MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minneapolis Aquatennial is in full swing.

The four-day celebration of the “Best Days Of Summer” kicks off Wednesday evening in downtown Minneapolis.

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The CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade will start at 8:30 p.m. It runs down Hennepin Avenue from the Basilica of St. Mary to 5th Street. WCCO’s Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus are this year’s grand marshals.

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Before the parade starts, there is always a 5K race. And again this year, WCCO’s Kim Johnson will get the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5K started.

It starts near the Basilica and ends by St. Anthony Main.

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The Aquatennial runs through Saturday. For a full list of events, visit the Aquatennial online.