Greetings from The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
Presenting an annual summer festival showcasing the diverse cultures of our community.
Providing year-round activities and programs that highlight
our community’s great and varied cultural heritage.
Becoming the primary resource to educate the community on diverse cultures.
The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a three day celebration of multiculturalism held annually in Edmonton’s beautiful river valley. In 2019, the Festival will take place August 3-5, and will feature over 73 pavilions representing over 100 countries and cultures. An estimated 1,300 volunteers from participating cultural organizations will work countless hours sharing their talent enthusiasm, and culinary skills. Pavilions offer dance, arts and foods from the land of their ancestors.
We are a member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF). This makes our Festival is an “Intangible Cultural Heritage Asset” with CIOFF’s Sponsor UNESCO, and will recognize and market the Festival worldwide.