Brigade Days is back in a big way, from the Grand Parade to country music star Aaron Pritchett.
The festivities will kick off on Friday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m., and will carry on right until dark on Sunday night.
The Brigade Days volunteer committee has pulled out all the stops after a couple of years of pandemic shutdowns and alterations. There is a mix of free events with those that will require a wristband, however all children ages 12 and under get full access all weekend (midway rides require a pass).
Shooting Star Amusements will be on site all weekend, along with a Food Truck Alley and the Edison Big Truck Show and Shine. The Peters Family Memorial Ball Tournament also runs through the weekend, for those who want to catch a bit of sports action.
One of the mainstays of the Brigade weekend has always been the Grand Parade, and this year it will kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday. For the best viewing and community spirit, find a spot along Wallace Avenue to cheer on the participants.
Speaking of sports, Hippie Mike and crew will be giving skateboard demos on Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Briggie Bazaar is on site with a variety of vendors on Friday and Saturday.
Wristbands are already on sale for the ticketed events, and one wristband is good for the whole weekend of entertainment.
That includes entrance to the Ken James Rip-Off Saloon, motorsports events, the Laughing Logger Sports show, the Taiko Japanese Drummers, and all of the musical entertainment.
Appaloosa is around all three nights in the saloon, Turncliffe McCoy plays Saturday night and opens for country star Aaron Pritchett. That’s followed by a laser show.
Most of the weekend takes place at the 6th Avenue fairgrounds. The Briggie Bazaar is set up at the curling rink.
Wristbands are $40, and the free events are made possible by a sponsorship by Emil Anderson. Wristbands can be purchased now at Canyon Cable, Pharmasave and Lordco.
There are one day passes available as well at brigadedays.com, starting at $10.
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