July 6, 2022

Upcoming Town Events

Teddy Bear Hunt - Thursday, July 7

Please be advised that the Teddy Bear Hunt will take place throughout downtown on Thursday, July 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Downtown businesses are invited to join in the fun and participate informally with their own teddy bear display; however, they will not be listed on the official Teddy Bear Hunt map. 

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Taste of Okotoks - Saturday, July 16

Calling all restauranteurs! The Taste of Okotoks is back for its 10th year. Showcase your restaurant and menu with featured food samples at this culinary celebration event that draws local residents as well as visitors from across the Foothills and Calgary regions. The Town of Okotoks is looking for local food providers, restaurants and caterers to participate and showcase Okotoks' diverse food scene. Registration to participate must be received no later than July 7 at 12 noon.
There are also opportunities to register for the Artisan Street Market through our partner, Okotoks Market Square.

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Town Events at a Glance

Town of Okotoks in-person events, festivals & more are back! Have a look at this list to plan the rest of the year! The 2023 event listing will be shared later this fall. 


  • Teddy Bear Hunt - July 7
  • Neighbour Day - July 9
  • Taste of Okotoks - July 16
  • Nooks and Crannies - July 16 - August 27
  • Picnic at the Piano - July 27


  • OMA Ghost Tours, Cemetery tour - August 11
  • Family Fun at the Theatre - August 13
  • Picnic at the Piano - August 24
  • Chilifest - August 27


  • Alberta Culture Days - September 1 - 30
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - September 30


  • Mini Monster Bash (Rec Centre) - October 28 (to be confirmed)


  • Light up Okotoks - November 18


  • Skate with Santa - December 11
  • Christmas Eve Parade - December 24
  • New Year's Eve Party (Rec Centre) - December 31

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New businesses in Town

New Business Listings

The Town of Okotoks is thrilled to welcome the following new businesses to Town:

Homebased: Happy Fit: Personal Training & Functional Fitness
                       Kula Yoga Okotoks: Private Yoga Classes
                       Arrow Line Painting: Road Maintenance/Construction

Storefront: Mamie's Treats: Selling Cotton Candy, Popcorn & other treats

The online business directory is a list of all Okotoks businesses that have chosen to be included. The Business Directory is another helpful resource for sourcing companies, products, services and expertise located in the Town of Okotoks. Check it out!

Online business directory

Business Highlight Opportunity - Showcase Your Business!

What is a Business Highlight?

The Business Highlight program gives local businesses the opportunity to showcase their business in Economic Development's monthly Business Beat Newsletter, on the Town’s social media platforms and Success Stories webpage. It is a great way to reach a wider audience and let local residents what products and services you offer!

What should I submit?

Here are the guidelines of what to include in your submission:

  • Local businesses with a current business license with the Town of Okotoks may submit a business highlight.
  • A little about your businesses’ history in the Town of Okotoks
  • The products/services you offer
  • What makes your business stand out from others like it
  • The bottom of the submission needs to contain contact information to help customers reach you
  • Please write 6 to 10 sentences and include a photo of your business.

How to submit a business highlight?

If you would like to be featured in a business highlight please email us at: ecdevokotoks@okotoks.ca

We look forward to hearing from you!

RINSA Partnership

The Town of Okotoks is a proud member of Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) that is provincial partnership that provides programs and resources to Alberta businesses, with a focus on technology and innovation support. The purpose of RINSA is to offer entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses access to:

  • Innovation support, technology transfer and commercialization programs
  • Marketing, business development, training and export development services
  • Networking, match-making and business incubation opportunities
  • Funding at various stages (vouchers, angel investment, venture capital)
  • Funding through Community Futures’ lending services for start-up and/or expansion

Contact Okotoks' Economic Development for more information about RINSA and check out this video: https://youtu.be/kUzYrxLBi3Y

To learn more about current programs and initiative’s, click below: 

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Did You Know? 

Tenders, Request for Proposals & Quotes

Are you interested in finding out about current Town tender, request for proposal and quote opportunities? Please visit the website to learn more on how to bid on work for upcoming projects.

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 Get Your Okotoks Visitor Guide!

Book a visit!

The Okotoks Visitor Guide is a great tool to help visitors navigate all businesses in Town. The guide also has QR codes that link to a map of all of our PLAY, STAY and EAT locations on the Tourism website. Get your copy at the Okotoks Municipal Centre and Okotoks Art Gallery.

Business Resources

Click to see all events by the Okotoks & District Chamber of Commerce

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Click to see all events by Community Futures Highwood

Community Futures Highwood

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Click to see all events by Business Link

Bow Valley

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Business Support Programs 

Join the Business Visitation Program

Your Business Matters!! We would love to hear your unique story. Why did you choose Okotoks? How can we help you grow?

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Local Business Success Stories

Connect with Community Growth and Investment to participate in the Success Stories program. Let's collaborate to promote your business!

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Encourage a Friend to Subscribe

Click to sign-up for the Business Beat

Connect with Us/Submit an Event

Enjoy the Economic Development Newsletter? Do you have ideas to make this newsletter more exciting or business-related topics you want to see? The Town would love to hear from you! Connect with us!

Have a business event you would like to include? Click the button below to submit it!

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