The annual Spirit of Okotoks Weekend Parade Day on June 17 is a highlight in Okotoks and this year’s theme is “Canada 150,” in recognition of the nation’s sesquicentennial year.
Mark Doherty, Okotoks events specialist, said the parade will kick off the Town’s celebrations.
“It’s just a couple of weeks ahead of Canada Day, so it will really highlight that Canada 150 theme,” he said. “That will be the theme probably coast to coast right across this great country, and we want to embrace it and celebrate it.”
Crowds of thousands line the Olde Towne Okotoks corridor for the annual favourite event.
Organized by the Town of Okotoks, the parade features colourful floats, antique cars, bands, clowns, horseback riders and bicycles travelling down the town’s main street from the business park to the downtown core.
Start the day off right with a pancake breakfast in the Sears parking lot on McRae Street in downtown Okotoks, hosted by the Okotoks Lions Club in conjunction with the town, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Then get your lawn chair set up for the parade, which starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 and usually lasts one hour. The Children’s Festival gets underway right after the parade at Ethel Tucker Centennial Park, featuring great family entertainment.
To learn more call the Town of Okotoks 403-938-8950.