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 is observed on the third Monday in February throughout Alberta. 

The holiday was first celebrated in 1990. At that time, then-premier Don Getty said it was important for Albertans to spend time with their families, and that this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.

Watch this page for information on Family Day events and activities for the 2023 holiday on Monday, February 20.

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. 



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. 


For 2022, The CP Holiday Train returns to the rails in support of community food banks. The train arrives in Olds at 2:45 on December 10. Performances begin at 3:00 pm.

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 will be held on November 19, 2022  in conjunction with the Santa Claus Parade of Lights.

See the Community Calendar for listings of various Olds Fashioned Christmas events.

To volunteer as a Parade Barricade Attendant, please register here.

See photos of the 2021 Olds Fashioned Christmas

Santa Claus Parade of Lights

The Santa Claus Parade of Lights is held in conjunction 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

The 2022 Santa Claus Parade of Lights is November 19 at 5:30 pm. See the Community Calendar for more details.

To be in the parade, please register here.