Annual events in the Pincher Creek area
Mid June: Waterton Wildflower Festival
The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 50 per cent of Alberta's wildflowers. This amazing diversity is celebrated with the annual 9-day Waterton Wildflower Festival, featuring more than 80 educational courses and events on wildflowers, plants and ecosystems, workshops on photography and art, and evening slide shows and local entertainment.
Mid June to first Friday in October: Farmers Market at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village
Every Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm you can purchase local baked goods, fruit, arts and crafts, locally-grown vegetables and much more.
Third Weekend in June: The Gathering
Come join us for a "Cowboy Heritage Weekend" chock full of poetry, music, western events, country dance and poetry workshops, artisans, demonstrations, Cowboy Church, and a large helping of great western hospitality.
Late June: Heritage Acres Chuckwagon Cookout
Step back in time and enjoy a meal served off the back of a Chuckwagon. Stay for coffee, listen to the music, maybe have a dance or a sing-a-long or just sit back and enjoy talking of days gone by.
July 1: Canada Day at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village
This family oriented event features activities for kids, music, food, and free admission to the museum grounds.
First Weekend in July (or next if long weekend): Twin Butte Soul Festival
A weekend of music, live bands and fun at the Twin Butte General Store. Camping is also available
Late July: Heritage Acres Annual Show
A fun and eventful 3-day weekend featuring horses, vintage tractors and antique cars and trucks, a tractor pull, many open exhibits, field and sawmill demonstrations, children's games, live entertainment, great food, vendors, craft demonstrations, a quilt show, musical theatre, a barn dance, horse drawn wagon rides, Cowboy Church, camping on-site and much more.
Late July: Piikani Pow Wow and Rodeo
A huge pow wow, rodeo events, and a merchant mall are featured at Brocket's annual Pow Wow and Rodeo.
Mid July: Community Garden Bus Tour
A bus tour of local gardens, along with a lunch, information program and numerous displays.
Late July: Drumming and Dancing on the plaza
Just one of several events held at Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump every year, this one features spectacular drumming, dancing, and singing demonstrations with some of the best First Nations dancers in western Canada.
Late July: Creek Cruzers Show and Shine
Vintage cars, live entertainment, and a street festival are all part of this fun annual event.
Mid August: Huckleberry Festival
Castle Mountain echoes with live entertainment, craft merchants, vendors, and of course huckleberry picking during this classic summer event.
Third Weekend in August: Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo and Parade
Starting with the annual Pincher Creek Parade, this 3-day weekend features many rodeo events, cabaret, Cowboys, Rodeo Princesses and Queens, livestock, food, fun, and a fair.
Mid September: Kootenai Brown Harvest Festival
A celebration of the harvest coming in, including music, fun and games.
Mid November: Moonlight Madness/Parade of Lights/Light Up Cenotaph Park
An evening parade, carollers, Moonlight Madness, and appearances by Santa Claus ushers in the Christmas season every year.
2nd Sunday December: Community Carol Festival
An evening of holiday songs by local groups at the Community Hall.