Chestermere Music Fest – music, food trucks and family entertainment by the lake
CALGARY – A free day-long music festival on the shores of Lake Chestermere is scheduled for Saturday and all are welcome to attend.
The Chestermere Music Fest will be held in John Peake Park from 11 a.m., when the market and book sale opens. The market will close for the day at 4 p.m. and concerts will start at 1 p.m.
Food trucks will be present from noon until the end of the festival at 10:30 p.m. There will also be a beer garden open from 3pm until the end of the night.
Festival organizers were planning a fireworks display to close the event, but it was canceled due to a fire ban.
Families are encouraged to take a wagon ride or let the kids play at the Children’s Pavilion, which opens at noon and closes at 4 p.m.
âI am delighted to have the opportunity for the community to come together. We have all been subject to restrictions and we have the opportunity to go out and reconnect in a beautiful, wide open space and take advantage of local talent, âsaid Nancie Huneault, Culture and Special Events Planner at the City. from Chestermere.
Huneault hopes to see between 3,000 and 4,000 people attending the festival throughout the day.
The festival will be hosted by Canadian country artist Lori Kole. She will take the stage at 9 p.m.
The musical performances will begin with the group Fender Bender, followed by Wild Mint Arts. Next, Devin Cooper will take the stage, followed by The Blenders, Canadian Idol artist Will Randall and the Rocky Mountain Maniacs.
âI have a soft spot for our longtime artists, Wild Mint Arts. Jessica [McMann], she’s a long-time participant that we usually have for Canada Day, âsaid Huneault.
“She is an aboriginal artist and I really enjoy watching the dance performances.”
Organizers plan to not have plastic water bottles or straws at the festival. Customers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bottles and fill them in the water stroller provided.
There will also be reusable bottles for sale, with the profits will be donated to the Kindness Donation Fund – a non-profit community organization.
The boat launch will be closed on Saturday as there is a lot of foot traffic around the lake that day. The John Peake Park parking lot will also be closed after 6 a.m. on Saturday.
Masks won’t be mandatory at the festival, but Huneault says people are encouraged to wear one if they choose. There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the park, and there is plenty of space for social distancing.
Huneault says she wants people to feel comfortable coming to the park and enjoying the festivities.
“The town of Chestermere is delighted to host this festival and we look forward to seeing everyone come out and enjoy [themselves]”she said.” It’s gonna be a hot day. “
More information about the party can be found online.