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May 21, 2009 20:02 ET

Travel Alberta: Edmonton & Calgary Gear Up for Festival Season

Festivals in Alberta

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2009) -

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The May issue of Travel Alberta's City Spice e-magazine gives an inside look at the festival scene in Alberta's major cities. This issue includes summer festival tips and a guide to living large at the Stampede and Capital Ex.

This Issue's Highlights

  • Top 10 Festival Foods
  • Nostalgia wins out over novelty! Mini doughnuts beat out all other contenders - even green onion cakes at Taste of Edmonton and the Bull's Eye burger at the Calgary Stampede - as readers vote on the best bites at festivals in Alberta.

    Quote:

    "I know that festivals leave us spoiled for choice when it comes to international fare and the opportunity to dine our way across Canada's multicultural tablecloth... but when it comes down to it, nothing screams FESTIVAL more than those piping hot, freshly made rings of dough dipped in sweet cinnamon sugar."

    City Spice Reader's Comment

  • Beyond the Grandstand
  • Volunteering at a summer festival is an inexpensive way to add some spice to your summer. Volunteers from Edmonton's Heritage Festival, Edmonton Folk Fest and The Works give a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to get involved in the Edmonton art scene.

    Quotes:

    "The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is famous for its volunteer perks. At the end of the four-day festival in August, for instance, EFMF thanks its volunteers with a party at a hotel ballroom, complete with gourmet eats and some of the festival's musicians."

    "Because of the type of festival the Heritage Festival is, we get a lot of volunteers from different backgrounds. You see a snapshot of Edmonton you wouldn't normally see. Having an opportunity to volunteer really allows me to feel like I'm choosing to connect with the community - not for a paycheck, but for the enjoyment of it."

    Holly Jones, Heritage Festival Volunteer

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About City Spice
City Spice e-magazine is published online 12 times a year by Travel Alberta. The magazine highlights dining, shopping, music, nightlife, arts, festivals and events in Calgary and Edmonton.

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