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Edmonton FlyersCommunity events have positioned Northlands Park as an important part of the community. The activities put on by the organization have, for over a century, contributed to Edmonton attaining the level of importance it has in Alberta's economic, social, and cultural liveliness. Distinct activities that occur through the organization range from agricultural fairs to entertainment shows and incorporate regional, national, and international interests.

Performers at Northlands ParkEvents held by Northlands Park have emerged within Alberta's socio-economic context that has shaped the demand for particular activities. An annual agricultural fair was the original event put on by the organization. Whether showcasing a prize-winning Jersey cow or the latest tilling equipment, the event (which started off somewhat smaller but has grown in popularity and attendance) has diversified into more events that continue to reflect the fundamental importance of farming and livestock to Alberta's advancement. Farmfair International now plays a pivotal role in the national and international agriculture and horticulture sectors.

In keeping with community focused programming, the Canadian Finals Rodeo is another Northlands Park event steeped in Alberta culture. The nationally renowned event draws fans of Western cowboy culture from across the country, all of whom are eager to catch up-and-coming country crooners, bare back riders, and Miss Canadian Rodeo contenders. Beyond mere entertainment value, skills tested at rodeo events, such as tie down roping and barrel racing, reflect necessary skills for the work required on numerous family farms throughout the province.

Kennel Club dog showWith a diverse group of breeders and livestock farmers in Alberta, it is not surprising that various forms of horseracing have existed for more than a century. Northlands Park has long provided suitable facilities, a grandstand and a circular racetrack being popular components existing in the various incarnations of the organization. With continued attendance, and marvelous structures, racing and gaming have provided leadership in the horseracing industry while also contributing to the region’s economy.

Enjoying Klondike DaysFor those looking for midway fun, the Klondike Days festival thrusts Edmonton into a vivacious spirit with themes inspired by North-central Alberta’s experience with the ambitious Gold Rush of the late 1800s. Parades set the mood as historically significant Jasper Avenue is lined with images retelling its Klondike past. Abundant midway rides with colourful themes, and humorous mischief, draw flocks of fun seekers.

Indoor facilities are vital to Northlands Park events, as some of them are held exclusively indoors. Within Rexall Place and Sportex, indoor soccer games, basketball tournaments, hockey games, skateboarding demos, and Ice Capades engage the community in athletic pursuits. For industry mavens and curious consumers, other events, mainly trade shows and conferences, provide seasonal information necessary for effective business. Aside from the above array of community happenings, Northlands Park also hosts hobby activities such as kennel club shows, craft fairs, and various other exhibitions.

Fireworks and a Ferris wheelYet another vein of Northlands park community events revolves around its continuously crowd-pleasing live entertainment booked throughout the year. An eclectic mix of individuals and groups have made their way to Alberta’s capital city. Music aficionados can get a glimpse at popular culture through the decades by looking at the list of opera singers, rock stars, and glittery pop stars that have taken centre stage before Northlands Park crowds.

With a furiously paced array of events occurring at Northlands Park, there is always a buzz emanating from its walls.

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