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