Arkalalah parade a go ‘rain or shine’ festival organizers announce Friday; Helicopter rides canceled


The Arkalalah Parade in Ark City is a go Saturday afternoon rain or shine, according to the festival’s Facebook page Friday.

The latest forecast has a cold, blistery Saturday in store for Ark City and rain chances of over 70 percent. Lows Saturday night might even drop to near freezing.

While the parade remains on schedule for a 2 p.m. start Saturday, the weather has canceled helicopter rides.

The crowning of the 91st Queen Alalah and Little Mr. and Miss will be tonight at 7:30 p.m. inside the Robert Brown Theater on the campus of Cowley College in Ark City.

You can read more about the Queen Alalah finalists here.