New Website Launched!
December 22, 2014
Okotoks new website launch
December 22, 2014
On December 22 we 'soft' launched the new Okotoks.ca website.   Over the next month we will be...
Christmas Eve Parade
December 19, 2014
Santa Parade
December 19, 2014
Watch for the Okotoks Emergency Services Christmas Eve Parade coming through Town during the...
Culture Program Guide
December 19, 2014
Culture Guide
December 19, 2014
This publication serves to showcase the various programs, events and exhibits housed in the Okotoks...
Reminder: Playground Zone Time Change
December 19, 2014
Playground Zone
December 19, 2014
As of Jan.1, 2015, the hours of a playground zone within the Town of Okotoks will be from 7:30am to...
2015 Business Licence Information
December 19, 2014
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December 19, 2014
Visit the Business Licensing section for 2015 fee and payment option information.  
Holiday Hours & Closure Notices
December 19, 2014
Holiday Hours
December 19, 2014
  Town Building Holiday Hours Municipal Centre (5 Elizabeth Street) CLOSED December 24, 25 &...
Kids New Years Eve Party
December 31, 2014
Kids New Years Eve Party Okotoks Recreation Centre
December 31, 2014
Community Event Okotoks Recreation Centre Community Events Coordinator events@okotoks.ca 403-938-8950
A Room Full of Sound presents: Pear and Wildflower
January 10, 2015
Old-Fashioned Outdoor Skating Party
January 11, 2015
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January 11, 2015
Community Event Okotoks Recreation Centre Town of Okotoks, Community Events Coordinator events@okotoks.ca 403-938-8950
Destination Okotoks
January 16, 2015
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January 16, 2015
Museum Event Okotoks Museum & Archives Okotoks Culture culture@okotoks.ca 403-938-8969
Light Horse Tales of an Afghan War | Al Henderson
January 16, 2015
Low Hanging Fruit | Clint Neufeld
January 16, 2015
Okotoks Art Gallery
Okotoks Art Gallery
Okotoks Art Gallery
Okotoks Museum & Archives
Okotoks Museum & Archives
Okotoks Museum & Archives
Sun-Mon: Closed
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Okotoks Public Library
Okotoks Public Library
Okotoks Public Library
Sun: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Mon-Thu: 9:30 am-8:30 pm
Fri-Sat: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Rotary Performing Arts Centre
Rotary Performing Arts Centre
Rotary Performing Arts Centre
Visitor Information Centre
Okotoks Art Gallery
Visitor Information Centre
Sun-Mon: Closed
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

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  • Okotoks Parade Day and Children's Festival
  • Okotoks Parade Day and Children's Festival
  • Okotoks Parade Day and Children's Festival
  • Okotoks Parade Day and Children's Festival

Okotoks Annual Parade

Mark your calendars!

The 2015 Okotoks Parade and Children's Festival happens June 20, 2015!

Bring the whole family out for a full day of entertainment and activities at the Town of Okotoks Annual Parade Day. The parade starts at 11am.

The Childrens' Fesitval kicks off directly after the parade, from 12 noon to 3 pm. The festival includes crafts, face painting, games, a $1 concession and live family-friendly entertainment. Enjoy entertainment from well-known family entertainers, Dave the Checkerboard Guy and Mary Lambert will be strutting their stuff! Check out the photo gallery of past fun at the Spirit of Okotoks Parade & Children's Festival!

Please note: no dogs or pets will be permitted into the Children's Festival, for the safety and enjoyment of all participants.

For more information please contact events@okotoks.ca at 403-938-8950.

Entering a Float into the Parade
  • Commercial Float Entry is $35.00; all other entries are no charge.
  • Fill out an application form by June 15, 2015.
  • Your completed, signed Application Form is your ACCEPTANCE, on behalf of your entry and all of your entry's participants, of the Okotoks Annual Parade Rules and Regulations, as outlined on the application form.

FOR SAFETY REASONS: (Safety is our first priority – yours and our spectators!)

  • All entrants are responsible for ensuring that the design and operation of their entry is safe and reliable.  
  • Float entry must be fully decorated with a railing around the perimeter of the float deck. Such railings must be of solid construction with top and intermediate rails. The top rail shall be a minimum of 36”.
  • All entries are prohibited from throwing candy or distributing materials from float, vehicle or trailer. Any candy or other materials must be distributed by walkers surrounding the entry.
  • For safety reasons, participants shall not mount/dismount from entries unless the entry has come to a complete stop.
Staging Map and Float Positions

The Parade Committee determines location of all entries in the parade and the entry must maintain that position throughout the parade unless otherwise directed by a Parade Official or Parade Marshal.  All entries will be assigned a number indicating where they will be located in the parade line-up. This information will be emailed to all entrants the week of the parade. On Parade Day, check in at the Information tent with the Okotoks flag - this will be where you pick up parade float numbers and placement information.

Parade line up maps are available:
  1. For pick up the week of the Parade at the Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive, or
  2. At the Parade Day information booth across from Fountain Tire on Parade Day
Day Of Staging Information

The following revisions have been made to our parade staging areas in order to reduce the impact of road closures off Stockton Ave:

  • Horse Entries: will have a new staging area in the Southland Bus Depot at 177 Stockton Point. (Stockton Point is the first left off Stockton Ave). Horse entries will exit out of the south exit of the bus depot beside Fountain Tire.
  • Band Entries: All entries that need to assemble will stage on Crystal Ridge Drive.
  • Parade entries that require no set up: meet at the information tent across the road from Fountain Tire on North Railway Street.

  • Once entries have checked in, they will set up on North Railway in numerical sequence, according to assigned numbers.

Parade History

Staff from the Okotoks Museum & Archives have researched the history of the Okotoks Parade to find the beginnings by using Council minutes and other archived resources. It is determined that there was a post World War I parade in 1918 and a post World War II parade both of which were to celebrate the end of the wars as opposed to a parade with floats. In 1954, the Town had a parade day to celebrate the Town's 50th anniversary, and another in 1955 to celebrate the Province's 50th anniversary. The Okotoks Parade became an annual event in 1967*. (*date determined by Okotoks Museum & Archives.)

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