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Heritage Festival at the Esplanade

This weekend is heritage day long weekend and as part of the celebrations, The Esplanade is hosting a public one-day festival on Saturday, August 1st from 10AM to 4:30PM. In Alberta, Heritage Day is a civic holiday celebrated on the first Monday in August to increase community awareness of Alberta’s heritage and to celebrate the history of the province.

Heritage DayMore than 30 heritage groups and organizations are participating in this year’s festival that will be performing various events scheduled throughout the day including:

  • Live Entertainment on the Outdoor Stage
  • Historic Walking Tours at 11AM and 2PM
  • Doll-making workshop from 11AM – 3PM in the Discovery Centre
  • Quilt Display and Vintage Vehicle Display
  • Heritage Skits, Readings, Movies and Jiggers in the Studio Theatre
  • Free Admission to the Galleries including the exhibit “Playful Revelations Toys: 1880 – 1980”
  • Live Chess Demonstrations at the Giant Chess Board
  • Local Community Heritage Showcase, and Showcase by local Toy Collectors

For more information, view the Heritage Festival section at the Esplanade website or download the brochure (PDF).

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