Historic Festival and Doors Open Edmonton
JULY 2 – 8, 2018
For more than 20 years, the Edmonton and District Historical Society has proudly presented the annual Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton.
During the festival, we partner with community arts and heritage organizations and historic places throughout the Edmonton region for a solid week of fascinating events – bus tours, walking tours, behind-the-scenes tours, open houses, historical talks and concerts, heirloom cooking workshops, garden parties, and more.
Our festival theme for 2018 is food. Now, that should be good!
Festival guidebooks are available in various public places across the Edmonton region from mid-June. The guide is also available to download from our website at that time.
2018 Historic Festival Launch
Highlands Golf Club
6603 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton
Monday, July 2, 2-4 p.m.
**Free, but you must pre-register by July 1**
On Monday, July 2, we will be graciously hosted by the Highlands Golf Club as we kick off Historic Week in Edmonton. The launch will take place at the clubhouse at the Highlands Golf Course at 66 Street and Ada Boulevard (73 Avenue). Following the official launch proclamation declaring Historic Week open in Edmonton and surrounding area, there will be a talk on the colourful history of the course over the years. Work started on the construction of the Highlands Golf Course on May 7, 1929. A year later, in May 1930, the first nine holes of the course were opened for play. Then Mayor Ambrose Upton Gledstanes Bury emphasized that the course be available to people “of modest means,” not just the rich. Today the golf course remains “members only” but the clubhouse and restaurant are open to non-members. Remnants of railway tracks and a coal mine are still visible on the course. Following this talk, everyone is welcome to take in a guided walking tour of the historic Highlands with a knowledgeable guide.
2018 Historic Festival Bus Tour – Farms and Food with a Little Bit of History
Bus loads at Queen Alexandra School, 7730 – 106 Street, Edmonton
Saturday, July 7, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
** $55 per person – pre-register by June 29 **
780-918-9158 – call to reserve a seat
Joins us for a fun-filled trip to three farms along Highway 14 towards Viking. We will mix a little history about the farms with food and a wine tasting along the way.
Nature’s Green Acres – Heritage pigs and Nouveau beef, grass-fed with no hormones or antibiotics.
Irvings Farm Fresh – Free range Berkshire pigs producing “all things pork.”
Barr Estate Winery – Producing impeccable quality wines from raspberries, rhubarb and strawberries. Wine tasting included.