Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

October 26, 2012 17:16 ET

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation: Festivals and Fun in Edmonton

Edmonton's winter festival season kicks off

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2012) - It's no wonder why Edmonton is known as Canada's Festival City. With over 30 major festivals each year that celebrate music, theatre, arts, sports, film, culture and winter, the city's arts and culture community attracts individuals from around the world who are passionate about discovering Edmonton.

As you focus on the tourism industry, we'd like to share some information about activity and festivals in our region.

Edmonton's New Winter Strategy - The City of Edmonton is leading the development of a new WinterCity Strategy to highlight Edmonton as a leading winter city. This strategy is about changing how many feel about winter - from enduring to embracing it. It's about creating a city where people want to be outside on sunny winter days because there are inviting, vibrant public spaces with activities and comfortable places to gather. It's about using light to create warmth and luminescence during long winter days and using snow as a resource, for things like wind barriers and ongoing public sculpture activities. Click here for more information.

River City Roundup - Get ready to giddy up November 2-11 for a 10-day celebration of Edmonton's agriculture and western heritage that includes a chili cook-off, Canadian Finals Rodeo and FarmFair International. Click here for more information.

Winspear Centre Announces Expansion Plans - As the Francis Winspear Centre for Music celebrates its 15th year as one of Edmonton's arts jewels in the downtown core, the organization is seeking to expand and build an additional performance hall, to fulfill long-term needs identified by the community. Click here for more information.

Edmonton has a vibrant arts and culture community you can explore all year long through festivals, galleries, live entertainment, orchestras, dance companies and theatre.

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Edmonton Tourism promotes Greater Edmonton as the destination of choice for tourism, conventions, major events and film production and is a division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC). Edmonton Tourism encourages socially and environmentally responsible tourism. 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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