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Blairmore Bandstand 100th Anniversary

The Blairmore Bandstand has a rich and storied history 100 years in the making. It’s no wonder that the bandstand will be a featured theme for this year’s Crowsnest Pass Doors Open and Heritage Festival happening August Long Weekend (July 29th to August 2nd). Throughout the 1920s to 1940s, the bandstand was used for music, celebrations, union rallies, and political activities. In the 1940s, during WWII, the bandstand served the new function of supporting the war effort by providing a platform for rally speeches and victory celebrations.

This year’s Doors Open and Heritage Festival over August long weekend will celebrate the centennial of the bandstand. Additionally, the weekend will feature a community market, food, guided tours, performances, and more! The Crowsnest Museum is pleased to invite visitors to partake in a family friendly event in which activity bags are available for purchase including a photo scavenger hunt, activity book, crafts, and more. Children who complete the photo scavenger hunt will be entered to win an awesome prize! If little ones forget to bring to bring their teddy bears along, there will also be a teddy bear adoption center where they can make a new friend. Join us for the fun and check out what else the community has to offer!

To check out the rest of the Crowsnest Pass Doors Open and Heritage Festival, be sure to visit


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