Sport, Culture & Major Events

Host your next major event in Grande Prairie!

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Fire Dancers

Our city is the ideal destination to host high calibre sport, cultural and other major events. Grande Prairie features world-class facilities, major airlines and transportation services, more than 3000 hotel rooms and plenty of dining and shopping options. 

Grande Prairie is the hub of arts and culture in the region, drawing residents and visitors to be entertained and inspired. The region’s cultural landscape is diverse with numerous cultural groups contributing to cultural tourism that makes Grande Prairie a great place to live, learn, work and play.

Why Choose Grande Prairie for Your Next Event?

As a major urban centre with a total trade area of over 301,000, Grande Prairie is the regional service centre for retail, commerce, professional, government and healthcare services in Northwestern Alberta. The city is also the access point to the Peace region, connecting visitors and residents to the Rocky Mountains, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. 

These features contribute to our success as the heart of energy, forestry, agriculture, retail, healthcare, government and TV & film production sectors in our community and across the region.

Visit our Outdoor Events page for more information on hosting large-scale outdoor events with the City. 

Funding Opportunities for Major Events

The City of Grande Prairie offers funding and grant opportunities for major sport and cultural events hosted in the City. Opportunities include Festival Funding, Large Scale Tourism Events FundingSport Hosting Grant and the Arctic Winter Games Legacy Fund.

Previous Events Hosted in Grande Prairie

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Hansen Lincoln Field

The region has hosted countless events, including:

  • Future host of the 2024 Alberta Winter Games
  • 2022 Grand Slam of Curling
  • 2022 Men's and Women's Alberta Curling Provincial Championships
  • 2020 and 2021 Professional Bull Riding Canada Elite Cup Series
  • 2019 Men's & Master Men's National Fastball Championships
  • 2018 Alberta Summer Games
  • 2015 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games
  • 2010 Arctic Winter Games
  • 2006 Ford World Women's Curling
  • 2000 Alberta Summer Games
  • 1995 Canada Winter Games

Contact Us

Interested in bringing an event to Grande Prairie? Contact us today!

Invest Grande Prairie/Economic Development: ecdevinfo@cityofgp.com

Recreation and Culture: commrecdev@cityofgp.com