For the first time in two years, the Legacy Park Family Festival is back as an in-person event on June 4.
The annual summer kick-off event was held virtually over the pandemic and will be back with familiar favourites and fresh new features. Some of the offerings will include face painting, glitter tattoos, the petting zoo, and a video game trailer.
"Community groups are coming back as well, providing activities for people to partake in while still promoting some of the great things that they do within the community," said Arthur Lewandowski, community events and tourism specialist with the city.
Food trucks will be back on site, and performances, including the musical talents of Phyllis Sinclair, a local Indigenous artist, and an afro dance session taught by the Fort Black Society will take place throughout the day. A schedule can be found here.
Some new additions this year are inflatables, including bouncy castles and the euro-bungee. According to Lewandowski, a caricature artist will be on-site, which is a first for the festival.
In addition, the Yellowhead Rail Club will open up their doors at the CN Station so that guests can view Fort Saskatchewan's model train display.
The star of the show, however, will be the Sheep Returning Parade at noon. The decades-old tradition will welcome the fuzzy flock as they parade from the River Valley to their summer home in Peter T. Ream Historic Park.
Community groups will be providing wristbands for people to take in activities, which will cost $2. The festival runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Lewandoski thanked the event's supporters, including Keyera, which has supported the festival for over 25 years.