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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 and Location TBA in 2023.

May 5, 2023      12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 6, 2023      10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At the Carstairs Curling Rink 350 11 AVE: 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 $20.00 per table or Both Days for $30.00 per table

Contacts for table rentals, information or pick up of donated items contact:

Rick 403.560.3441 or Jan 403.470.2422

Date:  May 12, 2023
Time: 4:00 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 403.940.3327 for information.

Date: May 13, 2023
Venue: Carstairs Nature Space

Join us at the Carstairs Nature Space four our annual Arbor Day event. Learn about trees and receive your free tree sapling!

Carstairs Library will be there with craft kits for the kids.

Click the link below to check out the Carstairs Nature Space. 

Carstairs Nature Space 

Carstairs Town Clean Up day has a new format! Pick up your voucher 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.
Vouchers can be picked up at the Town Office starting on May 1, 2023.

Let's clean up Carstairs!

Date of disposal of items: May 23 - May 24, 2023
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: Didsbury LandfillClean up Carstairs and take your trash to the Didsbury Landfill

Date:  June 4, 2023

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, 2023

Bike Parade - Carstairs Memorial Park

Games and Activities in Memorial Park - Time TBA 

Canada Day Fireworks will be held July 1, 2023 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.

Date:  July 14-16, 2023

Festivities include a rodeo, fireworks display, pancake breakfast and one of the best parades in rural Alberta! There's an Outdoor Market, art show, kids games & activities, ball games, music at the gazebo and food vendors! for more info.

Date:  August 19-20, 2022

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


Facebook: Carstairs Horticultural and Craft Show

Date: August 29, 2023
Time:  Movie starts at Dusk (around 8:45pm / 9:00pm)

The Town of Carstairs proudly presents this fun event for the whole family. This year we will be doing something different a Movie in the Park. Grab your lawn chairs, blankets or something to sit on to enjoy the outdoor movie in Memorial Park. 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. 

Date: August 12, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Walk the Block is a community resource fair happening August 12 hosted by the Carstairs Public Library.  The event will include club sign ups, non-profits promoting their services and local businesses and will include services for children, adults and families. Anyone wanting to participate in the event should look for more information on the Carstairs Library website or contact


Date: September TBA 2023
Time: TBA
Venue:  Carstairs Nature Space

Join us at the Carstairs Nature Space for our Scarecrow Trail! Build your own scarecrow or come on down and check out the displays.

Date: November 11, 2023
Location: Hugh Sutherland School
Time: 10:20 a.m.


November 17, 2022          2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
November 18, 2022         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

Carstairs Christmas Craft Market

Date:  December TBA 2023

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 Crazy Carstairs 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!

Crazy Carstairs Christmas

Date:  December TBA, 2023
Time:  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kids: join us during Carstairs Crazy Christmas where our team of Christmas Experts will help you pick out that perfect gift for mom and dad. Bring one loonie 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 from November 1 until December 1).

Santa's Gone Loonie