Whoop-Up Days

Whoop-Up Days is where our community comes together to celebrate, experience, eat, laugh, and ride. Where the midway lights brighten up the southern sky, where the authentic west still runs wild, where cultures come together and memories are made. 

Whoop-Up Days is for everyone. It should be fun, friendly, and accessible. We’ve heard you, so let’s celebrate together. Whoop-Up Days gate admission is free.

As summer winds down, we’re just getting started. We’re more than just your fair – we’re your community.

Don't forget the Whoop-Up Days Parade! The Whoop-Up Days Parade is the iconic start to Lethbridge’s most popular and longest-running community fair. Showcasing the people, businesses, and organizations who call Lethbridge home, the parade is a celebration of the region’s heritage and future.

Whoop-Up Days at a glance

  • Date: End of August or beginning of September

  • How to get there: Cycle or drive to the Exhibition Park east of Henderson Lake. Parking is plentiful at both the exhibition grounds for a price or around Henderson Lake itself if you don’t mind a bit of a walk.

  • Where to stay: There are a few hotel options located just off 43rd St. S. (like Best Western Plus) that are conveniently close to Coulee Brew, a local restaurant and brewery. There’s also The Coast or The Sandman on Mayor Magrath Drive – both within a five-minute drive (or 30-minute walk) to the exhibition grounds.

  • What to Expect:

    • Marketplace

    • Food Trucks

    • Community Events

    • Buskers

    • Midway

  • What to bring: Water, sunscreen and money for food trucks


August 24th-26th @ 7 PM

Following a successful inaugural event in 2022, Lethbridge & District Exhibition is proud to once again host the Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo from August 24 – 26, 2023. This three-day event is the only CPRA rodeo in Lethbridge that showcases the history, people and culture of Southern Alberta. 

From its inception over 125 years ago, professional rodeo has had some of its finest moments at Whoop-Up Days throughout the decades. The 2023 rodeo will include Duane Kesler Championship Rodeo Stock, and a purse of $8,000 for major events and $10,000 in the Team Roping.  

Featured nightly, the Relay Races are one of the most high-intensity elements of the Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo. Often referred to as “North America’s original extreme sport” the races have been a part of Indigenous life for hundreds of years.

Experience horse racing like never before as riders race bareback in laps around a track and exchange horses after every lap by jumping from one horse to another.



  • ADULT | $28

  • SENIOR | $26

  • YOUTH | $14


  • GROUP | $25 EACH


  • ADULT | $34

  • SENIOR | $32

  • YOUTH | $17


  • GROUP | $31 EACH

Advance ticket prices are available on-line until August 21 at 11:59 PM. Regular price tickets may be purchased on-line or at the gate. All ticket sales are final, there will be no refunds or exchanges. All those admitted to the Lethbridge & District Exhibition campus are subject to our Terms of Entry.

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