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Shakespeare in the Park – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 26 _ 27 – 7pm

Galt Gardens Pergola – Corner of 5 Street South and 3 Avenue South

Shakespeare’s Classic Comedy

 This lively, colourful and magical romp through the court and woods of ancient Greece includes mischievous fairies playing tricks, young lovers falling madly in love with the wrong person, and a ham actor, 'Bottom' acquiring a donkey's head and personality....but all ends happily!


Galt Museum _ Archives Exhibit – Champions and Challenges in Sports

July 26 – 29

Special Exhibit developed by the Galt Museum and Archives

Galt Museum _ Archives – 502 1 Street South (5Ave S and Scenic Drive)

 The Galt exhibit explores the challenges and successes of local sports personalities including athletes, coaches and managers, officials, sponsors, game announcers, casual athletes and the fan.  We also explore the importance of sports in Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta with respect to local economics, recreational infrastructure and community identity

July 26: 10am – 9pm                 July27: 10am – 5pm

July 28: 10am – 5pm                 July 29: 1pm – 5pm


New West Theatre – Bandstand

July 26,27,28 – 8pm

Musical Comedy Revue Show

Genevieve E. Yates Memorial Centre -1002 4 Ave South

 Bandstand (July 4-28) features the MASTERS of MOTOWN, the BEATS from the BEACH, and the HITS from the BRITS. The Swinging Sixties included a gold mine of legendary songs.  With so many wonderful tunes to choose from, how did New West Theatre know if a '60s song was right for this show?  Easy - "It's got a good beat and you can dance to it"!


Jazz in the City – live jazz music in our local restaurants

July 26,27,28

Join the Lethbridge Jazz Society as they pair talented Jazz musicians with local restaurants downtown. Enjoy the flavours of our local food scene with a backdrop of live jazz.

July 26 _ 27 - 5pm                                                   July 26 _ 27 – 6pm                                   July 27 _ 28 – 6pm

James Oldenburg _ Paul Holden                        Daniel Vere                                                  Herb Hicks Quartet

Streetside Eatery                                                     Black Tomato                                                            Mocha Cabana

317 8 Street South                                                   860 Heritage Blvd W                               317 4 Street South


Art Market – Two Day Art Market featuring work by local artists

July 27 _ 28 – 12pm – 8pm

The Gate - 522 3 Ave South

A two day long art market featuring the work of local artists. Bring the spirit of the games home with local, handmade art and craft as well as enjoy the live performances throughout the weekend. As well as live music


Gallery Hop – Wine and Cheese Gallery Hop

July 28

An exciting opportunity to experience exotic wines and amazing local talent!  The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge is hosting a progressive wine and cheese art stroll, organized in conjunction with the Alberta Summer Games which are being hosted in Lethbridge.  The goal is to have an event that will both welcome visitors to Lethbridge, as well as engaging and re-familiarizing our own community about the vibrancy of our arts scene.

July 28

6:30pm-7:30pm:         Bowman Arts Centre –                           811 5 Ave South

7pm-8pm:                       Southern Alberta Arts Gallery                           601 3 Ave South

7:30pm-8:30pm:         Historic Firehall No. 1                                           402 2 Ave South

8pm-9pm:                       Trianon Gallery                                          104 5 Street South

8:30pm – Late:             U of L Penny Building                                             324 5 Street South


Other Cultural Highlights

 Heritage Fair- Sports in history displays by Southern Alberta Students

University of Lethbridge - 1st Choice savings Centre

 The Heritage Fairs program encourages students to explore Canadian heritage in a dynamic, hands-on learning environment. Students use the medium of their choice to tell stories about Canadian heroes, legends, milestones, and achievements — and present the results of their research at a public exhibition. Every year southern Alberta students meet in May for the regional fair.

  Green Fools – Performance Artists at various Summer Games locations

 The Fools come to the Games in the many fantastical forms. You may spot the Raven or the Whooping Cranes, the mysterious Four Directions or the playful Pixies. Captivating, mesmerizing and engaging, the Green Fools delight audiences of all ages. Watch for the Green Fools at the Opening Ceremonies, The Gallery Hop and Art Market, and various other locations and events throughout the Games weekend!

  Live Music, Buskers, and Street Performers

The 2012 Alberta Summer Games welcome a whole contingent of musicians, buskers and street performers to add a lively and entertaining element to the sport venues and lend a festive atmosphere to these exciting events. Watch for local musicians, actors and dancers at many of the outdoor venues, at the art market, and around town! We are delighted to be able to showcase our rich pool of local talent to our community and to visitors from across Alberta and beyond

Find Us!

Our Contact Details

1010 4th Avenue South 1st Floor Old Court House Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0P5
Phone: (403) 320-7766
Email: info@2012albertasummergames.ca