Four days of folk, food and fun await those heading to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival in Alberta province this August!
From August 4th until 7th, your Canadian holiday could be accompanied by a laid-back acoustic soundtrack, with one of Canada’s best summer festivals offering up a stellar line-up of musical performances in the great outdoors.
If you’re a fan of the blues, gospel, alternative rock or folk, then this festival is the perfect event to kick back and admire the Albertan sunset while you listen to some fantastic tunes.
Edmonton Folk Music Festival is perfect for the whole family. It is free for anyone under 11 and has an array of eclectic food stalls where you can grab a bite to eat. You could even pick up new skills with the little ones at one of the event’s special music workshops or join in a jam session around the festival site.
Situated on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton offers the naturally attractive landscapes you would expect from a river valley but with the allure of a vibrant metropolitan area. If you’re staying beyond the festival weekend, why not explore a couple of our favourite spots in Edmonton?
Fort Edmonton Park
Bring the city’s past to life at this living historic attraction, where you’ll step back in time and experience the important moments that have contributed to the capital of Alberta as we know it today. At Fort Edmonton Park you’ll learn more about the 1846 Hudson’s Bay Fort and Canada’s fur trading era, as well as get the chance to ride in true 1920s style in a vintage streetcar.
West Edmonton Mall
Visit North America’s largest shopping centre and find more than stores and boutiques. At the West Edmonton Mall there’s plenty of alternative entertainment to keep you amused post-retail therapy. The on-site attractions include the underground Sea Life Caverns aquarium stocked with over 100 species of fish and the Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace, a recreational skating rink where you can discover the country’s national sport of ice hockey first-hand. You could also make like Christopher Columbus himself and climb aboard a replica of the Santa Maria, the ship used by the explorer to sail across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492.
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