Central Albertans waited for Westerner Days parade to start Wednesday morning. Photo via Twitter/DrewKenworthy

Central Albertans waited for Westerner Days parade to start Wednesday morning. Photo via Twitter/DrewKenworthy

Watch: Your Westerner Days Parade photos

Red Deerians line downtown streets to enjoy annual Westerner Days kick-off

Downtown was packed on Wednesday morning for the Westerner Day Parade.

The annual parade kicks off Westerner Days, which runs until Sunday.

There were a record 140 entries in this year’s parade, which featured decorated floats, Red Deer Emergency Services fire engines and the Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band.

Red Deerians have already been showing their Westerner Days spirit. Hundreds turned out for a pancake breakfast last weekend and a barn dance downtown on Tuesday.

Check out some of the social media photos:

 

The Mustard Seed in Red Deer decorate its van for the Westerner Days parade Wednesday. Photo via Twitter/The Mustard Seed Red Deer

The Mustard Seed in Red Deer decorate its van for the Westerner Days parade Wednesday. Photo via Twitter/The Mustard Seed Red Deer

Red Deer Emergency Services crew were part of the Westerner Days parade Wednesday. Photo via Twitter

Red Deer Emergency Services crew were part of the Westerner Days parade Wednesday. Photo via Twitter

Red Deer Public School Division was part of the Westerner Days parade Wednesday. Photo via Twitter/rdpschools

Red Deer Public School Division was part of the Westerner Days parade Wednesday. Photo via Twitter/rdpschools

Prodie Padios, carrier supervisor (left) and Grant McCarthy, production manager at the Red Deer Advocate pose for a photo on the Advocate float. Photo via Twitter

Prodie Padios, carrier supervisor (left) and Grant McCarthy, production manager at the Red Deer Advocate pose for a photo on the Advocate float. Photo via Twitter

Canada Games 2019 float spotted at Westerner Days Wednesday. Photo via Twitter/DrewKenworthy

Canada Games 2019 float spotted at Westerner Days Wednesday. Photo via Twitter/DrewKenworthy

(From left) Red Deer city Coun. Frank Wong, Michael Dawe, Ken Johnston, Dianne Wyntjes, Mayor Tara Veer, Coun. Vesna Higham and Lawrence Lee were spotted at Westerner Days parade with city council float Wednesday. Photo via Twitter/Dianne Wyntjes

(From left) Red Deer city Coun. Frank Wong, Michael Dawe, Ken Johnston, Dianne Wyntjes, Mayor Tara Veer, Coun. Vesna Higham and Lawrence Lee were spotted at Westerner Days parade with city council float Wednesday. Photo via Twitter/Dianne Wyntjes

Red Deer Advocate editor Crystal Rhyno (right) was making new friends at Westerner Days parade Wednesday. Photo via Twitter

Red Deer Advocate editor Crystal Rhyno (right) was making new friends at Westerner Days parade Wednesday. Photo via Twitter

Central Alberta Film Festival float. Photo via Red Deer Airport Facebook

Central Alberta Film Festival float. Photo via Red Deer Airport Facebook

Red Deer Advocate carrier George Culshaw has been delivering papers since 1987. On the parade route, he was delivering high fives. Photo via Twitter

Red Deer Advocate carrier George Culshaw has been delivering papers since 1987. On the parade route, he was delivering high fives. Photo via Twitter