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Everything You Need to Know About K-Days: Edmonton’s Premier Summer Festival

Are you ready for an unforgettable summer experience? Get ready for 10 days of non-stop fun, rides, games, music, and mouth-watering food at K-Days in Edmonton. From July 21 to July 30, 2023, K-Days will bring the city to life with its vibrant atmosphere and thrilling attractions. As the title sponsor for this year’s K-Days, Edmonton’s Best Hotels invites you to experience the warmth and hospitality that our vibrant city is known for. So whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned attendee, this comprehensive guide will ensure you make the most of your time at K-Days.

What is K-Days?

K-Days is an eagerly anticipated summer festival that takes place every year in Edmonton. It has become a beloved tradition for both locals and visitors, drawing large crowds who come together to revel in the festivities. The event spans multiple days, providing ample time for attendees to immerse themselves in the multitude of fun-filled activities and attractions on offer.

At the heart of K-Days is a vibrant and bustling midway, where the air is filled with the scent of delectable treats and the sounds of laughter and excitement. The midway boasts a thrilling assortment of rides, ranging from adrenaline-pumping roller coasters to classic Ferris wheels that offer stunning views of the festival grounds. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or prefer a leisurely spin, the midway has something for everyone.

Getting to K-Days

Located at the Edmonton EXPO Centre and Exhibition Grounds (7515 118 Ave), K-Days is easily accessible by various modes of transportation. The most popular options include LRT, bus, and driving.

If you choose to drive, please note that only credit and debit cards are accepted for parking. For detailed information on transportation options and parking, visit the K-Days website.

A Tradition of Delightful Surprises

K-Days has been a cherished tradition for Edmontonians and visitors alike since its inception in 1897. Every year, people flock to the Edmonton EXPO Centre and Exhibition Grounds to indulge in the new, the delicious, and sometimes, the downright odd food offerings that K-Days is known for. This year, K-Days is taking gastronomic adventures to a whole new level with its midway menu. Explore Edmonton recently announced some of the “strange and delightful delicacies” that will be available, and these culinary creations are sure to elicit strong opinions from Edmontonians.

From the intriguing Mustard Ice Cream to the bold Kool-Aid Chicken Burger, the midway menu promises to satisfy even the most adventurous taste buds. And be sure to check out other mouthwatering fare such as the Corn Ribs, Asian Shrimp Chip Nachos, and Peanut Butter and Pickle Dog. These unique creations from local vendors like So Cute Ice Cream, Chicky’s Chicken, and Mr. Vegetable are set to dazzle festival-goers. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience these one-of-a-kind culinary delights!
Here are just a few of the must-try delicacies only available at this year’s K-Days: 

  • Mustard Ice Cream
  • Ketchup Ice Cream
  • Oreo Fried Cheesecake
  • Peanut Butter Corndog
  • Kool-Aid Chicken Burger
  • Street Corn Lemonade
  • Spicy Pickle Lemonade
  • Giant Fried Squid on a Stick
  • Habanero Cherry Ice Cream Taco
  • Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

Attractions and Activities

The Midway Experience

The heart of K-Days lies in its magnificent midway, where thrill-seekers of all ages can find their adrenaline fix. From classic amusement park rides to thrilling games, the midway offers endless entertainment options. Discover the rush of excitement as you soar through the air on exhilarating roller coasters, or test your skills and luck at various game booths. Whether you’re an adventurous daredevil or prefer a more relaxed experience, you’re sure to find something fun to do on the K-Days Midway!

Kids Zone: Fun for the Little Ones

K-Days understands the importance of creating a memorable experience for families. That’s why they have dedicated an entire area called the Kids Zone, where children can learn, explore, and have fun in their own perfectly sized environment. From interactive exhibits to educational activities, the Kids Zone offers a safe and engaging space for children to enjoy. Watch their faces light up with joy as they immerse themselves in age-appropriate games and entertainment. K-Days is committed to providing a family-friendly atmosphere that will create lasting memories for both children and parents.

Indigenous Experience: Celebrating Indigenous Culture

As a tribute to the rich diversity of Edmonton’s cultural tapestry, K-Days presents the Indigenous Experience. This immersive attraction allows visitors to interact with Indigenous storytellers, crafters, and vendors. Immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions and heritage of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. Indulge in the unique flavours of Indigenous cuisine from various villages, and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for Indigenous culture. The Indigenous Experience is a testament to K-Days’ commitment to inclusivity and celebration of Edmonton’s cultural mosaic.

The Concert Series and Live Entertainment

K-Days is not just about thrilling rides and delicious food. It also boasts an incredible lineup of live music performances. From local talents to internationally renowned artists, the concert series at K-Days offers a diverse range of musical genres to suit every taste.
Here is the full line-up of incredible concerts for this year’s K-Days:

  • July 21: Elijah Woods w/ Curtis Waters
  • July 22: Three Days Grace w/ One Bad Son
  • July 23: Quiet Riot w/ Aldo Nova
  • July 24: Ruby Waters w/ Don Amero
  • July 25: I Love the 90s All 4 One, Young MC & More
  • July 26: Big Wreck w/ The Prairie States
  • July 27: Always ABBA w/ D’orjay –
  • July 28: Tegan and Sara w/ TALK
  • July 29: James Barker Band w/ Doc Walker
  • July 30: Shawn Desman w/ Noelle

In addition to the concert series, K-Days features a variety of entertainment options throughout the festival. From street performers to interactive experiences, there’s always something happening at K-Days to keep you entertained.

Plan Your Visit

To make the most of your K-Days experience, it’s essential to plan ahead. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

  1. Buy Tickets: Secure your spot at K-Days by purchasing your tickets in advance. Visit the K-Days website for ticket details and pricing.
  2. Check the Schedule: Take a look at the schedule of events and plan your visit accordingly. Make sure to catch your favourite rides, performances, and attractions.
  3. Dress for the Occasion: K-Days is an outdoor festival, so dress comfortably and be prepared for various weather conditions. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and bring a hat.
  4. Stay Hydrated: With all the excitement and activities, it’s important to stay hydrated. Carry a water bottle with you and take advantage of the water stations available throughout the festival grounds.

K-Days is the ultimate summer festival in Edmonton, offering a wide range of attractions and activities for people of all ages. From thrilling rides and games to delicious and unique food offerings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plan your visit, explore the concert series, and make sure to indulge in the mouth-watering treats available at K-Days.

And don’t forget to book your stay through Edmonton’s Best Hotels to take advantage of the exclusive 1, 2, 3 Reward Deal, where you can get up to $225 in rewards just for staying in one of our luxurious member hotels. Get ready for an unforgettable experience at K-Days!

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The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

  • Rewards are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, have no cash value, no cash back.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Reward deal is net non-commissionable.

Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

  • $50 Gas Card or
  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
  • $50 Ultimate Dining Card

Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • $150 prepaid MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 Ultimate Dining Card, or

Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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