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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.

Easter Egg Hunt - 2025 date TBA

Location: Carstairs Community Hall (1100 Lackner Way)

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Easter Egg Hunt, Games and Activities for ages 10 and under.

Dates for 2024: Friday May 3,  12pm - 8pm

                            Saturday May 4,  10am - 4pm  

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 and Location for 2024 - Friday May 10 at the Carstairs Memorial Arena

Time: 4:00pm - 7:30pm

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 11, 2024
Venue: Carstairs Nature Space

Join us at the Carstairs Nature Space four our annual Arbor Day event, starting at 10am. 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 Week is BACK! 

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 May 1, 2024.

Let's clean up Carstairs!

Date of disposal of items: May 25 - May 31, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (During Landfill operating hours)
Venue: Didsbury LandfillClean up Carstairs and take your trash to the Didsbury Landfill

Date:  Sunday June 2, 2024

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, 2024

Bike Parade - Carstairs Memorial Park

Games and Activities in Memorial Park - 11:30 am until 1:30 pm

Canada Day Fireworks will be held July 1, 2024 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 19-21, 2024

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.

There will be not be a Horticulture & Craft Show in 2024, please check back in 2025 for show details.

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


Facebook: Carstairs Horticultural and Craft Show

Date: August 10, 2024
Time:  Movie starts at Dusk (around 8:45pm / 9:00pm)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Movie: TBA

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. Concession will be available. This event has become one of the most anticipated and appreciated evenings of the year in our Community.                   

There is no charge for this event; we just ask that you bring along an item for the food bank. 

Date: August 10, 2024 
Time: TBA

Walk the Block is a community resource fair happening in August 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 28, 2024
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
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, 2024
Location: Hugh Sutherland School
Time: 10:20 a.m.


Dates: 2024 TBA

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 1, 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 1, 2023
Time:  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Location: Carstairs Half Century Club

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 or anyone. Bring one loonie per gift and shop away! We'll wrap it up tight so no parents can peek!!!

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 November 29).

Santa's Gone Loonie