May long weekend means a return to some of central Alberta’s coolest activities. Here’s a look at what is happening in the central Alberta area this long weekend.  

Friday, May 19, 2023 

Capstone Night Market 

Take in Capstone’s first Night Market of the season alongside the Red Deer River. This event will be located at Canada 150 Square and will run from 5-9:30PM.  


Saturday, May 20, 2023 

Lacombe Blacksmith Shop opens for the season 

On Saturday, Alberta’s oldest blacksmiths shop opens for the season. The Blacksmith’s shop located at 5020 49th Street in Lacombe will be hosting live demonstrations starting at noon! 


Spiritual Heritage of Ukraine  

Take a journey into the spiritual and historical heritage of Ukraine! Learn more about Ukrainian culture, stories, and folk songs while enjoying Ukrainian cuisine. This event will be hosted that the Lacombe Memorial Centre’s County Room from 6-7PM. 


Social Dance 

This Saturday you can take part in a social dance at Ponoka's Moose Hall. That's happening form 7-10PM. Admission is $5 for adults and kids are free. 


Monday, May 22, 2023 

Ellis Bird Farm opens for the season on Victoria Day 

The Ellis Bird Farm is a non-profit bird sanctuary located at 39502 Range Road 260 which is located just off of Highway 12. From 10-4PM you can check out all sort of activities from Water Quality Wetland Exploration, tree planting and nature games.