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Annual Events

The Community Services Department organizes many activities and events in town.  Please check out the listing of items below, our online calendar, or contact our Community Services Department for more information.

Date: March 26-31, 2021

Venue:  Playgrounds and Green Spaces around Town

May 1, 2020      12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 2, 2020      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

Date:  May 8, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue:  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.

Date: May 9, 2020
Time:  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 23!  Register online with our On Line Registration system. Deadline: May 5, 2020. Pick up your map with the Community Clutter locations on Friday, May 9 @ the Carstairs Neighbourhood Party at the Community Services Table or at the Town Office before closing.

Carstairs Town Clean day has a new format! Pick up your ticket from the main office, one per household and drop off one half ton load to the Didsbury Landfill. Some restrictions apply. Disposal fees for mattresses, fridges and freezers will not be covered by this program.

Let's clean up Carstairs!

Date:  May 29 - June 5, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue:  Didsbury Landfill

Town Clean Up

Carstairs Curling Rink, 317 Veterans Way
or Carstairs Half Century Club 1139 Osler St.

Phone: 403.607.3878

Date:  June 4, 2022

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.

Date:  July 1, 2021

Bike Rodeo at the Carstairs Arena 

Games in Memorial Park from 11:30am-1:30pm bring a picnic lunch

Canada Day Fireworks will be held July 1, 2021 at the Carstairs Golf Course. Stay at home to watch them or park at the Golf course or across Highway 2A in the open field.

Watch the Town Website, Twitter, Facebook and weekly ad in The Albertan for upcoming info on location and distancing protocols.

Date:  July 16-18, 2021

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 vendors as well as a roast beef supper followed by a cabaret! for more info.

Date:  August 20, 2021

Show books will be available at all town offices, Coop, Carstairs Library, and Carstairs Heritage Centre.  

Contact: Paige Gil
Phone: 403.940.3302

Date: August 24, 2021
Time:  Parking opens at 6:30 pm

The Town of Carstairs proudly presents this fun event for the whole family. The parking lot south of 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.                      

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 the food bank. Of course, the concession will be open with fresh popcorn!

Date: August 25, 2020
Time:  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  Sponsored by Carstairs Public Library, Carstairs Community Services, Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) & Family School Wellness Program.

Date: September
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue:  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

Date: November 11, 2021
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.

November 19, 2021         2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
November 20, 2021         10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

See Carstairs Chamber Face Book page

Date:  December 4, 2020

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!

Date: TBA for 2020
Time:  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).

Dates: December 11 & 12, 2020
Venue:  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