Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

June 01, 2012 17:33 ET

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation: Big Events. Big Fun.

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 1, 2012) - Trying to decide when's the best time to come to Edmonton? The answer is simple - anytime. Edmonton hosts more than 30 major festivals throughout the year that celebrate music, theatre, arts, sports, film, culture, and winter. Edmonton's exclusive hotels have you covered at some of the must see events this year. For all the great Edmonton vacation packages, go to Edmonton.com.

Enjoy gas, guts, speed and glory at the Edmonton Indy®, an elite international motor racing event. The IZOD IndyCar® Series rocks Edmonton this summer, July 20-22, 2012 with the roar of engines, the charisma of its celebrity drivers and the speed of the finest pit crews on the planet. The grandstands become a front-row seat for pure adrenaline buzz as the cars blur by over three days of wild! Book your Indy® vacation package before June 29, 2012 through Edmonton Destination Hotels and you'll be entered to win two VIP tickets to the official Edmonton Indy® Driver's Party on July 20, 2012.

See Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, and all the unforgettable characters of Star Wars™ like never before at STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition. Visitors of all ages learn the components of human identity in this character-driven adventure into what makes us who we are. The last stop in North America is at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton October 27, 2012 - April 1, 2013.

Held in Edmonton since 1974, the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) is a world-class, adrenaline-pumping rodeo event from November 7- 11, 2012. Five days of non-stop action includes steer wrestling, bronco riding, ladies barrel racing and rodeo's most dangerous event- bull riding.

For more information about these and other Edmonton vacation packages, go to edmonton.com.

Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of those who have experienced it, click here.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca

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