The Canmore Folk Music Festival is the longest running folk music festival in Alberta and one of its finest. Adhering to a philosophy and legacy of folk, world, blues and roots music, the festival since 1978 has attracted up to 21,000 music fans annually from across southern Alberta, western Canada, the northwestern USA and indeed the world. Taking place over three days of the Heritage Day long weekend in August, the festival features 30+ individual acts or performers, family-friendly site, a free downtown concert on festival Friday evening, a kids’ area jammed with crafts, puppets, music, storytelling and a climbing wall. Its venue is the downtown Centennial Park in the heart of Canmore’s valley bottom. Surrounded on all sides by the majestic Rocky Mountains, the backdrop of breathtaking scenery merely enhances the incredible music pouring forth from four stages all weekend long. The workshop stages partner up eclectic mixings of musicians from disparate and diverse backgrounds, often resulting in that ephemeral “lightning in a bottle” sound that will never be recreated twice.
No Greater Love is communities coming together in unity to celebrate faith through music. This two day celebration is packed with an incredible lineup of Christian music, authentic First Nations village, skateboard park, kid's kingdom, food trucks, camping & more. Unlike any other festival backdrop that you’ve ever seen! With rolling foothills, crystal blue rivers and the majestic Rocky Mountains, this location on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation is one of the most stunning landscapes you’ll ever set foot on. Hollywood movies like The Revenant was filmed on this very land. Create memories that will last a lifetime.
The festival will utilize Canalta Centre’s parking lot on Saturday afternoon to host a variety of free activities including a classic car show, food vendors, outdoor beer patio, kids activities, and more. For those who want to rock, Trooper and Honeymoon Suite will perform on Friday, while Loverboy will take the stage on Saturday.
Gates open at noon at the Historical Village. Fun, food & festivities throughout the day, entertainment by local musicians. Bounce house, games, official ceremony led by the Legion Pipe band and colour party, birthday cake and more all to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday. See you there!
Wild Mountain Music Festival is a three day, family friendly, music and art festival held at Entrance Ranch on the most beautiful festival site on Earth. The festival is held annually the third weekend of July. Onsite camping is available, and music includes country, rock and world. The festival runs a shuttle service from Hinton, but if you choose to camp on-site, the Wild Mountain General Store offers the necessities, plus food and art vendors offering original work. There is something for everyone including the children....we have an amazing Children's Area.
Down the road from Slave Lake, attend an Annual Summer Solstice celebration. NCF Camping is free with a weekend pass. Some camping area is designated family oriented. Camping is rustic, with scattered fire pits and patron determined camp spaces. The Fair will continue rain or shine. Food vendors are on site and offer a variety of choices in both omnivore and herbivore categories. Several stages with live musical entertainment, artisans, children's activities, jam sessions. Don't miss it!