Celebrate Alberta's Métis culture in this three-day event taking place at Métis Crossing this June. With competitions offering cash prizes and Métis vendors and entertainment you will surely learn something about Métis culture at this festival.
What's happening at Métis Fest
Events for 2023 are to be announced, these are highlights from 2022 as a sample of what to expect.
Friday, June 24: Live Music & Entertainment
Bear Country Band 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maureen Belanger 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Métis Stew Band/Open Mic - 7:30 - 11:00pm
Saturday morning, June 25: Music & Dance
Métis Child and Family Dancers 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Alex Kusturok with Rockin Fiddle - 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday afternoon, June 25: Jigging Competition
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Put some jig in your step and compete in this jigging talent competition.
Jigging Contest Prizes:
- 1st Place: $500
- 2nd Place: $250
- 3rd Place: $150
There will also be a People’s Choice prize of $100 and participation prizes of $25 for children 0-6
Sunday, June 26: Pancake Breakfast
8:30am - 10:00am
Join Métis Crossing Sunday morning for a pancake breakfast on the final day of the Alberta Métis fest.
Check out the festival schedule here for the latest updates.
There will be a full weekends worth of family fun to be had at the festival including wagon rides, Community art projects, survival skill lessons, and access to the Victoria Settlement.
More activities are yet to be announced, but you can find the most up-to-date list on the Alberta Métis Fest website.
When you go
- Métis Crossing offers a range of camping options for every style of camper, from unserviced tent lots to RV sites, to comfort camping tents.
- Take up a new activity from archery to canoeing when you visit Métis Crossing or just enjoy the scenic beauty of this historical area
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