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Northlands delivers 160 acres of summer fun

May 4, 2017     E-mail this page to a friend!

As the temperature gets warmer and energy levels rise, there is no better place for summer fun than Northlands. From horses tearing down the track at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino to exciting new programs at K-Days, Northlands has non-stop entertainment throughout the summer months.

Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino

The first bugle will sound for the Thoroughbred racing season on Saturday, May 6 and the action continues through the summer with a number of exciting events:

  —   Opening Weekend: The sport of kings returns on May 6 with opening weekend highlights that include a live Kentucky Derby simulcast, food trucks and prizes ranging from a new TV to travel vouchers. Make sure to stay and experience the May Casino promotion.

  —   Park After Dark: Edmontonís largest patio party features sun and fun at the races every Friday night starting June 2.

  —   Family Day: Families are invited to come down to Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino for Family Day on June 24. Families can enjoy plenty of games, giveaways and the fan-favourite wiener dog races.

  —   Retro Day: Enjoy this tradition and take a trip back in time on July 8. This event features classic cars, music and chances to win prizes.

  —   Canadian Derby: On August 19, the final Canadian Derby will take place. You donít want to miss this chance to see action, talent, and fashion combine at the conclusion of an exceptional era of horse racing glory in the city of Edmonton.

Thoroughbred races run every week throughout the season with Wednesday and Friday races at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday races at 1 p.m. (please note Wednesday night races will not take place until June). The May long weekend will have regular racing on Friday and Saturday as well as a special race day on the holiday Monday. Holidays and special events may affect race times throughout the season. Please visit for schedule and updates.

Summer Events

In addition to racing, Northlands has plenty of exciting summer events happening throughout its 160-acre campus this summer, including the following:

  —   Dean Brody, May 26
  —   Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, June 2-3
  —   Porkapalooza, June 10-11
  —   WWE LIVE Summerslam, June 16
  —   Cirque du Soleil presents KURIOS, July 20
  —   Alberta Open Farm Days at Northlands, August 20


When the K-Days gates open each July, fair-goers know to expect great rides, great food and great entertainment. This yearís event will feature all the elements you know and love, and more.

  —   K-Days Parade, July 21
  —   Pow Wow, July 25-27
  —   Pride Day, Friday, July 28.
  —   K-Days Rodeo, July 21-23

Musical acts

You will not want to miss 22 acts over the 10 K-Days, July 21-30. Approved artist photos can be found at tuned for details on the stage location.

Advance Tickets:

K-Days advance tickets are on sale May 5 starting at 10 a.m. through only until July 20:

  —   10-Day K-Pass: $45 (save up to 75% on Gate Admission)
  —   K-Days Ride All Day Pass: $47 (includes Gate Admission)
  —   Single Day Gate Admission: $15 (for all ages 7+)
  —   Group Rate Ride All Day Pass: $42 (includes Gate Admission, for groups of 25 or more people)

Advance tickets give event-goers the opportunity to take in all the action at K-Days for less. Advance tickets can be purchased through, at all Ticketmaster locations, at and by phoning 1.855.780.3000. For more details about K-Days tickets and programming please visit

Please note: Purchase of any ticket that covers Gate Admission will allow you to opt-in for K-Days Rodeo performances. You will receive a separate rodeo ticket with a guaranteed seat if you choose to opt-in. Should you choose to forgo your rodeo ticket at the time of purchase, you will still have an opportunity to attend the K-Days Rodeo by requesting a rodeo ticket at the gate. K-Days Rodeo tickets are subject to availability and can only be guaranteed through advance ticket purchase.