2015 brings the fourth annual Rock`n August Fathers day Soap Box Derby. It will be held on the St. Vital Avenue Hill. Click here for more info.
Five days of activities begin early Tuesday morning with a free pancake breakfast compliments of the St. Albert Inn and Suites (Google Map). Many of the classics that will be competing in Saturday's Show 'n Shine competition will be at this event. Each evening until Friday Night's Cruise and Street Dance different locations in St. Albert host an evening of classic car shows, community barbecues and musical entertainment. Friday night, the streets of St. Albert are packed with thousands of eager spectators viewing the 800 plus classic cars as they parade past City Hall. The party continues as the stage is filled with some of the best musical entertainment of the year. St. Albert’s Sturgeon River valley is home to the much anticipated Show 'n Shine that starts early on Saturday morning. The cars are parked and polished one more time awaiting the decision on who will walk away with the 2015 trophies and bragging rights to "Best in Show". Between 15,000 and 18,000 people attend the Show 'n Shine that has something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Tuesday Morning August 4th, 7-9AM:The St. Albert Inn & Suites (Google Map) and staff have supported Rock'n August with a free Pancake breakfast since 1998 to kick off our week long fundraiser in support of Diabetes Research.
Tuesday Noon August 4th, 11:30AM-2:30PM: The Remax Team St. Albert (Google Map) will be hosting a barbeque to support Rock N' August and the Alberta Diabetes Foundation in their parking lot at 12 Hebert Road St. Albert. Come out to enjoy good food good people and view the cars of the past and future that make this week so special.
Tuesday Evening August 4th, 6-10PM: Tuesday night brings fun and excitement to the parking lot of the Apex Casino (Google Map). The Casino has become the favorite spot for the cars to gather every Tuesday night from the beginning of July until the end of august. Rock N August week brings out over 600 vintage cars to St. Albert and Tuesday night at the Casino always is a great time with fun prizes and music of the fifties and sixties.
The Apex Casino is our presenting sponsor for this year's event. Make sure you mark your calendars for Tuesday August 4th.
Wednesday Morning August 5th, 7-9 AM: Pancake Breakfast in the Dignity Memorial Parking Lot (Google Map).
Wednesday August 5th, 11:30AM-2:30PM: The Fraternal Order of Eagles invites you to a free barbecue in support of Rock'n August and the Alberta Diabetes Foundation at their location in Reil Park 23 Rowland Crescent (Google Map). For more information visit foe2102.com
Wednesday August 5th 7:00AM-8PM: New This Year Poker Run, Through out the day visit our sponsors of the day, Memories, Napa Auto Parts, Eagles Club, St. Albert Legion, and A&W, Tim Horton's to pick up your cards, prizes to follow.
Wednesday Evening August 5th, 6-9PM: Come one come all to the Gateway Village Plaza for the best Car Roadeo this side of Texas. This event is sponsored by your A&W and Tim Horton's restaurants (Google Map). A rally course is setup in the parking lot of the Plaza to test the driver’s skills and accuracy in a series of drills. This event encourages anyone to compete for prizes and the bragging rights of the night.
Wednesday August 5th: The Rock N August Poker run event held on Wednesday 5 August was a success we had 43 entries and the winner with a hand 3 Queens and 2 sevens was Gary Warren of St Albert.
Thanks you to Memories, St Albert NAPA, St Albert Legion and the Fraternal order of Eagles for their participation and support.
Thursday Evening August 6th, 6-9PM: Todd and Liz have been a sponsor of Rock'n August since year one. They turn their Fountain Tire store on St. Albert Trail (Google Map) into a mini show and shine for this evening. They also use this evening to thank their customers for their business throughout the year and showcase their state of the art facility. Anyone that has participated in this event in the past knows this evening is packed with fun and entertainment for all ages.
Thursday Evening August 6th 7pm-11PM: St. Albert Curling Club (Google Map) Presents an evening of dance Rock'n August 50's Sock Hop music provided by The Blackkey Band. Door Prizes, licensed event provided by Sabrina's Dance Instruction.
Come dressed in your favorite 50/60 outfits-prizes for best outfits.
Thursday August 6th 10PM-12AM-Gates Open At 8:00PM: "Night at the Drive-In" A returning family event thanks to the sponsorships of Servus Credit Union Place and Servus Credit Union. They have teamed up to host the 7th annual Rock'n August "Night at the Drive-In". We’re bringing in a huge blow up screen over 3 stories high with radio broadcast sound and will be set up at the Servus Place west parking lot for a drive-in (Google Map). The Feature Presentation will be Herbie The Love Bug (2005). A donation to ADF of $20.00 per car is your ticket in to what promises to be a huge addition to RNA. Hot dogs, popcorn and pop will be available. To ensure a whole new generation will be able to experience the drive-in as it used to be.
Friday Afternoon August 7th, 12-6PM: Friday starts out with a registration booth at The Apex Casino (Google Map). All car owners have an opportunity to register their car for the Friday Night Cruise & the Saturday show and shine.
Friday Afternoon August 7th, 12-6:30PM: Once registered for the Friday Night Cruise you can stage at our starting point in the South Parking lot of the Apex Casino (Google Map). The Apex Casino is a presenting sponsor of Rock'n August and supplies a large portion of their parking lot to stage the Friday night cruise to downtown St. Albert where up to 15,000 St. Albert and area residents view the street dance of the fifties and sixties style entertainment. As our event has become larger over the years we have started to ask that any cars looking to participate in the cruise, please register beforehand so that we know how many cars we need to accommodate at the end of the cruise. Please note that due to parking restraints, in order to park downtown for the street dance, YOU MUST BE PART OF THE CRUISE, there will be no parking at the Street Dance available before the cruise arrives.
Free park & ride has been sponsored by the City of St. Albert, from 6 to 11:30 pm - Park & Ride Map.
Saturday August 8th, 10AM-3PM: In the setting of the Sturgeon river valley, the Show and Shine has become one of the major events of Western Canada. This event had been sponsored by our friends at Napa Auto Parts. Without the full cooperation of the city of St. Albert and its staff this event would not happen. Over the last number of years Rock'n August has partnered with many service groups and sponsors to make our event a successful car show and a major fundraiser for the Alberta Diabetes Foundation. Classic 50 & 60 music will be Rock N through out the day to set the atmosphere. (Google Map)
This year appearing on stage from 12-3:00PM will be the K-Tels.
Free park & ride has been sponsored by the City of St. Albert, from 10 am to 4:00 pm - Park & Ride Map.
Saturday August 8th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM: 50/60’s Sock Hop featuring Reaction Band and Randy Glen at the St. Albert Legion with all proceeds to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation. Call the St. Albert Legion for more details or go to stalbertlegion.com (Google Map)
Saturday August 8th, 9:00pm-Midnight: A Night with Robin Kelly as Elvis
Saturday August 8th, 7:00pm-Midnight: Save the date Saturday August 8th, 2015 at the Go Auto Arena, Servus Credit Union Place in St. Albert, Alberta (Google Map) for the Rock'n August Music Festival with LoverBoy and Chilliwack!