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Small-town hospitality meets big-town party in Ponoka with a rodeo, ag fair, concerts, arts, and family events all wedged into four wild days. Colonial Days features the RCMP Musical Ride, Canadian chuckwagon circuit pro races and a demolition derby. Regulars to the event camp on-site to make the most of it. Need some inspiration? Check out our FestivalSeekers' story by Jeremy Derksen and see how amazing the fair is.

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Wednesday July 8 at 10 a.m. 

Enjoy a parade in central Lloydminster with floats, music, and more.


Enjoy food, midway rides and entertainment all weekend long at the fairgrounds. 

Jess Moskaluke and Lindsay Ell

Country artists Jess Moskaluke and Lindsay Ell will hit the stage during the Lloydminster Colonial Fair. Jess has recently recieved her first Juno nomination for Country Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Lindsay's deep music always dazzles the crowd.


Hitting the stage at 9 p.m. Friday will be the alternative rock band Moist. Lead singer David Usher has an incredible musical background and the band will definitely get you up on your feet dancing. 

Team Roping

Like rodeo? You're going to love the team roping event on Saturday during the Colonial Fair. Watch as teams compete for the fastest time.

John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery is legendary in the country world. Enjoy his classic love songs and ballads.

The City of Lloydminster has a long roster of events and festivals. Find out what all the fuss is about here.


Shawn Desman

Shawn Desman has countless pop hits. His self-titled breakthrough album in 2002 featured three top 10 singles ("Shook," "Spread My Wings" and "Get Ready") on the Canadian charts. Get ready to dance until your kick up your heels.



Saturday night will end with a bang up finale. Enjoy the fireworks as the Lloydminister Colonial Fair comes to a close.

RCMP Musical Ride

The RCMP Musical Ride represents a colourful Canadian tradition. The troop of 32 horses and riders will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music. Working through a unique medium, they support the RCMP community policing efforts throughout Canada.

The RCMP Musical Ride is a long-standing tradition.
Photo provided by John McQuarrie

The Musical Ride was developed in 1876 by early members of the North-West Mounted Police to display their riding ability and entertain the local community. It has evolved over the decades into a uniquely Canadian performance enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators every year.


Adults: $15

Students/Seniors (Students: 13-15 years old; Seniors: Over 65 years): $12

Children 12 and under free

For more detailed ticket information please check out the official Colonial Days website here. 

Find out why our writer Jeremy Derksen is going Colonial in Lloydminster with a read to this story

Looking to add more small town charm into your life?  Start planning your adventures today by visiting the Lloydminster Tourism website, lloydminstertourism.com

Interested in checking out Colonial Days? Share this page with your friends so they can rock and watch the team roping right alongside you.