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5 Events Coming To Medicine Hat This Summer!

5 Events Coming To Medicine Hat This Summer!

The annual Medicine Hat Stampede is back with events, food, live entertainment, and activities you love!

One of the most anticipated events of the summer, Stampede Week is July 27 through July 30, with the official kick off parade happening downtown on Thursday, July 28. As far as live entertainment this year, you can look forward to seeing Trace Adkins, Mackenzie Porter and The Beach Boys performing the Night Shows.

The Midway will be back in full this year with games, rides and, of course, the mini donuts everyone waits all year for! Mark your calendars for a fun-filled week for the whole family.

Stampede tickets are free when you buy a Night Show or Rodeo ticket by Tuesday, July 26! More information about the Medicine Hat Stampede can be found on their website.

3. Heritage Gather Festival

From August 5-7, Dunmore Equestrian Society and Rugged Rodeo Inc. presents the Heritage Gather Festival, a weekend celebration of Indigenous Culture and Western Heritage! The inclusive, family-friendly festival will host a variety of traditional events, from Open Rodeo, to Ranch Bronc Riding, Indian Relay Race Demos, and Powwow, along with many more! Find the full schedule of events from Friday to Sunday here.

4. Miywasin Story Tour

The second Miywasin Story Tour of the year is happening on Saturday, August 20! It is described as ‘an integral part of the preservation and expression of culture in Indigenous communities’ and includes a guided tour of key Indigenous areas in Medicine Hat: Saamis Tepee, Saamis Archaeological Site, and the Métis Community in Saratoga Park.

Transportation on the Sunshine Trolley is provided with pick-up and drop-off at the Miywasin Friendship Centre downtown. There is opportunity for a traditional Indigenous hands-on activity.

To reserve your spot, Miywasin Story Tour tickets can be purchased here.

5. Battle Creek Showdown Mountain Bike Race

On Saturday, August 27th, the Battle Creek Showdown Mountain Bike Race is happening! The event is taking place in Elkwater and will feature bike races, live music and tons of food! Take your family just outside of Medicine Hat for an epic weekend of fun.

More information about the event can be found on their Facebook page.

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World Water Day events planned for Medicine Hat

World Water Day events planned for Medicine Hat

Photo 27537402 © Ken Backer |

By Chris Brown

This Saturday

Mar 16, 2022 | 9:46 AM

MEDICINE HAT, AB – A trio of events on Saturday at Connaught Pond will mark World Water Day in Medicine Hat.

To start the day, South East Alberta Watershed Alliance staff will demonstrate how to propagate plain cottonwood trees, followed by the Grasslands Naturalists showing how to identify native shrubs and trees.

The morning will end with participants picking up garbage from around the pond and at the trailhead of Marlborough Coulee.

The day will also serve as the launch of year two of the Adopt-A-Pond Initiative.