Heritage Festival reports record-high attendance
The 37th annual Edmonton Heritage Festival kicked off on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
Published Tuesday, August 7, 2012 10:59AM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:57PM MDT
The day after the gates at Hawrelak Park closed for the last time for this year’s major cultural festival, organizers said early results are showing a massive spike in attendance.
According to Heritage Festival organizers, Saturday set an attendance record for the festival, with an estimated 112,000 people taking in the cuisine, and cultural performances.
Saturday’s numbers were up by about 6,000 from 2011.
The trend continued Sunday and Monday, with approximately 124,000 and 126,000 people, respectively, flocking to Hawrelak Park.
Organizers also said those hundreds of thousands of people bought more than three million food tickets.
Exact attendance figures will be confirmed later in the week.