EDMONTON, AB – The 2017 K-Days is packed full of new food, wild rides, educational attractions, cultural experiences, rodeo action, exciting shows and live music for 10 days straight.

K-Days Parade

The K-Days Parade kicks off all things K-Days on July 21 at 10 a.m. The parade route will run through the heart of downtown this year. It begins at 97 St. and Jasper Ave., travels west down Jasper Ave. and finishes at 108 St.

The theme of this year’s parade is Canada 150 – keep an eye out for colour, memorabilia, flags and more to celebrate a very significant birthday for our country. We encourage parade attendees to use public transportation when they head to to K-Days following the Parade.

K-Days Rodeo

For the first weekend of K-Days, wrangle up the family and head to Northlands Coliseum to cheer on cowboys and cowgirls as they compete for a more than $400,000 purse and a chance to qualify for the Canadian Finals Rodeo in November. Each competitor only gets one shot to become champion in each of their events: Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. The K-Days Rodeo is included in your K-Days gate admission. Guests can guarantee a seat with an advance ticket purchase, or seating is first come first served when opting-in for tickets on the grounds.

Dates: July 21-23, 2017
Times: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Rodeo starts at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Northlands Coliseum

Entertainment Line-up

This year’s K-Days musical lineup boasts an impressive array of artists. From throwback acts to Canada’s best up and coming talent – this lineup has it all. Find all 22 acts at the TD South Stage from July 21-30.

July 21: 7:30 p.m. – Jojo Mason
9:30 p.m. – Uncle Kracker

July 22: 7:30 p.m. – Tebey
9:30 p.m. – Cold Creek County

July 23: 7:30 p.m. – Dan Davidson
9:30 p.m. – Corb Lund

July 24: 7:30 p.m. – Repartee
9:30 p.m. – Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies

July 25: 7:30 p.m. – Pop Evil
9:30 p.m. – The Glorious Sons

July 26: 7:30 p.m. – The Spoons
9:30 p.m. – April Wine

July 27: 7:30 p.m. – The Zolas
9:30 p.m. – July Talk

July 28: 7:30 p.m. – Rae Spoon
8:15 p.m. – Crystal Waters
9:00 p.m. – CeCe Peniston
9:45 p.m. – Betty Who

July 29: 7:30 p.m. – Scenic Route to Alaska
9:30 p.m. – Sam Roberts Band

July 30: 7:30 p.m. – Alx Veliz
9:30 p.m. – Alessia Cara

Evening concerts are included in gate admission – and you can get even more value with a 10-Day K-Pass. Where else can you see over twenty musical acts for $45?

New Fair Food

You may have thought last year’s Rainbow Grilled Cheese and Deep Fried Coffee were wild, but the food masterminds have stepped up their game even more for this year’s K-Days. Make sure to try as many of these novel creations as you can handle over 10 days of fair food heaven.

Full list of entries for the K-Days New Food Contest:

  • A Plus Enterprises

Jalapeno Lemonade
Classic lemonade with a mild spice kick

  • Beavertails Edmonton

Oreo (Coco Vanilla) Beavertail
Whole wheat pastry brushed with butter and vanilla spread, topped with Oreo crumble and drizzled with chocolate

  • Big Pickle

Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls
Sizzling, juicy bacon wrapped around bite-sized hot dogs, deep fried and served on a stick

  • Billbrooke Concessions

Maple Walnut Cotton Candy
Cotton candy spun with maple sugar and mixed with chopped walnuts

  • Chicky’s Chicken

Deep Fried Chicken Feet
Battered and deep fried chicken feet served on a stick

  • Coco’s Corndogs

Big Smokie Dog
A juicy and delicious smokie dipped in classic batter and deep fried to perfection

  • Davis Concessions

Deep-Fried Mozzarella Sticks
Battered and deep fried mozzarella sticks

Jalapeno Bites
Deep fried hot and spicy jalapeño cheese

  • Denmore Delights

Deep Fried Bacon Cheesecake
Deep-fried cheesecake with added bacon for a sweet and salty dessert

Maple Coffee Milkshake
Refreshing coffee milkshake with classic Canadian maple taste

  • Drink a Fruit from a Fruit

Cored out cantaloupe blended with ice, poured back into the original shell and served ice cold

Cored out honeydew blended with ice, poured back into the original shell and served ice cold

  • Fry Guys

Bacon Beans & Weinies Poutine
Classic weinies and beans topped with sizzling bacon

Crispy Mashed Potato Fingers
Deep fried buttery mashed potato that can be eaten on the go

  • Hula Hut

Lā Hānau Kaka (Birthday Cake) Shave Ice
Authentic style Hawaiian Shave Ice, complete with a vanilla soft serve base and delicious birthday cake flavour topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and a candle

  • International Perogies

Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies
Mini perogies topped with crispy panko crusted shrimp, drizzled with sweet chili glaze and sriracha mayo and finished with crisp cucumbers

  • Lemon Heaven

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade
Featuring new flavours: Mango, Peach and Tiger’s Blood (coconut and strawberry)

  • Next Gen Concessions

Footlong Not-Cho Dorito Dog
Premium all beef footlong covered in cilantro, sour cream, tomatoes, red onion and three cheeses and finished off with cheesy crunch doritos

DBL Bacon Mac n’ Cheese Dog
Extra cheesy hotdog wrapped in bacon and topped with crispy panko

Cheesy Jalapeño Corndog
Jalapeno corndogs stuffed with gooey cheese

Burnt Marshmallow Milkshake
Vanilla shake lined with caramel syrup and a bounty of marshmallows toasted right before your eyes

Fresh Fruit Fair Scones
Oven baked treats inspired from the North West and offered with fresh fruit jams or a special bacon jam

  • Ogopogo Concessions

Coffee Crisp Deep Fried Coffee
Fresh brewed French roast coffee infused into vanilla cake batter and paired with crushed up Coffee Crisp, icing sugar and a smooth espresso glaze

After 8 Mint Deep Fried Coffee
Fresh brewed French roast coffee infused into a vanilla cake batter and paired with dark chocolate and peppermint glazes topped off with rich mint chocolates

  • Poutine King

The Tropical Bobster
Juicy steamed lobster garnished with a fresh mango salsa and fresh coriander

  • Salt Spring Concessions

Beef & Broccoli Mongolian
Served on chow mien noodles, loaded with beef, broccoli and topped with a delicious tangy Mongolian sauce

  • Tin Lizzy

Amsterdam fries
Triple cooked Fresh thick-cut steak and specially grown frying potatoes topped with a range of mayo-based sauces

Korean BBQ Beef (Bulgogi) Hot Dog
Korean-style hot dog topped with sautéed onions and bulgogi beef with a secret Korean BBQ sauce

Cookies and Cream Mini Donuts
Fresh-made mini donuts dipped in a sweet honey glaze and coated with Oreo cookie crumbs

Hickory Smoked Cordon Bleu Stuffed Burger
Hickory smoked lean beef patties stuffed with Swiss cheese and honey cured ham paired with a brioche bun

The Big Mozza Cheese
Perfectly toasted bread with a signature four-blend cheese and three mozzarella cheese sticks placed into traditional but unconventional sandwich

The Ruben Corndog
Corn beef wrapped in Swiss cheese dipped in batter, fried to perfection and served with an aioli horseradish.

Deep Fried Pork Belly
Thick slabs of pork belly skin marinated for 24 hours and deep fried for a crispy skin and tender inside

The New Food Contest takes place on the first day of K-Days, July 21, at the Grand Stage in Hall E from 1-4 p.m. See all the new food entries in one place and find out which ones will be judged best of the best.

Events and Attractions inside the Edmonton EXPO Centre & on the concourse:

Camp Northlands – Canada 150: Happy 150th birthday Canada! Guests can visit the Camp Northlands attraction to take part in some fun, outdoorsy activities and learn a thing or two about our great country. Fuel up at the S’more Shack, then burn some of that energy at the Sports Corner. Make memories last at the photo booth tent with a special outdoors scenic display. If visitors need a moment to sit back and relax a little, they can do so around the campfire at the Green Space or watching a movie in the cozy area of Movie Theatre. All included in gate admission.

Dates: July 21-30
Times: 12 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Location: Hall A in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

Canine Stars: We welcome back some furry friends as the Canine Stars return to K-Days. These incredible dogs have been rescued or adopted from shelters. Witness the underdogs become the stars of the show as the four-legged athletes showcase their impressive skills in stunts, frisbee freestyle, high jumping, agility, flyball racing and dock diving. This beloved attraction is included in your gate admission.

Dates: July 21-30
Times: 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Location: Hall A in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

Kids Town: This is the place where kids aged two to 12 years old can explore a small-scale town built just for them and learn about different aspects of society. They can play in the life size LEGO land, learn about different musical instruments at the Music Hall or join a scavenger hunt at the Library. There will be performances in Kids Town every day for the little ones to enjoy.

Dates: July 21-30
Times: Noon until 9 p.m.
Location: Hall B in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

The Farm: Bring the kids to The Farm to learn about how their food journeys from gate to plate. This attraction is dedicated to the awareness and education of urban and traditional agriculture among all ages. Interact with and learn about live animals including cows, baby chicks, honey bees and more. The Edible Garden display will showcase locally grown crops in Alberta and what they are used for. The Farm to Fork display will have items, like wheat, in their natural state and then demonstrate the product that comes from that natural item, like bread.

Dates: July 21-30
Times: Noon until 9 p.m.
Location: Hall B in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

The Food Lab: The Food Lab is a program for children to learn about the food that ends up on their plate. They can get hands-on experience preparing a dish with the chef that they can then enjoy afterwards… yum! The last stop on their farm-to-fork journey will be the Supermarket. This program will feature an educational piece that explains where the food comes from and where it ends up. The Little Potato Company will have a potato display at the Supermarket to demonstrate the harvest process and how the potatoes get into the stores.

Dates: July 21-30
Times: 1:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. – Session Operation Hours: 1:30 p.m.,
5:15 p.m., and 6:45 p.m.
Location: Hall B in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Innovation Garage Competition: K-Days brings the first ever Edmonton CNE Innovation Garage Competition to the Hall C of the Edmonton EXPO Centre. Witness Canadian entrepreneurs and inventors compete for prize money and a chance to head to Toronto to compete for the national title in August. The competition categories are Lifestyle Innovation, Social Innovation, Agri-Tech and Food Tech and Virtual/Augmenting Reality Innovations. Mark this one down because it is free to attend with gate admission, and is only happening during the first three days of K-Days.

Dates: July 21-23
Times: Noon until 9 p.m.
Location: Hall C in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

TechLife: The TechLife attraction is a fun, educational and interactive part of K-Days. It showcases technology and innovations, as well as video games and board games. Visitors can take part in gaming competitions including Rockband, Halo, FIFA, NHL, Super Smash Bros. and more. New this year is the Tech Trash area where guests can take apart and rebuild old electronics to learn about what’s inside.

Dates: July 23-30
Times: Noon until 9 p.m.
Location: Hall C in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

Flippenout Extreme Trampoline Show: Flippenout is a team of top athletes from all over North America including Olympic medalists and national champions. This is a unique and exciting show for all ages. Athletes soar to heights over 25 feet in the air with triple flips and twists, on snowboards and skis, and ball and cirque-style action off of the transparent wall.

Dates: July 21-30
Shows: 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.
Location: Hall C in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

Adrenaline Rush: Back by popular demand, the Adrenaline Rush attraction is the place to go to get your blood pumping and your energy boost for the day. Calling adventure-seeking daredevils of all ages to come and try the zip line, rope course, life size hamster ball race and trampoline.

Dates: July 21-30
Times: Noon – 9 p.m.
Location: Hall C in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

Laugh Lounge: Get entranced by a professional hypnotist or laugh until your ribs are sore on July 23rd and July 28-30 at K-Days. Each performance at this 18+ attraction begins with a performance by hypnotist Wayne Lee or comedian Graham Neil, followed more comedy and ending with Court Jester Dueling Pianos – new this year. Entry to the Laugh Lounge is included in regular gate admission.

Dates: July 21-23 and July 28-30
Times: Fridays – Doors at 6:30 p.m., Show at 7 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday – Doors at 7:30 p.m., Show at 8 p.m.
Location: Hall D in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

Indigenous Princess Pageant: Brittney Pastion was crowned the first Northlands Indigenous Princess during the 2017 Pow Wow at K-Days. She has been an excellent ambassador for Northlands during her reign, and she will pass on her crown to a new Indigenous Princess at the upcoming Pow Wow during K-Days. The Pow Wow will run from July 26-27, and a new Princess will be crowned on the final day of Pow Wow, July 27.

Dates: July 26-27
Times: 4:30 p.m.
Times: Location: Hall D in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

Pow Wow: The Pow Wow this year will be a competition style Pow Wow where drummers and dancers from all over North America will compete. There will be monetary prizes awarded in each age category. The first place winners in the drum competition category will receive the grand prize of $20,000. Come and join in this cultural experience.

Dates: July 25-27
Times: July 25: 6 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., July 26: Noon – 11:30 p.m., and
July 27: Noon – 11:30 p.m.
Location: Hall D in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

The Grand Shopping Experience: Do you have the urge to shop? Head inside to Halls F and G for a Grand shopping experience, where you can fulfil all your K-Days shopping desires. You will find that special item you’ve been searching for and some you never knew existed, as you peruse over 350 exhibits across 122,000 square feet of indoor shopping paradise.

Dates: July 21-30
Times Noon until 11 p.m.
Location: Halls F and G in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

Eat at the Grand: Beat the summer heat and your food cravings while you Eat at the Grand. Located in Hall E, Eat at the Grand has both local foods and cuisine options from around the world. Enjoy the indoor seating area while trying a wide variety of dishes.

Dates: July 21-30
Times: Noon until 11 p.m.
Location: Hall E in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

So You Want to be an Anchor: Experience what it is like to be a news anchor with the CTV Edmonton news team. Find out how you handle yourself behind the news desk, and if you can impress and entertain, you just might see a familiar face on that evening’s broadcast.

Dates: July 21-30
Times: 12 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Location: Outside of the Alberta Ballroom in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

K-Days Talent Search: This program gives individuals of all ages to showcase their talents at K-Days. It may be there first time performing for a large audience or they may be used to the feeling you get when stepping out onto the stage that just never seems to go away. Whichever the case may be, this opportunity will provide them with the exposure that will help them develop and grow towards a career in entertainment. Successful candidates have booked jobs with Northlands for their produced events year round. There are three age categories: five to 12, 13 to 21, and 22 and up. A grand prize is awarded in each of the three categories.

Dates: July 25-28
Times: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Location: Alberta Ballroom in the Edmonton EXPO Centre

Traditional West Coast Lumberjack Show: K-Days brings you this is action packed, non-stop entertainment show that has been recently featured on several national television series including The Bachelor Canada and Canada’s Got Talent. The show features four professional lumberjack athletes who are all current or former Canadian champions in the various lumberjack sport events. Daily performances include: Chainsaw carving, axe throwing, underhand chop, hot saw race, standing block chop, tree climbing and more!

Dates: July 21-30
Times: 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Location: North Plaza – Production World Stage

Media Accreditation

Members of the media can now fill out applications for K-Days Media Accreditation online at k-days.com/media/media-accreditation. Please note that a signed Media Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability Form must be completed and returned to the Northlands Communications team prior to receiving media accreditation. Deadline for accreditation is June 16.

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