Top 7 Things to do with your family this summer

April 20,2018

By McKenzie Swanson

Just when you thought your summer couldn’t get any better, I am going to give you a list of the top 7 things you can do to make your summer a time to remember. From the amazing spruce grove bike trails all the way to the crazy waters of the pembina river, the Tri-region is a place full of everlasting energy.

Outdoor Pool
Looking for a beach themed staycation? Well, the Stony Plain Public Outdoor Swimming Pool is just the thing for you. Without the hassle of having to pack 20 suitcases and get on a plane to enjoy the sunny beaches of California or Mexico, the outdoor pool is a great alternative to get your vitamin D and stay refreshed in the water. This pool has been making a splash in the community for more than 40 years and offers a variety of activities such as swim lessons, Canada Day Swim and public swims. So, don’t be afraid to dive into this great opportunity and
make a wave of fun during your summer break.

Pembina River
If you love the outdoors, Pembina River is the place for you. With many different activities such as camping, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming and volleyball, you and your family can enjoy an adventurous day or weekend in the wilderness. Plus, the wildlife viewing is spectacular from species such as coyote and white-tailed deer to beavers and the occasional black bear.

Farmer’s Days: June 1-3, 2018
Another great way to spend your summer in Tri-Region is the Farmers’ Days Rodeo and Exhibition held at Heritage Park in Stony  Plain. It is a three-day festival which includes a rodeo, carnival games, live entertainment and the Kids’ Korral, which features a petting zoo, a bounce room, and an activities area. Additionally, there will be plenty of vendors at the event, as well as a pancake breakfast, so you don’t have to worry about getting an empty stomach.

The Taste of Spruce Grove: June 16, 2018
Are you a food fanatic just like I am? Then you’ll be glad to hear that a tasty treat is coming your way with the Taste of Spruce Grove. Located in Columbus Park, the Spruce Grove & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting this event for all families to fill their bellies with delicious food samples prepared by local restaurants. Some of the eateries participating this year include:
Tasty Vietnamese, Mary Brown’s Chicken, Cheesecake Cafe, and many other mouthwatering foods. Plus, you can enjoy a fun night of beer & wine tasting for the older guests, as well as a bouncy castle, face painting, entertainment & street dancing for the kids.

Canada Day: July 1, 2018
Can you believe Canada is celebrating its 151st birthday this summer? It gives you all the more reason to go enjoy a fun night out with your family at Jubilee Park. With many different games for all ages, live music, food stands, fireworks and plenty other entertaining activities, Canada Day will be the icing on the cake for your fun summer adventure.

Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering: August 17-19, 2018
If you love the words “country” and “music”, then you’ll for sure love the Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering that is being held in August of 2018. With a night full of music, cowboy poetry, and arts & crafts, it’ll be a night to remember and one your family will never forget. With a hope that you’ll gain a new appreciation for the wild west’s rich and incredible cowboy heritage, make sure you mosey on down this summer and enjoy the wonderful festivity.

Farmers Market: March 31, 2018 to December 22, 2018
What day do potatoes hate the most? Fry-day! Well, lucky for them the Stony Plain Farmers’ Market is every Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. With over 70 vendors participating in the event, there are a variety of delicious produce and unique items to choose from. So, don’t waste any time and make your summer memorable by getting some scrumptious fruits and veggies to snack on while you soak up the sun.

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