Regular Annual Events
DIDSBURY DUCKS UNLIMITED - FUNDRAISER BANQUET
Ducks Unlimited is a far more than just ducks. It is an organization passionate about wetlands, stream beds, water quality - the major components of duck habitat and our quality of life. The accomplishments and activities of Ducks Unlimited can be examined in detail on the Ducks Unlimited Canada website at www.ducks.ca. Our goal in hosting Annual Fundraiser Banquets is to continue our participation in doing our part and supporting the many endeavors of Ducks Unlimited conservation efforts. Whether you are likewise committed or are just looking for a fun evening, we hope you will join us. To learn more about this event please visit www.didsburyducks.ca
DIDSBURY & DISTRICT ART, TRAVEL, & TRADE EXPO
Known as one of the best trade shows in Alberta, the Didsbury & District Art, Travel, and Trade Expo is held every year in April. Hosted by the Didsbury & District Chamber of Commerce, this event provides a showcase for local businesses and community groups to market their products and services. More information can be found at www.didsburychamber.ca/ or by calling 403.335.3265.
DIDSBURY SHOW N' SHINE
Month: May - Saturday before Mother's Day
Car enthusiasts come from all over to show off their machines at this annual event held on Main Street Didsbury. The event includes a display of hundreds of vehicles, door prizes and lots of fun! For more information call Gil Enns 403.994.0845 or Dana Munn 403.923.248. Visit us at www.didsburyshowandshine.ca. Some of the events at this year's Show N' Shine include: 100' Shoot Out, Burnout box, Auto Dyno, Stunt Bike Show, BMX Show, a Live Band and Beer Gardens. Our charity of choice for this year is Chinook Arch Victims Services.
RURAL ALBERTA MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD
The fourth weekend of June every year, the Ride for Dad charity bike ride takes place. Starting in various locations in central Alberta and ending in Didsbury, this poker run/charity ride raises funds for Prostate Cancer research and awareness in Central Alberta. This event brings in hundreds of bikes with prizes and a ton of fun! For more information call Jordan Overwater 403.556.4464 or Gil Enns 403.994.0845 or www.RideForDad.ca
SOAP BOX DERBY
Month: Saturday before Fathers Day
Hosted by the Didsbury Car Club, the Soap Box Derby is one of the most popular - and most fun - family events of the year! Kids between the ages of 6 and 18 are eligible to participate. Business sponsorship is available for the soap box cars. For more information visit www.didsburycarclub.ca or call Gil Enns 403.994.0845 or Dana Munn 403.923.2481 for more information.
Month: July 1st
The Town of Didsbury holds its annual Canada Day celebrations every July 1st. It is a fun filled day of activities, games, and entertainment for the whole family, with fireworks to cap it all off. Call 403.335.8719 for more details.
DAYS OF YORE
Month: August Heritage Weekend
Two days, dozens of historical reenactors, sword fights, big cannons, and live combat! A golden opportunity to share history during Alberta's Heritage Weekend. This event takes place at Rosebud Park at the east entrance to Didsbury, right across from the Rosebud Valley Campground. For more information, please visit www.mountainviewartssociety.ca or call 403-335-9445.
DIDSBURY FAIR & RODEO
The annual Didsbury Fair & Rodeo is held every August which consists of a parade and pancake breakfasts around Town and the rodeo and fireworks display held at the Didsbury Agricultural Grounds. For more information visit http://www.didsburyagsociety.org/ or call 403.335.4494.
MOUNTAIN VIEW ARTS FESTIVAL
A showcase of all that is arts, culture and heritage in Didsbury and the surrounding region. The Festival is held throughout town, with exhibits, old-time crafts and demonstrations at the Didsbury Museum; author talks and writers at the Didsbury Library; food and fun at the historic Didsbury Train Station, and the Artisan Village in the Rosebud River Valley, with artists, musical entertainment, street performers, and buskers. For more information, visit www.mountainviewartsfestival.ca or call 403.335.9445.
This annual event happens on the third Thursday of September. This is an opportunity for organizations and community groups to showcase what they do and what they offer for the residents of Didsbury. This event is open to the public and a free dinner is provided! For more information, call 403.335.8719.
FABULOUS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR
Come start or finish your Christmas shopping or come get something for yourself! Something for everyone! Free admission. Held at the Zion Church.
The Town of Didsbury is quite possibly the most beautifully decorated community in Alberta during the Christmas season. Held on the first Friday in December, Country Christmas offers great downtown shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides, music, food, entertainment, and a visit from jolly old St. Nick. Call 403.335.3265 or visit www.didsburychamber.ca for more information. Don't forget to bring your camera!