Summer Festivals in Medicine Hat


Find annual festivals and events in Medicine Hat this summer.

Medicine Hat Mavericks at Athletic Park

Summer 2024

A burger, a beverage, and a crowd, the sights, smells, and sounds of Mavericks baseball is a summer staple in Medicine Hat.

The Great Big Paddle

July 6, 2024

This free event invites all to float the South Saskatchewan River, on kayaks, canoes, floaties, and stand up paddle boards. No pre-registration is required. Launch is at Echo Dale Regional Park and the float will finish at Strathcona Island Park.

Downtown Chili Cook-Off

July 13, 2024

Stroll downtown and try an array of homemade chili. Feast in a regular bowl, or a handmade pottery bowl made by Medicine Hat Potters' Association ($10 a bowl), where all proceeds are donated to AJ's Loan Cupboard.

The Great Big Pedal

July 18, 2024

Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome to ride the scenic paved trail system in Medicine Hat, with a choice between short, medium, and long.

Quonset Days

July 19-20, 2024

George Canyon, Brett Kissel, and other musicians are set to take stage at Quonset Days. Friends and families are invited to enjoy live music, food trucks, beer gardens, and classic Quonset Days food, like the “Quonset Dog” in a very Southeast Alberta prairie setting. Quonset Days is located just outside of Medicine Hat, and all profits are donated towards ALS Society of Alberta.

Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition

July 24-27, 2024

A family-friendly, four-day event that originated in 1887. It’s a celebration of western culture and heritage with exciting rodeos, a pop-up amusement park, and a range of ticket-entry and free entertainment. Thousands of people enjoy their summer days and are entertained for as long as their hearts desire. View the night shows 

Battle Creek Showdown

August 24, 2024

Mountain bike thrilling trails in Elkwater, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park during Battle Creek Showdown. Filled with locals in the early years, the mountain bike festival quickly grew with racers from across Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. There’s live music and food trucks in the evening. And for those who camp, the Visitor Centre, Elkwater Lake, and playgrounds are all nearby to continue on the action.


August 31, 2024

Porchfest is a free-to-attend festival and invites local artists and musicians to perform live music on the Southeast Hill, a historic neighbourhood with beautiful boulevards and front porches. Every year, a wandering crowd strolls from house to house and watches local performers underneath the sunshine. People of all ages bring their dogs, put on their sunscreen and sun hats, and set up their foldable chairs to sit outside and listen to live music. Enjoy the festival on foot or on bike.

Winter Festival

Tongue on the Post

January 2025

Hosted every year at Medalta in the Historic Clay District in late January, Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival hosts local and Canadian musicians inside the monumental National Historic Site. The Beehive Kilns are a venue during Tongue on the Post, which were once used to fire clay in the early 1900s.

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