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The largest Santa Claus Parade west of Toronto will be filling the street on Saturday, November 26. The 39th annual parade starts at 11am.
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The famous North West Mounted Police Musical Ride first took place at Fort Macleod in 1876! The Fort Museum of the NWMP continues this legacy with daily Musical Ride reenactments through the summer season.
Watch riders decked out in the traditional red Serge perform intricate formations on horseback set to music. The Fort Museum also offers a Destination Canada Signature Experience with their Groom-a-Horse Program where visitors can dress up in a red serge and help groom one of the horses before the ride.
Get more information on the Musical Ride and see the ride schedule on their website.
Image courtesy of the Fort Museum.
The Market on Main in Fort Macleod is a summer staple! Every Thursday in the summer, the historic Main Street shuts down to allow vendors to sell their wares on the street.
Heralded as a weekly community event, it includes live music and food for visitors to shop, eat, and enjoy a night out.
For a dose of small town charm along with fresh produce, locally raised meats, baked goods, food vendors, artisans, and more, the Market on Main is a must-see Fort Macleod event. Keep up to date with the Market via the official Facebook page.
South Country Fair started with humble roots and has now evolved into a three-day celebration and tradition spanning over 30 years!
This camping-style event has a mission of expanding cultural horizons for participants via music, spoken word, and performance art. Since inception, it has morphed into an outdoor folk music festival that is a staple for southern Alberta summers.
Touted as one of the best music festivals in Canada, it is remarkably run entirely by volunteers.
For more information on this event, check out their website. Image courtesy of the South Country Fair.
Named after a local horse, Midnight, who became known as the greatest bucking horse of all time, this Stadium is full of Albertan culture and history.
The once annual Midnight Days re-started in July 2021 with the goal of reigniting the tradition. Midnight Days includes Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Bull Riding, and more.
The Fort Macleod & District Agriculture Society also hosts Farmer’s Markets, Homestead Shows, and can be booked for ride times or private events.
For close to two decades, the Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce has hosted an annual antique show. Usually occurring in June, this event has grown overwhelmingly over the years and is now held at the Fort Macleod Sports Complex.
For a small admission price and free parking, visitors can peruse booths and see a selection of vendor wares. If interacting with pieces of history is right up your alley, then this event is worth a trip to Fort Macleod!
To see updated information on this annual event, check in with the Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce.
Image courtesy of the Macleod Gazette.
The STARS Coed Volleyball Tournament for Charity first took place in March of 2002. Today the annual competition attracts over 40 teams! Not only does the tournament positively impact the economy of the town, bringing in visitors to stay and shop locally, but it also averages $11,000 donated to STARS every year.
Participants in this life-saving tournament can compete in four divisions: competitive, intermediate, recreational, and the newest addition, beer league.
Details about the STARS Tournament can be found here.
Image courtesy of the Macleod Gazette.
With curling as one of Canada’s favourite past-times, no wonder there is a place to curl in Fort Macleod!
Our prairie town has an active club that organizes curling activities throughout the year. In addition to mens, ladies, mixed, and junior curling leagues, curling bonspiels are regular events.
Whether you are a participant or spectator, hurry hard to visit and witness some exciting competitions!
Click here to contact the Fort Macleod Curling Club.
For nearly 40 years, Fort Macleod has hosted the largest Christmas parade in western Canada! More than 10,000 people attend every year to witness 100+ participants with up to 8 large marching bands performing. The parade is always held on the last Saturday in November, starting at 11 am.
In tandem with the Santa Claus Parade, the Moonlight Madness event takes over Historic Main Street where visitors can enjoy shopping, wagon rides, a petting zoo, caroling, tree lighting, bon-fires, and some tasty treats!
Mark your calendars! This is a weekend that you don’t want to miss. Keep up to date with happenings on the official Facebook page.