WHEELS ARE TURNING
Cruise downtown Okotoks, on foot, for its annual Show ‘n’ Shine to view hundreds of cars and trucks from vintage to hot rods. The festivities kick off Aug. 17 with a burn out in the Southbank area followed by a poker rally and an auction at The George Traditional House. The main attraction is on Sunday. For more details go to okotoksshowandshine.ca
Where: Downtown Okotoks
When: Aug. 18 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TIME TO RALLY
Rev those engines for the annual Rally for Hospice and Gala, the Foothills Country Hospice Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Rally tickets cost $1,000 and include registration or one vehicle, lunch for the driver and navigator and two complimentary tickets to an evening gala at Spruce Meadows. Rally participants are given clues to collect at various checkpoints with the winner taking home a trophy, prize package and bragging rights. Tickets for the gala without participating in the rally, cost $175 or $1,200 for a table of eight. For more details go to countryhospice.org
When: Aug. 17
If you have a love for bees, Chinook Honey Company has the event for you. The local honey and meadery farm west of Okotoks is joining in the province-wide Alberta Open Farm Days with honey and mead tasting in the store.
Where: Chinook Honey Farm, west of Okotoks
When: Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.
Head to the country for the 112th Priddis & Millarville Fair featuring down-home events from rooster-crowing to pie eating contests. Learn about the local agricultural history, meet some animals and visit with local artisans who make, bake and grow their products locally. New this year is the inaugural Millarville Grill Master cooking competition, which will be judged by April Lee Baker. For more details go to millarvilleracetrack.com
Where: Millarville Race Track
When: Aug. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MUSIC TO MY EARS
Pull up a lawn chair and enjoy a weekend of local music and art in the park. Longview’s Longstock Music and Arts Festival kick off Saturday at 11 a.m. with a vendors market followed by bands playing every hour on the hour from noon to 9:30 p.m. The festivities continue into Sunday from noon until 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 or $30 for the weekend. Children ages 12 and under are free.
Where: Smith-Fuller Park in Longview
When: Aug. 17-18
ROLLING FOR VETERANS
Be at the ready this Saturday to watch The Rolling Barrage cruise down Veterans Way before heading to The George Traditional House for dinner and a meet and greet with the public at 6:30 p.m. The Rolling Barrage is a coast-to-coast motorbike rally supported by Military Minds Inc. This 11-day rally supports veterans, military members and first responder while demonstrating strength and unity to conquer the stigma of PTSD. Cash donations are welcome. For more details go to therollingbarrage.com or okotoks.ca
Where: Veterans Way
When: Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m.
A DAY OF YOGA
Give your body the mental and physical nourishment it needs in the third annual Yogatoks Festival, Okotoks’ largest health and fitness festival in the park. Festivities includes yoga classes for adults, Reiki, intuitive readers, massage, hip hop dance classes, karate class, drumming circles, live speakers and health and wellness vendors. Tickets cost $10.50 and can be purchased at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egg63im76334872f&oseq=&c=&ch=
Where: Ethel Tucker Park
When: Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.