CALGARY – A free one-day music festival is planned for Saturday on the shores of Chestermere Lake, where everyone is welcome.

Chestermere Music Fest takes place at John Peake Park from 11 a.m. when the marketplace and book sales are open. The market square closes at 4:00 p.m. for the day and the concerts begin at 1:00 p.m.

Food trucks will be present from noon until the end of the festival at 10.30 p.m. In addition, a beer garden will be open from 3 p.m. until the end of the night.

The organizers of the festival planned a fireworks show at the end of the event, but it was canceled due to a fire ban.

Families are encouraged to enjoy a carriage ride or let children play in the children’s pavilion, which opens at 12 noon and closes at 4 p.m.

“I am excited about the opportunity for the community to come together. We were all restricted and have the opportunity to meet again in a nice, open space and enjoy some local talent, ”said Nancie Huneault, Chestermere City Culture and Events Planner.

Huneault hopes to see between 3,000 and 4,000 people throughout the day.

Canadian country artist Lori Kole is headlining the festival. She will take the stage at 9 p.m.

Musical performances begin with the band Fender Bender, followed by Wild Mint Arts. Then Devin Cooper will take the stage, followed by The Blenders, Canadian Idol artist Will Randall and the Rocky Mountain Maniacs.

“I have a soft spot for our longtime artist Wild Mint Arts. Jessica [McMann]”She’s a longtime participant we usually have for Canada Day,” said Huneault.

“She is an indigenous performer and I really enjoy seeing the performances of the dances.”

The organizers plan not to have water bottles or plastic straws at the festival. Please bring your own reusable bottles and fill them up at the water truck provided.

There will also be reusable bottles for sale, the proceeds of which will go to the Gifts of Kindness Fund – a community-based, nonprofit organization.

The jetty is closed on Saturday as a lot of pedestrian traffic is expected around the lake on that day. Parking at John Peake Park will also be closed after 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.

No masks are needed at the festival, but Huneault says people are encouraged to wear one if they choose. There will be disinfection stations throughout the park and there will be plenty of space for social distancing.

Huneault says she wants people to be comfortable when they come to the park and enjoy the celebrations.

“The City of Chestermere is excited to host this festival and we look forward to everyone coming out and enjoying it [themselves]”she said.” It’s going to be a hot day. “

You can find more information about the festival on the Internet.