This summer will see Kevin Costner return to Alberta as marshal of this year's Stampede Parade.

Costner starred in the films Open Range and Let Him Go, which were both filmed in the province.

The latter saw him spend some time in High River for filming in 2019.

"I just gotta tell you how nice it felt to be selected at the parade marshal," said Costner in the announcement video. "You don't see those kinds of things coming. I'm not sure what the list looked like, I'm glad I was on it."

He'll be joined by his band Modern West, who will perform at the Big Four Roadhouse after the parade.

This year's honorary parade marshal is John Scott of Longview who's been involved in the film industry for over five decades.