It's going to be a party atmosphere at Mitford Park today as Cochrane residents celebrate Canada's 156th birthday. 

Erika Richards, secretary with Cochrane & Area Events Society (CAES) said the entire day will be full of things to see and do. 

"There are activities for the kids. There will be food trucks, the beer tent is coming back. It's all-day family fun and entertainment through the day, and really great musical entertainment in the evening."

Richards recommends bringing your lawn chair to the free event.  

Hippocratic Oath, Chris LeBlanc, Taiko Drummers, Peter & The Wolves and Dangerous Goods, and the headliner, Calgary’s own Marcus Trummer Band, winner of 2022 Blues Recording Artist of the Year, at the YYC Music Awards are among the performers.

There will be children’s games, a giant inflatable activity centre, a petting zoo, and pony rides.

The Calgary Stampede Band of Outriders will be on hand as well as Austin T. O’keefe and his Nostalgia Cowboys.

The Cochrane Together mural will finally be revealed to the public.

"We're getting a replica of it printed and brought to Canada Day so everybody can get a look at it and play 'find my square'."

Party goers are asked to bike, walk or take the Southland Shuttles or COLT to Mitford Pond on Canada Day as there is very limited parking in the area and no parking on site.

The day will end off with a bang with a fireworks show at 11 p.m. 

91.5 CochraneNow's Eric Ruttle and Lauren Meister will MC the event.