5 Ways to Experience Sam Steele Weekend

June 10, 2019 | Alana Krushen

Sam Steele! It's nearly here, and every year I tell myself I'm going to see more of it. But the truth is - until I figure out a way to be in 3 places at once I'm going to have FOMO... There's just SO MUCH GOING ON!

So how do you make the most of it?

Downtown Life

CONSUME! There are more Pancake Breakfasts & Charity BBQs than your belly has room for.

• Literally every day from June 13th-16th there is a Pancake Breakfast.
• There are food trucks and delicious vendors throughout the city varying from crepes to dumplings, and lemonade stands to beer gardens.

Check the Sam Steele Website for locations & times.

BRING THE KIDS! There is absolutely every type of activity & entertainment imaginable.

• The Saturday parade is a great kick-off for the kiddos. Giveaways, fun floats, and snacks all around.
• There is a giant inflatable funland for the majority of the day Saturday - who DOESN'T want to bounce and play?!
• Also at the main fairgrounds is a Chalk Art competition, the Weiner Dog Races, Talent Show, and SO much more!
• Have you heard of an equipment rodeo? Well, Sam Steele has that too.

Inflatable Play

WEAR STURDY SHOES! There is a tremendous amount of spectator opportunities.

• Bocce tournaments going on at the main fairgrounds all weekend. Cheer on your friends or well-dressed strangers... This is often a costumed event!
• Cheer on local athletes at the Ball Tournament at any of the 3 parks in Cranbrook.
Buy me some peanuts & cracker jacks...
• Watch the incredible strength of both men & women at the Strongman Competition. Did I mention there's a truck-pull?
• Attend the Community Talent Show and have your ears perked to all sorts of musical performances.
• Have all of your senses satisfied at The Sam Steele Outdoor Market.

LEARN ABOUT SAM STEELE! Who was this fine moustached gentleman?

Visit Wikipedia
Read his Biography

Sam Steele


Test out your ability to fish! Our area is full of lakes and rivers, if you haven't tossed a line into our picturesque waters - now's your chance!
• Gather together with local churches and Worship Outdoors.
• Whether you think you've got left feet or just don't know where to start... It's your time to learn to dance!
• See the area from new heights with Eclipse Helicopters. Discounts available for the duration of the weekend.