Canada Day is here, and the Town of Okotoks is hosting family-friendly events to help celebrate.

"I know that there are a lot of events happening in and around the community," explains the Town of Okotoks Community Events Specialist, Connie Drake. "But the ones that are specifically hosted by the Town of Okotoks are up at the Okotoks Rec Centre on Canada Day."

The family-friendly activities and entertainment will take place at the Wylie Athletic Park ball diamond #10, near the splash park.

"We've got Fit Set Ninja coming back again. Fit Set Ninja is like an outdoor, mobile obstacle course. It's basically like American Ninja Warrior type style and it is so much fun. We brought it in last year and it was so well received, we decided that we were going to bring it back again this year. And hopefully, we have weather that cooperates with us and we have lots and lots of fun there."

While the obstacle course is geared toward kids, Drake says she has seen parents have fun on the course.

"We will have some craft tents. There will be different activities for kids. We're going to have our block party trailer set up. So, that will emulate what it looks like. The block party trailer will be available for block party bookings."

There will also be a charity barbeque on site, selling hot dogs and hamburgers to help raise money for Kid Sport.

"We'll have some free cookies that we're handing out. We have potable water that will be there, so make sure you bring a reusable water jug or water bottle of some type."

There will be a drumming circle from 11 a.m. to noon, which Drake says is a crowd participation activity.

"I think there'll be about 40 drums there if I'm not mistaken. So, if you want to participate in that part of Canada Day celebrations, then make sure you get there early."

Mayor Thorn will then give a speech at noon, and then the Big Rock Singers will take the stage to sing O Canada and give the crowd a performance.

There will also be some other multicultural performances, with the Philippine culture being highlighted, and food trucks nearby for people to enjoy.

The Canada Day activities will happen from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the fundraising BBQ running from noon to 3 p.m.

All of the activities, except the fundraising barbeque, are free for everyone to try.

But, the fun doesn't end when the sun goes down.

"Fireworks will go off after the Dawg's game," Drake says. "They will not start prior to 10:30 and we're hoping that it'll be a 15-minute window."

They will be let off at Bill Robertson Park, which is at 1400 North Railway Street, but may get delayed later than 10:30, due to the Dawgs game going long.

Drake says that the best place to watch the fireworks would be from the Dawgs game at Seaman Stadium.

"If you're not at the game, then you could probably find some good locations down by Bill Robertson Park. There might be some parking available at the operation's building on North Railway Street. But, I think they are in a pretty central location, so if you're over on that Southeast end of Town, you should have a pretty good view in a lot of different places."

For those who wish to ride their bicycle down to the Canada Day activities, there will be a bike valet that will keep the bikes safe.

To learn more about Canada Day activities in Okotoks, click here.