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What are the hours of the festival?

Saturday August 3 10 am – 9 pm

Sunday August 4 10 am – 9 pm

Monday August 5 10 am – 8 pm (7 pm ticket sales end, 8 pm park closes)

How do i get to hawrelak park?

You can take a bus!
ETS park and ride pickup locations are available all over the city. The cost is 6.00 RETURN for adults, & children 12 and under ride free when accompanied by an fare-paying adult. Pick up locations and all fare information is listed here

You can ride your bike!
We have 2 secure bike compounds in 2 locations at Hawrelak Park, and they are supervised by our friends at the Edmonton Bike Commuters Society. These are bigger than ever, so there’s lots of room for all.

You can walk!
Parking is available at various lots in the University area.

You can get dropped off!
There is an expanded quick drop-off and pick-up area on Groat Road. Just be aware that the construction of Groat Road means that this road will be very busy. Do not drive. There is no public parking on site.

St. Albert residents:
StAT can provide you transportation to Grant MacEwan, where you can then transfer to the ETS shuttle bus for access to the Festival. Regular fares apply

what is the cost to get in?

There is no cost to get into the Festival, and all programming is free-of-charge. A donation for Edmonton’s Food Bank is appreciated, however, and there are drop off sites at all entrances of the park. Food Tickets can be purchased on site or in advance.

can i bring my dog?

No, we kindly ask you to leave your dog at home, as Hawrelak Park is a dog-free zone during the Festival.

How can I get a copy of the MAP?

The Map is available on our web site… click here

The Map will also be available on site. Pick up our free Map Guide & Menu when you get to the park. It’s available at the info tents located by the bus drop off, the main entrance, and the south entrance.

how can i get a copy of the travel guide?

Pick one up at the Festival site when you get there. Look for the Information tent at the main entrance, and also by the bus drop off.


You can view it online, and download your own copy, or print one if you wish.


The Travel Guide is full of great information about all the pavilions and activities at this year’s Festival and includes the map and the menu.

can i rent a stroller or whelchair?


Our friends at ACT/UTC have a booth set up by the bus drop off parking in Hawrelak Park, and rent wheelchairs, strollers, and wagons as offering rain ponchos for sale.

I have a young baby. Is there a change area?

Yes – our Baby Care Centre is located in the centre of the park by EIA Kidzworld and is designed for new parents. It’s convenient place to feed, change and nurse little ones and offers change tables, wipes, comfortable chairs and a place for other kids to play while they wait

is water available at the park?

Water can be purchased at most of the food pavilions, as well as s Norquest Water Tents located throughout Hawrelak Park.


There are public fountains available at the Amphitheatre building, the skating building, and 4 covered City of Edmonton picnic sites

can i volunteer at the festival?

Yes! We love volunteers, and have lots of great opportunities. Check the volunteer section of our web site for all the details.

how can i sell goods, or get a table at the festival?

All the food and crafts available at the Heritage Festival are supplied and sold directly through the not-for-profit cultural associations that host the pavilions. We do not allow independent vendors at the event.

how can i apply to have a pavilion at the festival?

Not-for-profit cultural associations can apply in January to be part of the event later that year. Contact our office at 780-488-3378 in October if you have questions, or would like an application form.

i lost something at the festival. did you find it?

Contact our office after the Festival at 780-488-3378 or email us at to see if we have your item.


If you found something at the park, please turn it into our Lost and Found tens which is located next to EIA Kidzworld and near the First Aid tent in the center of the festival.

how can i avoid the contruction on groat road?

Check out these great bike route options from both the north side and the south side of the city that avoid Groat Road
From downtown: Use the Menzies LRT bridge


Parking is available at the Windsor Car University lot, then stroll down the hill (you get a good overview of the park)
From downtown: Use the Menzies Bridge LRT bridge


The bus routes from the north part of the city are using the High Level Bridge and not Groat Road.
Special thank you to all our volunteers!


We are so proud of the amazing community of people that come together and make our annual celebration of culture such a success.

Being an EHFA volunteer means enjoying a sense of community, finding new friendships, developing new skills, and being part of an inclusive environment, and that is only the beginning!