Events in Olde Towne

Our Outdoor Markets, Live Entertainment and Great Unique Shops and Services are just the beginning! Our major annual events include the BuskersFest, Taste of Okotoks, our annual Parade, Okotoks Show and Shine, ChiliFest, Christmas Light Up and much more!

Annual Events

You’ve heard about Okotoks… now take the short drive and find out… it all starts in Olde Towne! Come to Downtown Okotoks and enjoy shopping in our stores, where you’ll likely be talking to the shop owners. Eat in our restaurants where the owner could be your waiter or the chef. Enjoy the pampering at a salon or spa, or get professional help at one of our specialty services. When you’re in Olde Towne, you’re in a special place!

Join us in Olde Towne this year at one of the many special events! Bring your friends and family and enjoy our small town atmosphere. And remember, fill-in an entry form for each purchase at participating merchants for your chance at our monthly Shop & Win prizes!
There is something happening in Okotoks all year long. With a wide variety of special, community family-oriented events Okotoks is a great place to live, play and visit.

Canada 150 celebrations

June 30 – July2

It’s the Kickoff to Canada Day!
Friday June 30th from 6-9pm in Downtown Okotoks, get the entire family ready for:
A music concert, balloon artists, face painters, sidewalk sales, street games and tons of giveaways!
We’ll see you Downtown!

Merchant Activity
Austen Jewellers Ring Toss
Big Dipper Ice cream samples & ice cream bike
Bistro 1882 Patio
Blue Curtain Technology Short 10 min movies & popcorn
Cactus Club Kids’ games
Deava Beadz Historic Actors at the McMahon House
Dit n Dat Open Late
Emporium of Impossible Things Storewide sale & 50% off books
Eyes 360 Sidewalk Sale 40% Of Glasses
Grand Central $10 bacon poutine and Molson Canadian pitchers for $17.50
H.C. Pharmacy Free popcorn
Healing Elements Free arcograph consultations
Homeworks Custom Interiors Storewide sale and door prize draw
Kinder Cottage Kids’ craft table
Mint + Maple Goodies, giveaways & Bearcat Murray!
Monkey Mountain Sidewalk sale
New Mr.Spud Cafe Open late
94′ Take the Cake Bakery Jumbo chess set, cookie decorating & 10% off
On Tap Oil & Vinegar Tasters & trivia
Rhoda’s Elegance Again Sidewalk sale and gift card draw
Rumpled Quilt Skins Maple leaf cutouts
The British Chippy Balloon artist
The Eagle 100.9 Outside radio and Lady Gage cut-out contest
Tribal Connection Sidewalk sale & Happy Hour
Twenty-Two Collective Sidewalk sale
Unwind Wool Canada Day knit pattern try outs and 15% off red and white wool
VIDA Fashion 20% off sale
Western Wheel Free BBQ, games, and sno cones
Yogadown Studios Street Twister, face painting and sidewalk art

 

canada day kickoff

Taste of Okotoks

July 22

Don’t miss this fun culinary event that’s growing in popularity every year! Experience allthe delicious food and drink Okotoks has to offer from local restaurants, caterers and food providers! Perfect for foodies and anyone who likes to ‘nom nom’!

We close thestreets of downtown for this pedestrian-friendly event, which boasts live music, great food, a variety of artists, family fun with crafts and entertainment, boutique shops and an artisan street market featuring a wide array of local artisan wares from 100+ vendors selling their handcrafted, up cycled or imported products.

Okotoks Show & Shine

August 13

The Okotoks Show & Shine was established in 2009 and continues to be one of the most popular events in Okotoks. Each August, over 10,000 spectators fill the streets of downtown Okotoks to view more than 500 unique cars, trucks and motorcycles! Organized by a dedicated group of volunteers, the true spirit of Okotoks Show & Shine shines through each summer. This event is all about fun! Fun for car enthusiasts who bring their “pride and joy” to be viewed by the thousands of visitors.  Fun for the families who wander the streets admiring the amazing vehicles. Fun for Seniors who are reminded of days gone by as they reminisce of their own vehicles from each era and fun for all with the amazing music filling the streets, beer gardens for soaking up the sun while enjoying a cool one, and food that will delight any and all. This show really is for everyone!

Okotoks Chili Fest

August 26

Okotoks merchants and residents stir the pot to create a traditional cowboy comfort food on this weekend. Teams concoct mouth-watering chili recipes for the annual Okotoks Chili Fest and Cook Off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Chili is an easy recipe to make,” says our events coordinator. “Everyone has a secret ingredient. It’s an opportunity for bragging rights.” Each team is provided with 20 pounds of ground beef and are left to their own devices to create their concoction. Prizes are awarded for the best chili voted by a judge and the public, for best theme display and most enthusiastic team. The chili festival takes place in conjunction with the Okotoks Pro Rodeo and an outdoor artisan street market with about 100 vendors displaying their wares. Stop in for some great shopping opportunities and some great shops in our downtown. Come down to taste the chili creations or register a team and compete! Spice up your weekend with chili sampling from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Elk Avenue and Elizabeth Street, children’s activities, live music, and an outdoor artisan street market!

Okotober Food Fest

October 21

Light Up Okotoks

November 17

Held on the 3rd Friday in November each year, the Light Up Okotoks celebration kicks off the Christmas season throughout downtown. Olde Towne Okotoks knows how to get into the holiday spirit! The event includes lighting of the community Christmas tree, live entertainment, wagon rides, a sugar shack, ice sculpture demos, cookie decorating, craft sales, late night shopping, fireworks, a Christmas wish tree, free glow necklaces, lighting of the community Christmas tree and lots more! And don’t miss Santa’s arrival or having your picture taken with Santa Claus as he hears your Christmas wishes. Charitable activities happening during this event include: food/cash donations accepted for the Food Bank at the 18 Wheels of Christmas, Okotoks Fire Dept Charity BBQ to support Okotoks Family Resource Centre’s Holiday Helper program, Western Wheel Cares fundraiser – supports local charities, STARS Air Ambulance fundraiser. You can also drop off new scarves, mitts & toques at the Okotoks Art Gallery to decorate the Tree of Warmth for local charities.

See the latest ways that Olde Town Can help you WIN  a shopping spree with our Shop and Win program! Discover the ways that you can win this season at various businesses throughout Olde Towne Okotoks. There have been multiple winners to date and you could be the next lucky Shopper!

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