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Lethbridge College’s premier community event returns in just five days as Coulee Fest takes place on-campus on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The free family-friendly festival takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. on the college’s east lawn. While the beer gardens, food trucks and live music may appeal to an older crowd, there is no shortage of fun for the entire family at this annual celebration.

The youngest members of the community will have plenty of opportunities to get involved, beginning with the always popular petting zoo, which has become a Coulee Fest staple. Attendees can get up close with goats, sheep, pigs and other four-legged friends. It’s just one of many activities geared for children, including:

  • A family-friendly hour from 1 to 2 p.m. featuring live music from The Band Formerly Known as Karen, Lewis and Pam
  • Horse and buggy rides around campus
  • A glamourous princess party
  • Two bouncy castles
  • Kid-friendly games including old-fashioned pony hop races
  • Crafts inside the Lethbridge College teepee with the college’s Indigenous Services team
  • And so much more!

All of this and more takes place at Coulee Fest on Saturday at Lethbridge College. Most family exhibits are open from 1 to 5 p.m., although some will stay open throughout the entire festival, right up to 7 p.m.

This will be the fourth Coulee Fest hosted by Lethbridge College and the first since 2019. Admission is free and attendees can take in live music, interactive program showcases, 16 food trucks, family fun areas, a special edition of Prairie Made Market and beer gardens hosted by Hudsons Canada’s Pub. The day will conclude with headlining sets from up-and-coming Canadian country stars Lemon Cash at 6 p.m. and Hailey Benedict at 4:45 p.m. on the 1st Choice Savings Stage. Attendees are encouraged to do their part for the environment by walking, biking, carpooling or taking public transit to the event.

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