Lacombe Days are back 0
School is out, vacations are planned and Lacombe's annual celebration is back and in full swing this year with a few new events to get everyone in the festive mood.
"We will actually have two bands in the parade this year, we just got the confirmation (June 26)," said Coun. Peter Bouwsema.
In addition to the Red Deer Royals, the Edmonton Sabers will be marching in the parade July 21. There will also be new activities for the children on the Saturday. Jumping Jack Carnival will be bringing 10 inflatable play centers for kids of all ages to enjoy.
"We also have a canine agility presentation happening at Michener Park," said Bouwsema.
Lacombe Days run July 19 to 22 but most activities take place on July 21, including the carnival, traditional pancake breakfast, museum events, and quilt display.
This year the Lacombe and District Historical Society's blacksmith demonstration will include a live horseshoeing on July 21.
"So that's really kind of unique," said Bouwsema. "That's not something you see everyday."
While July 21 is a must for everyone, there are also activities happening the 19 and 20 including a chili challenge between all the financial institutions in Lacombe and a drive-in movie.
"We start off on Thursday evening with Sunny 94's birthday bash and they're combining it with the youth street festival," said Bouwsema.
The birthday bash begins at 4 p.m. on 50th Street and will flow right into the Street festival at 6 p.m. The night will culminate with a drive-in screening of We Bought a Zoo.
But save your energy because the next night, July 20, is the annual fireworks display. They will be lit from Michener Park so Bouwsema suggests arriving early to get the best seats because it's only happening once.
"It's expensive, it costs us over $6,000 to shoot off fireworks," said Bouwsema.
There are many more activities planned throughout the weekend. You can find more information at www.lacombedays.ca including a list of all events.
"There's something for absolutely everyone," said Bouwsema.