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  • I heard they are closing Hawrelak Park for repairs. What is happening to Heritagefest?
    Thanks for asking. The 49th Edmonton Heritage Festival (Heritagefest) is in its long time home, Hawrelak Park, for the summer of 2022. As we understand it today, we will be out of the park starting in 2023 with an expected return of 2026. In 2019 the Edmonton Heritage Festival Association created a committee to investigate a temporary home for the festival. We produced a list of sites and forwarded them to to City of Edmonton staff and have been working dilligently since, trying to find a home. Now the new temporary home for Heritagefest will be at Edmonton EXPO Centre & Exhibition Grounds!
  • What date is the festival in summer 2023?
    Yes, Thank you for asking. The Festival opens the August 5th, celebrating its 50th Anniversary! This summer, Heritage Festival will be at a new location: the Edmonton Expo Centre, Borden Park, and Exhibition Grounds. It's August 5th, 6th and 7th. See you then.
  • What are the hours of the Edmonton Heritage Festival?
    August 5 | Sat 12 - 9 pm August 6 | Sun 10 - 9 pm August 7 | Mon 10 - 8 pm
  • What is the best way to get there?
    There are several ways; Park and Ride with our partners ETS (the park and ride sites will be on the website soon), Walk, Bike (best bike paths will show on the web site roughly a month before the festival), Kiss and Drop (we have roughly eight drop off points for cars, just off Groat Road (please get in and out quickly), Taxis (our taxi parners have access to the park), DATS (we have special access for differently abled folks), and
  • What is the cost?
    Entry is free!
  • Can I bring my dog?
    Sorry, no pets allowed on the grounds of Edmonton EXPO Centre & Exhibition Grounds. This includes during the Festival. Guide and service dogs are, of course, allowed.
  • Are there still food tickets?
    There will be no food tickets this year. Patrons can pay with debit or credit directly from the pavilions.
  • Can I volunteer at the Festival?
    Yes! We would love to have you. Please go to our volunteer page to get more information and to sign up.
  • What do I need to bring?
    Credit and/or debit card, utensils, napkins, hand sanitizer, hat, umbrella...everything else you would normally want to bring to the festival!
  • Is there handicapped parking available at the Edmonton Expo Centre? Are there wheelchair stations available at the festival grounds? Is there a shuttle service from the LRT station to Borden Park?
    Yes, the Edmonton Expo Centre offers handicapped parking spaces for visitors with mobility challenges. Wheelchair stations are also conveniently placed throughout the festival grounds. Additionally, a shuttle service is provided to transport visitors from the nearby LRT station to Borden Park, making it easy and accessible for everyone to enjoy the festivities.
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