Major Annual Events

Here in Big Lakes County, we know how to put on an annual event. Below are notable annual events organized by different communities and associations located in the area. Some are award-winning, some are one-of-a-kind…all are worth your while.


Zabava Celebration (Ukrainian Cultural Society) – High Prairie


Gun & Sportsman Show (HP Fish & Game Association) – Faust ; Spring Amateur Rodeo (HP Agricultural Society) – High Prairie


High Prairie Traditional Pow Wow (High Prairie Aboriginal Interagency) – High Prairie


Aboriginal Day Events; Big Lakes County Annual BBQ – High Prairie; Pioneer Thresherman’s Demolition Derby & Mud Bog Racing – Triangle (Hwy 2/ 2A); North Country Fair – Driftpile First Nation; Swan River Annual Rodeo – Kinuso; Northern Alberta Arts & Entertainment Festival – High Prairie; Driftpile Cree Nation Pow Wow – Driftpile First Nation; Children’s Fishing Derby – Winagami Lake


Pioneer Thresherman’s Annual Hoedown Jamboree – Triangle (Hwy 2/ 2A); Pioneer Thresherman’s Canada Day Celebration – Triangle (Hwy 2/ 2A); Astral Harvest – Driftpile First Nation;


Elks Pro Rodeo – High Prairie; Big Lakes County Annual Invitational Golf Tournament – High Prairie


Golden Walleye Classic Fishing Tournament – Shaw’s Point Resort; Bash’n at the Beach Demolition Derby – Spruce Point Park; Swan Hills Dirt Riders Motocross Event – Swan Hills; Banana Belt Recreation Association Harvest Fest – Banana Belt


Christmas Santa Claus Parade and Light-Up – High Prairie