Festival Dates: April 12-23, 2021

Registration  January 15-Feburary 28, 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts!

Please refer to the Registration Guide on the Registration page for instructions. Bios and photos of our adjudicators are available on the Adjudicators page. Please note that entry fees have been reduced by 50% for most classes in response to the pandemic.

ATTENTION CALGARY PARTICIPANTS: Please note that Calgary participants will not be eligible for scholarships or provincial festival recommendations from the Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts. Provincial recommendations for Calgary participants are only available through the Whitecourt festival. Please see for information about the Whitecourt festival.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Festival Board has determined it is necessary to use an online festival format for the 2021 event. With the exception of band classes, which will be served with a travelling adjudicator model, all sessions will be presented and adjudicated through video submission.

Please note that we are unable to offer choral, choral speech, or community orchestra classes in the 2021 festival. It is our current plan to resume these classes in the 2022

Stay tuned for further updates!

City of Red Deer РCommunity Culture Development Fund 


Kiwanis Club of Red Deer – Founding Sponsor

Original Art by M. Gould