Old-fashioned games will be part of Heritage Day celebrations on Aug. 2 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).

Old-fashioned games will be part of Heritage Day celebrations on Aug. 2 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).

Prairie art, music and history will be celebrated at Heritage Day event at Red Deer museum

Local musician Mike Szabo will perform

The free Prairie in the City event at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery will celebrate rural living on Heritage Day.

Live folk music, sack races and other fun family activities are planned in downtown Red Deer from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, at 4525-47A Ave.

This celebration of the prairies and folk art, will feature a performance by local folk musician Mike Szabo, who will play from 3 to 4 p.m.

There will be chances to make original art — either a prairie garden painting or a burlap banner with garden veggies in felt.

Participants can also play outdoor old-fashioned games, and visit the Log School House in Heritage Square.

There will be prize draws to win one of three MAG Art kits and a free family membership at the MAG.

“We are happy to be offering an in-person event this year,” says Lynn LeCorre, education coordinator. “The prairie theme coincides with our A Prairie Vernacular exhibit, a great art exhibit on folk art.

“Come join us for art, ice cream cups and live entertainment by local talent, Mike Szabo.”

Szabo first took the stage, at the age of 58 years, four years ago. Since then the Red Deer singer/songwriter been making up for lost time by compiled a first studio album, Take My Heart, releasing three singles, three videos and he has written almost 50 new songs.

In the event of inclement weather the event will move indoors.

Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery