This three-day festival extravaganza is one of the most anticipated events of the year in Edmonton! Fun for all ages, this FREE outdoor event takes over the scenic Hawrelak Park with over 60 pavilions representing over 80 cultures from around the world. Wander through each pavilion to find an assortment of live music and dancing, arts and crafts displays, cultural demonstrations, presenters dressed in traditional costumes, and delicious exotic food and beverages. Celebrate Canada’s — and Edmonton’s — cultural diversity, experience new traditions, socialize and mingle with crowds of friendly locals, dine on some of the most delicious festival treats of the summer, and relax in a low-key, family-friendly environment. You can easily spend a full day here; rain or shine there’s plenty to do!
Where: Hawrelak Park, 9930 Groat Rd. There is no public parking in Hawrelak Park during the Festival. Bike, take public transit, or use ETS Park & Ride.
When: Saturday, August 3; 12 pm – 9 pm; Sunday, August 4; 10 am – 9 pm; Monday August 5; 10 am – 7 pm
Cost: Free! Food bank donations are appreciated. There is an additional costs for food tickets, which will be required for purchasing any food and beverages. Tickets are $1 each (cash only) and most items cost 3 – 10 tickets.
What’s New: New this year is the 2013 Heritage Festival APP for smart phones! Download the “Heritage Festival” app for FREE in the iTunes or Google Play store and easily navigate your way through the 60 pavilions, find amenities (no more wondering where the closest washroom is!), and view the venues and ticket prices for each food item.