Layers of Winter Fun
WEEKENDS AT THE LAKECelebrate winter in a lake town and slide into more layers of winter fun. From ice fishing, to skating, to fireworks and ice slides - winter is Sylvan Lake's most exciting season.
EventsDon't miss these upcoming events!
SYLVAN LAKE CRUISE NIGHTS
EVERY OTHER FRIDAY | JULY 23 - OCT 1
A car show for all makes, models, and years! Check out everything from vintage classics to slick hot rods, and more! Hosted by Red Deer Cruise Nights every other Friday night. This is a family fun event! FREE event
CENTENNIAL STREET & 50 AVE
SYLVAN LAKE FARMER'S MARKET
EVERY FRIDAY | MAY 21 - SEPTEMBER 24
Pick up fresh produce, treats, and beverages for evenings spent around the bonfire, check out artisan made local crafts and cabin decor, and kickoff your weekend!
LAKESHORE DRIVE & 51 STREET
Flannel & Feast
SEPTEMBER 25 | 1pm - 6pm
Calling all plaid enthusiasts! Flannel & Feast is full of arts, music, food, and entertainment that celebrates the laidback cabin lifestyle that is quintessentially Sylvan Lake.
Part of Alberta Culture Days, this one-day event celebrates hipster fashion, robust facial hair and lumberjack culture at it's finest! FREE entertainment, some activities paid
SYLVAN LAKE fARMER's MARKET
EVERY FRIDAY | MAY 21 - SEPTEMBER 24
Pick up fresh produce, treats, and beverages for evenings spent around the bonfire, check out artisan made local crafts and cabin decor, and kickoff your weekend! For more info visit sylvanlakefarmersmarket.ca
Lakefront Park (Lakeshore Dr. & 51 St.) 4pm - 7:30pm
BATTLE AT THE BEACH
August 20 & 21 | 9am - 5pm | Lakeshore Drive & 44 Street
Kids of all ages will be back in action playing Canada’s greatest game! Multiple rinks will be set up and hundreds of kids enjoying the game we all love. Join us at the Lakeshore Drive & 44 Street parking lot for ball hockey action on multiple rinks for all ages!
Lake Skating RinksThe Lake Skating Rinks are now open! Bring your skates and glide around with the Winter Village light show in the background. featuring a circular general use rink and hockey-style rectangular rink with on-ice free parking. Be sure to warm up with hot cocoa from one of the many cafes or restaurants downtown!
New Year's Day FireworksKick off 2022 with a bang! Fireworks ring in the New Year at 7pm on January 1. Bundle up and watch them from anywhere along Lakeshore Drive on Sylvan's lakefront. Or, keep warm in a restaurant overlooking the lake until the fireworks set off!
Family picnic & Fall Fest
SEPTEMBER 4 | 11am - 8pm | LAKESHORE DRIVE & 40 STREETA family picnic & fall fest with fun activities for everyone:
- Kids games, races & bouncy castles with prizes given out
- Bed races for teens & adults with trophies and cash prizes up to $ 800.00 for each category
- Beer garden tent
- Concession booth
- 50/50 draw
- Free admission to the grounds. Pre-register for bed races!
Brilliant All Year
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