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

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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!

Linda

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