Summer kicks off at Blackfalds Days

The Town of Blackfalds held its largest festival of the year this past weekend with Blackfalds Days.

HOLY HAIRDOS - The Fifth Element Salon and Spa float at the event featured several stylish superheroes.

HOLY HAIRDOS - The Fifth Element Salon and Spa float at the event featured several stylish superheroes.

The Town of Blackfalds held its largest festival of the year this past weekend with Blackfalds Days.

While the skies hinted of storms and Blackfalds experienced showers on and off during the festivities, the weather did not interfere too much with the events.

The festival officially began on June 14 but things really kicked off with the parade on Saturday morning. Other attractions included the ninth annual Oldies Show & Shine, the Blackfalds Slo-Pitch Tournament and inaugural Human Versus Zombies game, Walking Dead of Blackfalds.

As a new Blackfalds Days event put on by the Youth Octagon Club, Walking Dead of Blackfalds saw great success with the zombies defeating the humans in a final mission at the end of the game.

“It went way, way better than I thought,” said Organizer Amanda McCrimmon

“We ended up with a great group of kids.”

She added that she couldn’t have asked for a better weekend to hold the game. Even the occasional rain (which always seemed to happen during an important mission in the game) added ambience to the zombie experience.

Walking Dead of Blackfalds will likely become a permanent addition to the festival, said McCrimmon. Plans are even in motion to hold an adult Humans Versus Zombies game in the fall.

Blackfalds Mayor Melodie Stol said the entire festival was a great success.

“It was a fantastic event.”

She added that the weather was a worry during the weekend but it didn’t manage to cause too much discomfort for those enjoying Blackfalds Days.

Saturday’s events wrapped up with a free evening concert from Tera Lee followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Stol said the 17-minute show which was set to music was possibly the biggest highlight of the weekend.

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