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Summer is winding down, but the fun isn’t over. Check out some of the events happening in Medicine Hat this August! 

Battle Creek Showdown

The 670 Collective, a mountain biking club in the Medicine Hat area, is hosting their Battle Creek Showdown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 25, 2019. If you are a fan of the outdoors and mountain biking, this event is for you. The Collective calls it an epic four hour time-limited format battle in the lush mixed forest of Cypress Hills. After the race, there is an awards presentation and dinner at the Camp Cookhouse Restaurant. Registration is now open, and it costs $80 if you’re riding solo or $75 if you’re registering as a team of two. You can register online here

Cars and Guitars Classic Rock Festival

Medicine Hat’s classic rock festival is back for its fourth year! Cars and Guitars is an outdoor festival filled with classic cars, live music, and tasty treats happening all weekend from August 16 to 17. The event will open with a classic car cruise on Friday night, where downtown Medicine Hat will transform into a parade of one-of-a-kind cards. On Saturday, don’t miss the classic car show happening at the Canalta Centre parking lot. Buy tickets and see the full event schedule on the official Cars and Guitars website

Historic Walking Tours

Take an afternoon stroll and learn more about Medicine Hat through a historic walking tour. Every second Saturday throughout the summer, at 3:30 pm, Medicine Hat’s Heritage Resources Committee offers a walking tour of the historic First Street area. The tour shares stories of the past and unveils the origins of the beautiful buildings. You can purchase a walking tour booklet at Esplanade guest services for $5 per person. Space is limited so be sure to grab a spot early! The next walking tour is August 24, September 7 and 21. 

In addition to all these events, you’re going to want to keep the weekend of September 6 to 8 free for Medicine Hat’s annual Ribfest. A must-not-miss event, stay tuned for details on the Medicine Hat Ribfest Facebook page

If quality eats makes a difference to you, let Home Inn Express Medicine Hat be your home base with its complimentary hot breakfast options. We also offer pet-friendly accommodation so you don’t leave anyone behind during your summer travels. 

Whether you’re in town for classic cars, a mountain bike race, or some tasty ribs, plan ahead to secure your spot during the busy summer months!