Pack your schedule with all the must-do events of the season! Cochrane summers are full of family-friendly events, from fireworks and fairs to parades and markets. Support the best of local businesses at the Cochrane Rodeo and more while you make incredible memories you and your kids will be talking about long after the summer heat has faded.
Make sure you’re at the front of the line for all 5 of the season’s hottest events!
1. Celebrate our homeland
Celebrate Canada’s culture and heritage with your family! Canada Day, July 1, is chock-full of ideas for your whole crew in Cochrane. All day long, bust a move to live music and be enthralled by talented dancers and performers.
After all that dancing, hit up the food trucks serving delicious eats or head to the beer gardens for a refreshing beverage. The highlight of the day is the spectacular fireworks display—snuggle up on a blanket after dark and be amazed!
2. Try the latest eats
Calling all foodies! Try the latest and greatest of the local food scene at the Cochrane Food Fest on August 13, 2023. The festival showcases diverse and delicious local cuisine, featuring food trucks, restaurants, food producers and vendors.
Experience our culinary community through a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes while you listen to live music at the Cochrane Food Fest. Trust us, you’ll want to come hungry!
3. Step right up and be entertained
The Cochrane Ag Society will be hosting the Cochrane Classic Bullriding on July 29th.
This evening event brings you “Edge of your Seat” excitement with quality Stock Bulls and Fearless Cowboys ready for the Ride, followed by the Dance featuring THE SCARECROWS band who will have you dancing to a wide selection of Country & Classic Rock into the next morning.
4. Get classic
Put the pedal to the metal! Take a little cruise to check out what’s under the hood with Cruise Cochrane, starting May 27, 2023. Get up close and personal with your favourite cars and trucks, including North American-built classics, hot rods, customs, new and old school muscle cars and more!
Each gathering is family-friendly, and provides the perfect opportunity to connect with your community and chat about cars. Come marvel at the sweet rides and fuel your fire for classic vehicles.
5. Embrace the best in the west
Yeehaw! Don’t miss celebrating the quintessential Western event of the year at the Cochrane Rodeo! Labour Day weekend, September 2, 3 and 4, 2023, don your cowpoke finest as you cheer on bull riding, barrel racing and more.
Or, take a mosey through the marketplace for goods from your favourite local creators before you scoot your boots to live entertainment. The Cochrane Rodeo is the place to tap into your country roots!
Spend a fuller summer in Cochrane
Cochrane hosts a range of thrilling festivities throughout the year, celebrating culture, heritage, cuisine, agriculture, diversity and Western-themed events. Ensure you don’t miss a thing by keeping up to date with our event calendar!