Under the seemingly endless summer prairie sun, there is no shortage of activities outside for families to enjoy. As a father of two (whose kid’s just finished school for the summer), our list of fun things to do will be growing this week; one of Edmonton’s biggest 10-day festivals mainstays bursts into bloom in just 3 days!
Edmonton’s K-Days Festival, which runs from July 18-27, 2014 is Alberta’s Midway, complete with tons of activities. There’s a lot of stuff to figure out, so here is our top 5 reasons why Team Paranych and our families will be hitting K-Days this year:
Before you hit the festival grounds on opening day, the K-Days legendary parade has been going on for a century, and the host of costumes, floats and performers has delighted children for just as long. Check the parade route map and find your spot!
2. Kids Town/Kids Stage Event
The world is a very big place to a child. That’s why K-Days brings the world to a child size at Kids Town. From city life, to farms, arts districts, and even construction zones, children are encouraged to interact and learn how the world works in a space that’s built for them. The nearby stage events bring the biggest names in children entertainment to the stage, and offer meet and greet times for all those big little fans.
3. Fairway Rides & Games for All Ages
One of the most memorable parts of K-Days is the fairway. Scores of carnival rides line the route, from mild to extreme, catering to young children, older children and adults. There are also games for everyone along the fairway.
4. Live Music (for the older kids)
Throughout the week, big name acts will be sharing the stage with Canadian and Edmonton-based bands. Some of the headline acts for K-Days includes Loverboy, The Village People, Everclear, Tim McGraw and Bachman and Turner just to name a few.
Every day K-Days brings fire to life with a fireworks finale that makes it worthwhile to stay out just a little later. This is one of our biggest highlights, but because of the time that the show begins, it might be a challenge for families with younger ones to hold out for it. There have been nights where they feel like they go on forever, in a good way!
This year’s K-Days is going to be even bigger than ever, and we didn’t even have room to include the new foods that are coming this year. Well, just make sure you leave some room when you go, and we’ll see you there!
The Terry Paranych Team