Festivals & events

In compliance with public health measures, the City of Airdrie wants to ensure our community's health and safety. Alberta Health measures do not allow for special event gatherings until Step 4, and therefore, we are unable to process special event requests until this time. Currently (March 2, 2021), outdoor events are limited to groups of 10 or less, and AHS is unable to approve events for the future until we are in the approved steps.

As we move forward as a province and the restrictions ease, we will begin to process event requests on a first come-first served basis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the festival and event landscape for 2020 and 2021.  Follow The City of Airdrie COVID-19 response page for updates related to City hosted events.


There are a variety of festivals and events in Airdrie that take place throughout the year, showcasing arts, culture, heritage, recreation and sport. For more information on what's happening in and around Airdrie, check out the links below.


Airdrie Pro Rodeo

The Airdrie Pro Rodeo is one of the largest rodeos in Canada, and is the longest standing athletic event in Airdrie. The 2020 Pro Rodeo has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic, the next pro Rodeo will be in 2021.


Canada Day Parade and Fireworks

The 2020 Parade and Fireworks have been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.  We will resume events when it is safe to do so.

The Canada Day Parade will take place on July 1, 2021.

In previous years the parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Airdrie, and the fireworks take place at Chinook Winds Park starting at dusk. Main Street will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. until approximately noon to accommodate the parade. Click here for an interactive map of parade road closures.

Access to Urgent Care

Starting at 9 a.m., two access points to Urgent Care (at Allen Street and Main Street, and First Avenue north and Main Street) will be manned by Emergency Responders who can provide a preliminary patient assessment and/or escort to the Urgent Care Centre.

The curb lane closest to the Urgent Care Centre, between First Avenue north and Allen Street, will be blocked off to ensure access to Urgent Care. Residents are encouraged to walk or car pool as there will be limited parking in the area throughout the day; the Urgent Care parking lot is strictly for Urgent Care patients and staff members.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 1, 2021

WHERE: Two ACCESS POINTS to Urgent Care Centre (by Emergency Escort)

1. Allen St. and Main St.

2. First Ave N and Main St.

TIME: 9 a.m. to noon 

If you have an emergency, please call 911.


Music in the Park

Summer of 2019 we partnered with the Airdrie Music Festival Association to bring you Music in the Park, a summer music series in Nose Creek Park. Due to COVID-19, summer events in the park have been cancelled, please watch for future events at Nose Creek Park in 2021.



airdrieFEST celebrates all that's Airdrie!  airdrieFEST for 2020 has been postponed until further notice.


Airdrie Festival of Lights

The Airdrie Festival of Lights glows nightly from Dec. 1 - 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Nose Creek Park.


Santa Claus Parade

The Santa Claus Parade is hosted by the Airdrie Parade's Organization.  Please follow them on Facebook or their website for updated information on this year's event


New Year's Eve Fireworks

The New Year's Eve fireworks are currently under review.  To stay up-to-date on information pertaining to the New Years Eve Fireworks, follow us on Facebook.


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