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9 Exciting Events Coming Up in Edson & Area this May

Updated: May 10

As we bid farewell to April, May beckons with open arms and exciting opportunities. From Mother’s Day celebrations to rodeos and travelling garage sales, this month provides an array of exciting events to welcome us into the summer season. Read on for 9 events coming up in Edson and area this May.

1. Heritage Detour

Heritage Detour event poster

Join the Galloway Station Museum on May 3 for the Heritage Tour to learn everything there is to know about the Yellowhead region – from highways to glaciers and much more! Immerse yourself in this captivating 45-minute presentation curated by the Northern Rockies Museum of Culture & Heritage in collaboration with the Yellowhead County Heritage Program.

This 18+ wine and cheese event promises to provide a comprehensive understanding of how our region evolved, offering insights that will fascinate history enthusiasts and residents alike.

Indulge in snacks and refreshments as you embark on this educational journey, and stick around for a chance to win some exciting prizes!


Galloway Station Museum, Travel Centre & Archives (223-55th Street, Edson)

May 3 | 7 pm


2. 'May the 4th Be With You' Trivia Night Fundraiser

Star Wars Day May the 4th Be With You

Calling all Jedi and Sith lords! Prepare to embark on an epic adventure as Moving Edson presents their 'May the 4th Be with You' Trivia Night Fundraiser. Get ready for an evening filled with laughter, delicious food, friendly competition, and exciting prizes, all set within the beloved Star Wars universe. Don't forget to wear your favorite Star Wars costume and immerse yourself in the galactic atmosphere! Secure your spot now and prepare for an evening of galactic delight that you won't soon forget!


Edson Royal Canadian Legion Joe Wynne Branch #51 (5016-5th Ave, Edson)

May 4 | 5:30 pm


3. '22s Heart Journey' by Cecilia Tiedemann

Art by Cecilia Tiedemann
'22s Heart Journey' art by Cecilia Tiedemann that will be on display at the Red Brick Arts Centre from May 5-12.

Mark your calendars from May 1-24 for the opportunity to explore the latest art exhibit at the Red Brick Arts Centre & Museum. Experience the mesmerizing showcase titled "22s Heart Journey" by local artist Cecilia Tiedemann.

Can’t make it during the week? Join the Red Brick on May 5 from 12-4 pm for a special gala to celebrate the unveiling of this exhibit.


Red Brick Arts Centre (4818-7th Ave, Edson)

May 1-24 | 9-4:30 (Monday-Friday)


4. Pioneer Cabin Mother's Day Tea

Come and visit the 1950s at the Pioneer Cabin’s Mother’s Day Tea on May 10. Only $5 per person!


Pioneer Cabin (4836-7th Ave, Edson)

May 10 | 2 pm


5. Medicine Lodge Rodeo

Medicine Lodge rodeo event poster

Since 1980, the Medicine Lodge Rodeo, founded by Alma Anderson, celebrates cowboy pride. The Anderson family maintains this tradition, offering an authentic Western experience every Mother's Day weekend.

This grassroots event has become a cherished tradition in our community, attracting attendees from near and far. It now offers a variety of WRA-sanctioned activities, including thrilling saddle bronc, tie-down roping, the exhilarating 'Pot of Gold' bareback competition, and more. 

Apart from classic rodeo events, other highlights include an all-girls rodeo, cowboy church service, kids and adult dances, quirky prizes like the coveted 'hairiest legs' award and Medicine Lodge’s beloved mascot Squirrelly Early Anderson.  


Medicine Lodge Rodeo Grounds (1.6 km south of Highway 16 on Anderson Road)

May 10-12 | Various times


6. Edward Pimm Mother's Day Concert

Edward Pimm Mother's Day concert event poster

Celebrate Mother's Day in style with a memorable night of country music on May 11th! Join the Red Brick Arts Centre & Museum as they welcome talented up-and-coming country music sensation, singer-songwriter Edward Pimm, to the Hatlen Theatre stage.

At just 14 years old, Edward hails from Mayerthrope, Alberta, and his exceptional talent promises an unforgettable performance. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to see him live before he takes the world by storm!


Red Brick Arts Centre (4818-7th Ave, Edson)

May 11 | 6:30 pm


7. Niton & Area Travelling Garage Sale

Shop new and old at the 28th annual Niton & Area travelling Garage Sale, taking place across community halls in Yellowhead County and surrounding areas on May 11! Be on the lookout for a map of the sale locations, which will be published in the Weekly Anchor newspaper and on community bulletin boards on May 6.


Various locations across Yellowhead County

May 11 | 9-5 pm


8. Mustachio Bullbashio

Mustachio Bullbashio event poster

Head out to Element Zone 13 on May 24 and 25 for an action-packed weekend of bullfights, bull riding and much more while raising awareness for men’s mental health.

Central to the event is the renowned moustache competition, inviting men to flaunt their facial hair for a chance to claim the coveted title. This year, the champion not only earns bragging rights but also receives a magnificent buckle courtesy of the Boot Shop Saddlery & Western Wear, with proceeds benefiting a charity supporting men's mental health initiatives.

Friday night sets the stage with classic Element Zone 13 events, including freestyle bullfights with Gringo Bulls, bull and cow riding, bull poker, Ring of Fear, and more. The excitement continues on Saturday with Bull Riders Canada-sanctioned bull riding starting at 7 pm.


Indulge in delectable offerings from food trucks and unwind at the beer gardens throughout the weekend. Plus, enjoy a captivating live music performance by Cole Malone on Saturday night.


Element Zone 13 (54011 Range Road 171, Yellowhead County)

May 24-25 | 7 pm


9. Lobster Fest

Lobsters on ice
Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash.

Experience an unforgettable evening of delectable delights and lively entertainment at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church's annual Lobster Fest Dinner and Dance on May 25. Indulge in a delicious feast featuring lobster, beef, potatoes, fresh salads, decadent desserts, and more.


Sacred Heart Catholic Church (4803-6th Ave, Edson)

May 25 | 6 pm


Which events will you attend in Edson and area this May?

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