Every year approximately 10,000 spectators line Cochrane's streets to take in the annual Labour Day Parade.
The parade goes Sept. 5, and starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp at the Corner of River Ave. and Griffin Rd.
Marina Chabbert, Cochrane and Area Events Society Chair, says the event is all about showcasing what Cochrane has to offer.
"It's to promote and say thank you, the businesses like to give back and say thank you," she says. "The kids have fun, the adults have fun, there's so much to do, it's just a pleasant two hours to sit down, watch the show go by, be part of the energy, be part of the action."
Chabbert shares the event is not just strictly for Cochranites, she encourages residents of the surrounding area to come visit our town as well.
"Immediately after the parade everybody has the opportunity to take on some rodeo action, it leads into another fantastic event which is the final for that day, so it's even more exciting. There's a lot of reason to come to Cochrane, not just for the day, but for the entire weekend. Stay, spend some time in Cochrane, and explore everything we have to offer."
She advises arriving early, as town will start to get busy around 9:30 a.m.
"That's when streets start to close, we will be sending out updates on Facebook under Cochrane Parade, we'll give advice as to where to park, and we plan out a sequential takedown which eases the flow of traffic at the end."
The parade is also still looking for volunteers, sponsors, and floats to participate in the parade.