To protect the health and safety of Edmontonians, Events Edmonton announces that the 2020 Taste of Edmonton will be postponed to July 22 – August 1, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The health and safety of our staff, restaurant partners, volunteers, and Edmontonians is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Now more than ever Edmontonians need the enjoyment of so many amazing local restaurants and entertainment. However following the guidelines set out by governing bodies about mass gatherings, our organization felt strongly that Taste of Edmonton 2020 cannot proceed in these unprecedented times,” says Donovan Vienneau, General Manager of Events Edmonton.

Events Edmonton has monitored the latest news and updates from provincial and federal authorities in hopes that circumstances would improve to be able to come together for another Taste of Edmonton festival this summer. This pandemic is a devastating blow to the local industry but the health of everyone who attends and participates in the Festival is a major priority.

On behalf of the Board and staff at Events Edmonton, stay safe, be well and please support local amazing partners!
Stay tuned for Taste of Edmonton 2021 updates.

Safety FAQs

  • Do I have to wear a mask?

    A mask is required to wear on festival grounds, unless eating or drinking.

  • What safety measures can I expect at Taste of Edmonton?

    At Taste of Edmonton, health and safety is our top priority for our patrons, volunteers, staff, and partners. We have worked diligently with Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton to adapt to the new environment and increase safety precautions.

    The following health and safety measures will be implemented:

    Reduced capacity
    Hand sanitizing stations throughout the festival site
    Plexiglass at ticket booths, restaurant and beverage booths, and food trucks
    6 foot spacing between restaurant booths and food trucks
    Designated seating areas for food and drink consumption that are regularly disinfected
    Queuing adjustments for physical distancing
    Cashless ticket booths
    Wearing a mask at all times, unless eating or drinking
    Signage throughout the festival site to remind guests how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as per Alberta Health Services recommendations:

    Stay home and isolate if you’re feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms.
    Wearing a mask in indoor public spaces to limit the risk of spreading to others. As per the City of Edmonton mask bylaw, the use of masks will be required when not consuming food or beverages.
    Practice good hand hygiene with regular hand washing and using hand sanitizer.
    Maintain physical distancing of 2 meters between members of different households or cohort families.

  • Are you limiting the capacity to allow for physical distancing?

    Yes, the festival site includes a limited capacity, 6 feet spacing between restaurant booths, directional signage, and physical distancing markers.

  • What are Taste of Edmonton’s cleaning protocols?

    Taste of Edmonton has implemented enhanced hygiene and disinfecting protocols:

    Hand sanitizing stations throughout the festival site.
    Plexiglass at ticket booths, restaurant and beverage booths, and food trucks.
    Cleaning Crews to regularly sanitize seatings areas.

    Under the guidance of Alberta Health Services we will continue to implement the appropriate and current safety procedures and protocols before welcoming guests.