Celebrate Alberta Culture Days – it’s a bit out there!

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Haven’t heard of Alberta Culture Days? Well, you are in for a crazy, unique, and surprising weekend, September 27 – 29, 2019. Alberta Culture Days is a chance for us to discover, experience, and celebrate the arts and culture communities across the province that makes Alberta so special. Every year, this three-day event takes place as part of National Culture Days, which includes more than 300 communities from coast to beautiful coast! The objective is to increase awareness, participation, accessibility, and engagement of Canadians in the Arts and Culture of Canada, a must-see for all Albertans this September.

The importance of culture as part of life in the vibrant province of Alberta is showcased over the three days with home-grown artists, arts organizations, and many cultural activities – including free admission at the Provincial Historic Sites and Museums that are open for the weekend.

The following sites will be hosting special programs and events over the weekend to celebrate Alberta’s heritage and history. Unless otherwise stated, activities are free and open to all ages.

Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump

BUFFALO HARVEST DAYS

Friday, Sept 27 – Sunday, Sept 29, 2019

The ancient Buffalo Harvest is an important story told at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Celebrate Alberta Culture Days, visit the Culture Days Calendar for more information about Buffalo Harvest Days.

Provincial Archives of Alberta

FOOD AND COMMUNITY

Friday, Sept 27: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept 28: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

See our newest gallery exhibit: Food and Community. Whether we are collectively preparing and making it, or eating it as a group, food brings people together in community. See everything that’s happening at the Provincial Archives of Alberta by visiting the Provincial Archives of Alberta Exhibits page.

Remington Carriage Museum

Friday, Sept 27 – Sunday, Sept 29, 2019

For 2019 Culture Days, the Remington Carriage Museum is offering visitors a chance to take in a couple of exciting programs with free admission. For details, please visit: Remington Carriage Museum.

Oil Sands Discovery Centre

ARTS AND SCIENCE AT THE OIL SANDS DISCOVERY CENTRE

Friday, Sept 27 – Sunday, Sept 29, 2019
Build a tower, design your own marble maze, blend colours on a spinning top, and more at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. Please visit the Oil Sands Discovery Centre website for more details on the Alberta Culture Days activities.

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

FRANK SLIDE EXPERIENCE

Friday, Sept 27 – Sunday, Sept 29, 2019

Enjoy special programs, boardwalk talks, and demonstrations this Alberta Culture Days with free admission. Find more information on the Frank Slide Events Page.

Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site

CROWSNEST COMMUNITY BBQ

Sunday, Sept 29, 2019: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate Alberta Culture Days with the Crowsnest Pass community with a delicious BBQ and free admission. For more information, please visit the Leitch Collieries Events Page.

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

DESIGNING THE MONSTER: HOW SCIENCE SUPPORTS THE ART OF JURASSIC PARK AND JURASSIC WORLD

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2:00 p.m.

Glen McIntosh, successful animator and animation supervisor best known from his work on the Jurassic Park movies, will introduce you to how Hollywood brings prehistoric creatures to life on the big screen!

DRAWN TO DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC LIFE DRAWING

Saturday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $50

Ages: 15+

Join Glen McIntosh, Jurassic World’s animation supervisor, in our renowned Dinosaur Hall for an exclusive sketching class! He’ll guide you to bring fossils to life and share how Alberta’s dinosaurs influenced some of Hollywood’s most iconic creatures. Don’t forget your sketch pad and pencils!

Get Out There!

It’s Alberta. It’s crazy fun and super interesting, and all you have to do is get Out There! Discover the exciting stories of Alberta’s Historic Sites and Museums this Alberta Culture Days, September 27-29. Visit the Culture Days Calendar for all event and program details. Be sure to share your experience with us on Social Media using #AlbertaCultureDays.

Even better, you can win a prize pack of Alberta Culture Days swag and an Experience Alberta History annual pass by taking a photo at a Culture Days event and tagging it with #MyABCultureDays on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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