Tuesday's selection of the May Queen provided the customary signal that Ladner's annual spring festival is at hand.
A local tradition that dates all the way back to 1896, Ladner Pioneer May Days begins this afternoon and carries through to Sunday at Memorial Park.
The fair has a Candyland theme this year.
May Days will get started today with discounted midway rides for kids and a performance by local Celtic band Doghouse.
Saturday is filled with a broad range of family entertainment and free activities, including a petting zoo and pony rides, as well as a craft fair, fastball tournament and food fair.
Sunday kicks off with a pancake breakfast followed at noon by the parade, featuring the May Queen float. The two-kilometre parade route leads through the heart of historic Ladner Village and culminates at the stage in Memorial Park where the traditional May Pole dance and May Queen crowning ceremony take place.
For more on Ladner May Days, visit www.delta-optimist.com or www.ladnermaydays.com.