Historic Lethbridge Festival

Posted on : Monday, May 06, 2013


The Historic Lethbridge Festival Committee is excited to celebrate their annual festival, the Historic Lethbridge Festival, from May 3rd to 11th.  This year's theme is the 1960's, with something for everyone!

Activities being offered include (but are not limited to) screenings at the Lethbridge Public Library of The Beatle's Yellow Submarinemovie;  Jane's Road walks in the London Road and Downtown areas; TV Show screenings including Get Smart and Star Trek; a 60s Fashion Show and Concert; a Rolling Stones documentary screening; and an Antique Car Show and Shine.

The Festival is being organized by  a group  consisting of the Lethbridge Historical Society, a volunteer organization, the Lethbridge Public Library, University of Lethbridge Faculty of Fine Arts and the Lethbridge Jazz Society, along with assistance and support from the following City departments and committees - Planning, Heart of Our City Revitalization Committee, Recreation and Culture,  and the Heritage Advisory Committee.

Many activities are free and all activities are open to the public.  Please visit the Lethbridge Historical Society's Facebook page or the City of Lethbridge Calendar of Events for information on the many activities taking part during the Festival.

Historic Lethbridge Festival will start May 3rd with daily events through May 11, 2013. The 60's will be feature of this year's Festival.

Here is an updated Itinerary for the festival:
Friday, May 3 
The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine
2 pm, Lethbridge Public Library, main branch, Theatre Gallery
Opening Ceremonies
4:30 pm, City Hall
Reception & Plaque Unveiling

Saturday, May 4
Jane’s London Road Area Walk
10 am, meet at Civic Centre
Jane’s Downtown Walk
1 pm, meet at Round Street Café
TV Shows from the 1960s
1 – 4 pm, Lethbridge Public Library, main branch, Theatre Gallery
Watch Get Smart, Star Trek and more hosted by Bob Cousins (U of L New Media). Free admission.

Monday, May 6
1960s Fashion Show & Concert
7 pm, Lethbridge Public Library, main branch, Theatre Gallery
Fashion show and concert including hits by Barbara Streisand, and Julie Andrews as well as Classical music by Philip Glass presented by the U of L Music and Theatre & Dramatic Arts Dept. Free admission.

Tuesday, May 7
Jazz from the 60s
8 pm, Sterndale Bennett Auditorium
Music by Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck and more, hosted by the Lethbridge Jazz Society. Tickets $15 regular. $10 senior/student. Outlets: www.lethbridgejazz.com, Long & McQuade Music, The Music Court Ltd. (Park Place Mall). Cash sales only.

Wednesday, May 8
Gimme Shelter
7 pm, Lethbridge Public Library, main branch, Theatre Gallery
Rolling Stones documentary hosted by Aaron Taylor (U of L New Media). Free admission.

Thursday, May 9
Far-Out Architecture
7 pm, Lethbridge Public Library, main branch, Theatre Gallery
Lecture about 1960s architecture in Lethbridge by Beth Songer, with Savill Group Architecture. Free admission.

Friday, May 10 
"What's got into those kids: Rockin' in the 60s"
8 pm, Southminster Church
Featuring Iliad, U of L Conservatory choirs directed by Kathy Matkin-Clapton and the New Ventures Band with Dale Ketcheson. Tickets $15 regular, $10 senior/student. Outlets: Long & McQuade Music, The Music Court Ltd. Park Place Mall and at the door. Cash sales only.

Saturday May 11
60s Antique Car Show & Shine
12 – 4 pm, City Hall Parking Lot
Presented by the Southern Alberta Antique and Classic Automobile Club