Ask the Downtown Events Expert – Leslie Cochrane
For the last 3 years the committee of AAF has come up with new and exciting events for the citizens and visitors of Medicine Hat. Street Festivals, float decorating for Stampede, wine and cheese events, Candy land, Speed Dating, and a Family Winter festival. This year is no exception! We plan to kick off our summer with an outdoor comedy night with family fun and food trucks! With such a great turnout of families for Winterfest we move back over to Riverside to bring you our first ever Riverside Family Summerfest! For Canada Day you will find us at Kin Coulee face painting and doing crafts. We have plans in the works for a Soap Box derby and car show! Stampede week bring the kids downtown for a burger and to decorate our AAF float. Then bring your kids to ride on the float the next morning! We are planning a great night of battle of the bands with family events and food trucks in our gorgeous Riverside Memorial Park. We host a couple of weeks of street festivals and wrap our summer up with a fantastic Party in the Park! With such a great turnout we’ve had so many requests for more Speed Dating events, so watch for those to take place throughout the summer. In the fall, with The Friends of the Monarch, we will be hosting a Latino night. This will be a great event with rum tasting, live music and traditional dancers! We are excited for a great summer filling the streets of downtown with people, music and fun!