Okotoks Parade and Children's Festival

June 15, 2024, 11:00 am

Parade Day

The Parade and Children's Festival has grown into one of the largest annual events in Okotoks. Bring the whole family out for a full day of entertainment and activities at the Annual Parade Day, held each June. Bands, floats, dancers, horses and fire trucks are all part of the proceedings that wind throughout downtown. 

The parade will run on June 15th 2024

Okotoks Parade Registration Link!
Rules, regulations and more information can be found below.


Children's Festival

The Children's Festival will take place at Ethel Tucker Park at the Arts & Learning Plaza (7 Riverside Drive) from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm and is always a hit with families. The Festival includes live entertainment and activities. Following the Parade we will have the following entertainment and activities:

Stage Performers

  • The Suitcase Circus with Chris Gamble 
  • The Magic of Tristan Court 
  • Stilt walker 
     

Activities

  • Face painting
  • A dozen local not-for-profits and business vendors doing free crafts or activities
  • Food trucks 

Interested in becoming a vendor for the Children's Festival? Apply at the link below!

Children's Festival Application Link 


Road Closures

The Parade will require a road closure of South Railway Street, Riverside Drive, Northridge Drive, Elizabeth Street, McRae Street and North Railway Street from Stockton Avenue to Northridge Drive from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.

  • Lineham Avenue to Stockton Avenue – 8:00 am until 2:30 pm
  • Lineham Avenue west to Northridge Drive and South Railway to Northridge Drive – 10:00 am until 2:30 pm

Our team does its best to accommodate vehicles needing to access or leave their residence or business during the road closure times. However, once the parade starts at 11:00 am, walking out vehicles safely is impossible.
 
View Parade Route Map

Detour to Kinsmen Park


Bike Valet

Are you tired of driving around trying to find parking before a major community event? You can ride your bike right down to the event zone and park it at the bike valet free of charge. Volunteers will safely monitor your bike while you enjoy the event and you can pick it up when you're finished.

The Bike Valet will be located behind the big Okotoks letters, on the corner of Clark Ave and McRae Street. It will be open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and any bikes left at the valet after 3:00 pm will be left unattended and can be picked up by their owners at any time.


Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast

On Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 10:00 am the Okotoks Lions Club will be hosting their annual parade breakfast in the parking lot of Canada Post (27 McRae St).

Breakfast is by donation; all proceeds collected by the Lions Club of Okotoks will go towards local charities.