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.


Family Day: 3rd Monday in February

Watch the website and newspaper for upcoming information on
Family Day Un-Plugged.

Carstairs Easter Egg Hunt April 20, 2019 1:00pm 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: 1st Weekend in May

May 3, 2019      12:00 pm to 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 please contact::

Carstairs Neighbourhood Party: May 10, 2019 4:30pm - 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, 2018 in your neighborhood from 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 26th!
Go online to register with ActiveNet  Deadline:  May 7th, 2018.  Pick up your map wth the Community Clutter locations
on Friday, May 11th @ 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 @ the 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, 403.607.3878 or carstairsfarmersmarket@gmail.com


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 20-22, 2018

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: 3rd Weekend in August

August 17, 2018
Contact Paige Gil 

Show books and entry tags are available at Co-op, Henry Foods, Dollar Store, Carstairs Pharmasave & Carmens Foods at Crossfield. 

Drive in Movie: Tuesday, August 28, 2018  - 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: Tuesday, August 28, 2018   6 - 8 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. 

Walk for the Health of It:

Walk for the Health begins each November and finishes up in April. Participants can register online and log in their weekly steps or kilometers. 

We are able to track the group's progress as well as each individual walker. Walkers can choose where they'd like to exercise whether it is on a treadmill, the streets or the walking track at the Carstairs Memorial Arena. Everyone is encouraged to join!
2017/18 Walk for the Health Of It

Pumpkin Festival:September 29, 2018  12:00 - 4:00PM @ the 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, 2018

Ceremonies are held at Hugh Sutherland School and at the Cenotaph at Memorial Park 
Remembrance Day Service: Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Location: Hugh Sutherland School 1372 Highway 581 Carstairs 
Time: Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and Ceremonies starts at 10:20 a.m.
Lunch at Legion to follow ceremonies.

Christmas Craft Fair: November 16-17, 2018 2pm - 8pm and 10am - 4pm

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 Sharon at 403.940.3327 or email sharonk@carstairs.ca
Christmas Craft Fair

Crazy Carstairs Christmas:  Friday, December 7, 2018

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: Saturday, December 8, 2018 10am - 2pm

Kids: join us at the Carstairs Community Hall 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 2018:
December 7-8, 2018
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