Storms and severe summer weather held off long enough for hundreds of people to take in the sights and sounds of the 2018 K-Days Parade.
You couldn’t have asked for better weather for the annual event in downtown Edmonton on Friday morning.
“We thought it was pretty awesome,” said one woman who came down with her two kids. “We liked the horses.”
More than 100 colourful floats, performers and entries were part of the parade. This year’s parade was led by Olympic medallist Kaetlyn Osmond of Sherwood Park, as well as Alberta members of Special Olympics Canada.
Watch below: Olympian Kaetlyn Osmond leads the 2018 K-Days Parade through downtown Edmonton
The parade kicks off the 10-day K-Days festival, which takes place from July 20-29 on the Edmonton Exhibition Lands. The gates to the midway opened at noon on Friday.
From rides and food to concerts and the return of the K-Days Rodeo, there’s no shortage of fun to be had.
This year’s concerts include performances by Ice Cube, The Beach Boys and Cheap Trick.
“Our K-Days powwow is back again as well,” Lisa Holmes from Northlands said. “We are just so excited and honoured to be partnering with Alexis First Nation to be hosting that celebration.”
For more information on this year’s K-Days and other Edmonton summer festivals, head to Global News’ festival page.
Watch below: Here are some familiar faces! Global Edmonton and Corus radio take part in the 2018 K-Days Parade.