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Memorable road trips – playlist included!

Memorable road trips – playlist included!

Over 10 music festivals and live music every weekend, Drumheller hosts a vibrant and ever-growing music scene – you’re sure to find your next favourite band here.

Drumheller is the dinosaur capital of the world. The Badlands are home to plenty of fearsome rock formations, gorgeous canyons, and fossil beds belonging to lumbering beasts who will never again roam the earth.

There is plenty in Drumheller for the dinosaur-inclined, but once you’ve had your fill of our prehistoric friends, fear not: Drumheller has a loaded summer calendar that caters to everything BUT dinosaurs.

East Coulee SpringFest

May 5-6, 2023

The Drumheller Valley comes alive for 2 days of fabulous music!

Our 28th annual East Coulee SpringFest will feature an exciting line up of over 30 performances on 3 stages in 2 venues with hours of soul-nurturing music that will rock the Canadian Badlands and the hippy bones of guest of all ages. It is all for a good cause: SpringFest is the annual fundraiser for the East Coulee School Museum – a Provincial Historic Resource.

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE: Will be circling between Heartwood Inn & Quality Inn Drumheller and the festival.

FOOD: Food and drinks will be available at the School Museum. Special diets, such as vegetarian and gluten free, can be accommodated.

MERCHANDISE: Artist merchandise will be for sale in the Gift Shop of the School Museum.

BRING CASH: There are no ATMs in East Coulee. A credit/debit machine will be available at the school Museum, but everything else is cash only.

VENUES: The venues are all indoors, so you have no weather worries at this festival.

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Rosebud Chamber Music Fesitval

July 4-9, 2023

World class chamber music in the heart of the Canadian Badlands!
Rosebud, Alberta, Canada

Artistic Director | @hammkeith

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Summer @ the Plaza

Summer @ the Plaza is back!

Every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, head to the Downtown Plaza to enjoy live entertainment with your friends, family and even your pets!

There’s free WiFi, sidewalk chalk, board games and so much more … there’s really something for everyone to enjoy!

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Loud As Hell Metal Festival

August 4-6, 2023

“The Loud As Hell Festival in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada is one of the top underground metal festivals in the country… it’s a metal family reunion!”

Loud As Hell Metal Festival in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada is celebrating year 10 for 2022!

This is happening on the August Long Weekend again, so we encourage everyone to camp and probably consider booking Tuesday off to recover your ears, livers and lungs. We’ve got our best lineup yet, ready to melt your face and kick off our biggest festival to date.

We want to cover all the information you need to know to enjoy yourself and prepare for a weekend you’ll never forget, and never miss again!

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Great Big Weekend


AUGUST 11, 2023

Tickets: $59 to $99

$8 ticket fee
Parking $7 in advance /$10 at gate.

*Win a Badlands Amphitheatre prize pack when you buy
both back-to-back Great Big Weekend concert tickets

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Great Big Weekend

The Dead South



AUGUST 12, 2023

Tickets: $49 to $79
On sale now

$8 ticket fee
Parking $7 in advance /$10 at gate.

*Win a Badlands Amphitheatre prize pack when you buy both back-to-back Great Big Weekend concert tickets

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Satellite Music and Art Festival

August 11-13, 2023


Escape the city and come experience the magic of the hoodoos on our private estate in Canada’s magical Badlands. With a mix of folk, indie and dj’s playing into the night this party is one to remember!

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Badlands VanFest

August 25-27, 2023

A celebration of the great outdoors at the spectacular Badlands Amphitheatre in Drumheller, Alberta.

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Sept 1-3, 2023

Early Bird Tickets 🎫 go on SALE in March, don’t forget to book your camping spot.

Our 4-day camping festival is loaded with a top-notch line-up spanning nearly every genre. Featuring a solid weekend of exceptional roots, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, alternative, soulful music and more. We invite you to join us this year for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Located in the gorgeous surroundings of the Dinosaur Valley, spread over three stages, our festival will keep your toes tapping!

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September 9, 2023 – 6th year
Badlands Amphitheatre – Drumheller, Alberta

Hours of great music and food surrounded by the hills of the Canadian Badlands

Sue Foley • Ndidi 0• The Trade-Offs
Musical Host: TBA •  Big Tent Band: TBA

Tickets: $59 to $69

$7.50 ticket fee
Parking $7 in advance /$10 at gate

Pre-ordered Boxed Barbecue Dinner (limited availability): TBA

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No matter your genre – Drumheller has it all!