July 2013


Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association

July Newsletter

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Here's what's happening in Grande Prairie this month!

July 1
Canada Day celebrations are happening at Muskoseepi Park, the Grande Prairie Museum, and Centre 2000!

Annual Rycroft Chuckwagon Races
July 4 - 7
For the eighth consecutive year, the Western Chuckwagon Association and All Pro Chuckwagon Association will be back tearing up the track in Rycroft, Alberta. The Rycroft Ag Society offers you four days of exciting thoroughbred and pony chuckwagon races.

97th Annual Teepee Creek Stampede
July 11 - 14
“Four Days in the Wild”
One of Canada's oldest rodeos, we’ve been going strong since 1917.  Be part of history in the making as we move towards our 100th Year.

Checkered Owl Jazz Festival
July 13 - 14
Checkered Owl Music brings to Grande Prairie their 1st Annual Jazz Festival to the Showcase Centre. Featuring performances by: Jim Head, Men with Stupid Hats, Sketches of Eternity and more!

County Historic Cemeteries Walking Tour
July 14
Join the South Peace Regional Archives for a historic cemetery walking tour. It will be happening
from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Limit of 20 Participants, call 780-830-5105 to register.

East Coast Garden Party
July 19 - 20
Great music, fresh seafood, Kids’ Zone, and beer gardens!  To see the full line up of entertainers or to purchase tickets, please visit


Street Performers Festival
July 19 – 21
The 13th Annual Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival is almost upon us. Be sure to join us DownTown to experience some of the world's best street performances and enjoy the Food Fair and Artisans Alley.

Grande Prairie Farmer’s Market
Wednesday: 4pm-8pm
Friday: 4pm-8pm 
Saturday: 10am-3pm

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

South Peace Centennial Museum
Pioneer Days July 20-21
During the weekend you can see the log planner, bundle threshing, plowing, blacksmithing, wheelwright, and horse drawn wagon rides. Other heritage demonstrations include soap making, heritage crafts, rope making, wool carding, lard rendering, clay oven baking, and milk separating. Pioneer Days also features musical entertainment by local musicians, log sawing and planning, shingle making, grist mill (grinding wheat to flour), morning breakfast, food booth, popcorn, and ice-cream cones
Every Friday join the SPCM for a home cooked ethnic lunch from 11:30-1:30, and on Tuesdays join them for home cooked suppers from 5:30-7:30. 10$ a plate and all proceeds go to museum projects.


McNaught Art Festival & Strawberry Tea
July 28
McNaught Homestead (South of Beaverlodge)
Join us for wagon rides, children's activities, live music, and a variety of artist demonstrations. Admission by donation.

The Great Northern Casino Presents:
Live Entertainment
The K Tels         July 4-6
Shanneyganock      July 12
Bootleg Saints       July 13
Stars Tonight          July 18-20
Gustafson        July 25-27
780-539-4454 or www.greatnortherncasino.net

Spurs Presents:
Kentucky Headhunters LIVE at Spurs on
July 3rd 2013. Limited Seating tickets can be purchases at Crystal Centre or Spurs
 For more information and tickets call

Dukes Country Club
Live Entertainment
Tues – Karaoke at Mingles on Main
Wed & Thurs -  Open Mic Contest

Better Than Freds
Live Bands
Wild T and the Spirits July 25-26

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.
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

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