Mayor Blaine Hyggen is ready to celebrate the return of Whoop-Up Days in one of the most traditional ways – free food!
The Mayor's Community Barbecue is set for August 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside Lethbridge City Hall on 4 Avenue, following the Whoop-Up Days parade – which will be taking place for the first time since 2019.
The first 750 people can enjoy free burgers, hot dogs, chips and pop, as well as face painting for the kids.
Musician Trevor Panczak will be performing a full concert on the steps of City Hall during the event, plus there will be a special appearance and autographs by champion chuckwagon driver Kris Molle, who won the Calgary Stampede's Dash for Cash last month.
"I couldn't be more excited to have Whoop-Up Days back," says Mayor Hyggen. "I want thank the community and make this barbecue and concert a real celebration to focus on all the great positives we have going on in Lethbridge. Avoid the post-parade traffic and come down to enjoy live entertainment and a free lunch."
In addition to the food and music, the City of Lethbridge will have information available to residents about the coming 2023-2026 Operating Budget engagement plans, as well as recruitment efforts for Lethbridge City Council's Boards, Commissions and Committees.
Through coordination with Lethbridge County, the portion of 4 Avenue between Stafford Drive and 10 Street South will be closed for the event. The road closure will begin on the morning of Tuesday, August 23, in conjunction with other road closures for the parade route.