Town Events

For upcoming Town of Olds events such as council meetings, public hearings, etc, visit the Municipal Calendar.

For a variety of  other events put on by various organizations in town, see the Community Events Calendar.

Consider yourself invited to any of the events put on by the Town of Olds.  We'd love to see you!

Volunteers are welcome. To volunteer or sit on a 'Town of Olds' event committee, please call the Town of Olds Office at 403-556-6981.

Below is a list of the most common events held annually:

Family Day

Family Day observed on Monday February 21, 2022 

Things to do in Olds for Family Day
The Olds Aquatic Centre runs a Family Day swim from 1 – 4 pm on Family Day Regular Swim Fees Apply.
The Olds Sportsplex is running the following on Family Day :
•    10 am – 11 am    12 & Under youth Shinny Hockey – FREE
•    12pm – 1 pm    Regular Shinny Hockey – $4.00 
•    1:15 pm – 2: 15 pm  Public Skate – FREE
•    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Skating time for Figure Skaters ONLY – FREE

Community Services has prepared a Kiwanis Prairie Village scavenger hunt for the public.

Download your printable Scavenger Hunt PDF here

National Indigenous Peoples Day

 National Indigenous Peoples Day is recognized annually on June 21. In Olds, a community celebration is held every year during the week of June 21 to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. 

Canada Day

Canada Day is celebrated every July 1st to commemorate the independence of Canada.  The Olds community comes together to celebrate its heritage and commemorate Canada's Birthday with celebrations held in Centennial Park. People of all ages  gather to enjoy a parade, and a host of games and activities during the day and a fantastic fireworks display at night. 

See the Canada Day 2022 page for more information



Oldstoberfest is the world's first and only Bavarian Rodeo held annually on the third weekend of September.  Merging Bavarian culture with our western prairie heritage, it is an atmosphere one must truly experience.  For more information or to volunteer check out the Oldstoberfest web site.


CPR Holiday Train

The CP Holiday Train makes its annual journey across Canada encouraging attendees to open their cupboards and wallets to raise funds and collect food donations to address hunger needs in their communities. Mountain View Food Bank accepts donations at the Olds stop to ensure those less fortunate have enough healthy food during the holiday season.  Visit CP Holiday Train for further information. 


Olds Fashioned Christmas

Started in 1993, Olds Fashioned Christmas  is a community, culture and recreation event held throughout November and December. It is organized and coordinated by a team of volunteers and has grown to include a large number of Events, Craft Shows and Family Activities. All of these can be found on the Olds Fashioned Calendar of Events that is produced every Christmas Season.  There is extensive involvement by volunteers, local businesses, schools and service groups. 

The Olds Fashioned Christmas Lightup is held annually - usually on the last Saturday in November. It is run in conjunction with the Santa Claus Parade of Lights.

See the lineup of events at the Olds Fashioned Christmas page.

See photos of the 2021 Olds Fashioned Christmas

Santa Claus Parade of Lights

The Santa Claus Parade of Lights is held in conjuncton with Olds Fashioned Christmas on the last Saturday of November. All activites are FREE, and take place in Centennial Park and indoors at the Cow Palace located near the downtown area at the corner of 50 Ave. and 54 St. 

Volunteers and Sponsors are always needed. If you would like to help or be a sponsor of this event please contact the Town of Olds Olds Fashioned Christmas Coordinator at 403-556-6981 or email