Courtesy / East Coulee School Museum

Things to do in Alberta: May 2024

By Meaghan Archer

Spring is in full bloom, which means more time outside enjoying beautiful weather and the start of a whirlwind of experiences to take part in across the province.

East Coulee School Museum Spring Fest

The 29th rendition of the East Coulee School Museum Spring Fest is taking over the Drumheller Valley from May 3-4. With a lineup of over 30 performers, three stages and two venues, the festival is open to all ages and proceeds go to supporting the school museum—a Provincial Historical Resource. Check out the full lineup of performances and locations online.

May The Fourth Be With You

Calling all film buffs: The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is putting on a special concert on May 4, featuring the music of composer John Williams. Known as the musical mastermind behind soundtracks from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and more, Williams is responsible for creating some of the most iconic film soundtracks of our time. Backed by the spectacular orchestra of the Red Deer Symphony, step into the soundtrack of your favourite film. Curtains rise at 7:30 p.m.

Calgary Marathon

The Servus Calgary Marathon is celebrating 60 years of racing this May. As part of the monumental celebrations, there are races for every age and pace—ranging from kids’ runs to 10Ks, the full marathon and even a 60-kilometre ultra marathon. Make sure you’re trained up and have all the gear you need for race day with the Running Room. Purchase a gift card online through AMA Rewards and earn 5 percent in Rewards Dollars.

Animated Stories

May’s movie roster includes some sought-after animated movies with the release of IF—a story about imaginary friends by John Krasinski—on May 17, followed by The Garfield Movie on May 24. Hit the theatre with a family for a matinee or take your sweetie on a date night. AMA Members save on movie tickets from Landmark Cinemas and earn 5 percent in Reward Dollars on  Cineplex gift card purchases.