Festivals & 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.


Santa Claus Parade

The Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 on Main Street in Airdrie. Parade starts at 5 p.m. Roads close at 4:30 p.m. and reopen 30 minutes after the last float leaves Main Street.

Click on the Parade Map at the bottom of this page for information on the parade route.


New Year's Eve Fireworks

The New Year's Eve fireworks will take place on Dec. 31 at Ed Eggerer Athletic Park at 6:30 p.m. Learn more by visiting Airdrie Parades and Fireworks.

Click here for an interactive map of the viewing area.

Please see the Documents section below for road closure and parking maps.


Canada Day Parade and Fireworks

The Canada Day Parade will take place on July 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Airdrie, and the fireworks will take place at Chinook Winds Park starting at dusk.

A family fun carnival event will be held on Main Street from noon to 4 p.m.

Please note that Main Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate the parade and family carnival. 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: Sunday, July 1, 2018

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 (please note: a portion of Main Street will remain closed until 5 p.m. for the Family Fun Carnival; access to Urgent Care will not be affected after the parade ends.)

If you have an emergency, please call 911.



airdrieFEST celebrates all that's Airdrie!

airdrieFEST is Airdrie's annual afternoon family street festival that will be held on Sept. 8 running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside of City Hall.

New and exciting this year is “Music on Main”, a kick-off event to the annual outdoor festival that will be held on Sept. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. where people will enjoy beer gardens and live music. Forty additional vendor booths have also been added to the Sept. 8 street festival event to increase the vendor number to 140.


Airdrie Pro Rodeo

The Airdrie Pro Rodeo is one of the largest 10 rodeos in Canada, and is the longest standing athletic event in Airdrie. The Rodeo will be held from June 28 - July 2, 2018.


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.


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