It’s now time for that once a year festival in Lacombe that brings the community together. Lacombe Days begins today, kicked off with a barbecue and the Youth Unlimited Street Festival.
The community-minded festival showcases what’s great about the City and surrounding area. Many locals look forward to many the numerous events and activities showcased throughout the four days.
Like a true street festival, a portion of 50th St. will be blocked off this evening to make way for a family-friendly good time with games, music and a road hockey tournament.
On Friday morning, for those whose mouths water for pancakes can get their first fill at the annual AFSC Pancake Breakfast. Two other pancake breakfasts are scheduled on Saturday morning and Sunday morning.
Several barbecues will also be held throughout the festival, including the free lunchtime barbecue on Friday at the LMC parking lot.
The majority of the weekend-long events kick off on Friday, like the slo-pitch tournament, the cattle show and hot air balloon rides along with two of the museums will be open to visitors.
The parade on Saturday morning will be led in this year by a wave of runners participating in the Lacombe Half Marathon. It will be inspirational to see the runners blazing through the route, with those gathered to watch the parade cheering them on.
The much anticipated Show and Shine returns this year at the LMC parking lot, which will draw many visitors to check out the vintage, antique and modified rides.
Tapping into the hotbed of artistic talent in the area, is the Art in Park event, located at the LMC south lawn and southside main hall. During the afternoon, families can browse art and create their own masterpiece, including the nearby chalk mural competition.
This year Music in the Park features an entertainment line up with acts like the Dean Ray Band, the Youngfellas and the Township. Also, Jammin’ in the Park will showcase local talent with live music on Friday afternoon.
On Sunday morning, an interdenominational church service will be held at ME Global Athletic Park, followed by a large horse pull, penny carnival and Japanese drummers later in the afternoon.
Lacombe Days really does feature something for everyone. From games, fireworks, music, garden tours, drop in yoga, agriculture demonstrations, the Lacombe Half Marathon, pancake breakfasts and a slo-pitch tournament, the next four days should be packed with fun and community spirit.
We encourage residents and visitors from the surrounding area to come out and experience all that Lacombe Days has to offer.
The local festival expands each year with the help of many dedicated volunteers and no doubt this year it will be amazing.