Heritage Festival 2016

Every year during the Heritage Day Long Weekend in August, Edmonton is host to the Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park. I look forward to this festival every year as not only are you able to celebrate and appreciate different cultures but there is always delicious foods to try.

Our mission is to promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity through an annual summer festival, as well as to provide educational events, programs and/or projects on a year-round basis

— Edmonton Heritage Festival ASSOCIATION

This year D and I went early Monday morning in order to beat the crowds and the hot afternoon sun. We walked through trying different foods, learning about different cultures and taking in the many performances. Here are some of the snapshots we took.


Viking boat display from Scandinavia


Jamaican Beef Patty


Ukraine’s Stage


Hand-carved Mango Loco from Guatemala


Pina Colada from Cuba


Chicken Shawerma Wrap from Egypt


Dutch Clogs


Potato Stick from Korea


Serbian Dancers


Beautiful fruit carvings from Thailand


Croatian Donut

Time to start the countdown to next year’s festival.



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