Summer has begun to wind down, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had – especially if you live in Wild Rose Country! For its second-ever year, Alberta Day is back and here’s what we know so far.

Meant to celebrate our province’s unique spirit, culture and heritage, this non-stat was established in 2022 and showcased a ton of local artists, businesses and entertainers.

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In 2023 Albertans can expect even more of the good stuff with two major parties happening on September 2nd between 11 am and 9 pm. These celebrations will be totally FREE to attend, are family-friendly will feature the following:


Set to rock the Alberta Legislature grounds, Edmontonians will be encouraged to attend an opening ceremony before watching live performances, taking a building tour, shopping a marketplace, or visiting the kid zone and a mini hockey rink! In addition to this, guests will also be able to hit their beer garden, presented by The Sawmill, or food trucks before headliner, folk-rock band Captain Tractor takes the stage at 8 pm.

To end the evening, look up for a drone show above the Terrace Building.

When: Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
Where: 10800 97 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Time: 11 am – 9 pm
Cost: FREE


If, however, you’re based in Calgary, check out Heritage Park! Like in Edmonton, there will be a ceremony at 11 am in their celebration tent before they kick off performances at 11:15. Visit the Alberta House, wander the marketplace or experience the kid zone, amusement park or mini hockey rink!

You’ll also be able to enjoy a cold one at the beer garden, presented by Half Hitch Brewery, food vendors and the music stylings of country band, Nice Horse – before watching a drone show at 9 pm.

When: Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 11 am – 9 pm
Cost: FREE

Live in a smaller town? Don’t fret, because other municipalities across the province will also be hosting Alberta Day celebrations from September 1st to 3rd, with financial support from the Government of Alberta.

As always, stay tuned, folks! There’s plenty more to come and we’re all in for quite the treat.

It won’t be long now and you won’t want to miss a beat.

Alberta Day Celebrations 2023

When: Friday September 1st – 3rd, 2023