Celebrate 50 Years of History at Fort Edmonton Park!

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Calling all history buffs, culture enthusiasts, and lovers of adventure – it’s time to mark your calendars for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration! Fort Edmonton Park, Alberta’s premier living history museum, is commemorating its 50th anniversary, and you’re invited to join in the festivities.

A Historic Milestone: 50 Years of Fort Edmonton Park

Since opening its doors on May 17, 1974, Fort Edmonton Park has been a beloved landmark in Edmonton, offering visitors a journey through time from the fur trading era of the 1840s to the bustling metropolitan boom of the 1920s. For five decades, the park has been dedicated to bringing history to life through immersive experiences, educational programs, and engaging attractions.

Weekend Celebration: May 17-19, 2024

To honor this momentous occasion, Fort Edmonton Park is hosting a weekend-long celebration from May 17th to 19th, filled with activities, entertainment, and fun for the whole family. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store:

Live Entertainment: Get ready to be transported back in time with live performances by talented musicians, including roving guitarists, fiddlers, and the energetic Bullies of Basin Street Brass Band. Let the harmonious sounds of 1974 set the mood for a weekend of celebration!

Cultural Demonstrations: Immerse yourself in history with captivating demonstrations, including musket demos, tipi pole making, and interactive workshops. Learn about the rich heritage of Alberta’s First Nations and Métis peoples and experience the traditions firsthand.

Sweet Treats: Indulge your taste buds with delicious treats that span the decades, from nostalgic favorites to modern delights. Sample mouthwatering treats that will take you on a culinary journey through time, and don’t forget to visit the historic Capitol Theatre for a sweet surprise!

Contests and Giveaways: Test your luck and enter exciting contests for the chance to win fantastic prizes, including family passes for future visits to Fort Edmonton Park. Plus, share your favorite memories and stories on social media using the hashtag #FORTED50 for a chance to be featured and win exclusive prizes.

Plan Your Visit

Ready to join in the celebration? Here’s everything you need to know to plan your visit:

Ticket Information: Purchase your tickets in advance on the Fort Edmonton Park website to avoid front-gate lineups. Tickets are non-refundable, so be sure to secure yours early.

Accessibility: If you have any questions or accessibility concerns, reach out to the park directly via email or social media for assistance.

Parking and Transportation: Parking is available behind the Capitol Theatre, or consider using On Demand Transit for convenient transportation to the park gates.

Additional Information: For answers to frequently asked questions and more details about the anniversary weekend festivities, visit the Fort Edmonton Park website or contact their team directly.

Join the Celebration

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history as Fort Edmonton Park celebrates 50 years of memories, milestones, and community spirit. Whether you’re a longtime visitor or experiencing the park for the first time, this anniversary weekend promises to be an unforgettable experience for all ages.

So gather your friends and family, pack your sense of adventure, and get ready to make history at Fort Edmonton Park’s 50th anniversary celebration!


Looking for more to do this coming weekend?  Watch for our weekend roundup post on Thursday, or check our event listings here.

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