Yarrow Days includes music, parade and Canada 150 theme

Annual event a highlight for small community and local families

Kids scramble to fetch candy tossed on the road by people on parade floats during the annual Yarrow Days Parade last year. Yarrow Days takes place this Saturday, June 3. Jenna Hauck/ Progress file

Yarrow will celebrate this weekend, with its popular Yarrow Days.

The small community comes together the first Saturday in June, pulling out all the stops with events all through the day. This year’s theme is Canada 150, and will be reflected throughout the day.

It begins early in the morning. 7:45 a.m., with a Family Fun Run that assembles at the Yarrow Community Centre. The highlight of Yarrow Days is its bustling and fun parade. That kicks off at 10 a.m. from Yarrow Community School and is followed by the opening ceremonies, with emcee Jim Brenner at Yarrow Pioneer Park.

Entertainment for the day includes The Maybelles with Brittany Waslen, a folk duo named Greenwood, Bhangra Dancers, Filthy Little Thieves, Dance Fixx Line Dancers (with a chance for audience participation), the Yarrow Community Choir with a selection of Canadiana music, and Leah Taylor.

There is no shortage of fun for the kids in the park. There are craft booths, kids games, a cake walk, barbecue, climbing wall, a noise zone, and an imagination station. While in the park, take a stroll along the new Pioneer Pathway, created as a legacy project. Many of the bricks along the path are engraved with names of current locals, businesses and even pioneers. The project was completed this month, just in time for Yarrow Days.

For the adults, the annual pig roast and dance will take place at 7 p.m. at the Yarrow Community Centre. Tickets are $20 at the door, or in advance at Hazel Springs Bakery. Entertainment is the Lounge Hounds.

Parking for the day is provided by the Canadian Reformed Church.

Then on Sunday, head back to the Yarrow Pioneer Park for the 11 a.m. community church service, rain or shine. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit the Yarrow Community Centre’s website.