Events Calendar


Annual & Biennial Events


Canada Day- McLennan

July 1st annually

The day features the flag raising ceremony, the rendition of O Canada, free cake & juice, face painting, children’s games, and music.

McLennan, AB T0H 2L0

Canada Day- 5 Star Golf Club

July 1st annually

The day ​features a quad, side-by-side & golf cart parade, free cake, and a concert in the evening. 


Family Day- Falher

3rd weekend of February annually

The day features free hot chocolate, skating, and shinny hockey.

32 Central Ave NW.

Falher, AB T0H 1M0

Family Day- McLennan

3rd weekend of February annually

The day features the "Royal Purple Elks Frosty Family Fun Run", free hot chocolate, coffee, juice, and popcorn, sleigh rides, bingo games, and fireworks.

McLennan, AB

T0H 2L0

Family Day- Donnelly

3rd weekend of February annually

The day features wagon rides around the community, hotdog & hot chocolate lunch, tobogganing, and free skating.

Park Regalo,

Donnelly, AB

T0H 1G0

Family Day- Jean Côté

3rd weekend of February annually

The day features draws for prizes, activities on the outdoor rink, hotdogs on the fire, chilli, hot chocolate, and desserts.

Jean Côté, AB

T0H 2E0

Honey Festival

3rd weekend of June annually

A weekend filled with fun and laughter. The festival includes a pancake breakfast, a parade, a slow pitch tournament, professional bull riding, beer gardens, food trucks, rides, the bee beard challenge, a show & shine, an art exhibition, a fun run & walk, and much much more...

Falher, AB T0H 1M0

Santa Day Celebration

2nd Sunday of December annually

The event features Santa and Mrs. Claus as the guests of honour. Between 1:30 and 2:30, people have a chance to get a picture taken with them and children are given goody bags. Other activities include face painting, draws for prizes, and a raffle. 

Elks Hall,

McLennan, AB T0H 2L0

Christmas Affair Gala

1st Saturday of December annually

The Christmas Affair Gala is the major fundraiser for the Smoky River Minor Hockey Association each year. The evening involves raffle ticket sales, a silent auction, signature drinks and a buffet dinner, followed by hockey themed entertainment, then music and dancing.

Centre Chevalier, 

Falher, AB T0H 1M0

Guy Bazaar

1st Sunday of November annually

The Guy Bazaar is a supper prepared by the Guy community as an annual fundraiser. The supper consists of homemade meat pies, turkey, potatoes, salads, vegetables, and a variety of desserts. Also going on that night, there are bingo games with prizes, raffle ticket sales, and meat pie sales. 

Guy, AB T0H 1Y0

LAHF Troupe production

Last Saturday of February annually

A production by the "Local Actors having Fun Troupe" takes place at the Jean Côté Community Hall every year. The event includes a three course meal. 

Jean Côté Community Hall

Falher Christmas Expo & Santa Day

2nd Saturday of November annually

The event is held in the Centre Chevaliers beginning at 10am each year. Admission is free and pictures can be taken with Santa between 10am and 3pm. Other activities include over 70 vendors, balloon art, face painting, glitter tattoos, colouring, crafts, and tractor hay rides.

308 Main St,

Falher, AB T0H 1M0

SARDA's Summer Field School

2nd Thursday of July annually

Join SARDA for a day of educational tours and presentations. This is a great opportunity to speak with fellow producers and to gain valuable knowledge. The day also includes either lunch or supper. 

510 Main St SW,

Falher, AB T0H 1M0

Smoky River Agricultural Trade Show (by SARDA)

3rd weekend of March every second year

The trade show features over 200 exhibits with many equipment displays, free pancake breakfasts, an exhibitor appreciation evening, a farmer appreciation event, and much more.

32 Central Ave NW,

Falher, AB T0H 1M0

Trade & Recreation Fair

3rd Saturday of September annually

This incredibly diverse fair features seventy five booths with an array of talents, services, and goods. The fair includes vehicles, home decor, insurance retail, finance & investment, service groups, jewellery, fashion, cosmetics, and cooking.

H.W. Fish Arena,

McLennan, AB T0H 2L0

Falher Pirates

Regular hockey season

Come watch the Falher Pirates hockey team compete against other teams in the North Peace Hockey League! Practices are held in the Falher Memorial Arena and games are held anywhere in northern Alberta.

See facebook page for dates & locations

Smoky River Minor Hockey

Regular hockey season

Come watch the squirts, novice, atom, peewee, bantam, and midget teams compete with other teams across northern Alberta! Practices are held in the Falher Memorial Arena.

See website for dates & locations

Twilight Figure Skating Carnival

2nd weekend of March annually

Come see the Twilight skaters showcase their skills to the community for their end-of-season carnival.

Guy/Donnelly Sportex,

Donnelly, AB T0H 1G0

Little Smoky Ski Area End-of-season Event

Beginning-mid April annually

Each year the ski hill has a fun end-of-season event. Originally, it was slush cup, which involved people attempting to cross a pit of slushy water. Next, it was downhill dummy, which involved people building a dummy and sending it down the hill to see whose was the fastest and the sturdiest. Recently, it has been snow cross, where children compete for best racing times and best tricks. 

Little Smoky Ski Area

Smoky River Gymkhana

Between mid July and beginning of August every second year

A fun competition consisting of barrel racing, stakes, poles, keyhole, and flags. 

Donnelly, AB T0H 1G0

Smoky River Mud Bogs

1st weekend of August annually

Come watch competitors from British Columbia and all over Alberta rush through a pit of mud with their trucks, quads, or whatever else they choose to bring. This competition involves a lot of fun and a lot of mud! Want to join? Submit an entry and get ready to get dirty! The weekend also involves a pancake breakfast, beer gardens, a dance, a country market, and camping on site for a fee.

Donnelly, AB T0H 1G0

Watino Boat Races

1st weekend of July annually

Come watch an intense jet boat race from the Watino Boat Launch to Riverfront Park in Peace River.

between Watino & Peace River

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Smoky River Tourism,

PO Box 1019,

Falher, AB T0H 1M0

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