Events & Festivals

Celebrate and explore our City through its events and festivals. For up-to-date information and more great event listings, visit lloydminsterchamber.com.

EVENTS & FESTIVALS: CELEBRATING OUR CITY

October

Sapphires & Sirens Gala

October 13, 2018

Stockade Convention Centre

This annual event is a fundraiser for our Lloydminster Rescue Squad. Completely organized and run by volunteers and donations this event cannot be missed. Enjoy fine dining, luscious décor, live and silent auction, cocktail bars, photo booths and more all in support of a great local cause.

18th Annual Health Foundation Gala

October 19, 2018

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

The annual Health Gala raises funds for Lloydminster Region Health Foundation, and is one of the largest special events of the year. Featuring a decadent theme (think: Great Gadsby, James Bond, Fire and Ice, and more), exciting live and silent auction, full dinner buffet, and top-notch entertainment, this ticketed event sells out each year. Head to the Health Foundation’s website to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

LRHF.ca/gala

Oktoberfest

October 26, 2018

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

Lloydminster German Heritage Society hosts a memorable Oktoberfest each fall, but don’t take our word for it! Voted the best Oktoberfest in Alberta and Saskatchewan, this event celebrates German heritage and culture through song, dance, and authentic German cuisine. Grab some friends, get your tickets, and prepare for a fun-filled and memorable event. Prost!

lloydminstergermanclub.com

November

Stockade Round Up

November 1-3, 2018

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

The Lloydminster Exhibition Association is proud to host one of Canada’s premier livestock events right here in Lloydminster. This four day event includes purebred cattle shows as well as the popular King of the Ring Bull Calf Jackpot Show, famous Stockade Lady Heifer Calf Jackpot Show, Junior events, Premier Exhibitor and Breeder Awards, the Supreme Show, and the Fall Fusion All Breeds Sale. There is something for every cattle lover.

lloydexh.com

Harvest Feastival

November 8, 2018

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

Ready your taste buds as you partake in fresh flavours featuring locally-raised meat, grains, and produce at the annual Harvest Feastival. Purchase tokens at the door, then explore your culinary options as you trade them in for unique food and drink samples certain to leave you satisfied. This popular event often sells out, so be sure to gather your friends and arrive early!

Lloydexh.com/harvestfeastival

Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair and Chamber Expo

November 16-18, 2018

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

The Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair and Chamber Expo is a mega tradeshow featuring over 400 booths, boasting attendance of 15,000+ each year. Get a jump on your holiday shopping as you explore various booths featuring handmade crafts, novelty items, must-have products, and more.

lloydminsterchamber.com

Savour

November 23, 2018

Vermilion Regional Centre, Vermilion, Alberta

Succulent, stylish and sophisticated, Savor celebrates premier wine, scotch, beer and food. Whether you are a tasting enthusiast or newcomer to the world of fine beverages Savour has something to offer everyone. This multi-sensory events guests will savor the world’s finest from Vermilion’s best merchants, expertly paired with the succulent culinary creations of Vermilion’s most celebrated culinary experts. Learn the techniques of enjoying and selecting exquisite tastes at this fabulous event!

thegoodlifeinstitute.ca

SPCA Dinner Theatre

November 2018

Kitscoty Hall

This annual fundraising event is one of the most popular theatrical performances in Lloydminster. Enjoy a delicious, homemade supper, then get ready for laughter and mirth as a talented troupe of actors (made up of members of the community) take to the stage. This is a show not to be missed, with all proceeds invested directly in the Lloydminster & District SPCA.

lloydminsterspca.org

BRC Finals

November 30 & December 1, 2018

Alberta Building, Lloydminster Exhibition Association

Bull Riding Canada puts on two days of heart-stopping action gives you the opportunity to watch some of Canada’s toughest cowboys face off against some of Canada’s rankest bulls to become the Canadian Champion!

lloydexh.ca

December

Here Comes Santa Claus Day

December 1, 2018

Downtown Lloydminster

This no-cost, fun-filled day in downtown Lloydminster features a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy together. Experience a day filled with holiday-themed movies, a crafting area, cookie decorating, and more. Did you know Santa himself makes an appearance at some point during the day?!

Parade of Lights

December 20, 2018

Downtown Lloydminster

Bundle up and set up camp downtown as this holiday inspired parade hits the streets. With live music, candies for the kids, and a family-friendly event at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds, you’ll start the season with a smile on your face, thanks to the annual Parade of Lights.

lloydexh.com/paradeoflights

January 2019

Ukrainian New Year Dine & Dance

January 12, 2019

Stockade Convention Centre, Lloydminster

Malanka Ukrainian Dancers celebrate Ukrainian New Years at their annual Dine & Dance! Enjoy an evening of freshly made Ukrainian dishes, Ukrainian entertainment and even Ukrainian beverages. This event is always a great time but get your tickets in advance because this event sells out fast!

malankadancers.ca

February 2019

Kinsmen & Kinettes Telemiracle Steak Fry

February 2, 2019

Stockade Convention Centre, Lloydminster

This event is Lloydminster Kinsmen Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This annual event features live music, a delicious steak dinner and silent auction. The best part of this event is that all proceeds support Telemiracle which provides Saskatchewan residents with special needs the medical assistance required. Funds raised have gone to support hospital stays, new wheelchair lifts, communication tools and more! Want more information? Check out their website!

lloydminsterkinettes.com

Inspiring Women Conference

February 5, 2019

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

Gather your best girlfriends for a day of personal and professional development. The annual Inspiring Women Conference features a panel of local women, breakout sessions, and keynote speaker certain to leave you feeling refreshed and inspired.

KT&Co

Agri-Visions 2019

February 13-14, 2019

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

The latest in agricultural innovation is yours to discover as you browse the sold-out tradeshow, partake in educational sessions, and check out the Combine Innovation Zone while networking with the area’s producers, farmers, and ranchers.

lloydexh.com/agri-visions

Weddings on the Border

February 2019

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

Calling all brides-to-be! This event features a full day of sessions, a tradeshow featuring bridal-themed vendors, and fashion show. It’s a must-attend event for those preparing to say, “I do”.

weddingsontheborder.com

March 2019

Border City Rotary – Irish Pub Night

March 16, 2019

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate this holiday! Join the Border City Rotary Club as they celebrate in style. Enjoy the live entertainment with friends as you sip on a green beer (or two), all while supporting a good cause. This fundraiser is a great reason to count yourself lucky.

lloydexh.com

The Race of Vermilion

March 16, 2019

Vermilion Regional Centre, Vermilion, Alberta

This creative event is designed with the very famous “Amazing Race” in mind. Participants gather in teams of four to participate in mental and physical challenges throughout the town of Vermilion. After a successful day of twists and turns participants gather together for dinner at the Vermilion Regional Centre. Check out the Vermilion Good Life’s Institute website for more information or to Register.

thegoodlifeinstitute.ca

Lloydminster Family Expo

March 16 & 17, 2019

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

The Lloydminster Family Expo has become an annual event down at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds. This event features on stage entertainment, all day access to games & bounce houses, free kids activities, a family friendly tradeshow, parental information sessions and so much more. Follow Lloydminster Family Expo on Facebook for more event information.

Spring Showcase

March 22-24, 2019

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

This annual event is known to many as the kick-off to spring! It’s Lloydminster’s largest tradeshow focusing on home, garden, sport, and leisure. Get fresh inspiration for your home renovation, garden and landscaping ideas, home products and services, sporting and tourism, plus the massive Sellers RV indoor sale. This show can be enjoyed by the entire family, as there’s something for everyone!

lloydexh.com/showcase

Slush Cup

March 2019

Mount Joy Snow Resort

Bid the season adieu with Mount Joy Snow Resort’s annual Slush Cup. Featuring live entertainment, a campfire, barbecue, contests and prizes, this event marks a great way to say goodbye for another season as we prepare to welcome spring.

mountjoyresort.com

May 2019

Muck Run

May 2019

Bud Miller All Seasons Park

The Lloydminster Muck Run is a fun opportunity for hundreds of your closest friends to get down and dirty while running through the mud, slime, and wet grass – all in support of the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation’s annual projects.

LRHF.ca/muck-run

The Colour Within 5k

May 25, 2019

Bud Miller All Seasons Park

The Colour Within Run is a 5K Walk/Run fundraiser for The Bea Fisher Foundation. It’s fun for the whole family as you start the run in a white shirt and end up multi-coloured. This run celebrates the colour within each of us by getting covered with it on the outside.

5k.beafisher.com

Dreaming Out Loud Children’s Ball

May 2019

Stockade Convention Centre

Experience a whole new world at this year’s Dreaming Out Loud Children’s Ball. This annual benefit supports the work of Lloydminster Interval Home, and features a stunning theme (this year’s theme? Aladdin!), full dinner buffet, candy bar, photo booth, and movie characters. Children and guests are encouraged to dress in costume, so prepare for a magical, memorable evening while raising funds for an important cause in our community.

intervalhome.org

Relay for Life

May 31, 2019

Bud Miller All Seasons Park

Like so many other Canadian communities, Lloydminster is proud to hold Relay for Life at Bud Miller Park annually. Relay for Life gives participants and the community the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, remember and honour the loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against all cancers! Register a team online on the Canadian Cancer Society’s website.

cancer.ca

June 2019

4-H Expo

June 1-3, 2019

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

The Lloydminster Agriculture Association is happy to host this annual agriculture based event. 4-H Expo is the major regional 4-H show bringing together more than 250 members to showcase their projects for the year. Projects include heifers, steers, cow/calf pairs, light horses and multi-projects. Impressed with these students Steers? The Expo ends with a feature Steer sale.

lloydexh.com

Lea Park Pro Rodeo

June 7-9, 2019

Lea Park, Marwayne, Alberta

The Annual Lea Park Pro Rodeo has been in operation for over 60 years and continues to be one of Alberta’s favourite Pro Rodeos. Head out to the grounds for the day or camp for the weekend and experience this great event for yourself.

leaparkprorodeo.com

LPSD Family Fun Run

June 2019

Bud Miller All Seasons Park

Get up and move! Enjoy the beginning of the summer season at Lloydminster Public School Division’s (LPSD) annual Family Fun Run. The 5-kilometre trail at Bud Miller All Seasons Park is suitable for all levels of fitness, and is perfect for walking, running, and strollers. Celebrate your hard work at the end of the event with a delicious barbecue for the entire family.

lpsd.ca

Just Kruzin’ Car Show

June 2019

Servus Sports Centre

Enjoy an exciting Saturday at the Just Kruzin’ Car Club’s Annual Car Show! Featuring a live band, fundraising BBQ, kid’s activities, and of course, a range of classic cars, trucks, bikes and specialty vehicles, this event is thrilling for the young and the young at heart. 

justkruzin.com

Arts Without Borders Festival

June 2019

Downtown Lloydminster, Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre, Vic Juba Community Theatre, The Root Bistro, The Lloydminster Public Library

Celebrate art in Lloydminster! In partnership with several organizations and businesses, this weeklong event recognizes performing, visual, and literary arts. Arts bursaries and awards are also presented at a special event honouring those who help advance the arts in Lloydminster and area.

artswithoutborders.ca

Summer Streetfest

June 2019

Downtown Lloydminster

Discover Downtown Lloydminster at the 10th Annual Streetfest. This full day event features live entertainment, an artisan market, mouth-watering cuisine, beer gardens, and a kid-zone. You’ll quickly learn why this is a must-attend event in Lloydminster. There is truly something for everyone at this outdoor event.

July 2019

Canada Day Celebrations

July 1, 2019

Bud Miller All Seasons Park

Head to Bud Miller All Seasons Park for an entire day jam packed with excitement. Previous years’ entertainment included live music, bouncy houses, a rock-climbing wall, food vendors, and more. This event is a must-attend in Lloydminster, with something for all ages to enjoy. Be sure to stay up late enough to enjoy the fireworks show after dusk.

lloydminster.ca

Colonial Days Fair & Parade

July 10-13, 2019

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

With over 150 unique activities, the Colonial Days Fair is a hotly anticipated event for Lloydminster and surrounding area. Beginning with the annual Colonial Days Parade (featuring over 100 floats), this jam-packed event features a tradeshow, KidsZone, monster truck show, agricultural showcases, and a nightly grandstand concert. A range of food booths, Country Lane (petting zoo) and impressive fireworks show are all included. You won’t want to miss it!

lloydexh.com/colonialdaysfair

Cold Lake Airshow

July 20-21, 2019

Valour Place, Cold Lake Air Base

Cold Lake Air Show is a wonderful opportunity to bring the surrounding regions together for a fun-filled and exciting summer attraction. With over 18,000 attendees a year this is one of the most sucessful events in the region. All proceeds raised from the event go to supporting “Valour Place”, a program designed to provide a military members and veterns a place to stay for medical testing and treatments. Join the 4 Wing Cold Lake and celebrate them, their families and those who have fallen.

coldlakeairshow.com

Onion Lake Annual Powwow

July 2019

Onion Lake Heritage Park

Join the fun and visit Onion Lake Reserve as they celebrate their annual powwow. This free event is open to all to enjoy. It attracts over 600 dancers from across North America and includes special drumming competitions, arts and crafts, and authentic food booths to explore.

onionlake.ca

August 2019

World Bunnock Championship

August 2 – 5, 2019

Macklin Lake Regional Park

Every Long weekend in August the residents of Macklin dig their bones out of the closet to host approximately 320 teams who enter the World Championship Bunnock Tournament at Macklin Lake Regional Park. A variety of events occur in conjunction with the annual tournament including beer gardens, dances, children’s rides, pancake breakfasts and much, much more. Get too hot sitting in the sun taking in the games? Take a jump into Macklin Lake!

intlbunnockassoc.com

Heritage Day

August 5, 2019

Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre

Celebrate Heritage Day every August long weekend with the Barr Colony Heritage Society and Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre. Activities includes horse drawn wagon rides, children’s games, petting zoo, heritage demonstrations, live music, dog shows, entertainers and the local outdoor farmer’s market. This is a great family event to celebrate our Heritage here in Lloydminster!

Paradise Hill Annual Summer Bash

August 2019

Paradise Hill Arena, Paradise Hill

This annual summer bash is within driving distance from Lloydminster and features a great weekend of entertainment from a slo-pitch tournament, trade show, antique car show and highlights big names on it’s nightly stage. This annual event supports the Paradise Community Hall. It’s great to attend for the whole weekend with your friends and family, for the day with little ones or for an evening out.

Denham’s Ram Tough CPCA Finals

August 2019

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

Head to the Lloyd Exh Grounds for one of the biggest thrills of the summertime: the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) Finals Championship! Wagon Week kicks off August 15th and includes pancake breakfasts, family friendly events, the Chuckwagon Cabaret event, and spotlights the most talented drivers and the fastest horses.

lloydexh.com/cpcafinals

Feast on the Farm (Alberta Open Farm Days)

August 2019

Lakeland College, Vermilion Campus

This annual event is an inspiration from our own local Lakeland College’s agriculture and rural root beginnings. The unique evening features live music, a delicious meal out on the farm, live auction and tours of the student managed farm.

St. Walburg Wild Blueberry Festival

August 2019

Main Street, St. Walburg, Saskatchewan

St. Walburg has been hosting this wonderful festival for over 30 years. It proudly hosts an ethnic supper, old time dance, pancake breakfast, downtown market, live music, dancing demonstrations, a food court, beer gardens, black something demonstrations and a show and shine! Didn’t think that was enough to get you out? They finish off the festival with a dinner and talent night! A great activity to take you to Lloydminster’s surrounding area.

blueberryfest.stwalburg.ca

Extreme Mud Fest

August 2019

Bonnyville Rodeo Grounds, Bonnyville, Alberta

Extreme Mud fest is a 4-day mud and music festival. In addition to nightly performers you can participate or be a spectator in a softball tournament, an Extreme Mud Run, and of course a variety of mud racing and truck demolition. They have on-site camping, vending, parking and a pavilion for those wanting to party long after the concerts end. This is a wild weekend just a short drive from Lloydminster.

extrememudfest.com

Come by the Hills Music Festival

August 2019

Mistahiya Retreat Centre, Wainwright, Alberta

comebythehills.ca

September 2019

Art in the Park

September 2019

Vermilion Heritage Park, Vermilion, Alberta

Join in for a fun filled day for the whole family at the Vermilion Heritage Park. The event includes lunch, cinnamon buns baked in the community oven, painting classes, art talents, displays, face painting, live music, and artisan exhibitors. Centered in the heart of Vermilion, there are many activities that can be enjoyed during this action packed weekend.

thegoodlifeinstitute.ca

Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show

September 2019

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

The Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show is surrounded by thousands of heavy oil wells of both cold and thermal production. Held for two days, this event discusses and showcases heavy oil knowledge and technology. Vendors from around the world will be displaying their newest and most innovative products. Participate in banquets, guest speakers, presentations, and more.

lhos.ca

Pecha Kucha 4.0

September 2019

Vic Juba Community Theatre

Pecha Kucha 4 will deliver a diverse line up of presenters sharing their experiences based around the theme. The evening is sure to inspire, delight and shake up how you connect. Wondering what Pecha Kucha is? Pecha Kucha means ‘chit chat’ in Japanese, and was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for professionals to meet, network, and show their work in public. The presentation format is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. Presenters are given 6 minutes and 40 seconds to explain their ideas or share their work before the next presenter takes the stage. The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights all over the world. The concept has evolved to allow individuals to get on stage to share thought-provoking stories to a captivated audience.

Fall Fest presented by Lloydminster & District Co-op

September 2019

Bud Miller All Seasons Park

Gather your loved ones and head to Bud Miller for a free family-friendly event celebrating the best of the harvest season. Assorted children’s activities, live music and dancing, a variety of food booths, cooking classes (for children and adults), outdoor photography sessions, and free refreshments round out this special outdoor event.

Sip & Savour

September 2019

Downtown Lloydminster

Head out for a night on the town in Downtown Lloydminster! Discover the local cuisine downtown during the Sip & Savour event.

Tickets are $25 each which include 4 tokens to be used at a participating establishment of your choice. Exchange one token for a thoughtfully prepared, featured dish or drink unique to each restaurant.