Hey adventurers. What’s your summer looking like? Are you thinking about every amazing trip waiting around the corner just like we are? This is the best time to think about (and plan for) all the events you should attend this summertime in Central Alberta. Here are some of the events in Sylvan Lake and Rocky Mountain House we think you should include in your summer calendars.

June 15, 16 & 17  – 1913 Days

An annual celebration that just keeps getting better, Sylvan Lake’s 1913 Days takes over the entire town with cheer and mayhem to mark the birthday of the town. 105 years is a mighty long time to commemorate, which means there’s lots of activities planned. You’ll have plenty of to do over the weekend: check out barbeques dotted alongside the streets, scope out some great deals in the many garage sales going down, there’s also a farmers’ market, a massive pancake breakfast, a gargantuan parade that snakes its way through Sylvan Lake and to top it off, a midway carnival! While Sylvan Lake is a special place to visit year-round – things seem to somehow feel even more special at this annual event in June.

August 17, 18 & 19 – Jazz at the Lake

Get ready for a big splash of sophistication! Jazz at the Lake is a Sylvan Lake institution, a concert series that has evolved over the past fifteen years from its humble beginnings. Jazz at the Lake features a series of top-tier jazz performances in venues across town, from the community centre to performing arts stages to pubs to downtown lakefront areas to public parks.

July 25 – Rocky Mountain House Air Show

The Rocky Mountain House Airshow is a celebration of Canadian aviation, with some of the coolest demonstrations around. Past acts have included the Canadian Forces -Snowbirds, the Skyhawks and the CF-18 Demo Team, and plenty of local and international celebrities from the air show scene. There’s displays recreating classic designs and looks of past aviation eras as well as helicopter rides aplenty.

August 26 – Lions Demolition Derby in Rocky Mountain House

Nothing says summer more than watching high-stakes derby. The 36th Annual Lions Club Demolition Derby starts at noon for a reason: there’s simply far too much to see and do. From full size trucks looking to cause plenty of ruckus to the figure eight to kids-oriented heats to a Powder Puff Derby; enjoy a late summer day of demolition mayhem.

No matter your idea of fun – you’ll find it this summer in Sylvan Lake and Rocky Mountain House. Central Alberta welcomes you to one of our amazing summertime events in 2018 – see you soon!

Feature Image: 1913 Days via Visit Sylvan Lake.

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