Riders will mount up and bands will strike their first chords at the intersection of 9 Ave and 1 St SE at 7:30am. The Parade will then travel along the route to the end point of 6 Ave and Macleod Trail.
Each year the Parade showcases more than 150 western-themed entries, including 30 marching bands, 40 floats, 750 horses, and 4,000 people. It's not just a Parade marching down an avenue; it's a march through tradition, history and local Calgary culture. While our western roots are strong, we've also got multi-cultural flair with many people travelling from all over the globe to walk and ride in our Parade.
Folks wake up before the crack of dawn to get their favourite spots on the Parade route. For many families, watching the Parade has become an annual tradition. Why not make it yours too?