The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition Parade is the traditional kick-off to Central Alberta's largest summer celebration. Over 30,000 people will line the streets of downtown Red Deer to enjoy the decorated floats and vehicles, collector vehicles, local celebrities, marching bands and livestock entries as they meander through the heart of Red Deer on Wednesday, July 18 at 9:30 am.
Please refer to our parade map for full route details.
Find more information check out our 2018 Parade Manual.
Blue Grass Garden Centre
Sponsored by: Etek Office Supplies
Grand Award Honorable Mention:
Red Deer Titans Rugby Football Club
Sponsored by: Pivotal Chartered Professional Accountants
Adult Community Organization:
First Place: Relax Crew / Parkland Class
Second Place: Central Alberta Film Festival Association (CAFF)
Honorable Mention: Central Alberta Sexual Support Centre
Sponsored by: Red Deer Overdoor
Big People/Little People:
First Place: Red Deer Titans Rugby Football Club
Second Place: Premier Academy Cheerleading & Tumbling
Honorable Mention: Alberta Construction Safety Association Parkland Regional Safety Committee
Sponsored by: Prairie Office Plus
First Place: City of Leduc
Second Place: Town of Stettler Regional Board of Trade & Community Development
Sponsored by: ProVerus LLP
First Place: Key Ag Kubota
Second Place: Marschall Construction Company Inc.
Sponsored by: Fas Gas Plus
Comic / Novelty:
First Place: Big 105 & 106.7 The Drive & RD News Now
Second Place: Kerry Wood Nature Centre & Historic Fort Normandeau
Honorable Mention: Chedda Heads
Sponsored by: Westerner Park
First Place: Blue Grass Garden Centre
Second Place: MaxWell Real Estate Solutions Ltd.
Honorable Mention: Western Budget Motel
Sponsored by: Nyman's Trophies Awards Promotionals
First Place: Red Deer Express
Second Place: Lockdown Escape Rooms Inc.
Honorable Mention: Heritage Lanes
Sponsored by: Copper Kettle Fudge Co
First Place: Calgary Exhibition and Stampede
Second Place Rotary Clubs of Red Deer
Honorable Mention: The War Amps PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE Program
Sponsored by: Doctors EyeCare
Livestock Horse Hitches:
First Place: Express Clydesdales of Express Employment Professionals
Second Place: Edible Arrangements
Honorable Mention: Rising Stars Junior Canadian Finals Rodeo
Sponsored by: 52nd Street Dental
Float Vehicle Sponsor: