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Edmonton Festivals Add to Your Summer Experience

July 31, 2008

Edmonton’s Heritage Days Festival takes place in the middle of a gorgeous summer, where else could you want to be but the centre of the world? The 33rd Annual Heritage Days Festival is the biggest assembly of cultures outside of the United Nations building, with way better food! This year, 62 pavilions bring you the best from 75 nations: art, culture, jewelry, clothing, and spectacular performances ranging from live music and dance to martial arts. Bring your appetite!

Edmonton Heritage Days Festival – August 2-4, 2008 – Location: Hawrelak Park – For more information go to: www.heritage-festival.com

Edmonton Folk Music Festival brings music legend John Prine, who calls it the best musical festival in the world…and with good reason. To be at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival is to feel the sheer power and beauty of 80,000 music lovers finding reason to fall more deeply in love. This is four full days of blissful live music, international cuisine, green grass, blue skies, and nights of music lovers, young and old, sitting in the dark with candles burning.

Here’s the best part: all of this happens to the live music of greats like Chris Isaak, Aimee Mann, Serena Ryder, Hawksley Workman, Martha Wainwright, the Black Pioneer Heritage Singers and more. This is the best possible soundtrack to life!

Edmonton Folk Music Festival – August 7-10, 2008 – Location: Gallagher Park – For more information go to: www.edmontonfolkfest.org

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is one of the planet’s two largest “small” theatre extravaganzas (second only to the famous Edinburgh Fringe in size)! Over 500,000 visitors and hundreds of performers from across the globe descend on festival city to create the magic of drama, comedy, one-person shows, musicals, and just plain bizarre freakshows!

Nowhere in this hemisphere can you find more sensation for your buck than the 27th Annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. See the world’s best theatrical performers, from stars to emerging talents, cascading you through 140 shows and unlimited realms of imagination.

Edmonton International Fringe Festival – August 14-24, 2008 – Location: Old Strathcona historic district – For more information go to: www.fringetheatreadventures.ca

For travel media interested in covering one of our renowned festivals, please contact us to discuss a familiarization tour. And to get the whole story on why Edmonton has earned the title of Canada’s festival city, contact our media team @ 1.800.463.4667 or travelmedia@edmonton.com. For more information on our festivals or other Edmonton attractions check out www.festivalcity.ca.

 Contacts: Edmonton Tourism Jenifer Christenson Director, Marketing & Communications (780) 917-7890 Email: jchristenson@edmonton.com Website: www.edmonton.com

SOURCE: Edmonton Tourism




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