MCKINLEYVILLE- Thousands of people are expected to be out in McKinleyville this weekend for the 46th annual Pony Express Days celebration.
Tonight the festivities continue with a community dance starting at 8.
On Saturday morning the parade will kick-off at 11 am beginning at McKinleyville High School and ending at Mill Creek Marketplace on School Road.
“Its such a fun community event. We have the whole community comes to participate,” said McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heather Viña. “I was lucky enough to be at the very first Pony Express Days parade and its just fun. We have fire trucks, we have horses, we’ve got local bands all sorts of fun things in the parade.”
Following the parade there will be a festival at Pierson Park from 12 pm to 4 pm.