Thousands of the city's residents flocked to downtown Airdrie on Saturday to enjoy one of the city's largest festivals - AirdrieFEST.
The festival which highlights all things local in Airdrie has become an annual and beloved tradition since its beginning in 2010.
Local businesses lined the streets in booths - with over 200 booths showcasing what they have to offer, allowing residents to not only visit their favourite businesses but also explore new ones. An artisan market, as well as a Taste of Airdrie, also allowed residents to sample local foods as well as see hand-crafted arts and crafts.
Those who came down to the festival were able to various entertainment including performances by Indigenous performers, the Nose Creek Players, Star Bound Dance Company, Airdrie Sky High Twirlers, and Rocky Mountain Symphony to name a few.
Airdrie musicians, including Cat Tyler, Mark Lorenz, Malibu2, Jase Rathgeber, Eden Regier, and Hayley Isabel also performed.
Other performances included circus activities, a curling rink, face painting, train rides, as well as glitter tattoos.
It is estimated that the family-friendly pedestrian festival attracts between 5,000 and 6,000 people.
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