Festival Season is rolling into full swing in Edmonton. Alberta’s capital is host to dozens of major festivals every year featuring food, culture, art, music and sports. There’s really something for everyone so if you’re looking for a good time, Edmonton is the place to find it. Unfortunately a lot of Edmontonians I know really have no idea what their home city has to offer. The world is starting to take notice though, and for good reason.
This week is extremely popular for festivals with A Taste of Edmonton, K-Days, the Blueberry Bluegrass Festival all happening. The Heritage Festival also begins end of week so don’t forget to check it out!
I don’t personally attend a lot of festivals simply because I don’t enjoy crowds very much, but I have been to quite a few over my life so I have a pretty good idea of what’s out there.
I have fond memories of Klondike Days (turned Capital Ex turned K-Days) growing up. I know I’m not the only one who wishes they’d bring back the Klondike part of it, celebrating Edmonton’s history with the Gold Rush, but alas, they have not. At K-Days there is tons of shopping, musical performances, rides and fun carnival experiences to enjoy.
Taste of Edmonton brings out a ton of the restaurants in the city to offer samples so you can test out all the culinary delights without committing to a full meal anywhere.
The Blueberry Bluegrass Festival is Canada’s largest Bluegrass Festival and stretches over one glorious music filled weekend in Stony Plain. There’s music, local artisans and delicious food.
These festivals are not very cheap, but it depends on what you want to do. A festival like Heritage Days can be free (minus travel) if you just want to take in the cultural shows and don’t plan on tasting any of the amazing food. However, a festival like K-Days will run you admission fees, ride passes, food and anything else you might want to buy. There are plenty of options if you’re budget conscious and eat before you arrive. Many of the locations are easily accessible and so everyone should be able to enjoy at least one festival while living in or visiting Edmonton.
Have fun and check out all the fun that the Capital has to offer.
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