Annual Events

The Community Services Department organizes many activities and events in town, for a complete list of events happening in Carstairs checkout our online calendar (link to calendar) or for more information contact our Community Services Department.


Carstairs Easter Egg Hunt
April 13, 2019
1:00 pm
Carstairs Memorial Arena

Come out and join us in a giant Easter Egg Hunt. Crafts, games and fun!

Carstairs Elks 25th Annual Giganitic Garage Sale
May 3, 2019      12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 4, 2019      10:00 am to 3:30 pm

At the Carstairs Curling Rink: Done your spring cleaning? Sell your valuable extras at the sale.
Please No Junk! Donate your Saleable items to the Carstairs Elks, they will pick them up.

Table Rental: 1 Day $15.00 or Both Days for $20.00

Contacts for table rentals, information or pick up of donated items contact::
Phone: 403.519.9024 or gfsale@telus.net

Carstairs Neighbourhood Party
May 10, 2019
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carstairs Arena

Please join us for an evening of food, fun, and friends!  Visit with the community's service clubs, sports organizations,
community organizations, and health groups.  Please contact 403.337.3341 for information or register online for table rentals
online with ActiveNet or contact sharonk@carstairs.ca

Neighborhood Party

Carstairs Community Clutter Clean-up Day
May 11, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Before you throw it in the garbage - put it out on your front lawn and recycle it!
Remember to pick up and use your Town sign.  Any items left over bring them to the Annual Spring Clean Up on May 25!
Go online to register with ActiveNet  Deadline: May 6, 2019.  Pick up your map wth the Community Clutter locations
on Friday, May 10 @ the Carstairs Neighbourhood Party at the Community Services Table or at the Town Office before closing.

Carstairs Clean Up Day 
May 25, 2019
8:00 am  - Noon
Town Office

We will accept the following: wood, plastic, household garbage, paint and metal.  No fridges or freezers with freon, no recycables and no compost.  Sorting your load makes drop off more efficient and faster. No large loads of construction materials will be accepted. Carstairs Residents ONLY Please.

Town Clean Up
Town Clean Up

Carstairs Farmer's Market 

Carstairs Curling Rink, 317 Veterans Way, or Carstairs Half Century Club 1139 Osler St, 403.607.3878 or carstairsfarmersmarket@gmail.com


Carstairs Heritage Festival and Parade of Kilts
June 8, 2019

Come celebrate Carstairs' Scottish heritage at this free, family-oriented event. Watch pipers and dancers parade down main street in the morning, then head to Memorial Park for an afternoon of fun-filled activities.

Carstairs Heritage Festival on Facebook for more information. 

Canada Celebrations and Fireworks
July 1, 2019

Celebrations to be held in the afternoon at Memorial Park and Fireworks in the evening at Tiny LaFleur Park.
Watch the Town Website, Twitter, and Courier Ad for upcoming info!

Beef & Barley Days
July 19-21, 2019

Festivities include a rodeo, fireworks display, pancake breakfast and one of the best parades in rural Alberta. There's a Farmer's Market, art show, kids games & activities, ball games and food venders as well as a roast beef supper followed by a cabaret!  
www.carstairsagsociety.ca/ for more info.

Horticulture & Craft Show
August 16, 2019

Show books and entry tags are available at Co-op, Henry Foods, Dollar Store, Carstairs Pharmasave & Carmens Foods at Crossfield. 
Contact: Paige Gil
Phone: 403.940.3302

Drive in Movie
August 27, 2019
Parking opens at 6:30 pm  

The Town of Carstairs proudly presents this fun event for the whole family. The parking lot at the Community Hall will become the stage for our annual drive in movie. This event has become one of the most anticipated and appreciated evenings of the year in our Community.  Once you've parked and while you're waiting for DUSK why not head inside the Community Hall and visit the Parenting Fair & Multi-Organization Registration Night.                        

Watch for posters to find out what the movie will be this year! There is no charge for this event; we just ask that you bring along an item for our youth food bank. Of course, the concession will be open with fresh popcorn!

Annual Parenting Fair & Multi - Organization Registration Night
August 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Parenting Fair offers goodie bags, door prizes, glitter, tattoos, refreshments, snacks and so much more!  In conjunctIon with the Multi-Organization Registration at the Carstairs Community Hall.  Come out and browse exhibits featuring local agencies, businesses and organizations that support parenting and children of all ages.  For further information please contact the Carstairs Public Library: 403.337.3943 or  carstairspublic@prl.ab.ca.  Sponsored by Carstairs Public Library, Carstairs Community Services, Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) & Family School Wellness Program. 

Pumpkin Festival
September 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carstairs Curling Rink

The Pumpkin Festival began in 1984 as a way to put Carstairs on the map! There is a little something for everyone.Come view our pumpkin contests, taste our delicious pies, and shop our local vendors' tables for home made baking, crafts, and preserves.

There are table rentals, a pumpkin and scarecrow competition, the Pumpkin King and Queen, entertainment, baking competition and a mini trade show.

Enquiries:  Ann Strilchuk  403.337.3555
Vendor Tables:  Kim Fischer  403.607.3878

Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the Royal Canadian Legion
November 11, 2019

Remembrance Day Service: Sunday, November 11, 2019 at Hugh Sutherland School
Location: Hugh Sutherland School 1372 Highway 581 Carstairs 
Time: Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and Ceremonies starts at 10:30 a.m.
Lunch at Legion to follow ceremonies.

Christmas Craft Fair
November 15, 2019        2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 16, 2019        10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Christmas Craft Fair is held at the Carstairs Community Hall each November. Local artists sell jewelry, crafts,
specialty items, and a variety of other unique items.    
Tables $15 per day or two tables $25 per day.
INFO?  Contact 403.940.3327 or email sharonk@carstairs.ca or lorid@carstairs.ca

Christmas Craft Fair

Crazy Carstairs Christmas
December 6, 2019

A magical night in Carstairs when the town transforms into a winter wonderland for both children and parents. The Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Carstairs Crazy Christmas.

This night offers a chance to scoop up late night shopping with excellent deals from local merchants and is also a time for families to enjoy exciting festivities downtown. There are free hot dogs, hot chocolate and cookies. Kids will be able to sit on Santa's knee, have a horse drawn carriage ride. And the best part of all? The fireworks!


Santa's Gone Looney
December 14, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kids: join us in the Science Lab at Hugh Sutherland School and our team of Christmas Experts will help you pick out that perfect gift for mom and dad. Bring one loony per gift and shop away! We'll wrap it up tight so no parents can peek!!!

Parents: Please send gift bags with your kids to speed up the wrapping line!

If you have some items that you would like to donate, they can be dropped off at either the Town Office. (Donations accepted in October, November and December)


Carstairs Farmer's Christmas Market 2019 
December 13-14, 2019
Hugh Sutherland School

Admission is a food bank donation under our Christmas Tree.  Monetary donations accepted at the Market Managers Table.
Santa is going to be there to take photos on Saturday only 12-3 pm with candy canes for the kids.  There will be over 50 vendors to come see!  Inquiries please contact Kim Fischer at  403.607.3878 or www.carstairsfarmersmarket.weebly.com