There are many reasons to celebrate this weekend. It’s MasqueParade time. The days are getting longer. The snow gods have been good to us this year.
The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce (KHCCC), in partnership with Tourism Golden and Kicking Horse Culture (KHC), are using all these reasons to create a winter street party that they hope will create a buzz in Golden this Saturday afternoon. The party starts at 3 pm and will finish by 6 pm, just in time to gather in Spirit Square for the MasqueParade.
The idea behind the Snowblock Street Party & Sale is to partner with KHC’s already successful MasqueParade by hosting an afternoon of sidewalk sales, restaurant specials, live music and games in the downtown core. Businesses and organizations from all over Golden will be present.
Since it’s Alberta Family Day weekend, KHCCC hopes both locals and visitors will gather downtown this Saturday afternoon to help create this street party atmosphere.
The Rockwater Bar & Grill and the Golden Taps will provide live music on an outdoor snow stage. The GSS Leadership Class will host carnival games, Team Ecuador will have a Fundraising BBQ and The Lions Club will host the ever-popular fire pits at four locations.
Ruth Kowalski, Manager of the KHCCC, said this event is a step towards creating something bigger.
“We hope to build on this in the future and make it into a bigger winter festival,” said Kowalski. “Maybe next year it can be an all day street party.”