Historic Festival and Doors Open Edmonton


JULY 4 – 11, 2021

The 25th Annual Historic Festival and Doors Open celebrates Education

For 25 years, the Edmonton and District Historical Society (EDHS) has proudly presented the annual Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton. Community arts and heritage organizations, historic places and corporate partners from around the Edmonton region offer unique tours or events over the course of the week-long festival in early July. There is no cost to register but we ask that you complete an evaluation following the festival. These evaluations provide important information that allows us to secure future funding and improve the festival.

Over the years, methods of teaching and learning have evolved in response to our environment and the accumulated knowledge as to how we learn. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to close worldwide and in response, many different methods of distance learning and open educational applications became platforms for learning.

Traditionally, the Historic Festival and Doors Open has offered a collection of events and tours that are in person and promote public engagement as the organizations method of teaching or telling their story. In 2020, we adapted to a virtual format that had organizations submit online-based tours and presentations to allow people to participate from a safe distance.

This year, we celebrate Education and the creative solutions people use to formally or informally reach their audience. We will promote any in person gathering, on line content (webinar / virtual tour / presentation), or any other open educational resource in the format of your choosing. Your event, tour or resource will be promoted through the festival marketing campaign and / or housed on our webpage and YouTube channel.

Click here to download an application to become a partner!

Submission deadline: June 1, 2021







For more information, email or call 780-439-2797