at the races Top Reasons to Race to Edmonton This Summer!

Top Reasons to Race to Edmonton This Summer!


The Servus Edmonton Marathon Family Festival Weekend kicks off August 17-18. Although Edmonton, Alberta may not seem like the #1 choice for a destination marathon – think again! Edmonton hosts so many festivals that the city has been nicknamed the “festival city”, and for good reason. Come early, stay later, or be sure to plan your trip wisely while you are here to fit everything in!

The Servus Edmonton Marathon Family Festival hosts events for the whole family ranging from the ABC Kids event to the Boston qualifying marathon! There are events taking place all weekend including the popular pre-race party on Friday, the Friendship run with Running Room’s founder, John Stanton, and the Sports Expo complete with beer gardens and a kid’s fun zone!

The same week!

For the artist

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival à August 15-25, 2019

Edmonton Hosts the largest, longest running Fringe Festival in North America. It brings artists and audiences together to celebrate creativity, craft, and community.

For those who like to Rock AND roll

Edmonton’s Rock Music Festival August 16-17

Edmonton Air Show August 17-18

Belt out your favourite tunes with iconic stars and rock favourites at the Rock Music Festival then catch the supreme agility of the fighter jet’s as they loop and roll through magnificent manoeuvres.

For the culture buff

Edmonton Latin Festival Aug 17-18

Dragon Boat Festival August 17-19

Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering august 16-18

Admire, learn about, and experience the many different cultures of people who call Edmonton home!

The week after/before!
The music lover

Edmonton Blues Festival Aug 23-25

Edmonton Folk Music Fest – Aug 8 -11

The Edmonton Blues Festival is the “Premiere Blues Event in Western Canada” and Edmonton’s Folk Music Festival has been regarded as one of the world’s top folk festivals bringing in 66 musical acts from a dozen different nations.

The Tourist

EPCOR Riverfest – August 10

Coming in at 22 times the size of Central Park, Edmonton’s river valley is North America’s largest stretch of urban parkland. Float on the river and experience the city from a different perspective!

So, what are you waiting for!? Book your ticket, plan your road trip, and visit Edmonton for the Servus Edmonton Marathon. Come for the race – stay for the festivals!