August 2013


Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association

August Newsletter

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Here are some events that are taking place in the Grande Prairie area during the month of August!

CFCA Juried Show!
August 1-31
Art show at the Centre for Creative Arts. Located downtown Grande Prairie at 9904 101 ave

Tim Heimdal Art Show
August 2-29
Art exhibit in Beaverlodge at the Cultural Centre. Located at 512 5th ave

Native Fastball Championships
August 2-4
Grande Prairie will host the 2013 Canadian Native Fastball championships with 80 teams. Join us at South Bear Creek for some high quality fastball for 3  days

Heritage Day Festival
August 5
Celebrating Heritage Day there will be a festival located in Muskoseepi Park. Come rediscover your historical roots through genealogical research, heritage household and mechanical demonstrations, cultural dance, music and food.

Valleyview Fair & Rodeo
August 9-11
Join in the parade, pancake breakfast, youth events and rodeo in Valleyview, Ab. Valleyview is 110 kms from Grande Prairie down highway 43. The rodeo grounds are located at 4202 40th ave.

Bonebed Tours
Every Friday (5 pm), Saturday (10:30 am & 3:30 pm), and Sunday (10:30 am & 3:30 pm) at Pipestone Creek Campground. Meet in the main parking lot in front of the small dinosaur museum. Bonebed tour lasts 2 hours, wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather!

Hythe Motor Speedway
August 10,11 and 31
Hythe motor speedway is located approximately 60 kms west on highway 43 of Grande Prairie. 
Saturday, August 10, 5:00 pm is the Monster Mini Nationals and again on Sunday, August 11 at
2:00 pm.
Saturday, August 31, 6:00 pm is the IMCA Super Nationals, this event continues all of the long weekend

Agricultural Fair + Trade Show
August 16 & 17
Join us in Beaverlodge’s annual fair and trade show at the Beaverlodge Agriculture Complex

Grande Prairie Farmer’s Market
Wednesday: 4pm-8pm
Friday: 4pm-8pm 
Saturday: 10am-3pm
Join Grande Prairie’s Farmer’s Market for an outdoor Summer Market on August 3

County Farmer’s Markets
Tuesday: 5pm-8pm
Wednesday: 12pm-3pm
Friday: 4pm-7pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm
Saturday: 10am -3pm
Sunday: 11am-3pm
Thursday: 3pm-6:30pm

Agricultural Fair
August 18
Join us in the Hythe annual agricultural fair. There is a pancake breakfast first thing in the morning, followed by the parade. Visit the trade and exhibit show in the curling rink and the horse show at the horse rings. There is free swimming in the Hythe pool followed by a community dinner at the legion.


The Great Northern Casino Presents:
Kokanee Komedy Night
Every Wednesday @ 8:00 pm
Dave Stawnichy & Liam Creswick     
August 7
Drew Behm & Dan Clark
August 14
Michael Harrison & Andrew Ivimey    
August 21
Kevin Mcgrath & Surprise Opener      
August 28
Diezel                   August 1-3
Darren Lee               August 16-17
Tacoma                   August 22-24
TJ Ruckus               August 30-31

780-539-4454 or www.greatnortherncasino.net

Stonebridge Hotel: Molson Rib Tickler
August 24
Purchase tickets from the front desk at the hotel for a night of great entertainment and food.  There is a buffet, comedians, and door prizes.
For more information and tickets call

Join Grande Prairie Regional Tourism for our summer events at the visitors centre. We have a bison BBQ every Wednesday and Rotary bus tours on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.
Remember these are free events for visitors so come on in to Centre 2000 and see some of the wonderful this great city has to offer to its visitors

For a full listing of events check out
Produced by Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association in cooperation with The Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Association.

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