The events that are happening in Fort McMurray this month are absolutely going to escalate things up in excitement for everyone. The A-Team brings you some of the most awaited activities that you should definitely never miss if you want to be part of the fun-filled celebrations this May 2019.
On May 2 to May 4 this year, Fort McMurray holds the “Mardi Gras in May” celebration from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM at the Shell Place Grande Ballroom.
Mardi Gras in May
Join our krewe! On Saturday, May 4, the Local HERO Foundation will host MARDI GRAS, an evening in support of saving lives! With live music, LIVE auction, dinner and dancing, photobooth, raffle, and tons of fun activities…Laissez les bons temps rouler! – mymcmurray.com
May 3rd marks the date for the much-awaited art extravaganza with so much other great activities for you to take part in. Witness a showcase of the finest locally handmade decorative and functional pottery for collectors and those that simply need a pair or set of these items. The event will start on 3 May at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and May 4 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the Casman Centre.
Spring Pottery Sale
Come check out the Fort McMurray Potters Guild’s annual Spring Pottery Sale May 3 from 6-9pm and Saturday, May 4 from 10am – 2pm at the Casman Centre! There will be functional and decorative pottery created by local artisans, which is food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe– the perfect place to find a gift for Mother’s Day or a little something for yourself.
There will be a door prize basket of pottery and all proceeds will go to support the Fort McMurray Food Bank.
Please remember to bring a reusable shopping bag. – via fortmcmurraytourism.com
The local community will be hosting the “Unveiling of Memorial Tree” on May 5 at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Everyone is requested to gather at the Downtown Community Garden, 9903 Fraser Ave, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada. This is an important and sentimental event for the community especially the family, friends, and relatives of those who were affected by one of the most drastic wildfires in the history of the local community.
Unveiling of Memorial Tree
Join us in the unveiling of a 7ft metal tree sculpture to commemorate the 2016 wildfire in the Wood Buffalo Region. All community members are encouraged to bring a key as a symbol of their loss. Keys may be placed inside the trunk of the tree as a tribute to recognize that loss.
The tree will remain at the Downtown Community Garden to commemorate the 2016 wildfire.
There will be a small ceremony with food and refreshments. – via mcmurrayallconnected.ca
Fort McMurray is overflowing with numerous activities and events this month of May and we expect more guests and tourists not just from around Canada but the world. We will give you more updates column for our next roundup of the latest news and events happening in Fort McMurray and around town so stay tuned!