The countdown to one of the biggest parties of the summer has begun! On September 2 celebrate the 100th birthday of Alberta´s Legislature Building with a 1912 Family Fair in the daytime and a Centennial Concert and fireworks spectacular in the evening. Festivities will take place throughout the grounds. The ATCO Centennial Stage will be located on the south lawn.
The day will begin with a re-enactment of the building´s 1912 opening ceremony, performed by costumed actors on the Legislature´s front steps. The long-awaited time capsule reveal will follow, along with architectural tours of the beloved landmark. And no party would be complete without Birthday cake! The 1912-inspired fair features a penny carnival, magicians, stilt walkers, antique cars and ATCO Gas´s “He´s Got the Pipes” centennial variety show.
Front Steps of Legislature: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. → Carillon recital by Dr. Robert de Frece
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. → Performance by Asani
11:45 a.m. – 12:07 p.m. → Official remarks
12:07 p.m. – 12:12 p.m. → Presentation of ATCO Legacy gift
12:12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. → Re-enactment of the 1912 Legislature Building opening
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. → Time capsule reveal
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. → Cake-cutting ceremony
Architectural tours of the Legislature Building will run every 10 minutes:
1:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
To further mark the occasion, archival prints and a framed pewter rendering of the Legislature Building are available for purchase in the Legislative Assembly Gift Shop.
South Grounds: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ATCO Centennial Stage:
1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. → Running Thunder Dancers
2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. → Keister Family Fiddlers
2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. → Thumbs Up! Quartet
3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. → Kayla Patrick
3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. → NEK Trio
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. → Marie-Josée Ouimet Jazz Quartet
Penny arcade featuring a bean bag toss, three-legged races and more
1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. → Performances by magician Kent Wong
2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. → Storytelling by TALES
National Stilt Walkers of Canada
Sean Sonego, roving musician
Edmonton Antique Car Club 1912-1930 automobiles display
ATCO Gas Blue Flame Kitchen: Twizzlers and punch
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. → ATCO Gas He´s Got the Pipes vaudeville show
Live on the ATCO Centennial Stage three of Alberta´s best homegrown talents join the celebration– Paul Brandt, Big Sugar and Brett Kissel! This family-friendly, unlicensed concert will take place on the south lawn of the Legislature Grounds. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating.
South grounds starts 7:00 p.m.
7:15 p.m. → Brett Kissel
8:30 p.m. → Big Sugar
9:00 p.m. → Paul Brandt
Calgary-born, internationally acclaimed country star and local favourite Paul will be the final act! Paul recently headlined the Calgary Stampede and is the most awarded male Canadian country music artist in history. → More ←
Brings their explosive show to the Alberta Legislature Grounds with their larger-than-life rock and reggae sound! Frontman and fellow Albertan Gordie Johnson returns to Edmonton following their 40-city nationwide tour in support of the latest cd Revolution Per Minute. → More ←
A St. Paul native, he is a country singer-songwriter who recently toured with George Canyon. Brett remains the youngest ever nominee for a Canadian country music award, having been nominated for a rising star award in 2006. → More ←
A spectacular fireworks display launched from the Legislature grounds will be the evening´s grand finale!
ETS or LRT is strongly recommended.
Limited Parking is available in the following locations:
» East underground parkade off of 107 Street
» The Impark lot off of 106 Street and 98 Avenue
» Telus Field at 10233 - 96 Avenue
Alberta Legislature Building - 107 Street and 97 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
We don´t expect birthday cake alone to sustain you for the whole day so a variety of food trucks and snack vendors will be onsite to serve you including:
» Fat Franks
» Oil City Hot Dogs
» Fantasia Italian
» Serben Free Range
» Tara´s Treats
» Eva Sweet
» Carnival Cravings
Feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments.
» Attire appropriate for the weather, sunscreen, bug spray
» Something to sit on - tarp, blanket or low-backed, low-legged chair
(legs 8 inches tall maximum; the back should be no more that 26 inches off the ground)
» Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (if you like)
There will also be a variety of food vendors to satisfy many tastes
» High-backed lawnchairs
» Alcohol or drugs
» Glass containers (exception baby food and bottles)
» Video or audio recording equipment
» Phone: 780.427.7362
» E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org