Downtown events during the 2019 Canada Winter Games

By rdnewsNOW staff
February 7, 2019 - 2:23pm

Red Deerians are being encouraged to check their mailboxes this week for the 2019 Canada Winter Games - Downtown Event Guide.

City officials say the guide highlights all the activities taking place in downtown Red Deer from February 16 – March 2.

Highlights of the downtown activities include:

Performances in City Hall Park from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on weekends.
Lantern making on February 19 and 25 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at The Hub on Ross followed by a parade walk to City Hall Park with entertainment and free hot chocolate. 

Little Gaetz Activities between 49 and 48 Street including:

“Live on Little Gaetz” with lunchtime performances from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wood milling demonstrations and woodworking daily from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Chainsaw carving each night at 5:00 p.m., sponsored by ENMAX.
Heat lamps, tables and fire pits, sponsored by ENMAX.
Elsa character from 11:00 am. – 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 and March 1.
Craft Beverage Sampling in The Scott Block featuring Central Alberta products from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on February 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, March 1 and March 2. 

At the 52˚ North Music + Cultural Festival from February 16 – March 1, expect to see:

Artisan Avenue – Artisan market in partnership with Alberta Craft Council featuring Alberta artists and makers.
Crokicurl Rink, Ice Slide, Ice Maze, Skating Rink, Community Stage, Family Dance with Frannie Klein on February 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Lil’ Chippers Ice Carving Workshop on February 23 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Please note the festival site is closed February 19, 20, 24 and 25.

For a full list of headliners, fireworks schedule and other events at the festival, visit:

For more information, visit: 

(With files from the City of Red Deer)

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