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From the youngest members of the family to the oldest, there is something to do for people all ages as Coulee Fest returns to Lethbridge College on Saturday. The college’s premier community event runs from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 on the college’s east lawn.

Returning to the college for the first time since 2019, Coulee Fest invites all members of the southern Alberta community to spend time on campus celebrating the start of a new academic year. In addition to beer gardens, food trucks, live music and a wide range of children’s attractions, there are also activities to keep people of all ages entertained and busy for an exciting afternoon.

One of the highlights is a special edition of Prairie Made Market, which will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Local to southern Alberta, the market typically runs twice a year with vendors offering a carefully curated selection of clothing and accessories, home decor, art, baby items and much more.

In addition to great shopping, other Coulee Fest activities include:

  • An all-ages carnival with events led by Lethbridge College’s academic programs
  • An interactive display of heavy-duty agriculture equipment
  • On-the-spot massages from the college’s Massage Therapy program
  • An alumni lounge designed specially for Lethbridge College graduates
  • A mascot race between the college’s own Kodi, the Lethbridge Hurricanes’ Cane and the Lethbridge Bulls’ T-Bone
  • A 50/50 draw in support of Kodiaks Athletics
  • And much more!

There will be no shortage of fun activities at Coulee Fest on Saturday at Lethbridge College. Most 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. 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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