In 25 days, Airdrie along with the rest of Canada will be celebrating Canada Day on July 1. While the Canada Day Parade will be the main staple of the day, Airdrie residents may also be wondering what the weather will bring on the long weekend.

According to the Farmer's Alamanc, the long-term forecast for the prairies appears to show that the first nine days of July will see a few showers, with temperatures turning cool. Mid-July will see isolated thundershowers and hot temperatures, while July 17- July 22 will see sunny skies in the eastern part of the region, with a few more thundershowers in the west. The end of July will see a few more thunderstorms and cooler temperatures.

The almanac is predicting that the average temperature for the month will be around 20 degrees Celsius, which is 1.5 degrees above average, while precipitation will average 50 millimetres; 40 millimetres below average in the east, and 10 millimetres below average in the west. 

However, Accuweather's website is predicting that July 1 will see plenty of sunshine, with a 22-degree high for the day. But as the age-old adage goes, the weather in Alberta can change thrice and thrice more. 

And so, as Airdrie residents count down the three weeks till the long weekend, there will be plenty to look forward to come July 1. The day will begin at 8 a.m. at Airdrie City Hall, where a free Canada Day breakfast hosted by the Kin Club of Airdrie will take place till 10 a.m.

"There will be a 50/50 raffle and donations are welcomed as this is a fundraiser for community non-profits," the city website stated.

From 10 a.m. till noon, the Canada Day Parade will happen in downtown Airdrie, followed by various other events in the downtown till 4 p.m.

"Don’t rush off after the parade! Take a stroll through Downtown and discover the exciting offerings and celebrations at our local businesses," The City added. 

Airdrie's inaugural Multicultural festival, Airdrie CultureFest will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Nose Creek Park, hosted by the Airdrie CultureFest Committee.

"Airdrie CultureFest is the city’s first multicultural community festival showcasing and celebrating Airdronians from all walks of life. Enjoy live music and performances, beer gardens, delicious food, and cultural activities, and experience Airdrie’s vibrantly diverse communities. Bring your flag and celebrate what makes Airdrie an amazing place to live - you!"

While the Airdrie Pro Rodeo will be continuing (beginning June 28) from 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Airdrie Rodeo Grounds.

The day will finish off with Canada Day Fireworks from 10:45 p.m. to 11:05 p.m. at the Chinook Winds Regional Park. The fireworks are hosted by the City;  a 20-minute brilliant and dazzling artistic light performance to be enjoyed by all.

"Grab blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments to watch the show."

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