Race to these Northeast Alberta Festivals this July

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Take it to the lake this summer when you head to Northeast Alberta for the furious cars at Bonnyville’s Gear Grabbers Drag Race, the refreshing Lac La Biche Summer Days Festival, and the timeless classic Vermilion Agricultural Fair.

Check out the sweet events and festivals coming to Northeast Alberta to get inspired to #TakeItToTheLake this summer.

July 22 - 24: Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Drag Racing

First timers, veteran racers and show n’ shiners rejoice because the Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Drag Racing is more than just a weekend of racing. 

This three day festival will feature drag races, show n’ shines, meet & greets, and a concession selling hot food, drinks, and snacks to help you enjoy the beautiful and fast cars with a full belly.

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Races will be spread across various categories from street legal to race cars and sleds to motorcycles so this event will surely be one to add to your summer bucket list.

Head to the tracks for Bonnyville's Gear Grabbers Drag Racing

July 28 - 30: Vermilion Agriculture Fair

Running for the 116th time in 2022, the Vermilion Agriculture Fair will feature a parade, trade show, animal judging and the classic midway fair.

For those who need a little more excitement there will be pony chuckwagon and chariot races in addition to other live entertainment throughout the weekend to bring some serious excitement to the weekend.

Celebrate the summer at the Vermilion Agriculture Fair

July 29 - Aug 1: Lac La Biche Summer Days

This is one of the largest festivals in Lac La Biche each year and it packs a mighty punch when it comes to their event lineup.

From pancake breakfasts to slo-pitch tournaments to live music at McArthur Park. If you missed the Magnificent River Rats Festival this is another chance to catch Dirt Road Angels playing and the best part is this music will be totally free!

Light up the night at the Lac La Biche Summer Days

Now that you have all these exciting festivals to check out this July in Northeast Alberta, why not take in all the beautiful scenery in the area. Head over to our sister site, ZenSeekers, and  start planning to make a Northeast Alberta Road Trip out of your trip to one, or all, of these festivals.

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