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In Photos: 2017 K-Days Parade kicks off Edmonton’s summer festival season

One of Edmonton’s biggest summer festivals kicked off Friday morning with a colourful parade through downtown.

Despite the rain, thousands of people lined the streets to take in the 2017 K-Days parade.

As a way to mark the 125th year of the Edmonton Police Service, police chief Rod Knecht and members of the EPS served as honorary parade marshals for this year’s parade.

K-DAYS POLL: Your favourite floats, rides and midway food!

Some of the favourite floats were the Edmonton pipes and drums, the Calgary Round-Up entry, the Iron Workers, and the Edmonton Chinese Community float with its colourful, dancing dragons.

Watch below: 2017 K-Days Parade makes its way down Jasper Avenue 

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“My favourites were the Zombies, the Shriners trucks, and the Chinese association,” spectator Deanna said.

“I loved the Green and Gold cheer team,” Lee added. “They were so good and obviously practised super hard!”

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The Edmonton Chinese Community entry featured colourful, dancing dragons. Emily Mertz/Global News
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The Edmonton Chinese Community had one of the largest - and most entertaining - float entries in the K-Days Parade. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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The K-Days Parade is always filled with colour and culture!. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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The K-Days Parade is always filled with colour and culture!. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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The Edmonton Eskimos Cheer Team revs up the crowd at the 2017 K-Days Parade. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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The Edmonton Eskimos Cheer Team revs up the crowd at the 2017 K-Days Parade. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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2017 K-Days Parade hosts: Mike Sobel, Nancy Carlson and Kent Morrison. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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Mike Sobel interviews Mayor Don Iveson and his family during the K-Days Parade. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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The Edmonton Police Service served as honorary parade marshals for the 2017 K-Days Parade. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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The Edmonton Police Service served as honorary parade marshals for this year's parade. Emily Mertz/Global News
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Despite the light rain, hundreds of people lined Jasper Avenue for the K-Days Parade on Friday, July 21, 2017. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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The Edmonton Police Service served as honorary parade marshals for this year's parade. Emily Mertz/Global News
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The Northands K-Days float makes an appearance every year. Emily Mertz/Global News
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Mike Sobel catching up with Mayor Don Iveson and family. Emily Mertz/Global News
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The Canadian Navy's entry in the 2017 K-Days parade. Emily Mertz/Global News
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There were lots of cheers for the Edmonton Eskimos and the Esks cheer team. Emily Mertz/Global News
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The Knights of Columbus float featured a boat!. Emily Mertz/Global News
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Mike Sobel gets a quick belly dancing lesson during the 2017 K-Days Parade. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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The Edmonton Humane Society marked 110 years with its entry. Emily Mertz/Global News
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An appearance from Batman and Spider-Man!. Emily Mertz/Global News
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One of the largest floats in the 2017 K-Days parade was this Oscar the Grouch entry. Emily Mertz/Global News
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Tables are turned! A young viewer decides to interview Mike Sobel during the K-Days Parade. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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A giant entry from John Deere. Emily Mertz/Global News
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The Crystal Glass float had everybody dancing along the parade route. Emily Mertz/Global News
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Members of the Alberta Trail Riding Association in the 2017 K-Days parade. Emily Mertz/Global News
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Despite the light rain, hundreds of people lined Jasper Avenue for the K-Days Parade on Friday, July 21, 2017. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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This float was covered in licence plates and other collectibles to celebrate Canada 150. Emily Mertz/Global News
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The Edmonton Chinese Community entry at the 2017 K-Days parade. Emily Mertz/Global News
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Hundreds of families came downtown to watch the K-Days Parade in downtown Edmonton on Friday, July 21, 2017. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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These little guys were enjoying the K-Days Parade on Friday, July 21, 2017. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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The Iron Workers' float was one of the favourite entries in this year's K-Days Parade. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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Many inflatable floats also are part of the K-Days Parade. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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Global Edmonton getting ready to live broadcast the 2017 K-Days Parade on Friday, July 21. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News
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Global Edmonton getting ready to live broadcast the 2017 K-Days Parade on Friday, July 21. Rhonda Halarewich, Global News

K-Days runs until July 30 at Northlands.

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On Friday, July 21, admission only costs $5 if you arrive before 5 p.m.

Organizers are also offering 5,000 $2 advance gate admission for Tuesday but you have to buy the tickets online.

K-Days also has 5,000 $1 advance gate admission for Sunday, July 30. This offer is also only available through online purchases, not on site.

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