While you won’t be getting the day off (at least, not officially), some more details have been revealed about the first-ever Alberta Day in the province! The province has announced a range of fun and family-friendly options for September 1st, so here’s what you can expect.

As a recap, Alberta Day was originally announced back in July, as a way for residents to celebrate “our province‚Äôs unique spirit, culture and heritage”. The non-stat holiday will take place every year, on September 1st.

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Which means the first-ever one is only weeks away, and the government has provided some more details about what to expect. Those who visit Prince’s Island Park in Calgary, or the Legislature Grounds in Edmonton, will be treated to some fun options, including:

  • concerts with Alberta talent
  • a made-in-Alberta market place to sample and buy local products
  • kid-friendly entertainment, cultural workshops and hands-on activities

Meanwhile, other municipalities are encouraged to create their own events, and can apply for provincial funding to make it happen. Funding starts at $1,500 for municipalities with over 1,000 residents, and goes up to $10,000 for those with over 10,000. Hurry though- applications for funding will close next week, on August 8th.

As for us? Well, we think we’ll just try to support some local businesses on the day!


When: September 1st, 2022
Where: Prince’s Island Park in Calgary, Legislature Grounds in Edmonton