Annual Events

Residents gather with family and friends to enjoy the exciting events hosted annually within the region. The area also hosts the Show n’ Shine Car show, Geocaching events, an Easter Family Egg-stravaganza, Relay for Life, Community Corporate Challenge, Spooktacular Halloween Party, and various Christmas Charity events. With all of these events, there is something fun for everyone almost every weekend in the Slave Lake Region.

Frost Fest

Frost Fest is a favorite February event in Slave Lake with winter games and family fun including a family ski trip, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, outdoor scavenger hunts, and indoor displays. After your family has finished with all of the exciting activities, the Boreal Centre offers indoor displays while you warm up with some hot chocolate.

The Songbird Festival

The Songbird Festival takes place in June at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park. The festival offers educational activities for the entire family, including workshops, tours, and guided hikes.

National Aboriginal Day

The Slave Lake Region celebrates National Aboriginal Day each June with traditional dancing, face painting and a meal. It’s a great chance to experience First Nation and Metis culture and enjoy some performances and crafts.

The Flatbush Festival

The Flatbush Festival is held each June at the Flatbush Community Complex with a parade and activities such as slow-pitch, a petting zoo, and horseshoe competitions.

Widewater Sports Days

Widewater Sports Days take place on the third weekend in June and include a variety of minor ball, co-ed slow pitch and men’s baseball games. Families and friends come for the weekend to camp, play ball and enjoy the summer sun.

Canada Day

Canada Day festivities in Canyon Creek and Slave Lake include BBQs and fireworks and outdoor events for the whole family. Our small and connected communities make great locations for enjoying this national holiday.

Slave Lake Riverboat Daze

Slave Lake Riverboat Daze is an annual summer festival in early July and includes a relay race, midway, duck derby, volleyball tournament, and a host of attractions to provide fun and entertainment for all interests and ages.

Sand Blast

Sand Blast (formerly the Alberta Open Sand Sculpture Championships) take place on Devonshire Beach each year showcasing sand castle sculpting skills and creations around a common theme with family friendly activities on the beach.

Smith-Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo

The Smith-Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo is held on Labour Day weekend each year and showcases the rodeo, chariot racing and calf roping, with a large dance and open festival.