The Edmonton Heritage Festival

July 31, 2021

August 2, 2021


Hawrelak Park, 9230 Groat Road Northwest, Edmonton


Events Description

The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a three-day event to sample delicious food, see creative performances, and experience Canada’s multiculturalism.

Enjoy the tastes, smells, sights and sounds from 100 countries and cultures at 60 outdoor pavilions. Explore the Festival and enjoy free entertainment on more than 25 stages throughout Hawrelak Park.

Various pavilions will also be showcasing cultural displays with photos, paraphernalia, and stories about their culture or ethnic background in Edmonton.

Who is it for?

All ages – Family

Hawrelak Park is a dog-free zone during the Festival – Please leave your dog at home.


Admission is FREE,

To enter Hawrelak Park during the Heritage Celebration 2021, visitors are required to present a Timed-Entry Pass. They will be available through Eventbrite for free.

Visitors will NOT be able to enter without a Timed-Entry Pass. We will only be allowing a fixed number of people into the park per hour but once inside the park guests can stay as long as they like.

Passes will be scanned at the main entrance, the bus entrance and the bridge entrance.

How to get tickets?



Date & Time:

July 31st to August 2nd. | 9:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Venue & Address :

Hawrelak Park, 9230 Groat Road Northwest, Edmonton

Note that there is no public parking in Hawrelak Park during the Festival. Bikes welcome or take ETS Park & Ride.

Getting to the festival

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) has many ETS Park & Ride locations across the city to get you to and from Hawrelak Park. There are two new Park & Ride locations this year: Heritage Valley Transit Centre in the south and Nakî Transit Centre for those coming from St. Albert or northwest Edmonton.

Buses run every 10 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. from each Park & Ride location every day of the festival.

For people who live in Callingwood or Riverbend, complementary neighbourhood shuttles run every 10 minutes to Lewis Farms and South Campus Transit Centres, respectively. From there, hop on a Park & Ride shuttle bus to Hawrelak Park.

Park & Ride shuttles will accept $6 cash for the round-trip fare or one of the following payment options:

● Two bus tickets
● $3 cash plus a valid ETS transfer
● $3 cash plus a validated LRT ticket
● ETS Family/ Day Pass (purchase this pass in advance of your trip)
● Children 12 & under ride free when travelling with a fare-paying adult
● Monthly & Seniors passes (including St. Albert & Strathcona County)

No payment is required when you board the bus to leave the park. If you need a transfer once you arrive at your Park & Ride location, ask the operator before you leave the bus.

Regular ETS fares apply for those taking routes 51 or 902 to Hawrelak Park. Both routes will have extended evening service during the festival.

Masks are mandatory on transit and on the festival grounds, except when eating. Please make sure to wear one, and if it’s not reusable, dispose of the mask properly.

Once you arrive at Hawrelak Park, scan your timed-entry pass at the bus entrance. Please note that while only a fixed number of people will be allowed into the park per hour, you can stay in the park as long as you like once you are inside. There will also be physically-distanced lines and dedicated eating areas at the festival.

2 Tips for your trip!

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  1. Maiss Raffoul

    The worst experience ever, we have a wheelchair that we could not move anywhere which meant disabled people are not allowed to enjoy it!!!
    We had a dog with us, there were no signs anywhere as we entered the festival saying no dogs allowed, and nothing on the websites either… After we were dropped off, standing in the middle of the festival a security man stopped us and said you have to leave cause no dogs allowed and he wouldn’t explain, just said we had to go. I told him there are no signs or information anywhere saying no dogs but he just said they would ticket us if we didn’t leave.
    I told him we have a senior with a wheelchair and we do not have a ride for another 2 hours but his answer was we will give you a ticket.
    So we had to rush and leave from the back stuck in the mud in order to leave. Bought tickets for $40 we did not use.
    I will never go again in my life – there’s no respect whatsoever for disabilities or pets.

    August 3, 2019 at 9:46 PM
  2. Jenny López

    We interested

    July 24, 2021 at 11:09 PM

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