter to win the Grand Prize!
Head out to the Village of Wabamun for a full weekend of fun and festivities! This festival boosts more activities than you can possibly imagine: live music and fireworks, a parade, the midway, a car show, a baseball tournament, Art Walk and vendor markets! You can also join your favourite hosts from up! 99.3 FM at up!fest – a free concert for lovers of music, food, drinks and fun!
Aboriginal Day is an annual community celebration of our Aboriginal Peoples. Experience cultural teachings and participate in various activities that celebrate Aboriginal communities across the country. This celebration brings together children and families for food, information, and contemporary and traditional music and dance.
This free weekly event is for your whole family. Bring your blanket or lawn chair for this 8 week music series featuring Canadian talent that starts at 6:30 p.m. – 8p.m. Wednesday nights. Bring a picnic basket or grab a bite from the Stony Plain Youth Centre BBQ. Concerts take place in Shikaoi Park (4905-51 Avenue) and are a rain or shine event.
The City of Spruce Grove’s annual Canada Day celebration is the perfect way to spend the day with family and friends, reflect on what it means to live in the great country, and connect with others who live in our community. Enjoy the many activities, performers, food, and fun – and the new spray park! And of course there is the spectacular fireworks show that wraps up the night!
The Great White North Triathlon takes place at the Allan Beach Resort – Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. The event is popular, with approximately 800 athletes hitting the water at Hubble Lake each year as they start the race.
Choose form a variety of race distances – Half Distance, Team Half Distance, Olympic Distance and Duathlon.
A 3-day musical event on three stages – set up your RV or tent ON SITE! Join a jam, make a craft with the kids, meet friends in the hospitality tent, shop, eat, and end the day at the live band Country Dances. Check out Blueberry, there is something for everyone!
Come out and meet your rural neighbours during this annual, province-wide event. Over 100 farms, ranches and ag-tourism operators across Alberta open their gates and invite visitors to share stories, see on-farm demonstrations, and purchase locally grown foods direct from the producer! Enjoy a unique culinary experience at one of the farm to table events, hop on a guided tour, or plan your own route to explore Alberta Open Farm Days!
Participate in Alberta Culture Days in Stony Plain from September 28-30. Celebrate arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit. Alberta Culture Days encourages all Albertans to experience how culture contributes to a prosperous, vibrant society.