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region |alberta central Alberta Central Events Jun 21 - 24 Wainwright Stampede Get your fill of midway rides, thrilling rodeo events, a fun parade and free camping! Wainwright, 780-842-4341, wainwrightstampede.ca Jun 26 - Jul 2 Ponoka Stampede Experience the Wild West with professional chuckwagon races, a 3-mile-long parade, Canada’s largest travelling midway, beer gardens and performances from country superstars The Road Hammers and Trace Adkins. Ponoka, 403-783-0100, ponokastampede.com Jul 11 - 14 Colonial Days Fair With monster- truck shows, a petting zoo, midway rides, agricultural shows, grandstand concerts and more, there’s something exciting for everyone at this gigantic fair! Lloydminster, 306-825-5571, lloydexh.com Jul 13 - 15 Wild Mountain Music Festival At this family-friendly event, take in musical bliss with a two-stage format that ensures non-stop entertainment with headliners including Eric Burdon & The Animals. Hinton, 780-865-7549, wildmountainmusicfest.ca Jul 18 - 22 Westerner Days Fair & Exposition For over 100 years, this event has brought chuckwagon races, agricultural shows and midway rides to the folks of central Alb erta. This year’s musical lineup includes Alecia Aichelle, Dear Rouge and Aaron Goodvin. Red Deer, 403-343-7800, westernerdays.ca Jul 27 - 29 Sasquatch Gathering & Music Festival This family-friendly recreational and artistic event includes on-site camping, Saturday potluck dinner, and musical acts such as Tippy Agogo, Celeigh Cardinal Band, King of Foxes, and Jen Paches. Metis Crossing, Smoky Lake, sasquatchgathering.com Jul 29 - 30 CentreFest Street Performers Festival Have a laugh and be amazed by some of the best diverse talents from around the world, including roving artists, acrobats, musicians and an adults-only variety show. Red Deer, 403-872-3361, centrefest.ca Aug 2 - 5 Big Valley Jamboree Multiple winner of the CCMA Country Music Event of the Year, this annual festival showcases the hottest country stars, with this year’s lineup including Florida Georgia Line, Dallas Smith, Paul Brandt, Thomas Rhett and Alabama. Camrose, 1-888-404-1234, bigvalleyjamboree.com Aug 9 - 11 Vegreville Country Fair Families will discover endless fun at this annual fair, featuring a horse show, parade, fireworks, antique tractor pulls and more. Vegreville, 780-632-3950, vegag.ca Sep 7 - 8 Mountain View Arts Festival This multi-venue, arts-and-cultural festival showcases dancers, storytellers, visual artists, singers, songwriters and a family dance! Didsbury, 403-335-9445, mountainviewartsfestival.ca 53