The popular Radium Days make its return on Saturday (June 9) and comes with all the bells and whistles any festival-goer can hope to see.
The event is entering its third year and Tourism Radium assistant manager Heather Perkull says it seems to expand every year.
“More and more people are coming out, and we get excellent feedback every time,” Perkull said.
The event kicks off with a festive parade beginning at 10 a.m. before a host of family-friendly activities start up and continue the rest of the afternoon. There will be blow-up castles, laser tag, arts and crafts for the kids, a market featuring over 20 vendors and live music from the band L8.
This year will also be running in conjunction with the Calgary MG Car Club BritsBest car show. The show will have over 60 classic British cars and bikes and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the MGB sports car will be held at Radium Legends Field.
The vast majority of activities will take place in this area — near the parking lot of the community hall — while the parade will begin at the Prestige Hotel parking lot and will run along Main Street.
“Basically, it started because we felt that there needed to be more of a family festive atmosphere in Radium,” Perkull said. “My favourite part is the parade and seeing all the people on the streets as it goes along.”
There is still room for more floats in the parade, so for businesses looking to advertise or just individuals wanting to show their community spirit, this is a great opportunity. Those interested in entering some sort of float or vehicle in the parade are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.