One of the biggest events on the calendar for 4-H members comes up this weekend.

4-H On Parade gets started Friday June 3 at Stampede Park in Calgary and continues through  to Sunday.

Committee member, Carla Ness says there's the usual projects like steers, heifers, cow calf pairs, horses, sheep and ewes but those aren't all.

"We have a canine component that's growing rapidly , we have a lot of dogs that are being entered now in 4-H On Parade which is awesome, and we also have a growing number of life skills," Ness says. "Life skills are projects like welding, photography, scrapbooking, baking, there's a lot of cakes to come and see on display over the weekend."

Ness says it's a chance for the young 4-H members to show off their projects and get together with friends from other clubs and learn a lot but there's also a chance for them to have some fun with things like the Saturday night tug-of-war.

About 600 young people will take part in the event this year with clubs from all over southern Alberta including the High River Stetsons and Okotoks.

Activities go all weekend at the Agrium Western Events Centre on the park.