There’s a lot going on in and around Airdrie on Canada day, and you don’t want to miss a thing! The day begins with Elder Virgle Stephens’ blessings at the Canada Day pancake breakfast, followed by annual favourites including the parade, Airdrie Pro Rodeo and fireworks.
Pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m.
It all starts with a pancake breakfast in the Safeway parking lot on Main Street from 8-10 a.m., hosted by the Airdrie Kin Club. A traditional indigenous blessing will be offered by Elder Virgle Stephens of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation.
Canada Day Parade, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The parade itself starts at 10 a.m. and winds up around noon. With floats, bands, and participants from more than 80 local businesses and community groups, it’s fun for the whole family.
Visit airdrieparades.com for more information on the parade route and parking.
Free Concert 12-3 p.m.
As part of Canada Day celebrations, Airdrie will host a free music concert with Country Music Award-winning Canadian bands, Kyle McKearney and Nice Horse on July 1 at noon in Nose Creek Regional Park.
“We are thrilled that we are able to feature top Canadian talent who have strong connections to Airdrie. I’d like to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada, for their funding support and our many community partners for their work to create what will be an unforgettable celebration,” says Mayor Peter Brown.
The concert is at the Nose Creek Regional Park amphitheatre after the parade. There will be a beverage garden and food trucks at the park, and residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the show.
Airdrie Pro Rodeo 2:30 p.m.
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the rodeo from the grassy hill, or grab a seat in the bleachers. There’s a lot more than just the rodeo going on and it’s a great way to introduce the next generation to the exciting sport of rodeo! Visit airdrieprorodeo.com for more information.
Music and fireworks, 8 – 11:05 p.m.
Residents can also expect the biggest fireworks show yet at Chinook Winds Regional Park. Walking, cycling, ridesharing and using e-scooters to get to the fireworks show is encouraged. City of Airdrie transit will offer a free bus ride as part of their shuttle service. Residents can park and ride at the South Transit Terminal, 2985 Main Street South.
The fun gets underway with dancing at 8 p.m., followed by the 20-minute fireworks display at 10:45 p.m.
For details on the schedule of events, locations and road closure information, please visit AIRDRIE.CA/CANADADAY.