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EVENTS - May 31st to June 9th

Celebrate what Red Deer and the rest of Alberta has to offer! Tap into the pulse of the prairie cities and communities with arts and culture festivals, food events, and more.

1. Nutters Red Deer - Power Tuesday

Nutters - Red Deer - 5250 22nd Street

Tuesday June 5th.

8am to 9pm

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or an omnivore like me, Power Tuesday is your day. I recently picked up Torill's Table Waffle mix made with oatmeal, flax meal, cardamom, vanilla and have made them every weekend since. One of my favorite scents from the NOW essential Oils line is Peace & Harmony calming oil blend made up of: Peppermint Oil, Patchouli Oil, Orange Oil, Lavender Oil, Basil Oil with Attributes: Centering, calming, balancing.

They have a number of frozen grass fed bone broth brands and a powder bone broth that is new in the store. I am also all over the Gluten Free -dairy free- Parmesan Rosemary Bread from Lacombe's very own Totally Gluten Free Bakery.

However you want to slice it, Power Tuesday (20 % Savings),First Tuesday of every month, 8am to 9pm is where it's at on June 5th.

2. Edgar Farms Asparagus Festival

Edgar Farms Asparagus Festival

June 3 & 10th

10am - 4pm, rain or shine

10km west of Innisfail or click here for map

The Asparagus Festival is back by popular demand! To the great disappointment of our customers, we were forced to cancel our asparagus festivals for a few years due to a lack of production stemming from hail storms in 2014.

They are thrilled to announce that our new asparagus patch is now up & producing at full steam!

The Asparagus Festival is a fun filled day packed with memorable experiences geared toward the entire family. Visit their real working asparagus farm, experience first-hand our asparagus story on their fully narrated fun wagon ride to the field and watch harvesting in action. Lots of opportunities to savour freshly picked delicious asparagus at their field. Enjoy lunch at our local food truck.

Shop at their Country Store for freshly picked asparagus and other produce, handmade preserves & pies, ferments, their all natural beef, & more (bring a cooler). Don’t miss the Artisan Market Village for shopping galore. Visit their farm animals, enjoy playing in the bale maze, face painting, many other fun kids’ activities and lots more!

🎟 TICKETS: ▸ General admission – $5, kids 5 and under Free. ▸ Buy tickets at the door.

For more detailed information: click here.

For the above recipe from Market Gypsy click here: Prociutto Wrapped Asparagus

Photo: Edmonton Journal

3. Corb Lund and Ian Tyson - the Badlands Amphitheatre.

Saturday August 25 2018

Doors open 5pm, Show starts 7:30pm

Drumheller AB

Ok, this may not be happening this week but your PURCHASE should.

The Badlands Amphitheatre presents singer-songwriter Corb Lund and legendary country crooner Ian Tyson on Canada's largest outdoor stage for one unforgettable night of "Cowboy Songs and Stories". This one-night engagement follows on the heels of the duo’s critically acclaimed, sold out performances in Ottawa, Victoria, Vancouver and Edmonton. Don't miss it! *I don't have my tickets yet but plan on it! See you there. Yee Haw...

Tickets are $69 (+fees & taxes) or $59 (+fees & taxes). Tickets: click here.

Image from Pinterest

4. Spectacular Container Gardening

Sat, June 9, 2018

10am - 12:30pm

Parkland Garden Centre Red Deer

Have you ever wondered what plants to place in your favorite patio planter? I often wonder what plants bloom when and how much sun they may need. Really, I love scented plants, like sweet peas, night stalk, purple pansies, peonies. Ok, peonies wont be in my planter but I sure do love them. I often wonder what hanging green plants work best with the flowers I choose and why can't I make them look like something from the House and Home magazine. But now I can! Create your own amazing patio container planter perfect for your entry way or patio. Choose from many of our exotic flowering and foliage plants as well as edible plants. All supplies included.*extra fee may apply for unique plants or accessories.

🎟 TICKETS: ▸ General admission – $65.00 plus GST ▸ Advanced Registration is Required

For more detailed information: click here.

Image from Country Living Magazine.

5. 1913 Days in Sylvan Lake

Consider yourself invited to our 1913 Days Celebrations, June 15-17, 2018!

Do a Pie and Cake Auction sound like delicious fun? Well the winner of the auction wins half of the bid for the community charity of their choice! Now that is FUN. A retro 80's flashback parade is kinda my era! A battle at the beach street hockey tournament is something to take in and register for too! Oh and who can resist a drive in movie night? Thank you Sylvan Lake.

Friday June 15th: Farmers Market and Street Festival

  • Street performances, buskers, circus activities, face painting, inflatables, food trucks and so much more!

  • $5/child for unlimited circus activities, inflatables, face painting and glitter tattoos.

  • 4:00 PM - The Great Balanzo

  • 4:45 PM - Parker Doodlebug's Magic Show

  • 5:30 PM - Schuyler's Comedy Juggling Show

  • 6:15 PM - Lindsay's Comedy Circus Show

  • 7:00 PM - Flyin' Bob

Satruday June 16th:

  • Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

  • Community Partners Garage Sale

  • Battle at the Beach Street Hockey Tournament

  • Sylvan Lake Library Book Sale

  • Community Partners BBQ

  • Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash 1913 Days Special

  • 1913 Days Parade: Theme: Retro Flashback: Best of the 80’s

  • Legion Open House: purchase your burger or hot dog and listen to live music

  • 1913 Days Charity Pie & Cake Auction:

Join the fun with our live auctioneer and outbid your neighbor on a delicious pie or cake! The Highest selling pie wins ½ the total proceeds for their “Community Charity” of Choice!

  • All businesses and individuals are asked to donate a pie or cake and list their charity of choice. contact Ingrid @ 403-887-9989 for more info or to donate.

  • 1913 Days BBQ

  • Beef on a Bun and a Draft Beer

- tickets sold in advace

  • 1913 Days Drive in Movie

  • Movie: Jumanji 2017

  • Free (donations accepted for JumpStart)

  • BBQ on site

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Battle at the Beach Street Hockey Tournament

  • The first annual Battle at the Beach Street Hockey Tournament. Kids of all ages playing in some 3-on-3 old school street hockey action. Pre-registration required.


For information on all three days, their website click here.

A strawberry pie dessert so pretty, it doubles as a centerpiece.

Full recipe here.


Strawberry Slab Pie

3 recipes Buttery Piecrust

all-purpose flour, for work surface

3/4 c. granulated sugar

6 tbsp. cornstarch

1 tbsp. fresh orange zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Pinch salt

3 1/2 lb. strawberries, hulled and quartered

1 large egg white

Buttery Piecrust

1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

1/2 c. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut up

4 tbsp. ice-cold water

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