Spruce Grove, AB isn’t the biggest city in Alberta, but it is pretty close to Alberta’s capital Edmonton. The proximity means that it’s a great place to visit to be close to the capital but not in it, and it’s also a place where there are quite a few notable annual events that go on within the city. Here are 4 of the major events that go on every year that you don’t want to miss.
Remembrance Day falls on November 11 every year; it’s a day that is observed in many countries that honour the armed forces that have fought in major wars since World War I. There’s usually a silence that takes place on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. This is done in accordance with when the Armistice was signed in 1918.
Many cities in Alberta have some type of celebration or parade during this day. In Spruce Grove, they hold a service. It’s led by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 281 with the help of the city of Spruce Grove. This year, it’s scheduled to start at 10:15 at the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre.
2. Mini Monster Bash
Halloween season can be just as hectic as Christmas season. You have to go around from store to store to search for the perfect Halloween costume for your little one. For some parents, they even have to resort to the internet or making the costume themselves. After costume selection, you must choose the perfect activity to celebrate with your child. Trick-or-treating is a favorite for many children, but the time of day and the unsafe possibilities are a concern for many parents. For those living in Spruce Grove, there’s another safer option.
The Mini Monster Bash is a 4-hour event on October 27th of this year. It’s a yearly event where the whole family can participate in crafts and activities. It’s the perfect place to take your mini monsters to enjoy some Halloween fun.
Another huge day for celebration in Canada is Canada Day. Canada Day celebrates the unification of Canada and is a holiday that is observed all throughout the country. There are many activities that people partake in across the country on this day. In Spruce Grove, AB, the activities for Canada Day takes place in Jubilee Park. The things to do range from visiting the mainstage entertainment to checking out the heritage tent to shopping from multiple vendors. To celebrate Canada this year, Blissful Balance recommends you stop by the park on July 1st.
4. Christmas in Central Park
Every town has some sort of Christmas celebration. In Spruce Grove, the celebration is particularly festive. This year the celebration takes place a month before the holiday as Central Park is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with Santa, fireworks, and over 150,000 lights. The activities are nearly endless; you can ice skate, decorate cookies, take a selfie with Santa, and take a carriage ride around the park. The city has also set up donations of food, unwrapped gifts, money, and gift cards to be accepted for the Kinette Club’s Christmas hamper program.