Friday is the K-Days parade and both Carter and I are super excited to be in the parade again this year. (Another reason my work is so awesome)
Last year Carter was a super star running along the side lines and giving hi fives to all the people sitting on the side walks.
It’s all he has been talking about since he found out he was going to be in the parade again this year!!
For anyone who is planning to go, especially when travelling with children the more information you have, the better!! This is what I have learned over the past few years and hopefully you find it helpful too!
What time to go?
The parade starts at 10:00am and getting there early to stake out the perfect spot is ideal. If I were going to stake out a spot I would go for 9:15ish.
Where to park?
Taking the bus or the LRT downtown is the best idea! There is limited parking in close proximity to the parade because of construction (arena, road work, etc..) as well as many roads being shut down for the parade. Park and Ride is a great option.
What to bring
Lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on the cement.
Snacks (The parade from start to finish can last up to 2 hours)
Money (If you want to purchase items from the vendors walking up and down the street)
Where to sit
Check out the map of the parade, my favorite spot is by City Hall. Even though it is at the end of the parade, it is still my favorite place to sit.
Locations that have natural shade will make the parade an enjoyable experience.
If you see Carter and I in the parade, be sure to yell hi and have a great time!!