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Family Fun at Food Fest

By on July 21, 2018 0 9872 Views

The ATCO 2018 Fort McMurray Food Festival kicks off this Wednesday with an action-packed line up of culinary events to attend.

The second annual festival is expected to deliver a feast the whole family can enjoy. Because four of the seven events are family-friendly, residents won’t want to miss the opportunity to try new tastes and take in this summer experience. (The festival may also be a great way to entice younger children to try something other than the regular ‘chicken tender and fries’ restaurant menu options.)

Explore Family-Friendly Events

Food Truck Showcase – Wednesday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. – FREE EVENT – Location: The Jubilee Plaza at 9909 Franklin Avenue

Pairing up with the weekly Urban Market, this outdoor festival caters to all ages with the best food trucks in Fort McMurray and from around Alberta, including; CODFADDERS, Pierce Hand, Sunkissed Frosty Treats, Monkey y Sus Amigos Ice Cream Truck, Viva Los Tacos, Mac Island Express, Marjorie’s Concession, Summer Sweets and East Coast Street Eats.


The Annual Summer Community BBQ – Friday, July 27 from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. – FREE EVENT –Location: Oil Sands Discovery Centre at 515 Mackenzie Boulevard

Enjoy a BBQ lunch with Fort McMurray Tourism and Your McMurray Magazine at the Annual Summer Community BBQ. This event hosts an afternoon of delicious eats and treats with live entertainment. Inside, guests can win fun prizes on Tourism’s Spin to Win wheel and enjoy cotton candy.


A Taste of Fort McMurray – Saturday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – $45 for Adult, $15 for Children 16 and under – Location: Fort McMurray Heritage Village at 1 Tolen Drive

The annual Taste of Fort McMurray brings the food serving community together like no other event. With over dozens of dishes to sample, guests get to try the food vendors bests! There will be a lot of activities available for children to take part in and there will be also mainstage entertainment throughout the event.


Anzac Beach Party  – Sunday, July 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Location: The Anzac Day Use Area – Provincial Park at 7327 Township Road 862

The Anzac Beach Party will be hosted for the first time to offer guests a day of fun at the beach. With live entertainment from 91.1 The Bridge, the event will have games, bannock-on-a-stick and cool drinks from the ‘Fancy Lemonade Stand’. There will also be a watermelon eating contest and a free BBQ. {Bring your sunscreen and towel for some fun in the sun – Event is RAIN or SHINE.}

Three of the four family-friendly events are FREE to attend. The Taste of Fort McMurray is a ticketed event with a cost of $45 per adult and $15 for per child 16 and under. We are giving away two TASTE OF FORT MCMURRAY FAMILY PACKAGES, which include two tickets for adults and two for children.


There are two opportunities to claim the prize:

  1. Visit the YMM Parent Facebook page and “LIKE” the contest post to enter the giveaway.
  2. Come to the Annual Summer Community BBQ for a free lunch and go on the YMM Parent Rock Hunt. We will have ‘FortMac Rocks’ hidden outside throughout the event venue and one special rock will have ‘WINNER’ painted on the bottom of it. If you find the rock during the event, bring it to the YMM Parent table to claim your prize. The Taste of Fort McMurray takes place on the following day.


For FULL DETAILS and a list of all the Fort McMurray Food Festival events, check out the website. Tickets for the Best Pub Food Club, #WeLoveYMM Largest Outdoor Patio Party and Boots N’ Brews are available online and would make a perfect date night out!

Food brings families – and Fort McMurray – together!

Dawn Booth, Editor of YMM Parent


About the author

Editor-in-Chief at | dawn@balsom.ca

Dawn Booth is the Editor-in-Chief of YMM Parent Magazine and Your McMurray Magazine. She has actively worked in the Wood Buffalo region's media industry since residing in Fort McMurray in 2007.

Her passion is writing poetry and puts it at the forefront of the community through her volunteer work as the President of NorthWord Magazine. Most important, Booth puts her family of five first, which includes her husband Ryan and their three children, Landon, Dawson and Tessa.