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In Photos: Edmonton Heritage Festival 2017 (The World in a Weekend)

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer

Visiting the World in a Weekend at the Edmonton Heritage Festival has become an August long weekend tradition for my mom and I. It’s easily one of my favourite summer events!

Not only do I love trying authentic foods that I’m normally not exposed to (my Heritage Fest rule is no East Asian foods because I eat those all the time!) But I also love seeing traditional dance performances and browsing tents, sifting through traditional clothing, shoes, art and more! It’s also so great that all the pavilions are organized by our local cultural associations! 

I wish I could sample food from all 70 pavilions (maybe in 2018!) but we generally make a pretty good dent with our 60 tickets ($60). For our World in a Weekend, we visited Spain, Iran, Netherlands, Mexico, Syria, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ecuador and Romania for food, and a few more stops for entertainment (including Russia, Scandinavia and Nepal).

Here are a few scenes from our trip to Heritage Festival 2017!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Enjoying her poffertjes from the Netherlands!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
The poffertjes crew at the Netherlands!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Heritage Festival can sometimes be lovingly referred to as meat on a stick festival, lol.

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Patatas and aioli from Spain.

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Corn on the cob from Ecuador.

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Mango juice from Nicaragua!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Close up of a Syrian meat skewer.

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Tacos al pastor from Mexico!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
The cutest elephant ears slinger from Romania.

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Passionfruit smoothie from Venezuela!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Nicaraguan dancers.

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Shoes from the Iranian shopping tent!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Chicken plate from Iran!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Mititei (beef/pork sausage) from Romania!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
Syrian dancers having such a good time at Heritage Festival!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
More Nicaraguan dancers!

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer
No one’s saying no to extra sugar on their elephant ear!
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Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She’s also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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  • Carrie Hamilton

    Wow, your photos are wonderful! I was there too and only could fit in 3 dishes, but I wish I would have tried the tacos from Mexico.

  • Liz

    Beautiful pictures!!! Actually the girls in the yellow dresses are not Nicaraguan dancers, they are Salvadorean dancers!

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