Come celebrate Alberta’s story
Albertans are invited to celebrate Alberta Day this September.
To recognize the first official Alberta Day, free public events are taking place across the province from Sept. 1 to 3.
Visit the legislature in Edmonton and Prince’s Island Park in Calgary to enjoy concerts featuring homegrown Alberta talent. A made-in-Alberta marketplace will give people a chance to sample and purchase locally grown and made products, celebrating all our province has to offer. Kid-friendly entertainment, including cultural workshops and hands-on activities, will also be available to make sure Alberta Day is fun for the whole family.
“Alberta Day is a new annual tradition for this province, and a chance to celebrate who we are, take stock of where we came from and show pride in what we’ve achieved together. This Alberta Day weekend, join some of the amazing celebrations we have planned to tell Alberta’s story.”
Jason Kenney, Premier
“With world-class musical talent, delicious food, vibrant multicultural and Indigenous heritage, and strong community spirit, Alberta is an incredible place to call home. This Alberta Day, we are showing off what makes this province so unique and giving every Albertan a chance to celebrate our past, present and potential.”
Ron Orr, Minister of Culture
Funding for municipalities
Funding is available for municipalities to host Alberta Day events for their communities on Sept. 3.
Municipalities with populations greater than 10,000 are eligible for up to $10,000.
Municipalities with populations between 1,000 and 10,000 are eligible for up to $5,000.
Municipalities with populations less than 1,000 are eligible for $1,500.
The Alberta Municipalities Association has shared information with municipalities, including the application forms and event ideas to celebrate Alberta Day. The deadline to submit an expression of interest for funding is Aug. 8.
Other ways to participate
If you are not able to attend an event, celebrate Alberta’s heritage and culture your own way. Visit a provincial historic site or museum to learn more about Alberta’s history or go to a provincial park to appreciate Alberta’s natural beauty.
Share your Alberta Day experience
No matter how you choose to celebrate, share your Alberta Day experience by posting on social media with the hashtag #AlbertaDay.