After being postponed the past two years due to COVID-19, the Blackfalds Days festival returns to the community from June 16-19. (Advocate File Photo)

After being postponed the past two years due to COVID-19, the Blackfalds Days festival returns to the community from June 16-19. (Advocate File Photo)

After 2 year hiatus, Blackfalds Days returns this summer

Festival will feature new concert series, as well as pancake breakfast and a drive-in movie

An annual tradition is returning to Blackfalds this summer.

Wednesday, the town announced the return of Blackfalds Days, from June 16-19.

According to a release, The Town will be hosting various events for all ages, including a double feature drive-in movie, Kids Zone, Community Market, concerts, and a firework show.

“We have created new events like the first-ever Eagle Builders Centre concert series, featuring headliner Aaron Pritchett, but we are also bringing back events like Youth Night Out and the Community Parade, which are always very popular,” said Projects, Events & Eagle Builders Center Manager Sean Barnes.

“We can’t wait to see everyone out and about after two long years.”

Mayor Jamie Hoover added he’s looking forward to celebrating the event with the community once agian.

“Blackfalds Days has long been a major event in town where we get to see so many of our residents taking in the fun sights and events, especially the families,” he said.

“This celebration of our community has been greatly missed, and I think I speak for everyone on Council and all Town staff by saying that this year might be the best and most exciting Blackfalds Days we’ve ever held.”

Mayor Hoover and Blackfalds Councillors will also be flipping pancakes and serving residents at the annual Councillors Pancake Breakfast, where proceeds will go to the Optimist Club of Blackfalds’ disk golf project.