This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Föhn Festival. This Family Friendly event takes place in the Green Square right outside of Foothills Dental. The Föhn Festival has become Hinton's Signature Event and attracts crowds of up to 8000 people annually.
Celebrating Canada's multiculturalism with music, dancing, crafts and best of all - food from around the globe, The Föhn Festival can be enjoyed by young and old alike. The Föhn Festival is named for the warm dry winds that breeze through Hinton!
This event is held annually on July 1. It is Hinton's signature event! The Föhn Festival is Hinton's opportunity to celebrate the region's historical significance, connect with neighbors, understand the cultures that make up our community, increase a sense of community pride and showcase our rich diversity to new residents and visitors. The Föhn Festival Society of Hinton is a non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers. Canada Day celebrations include parade, pancake breakfast and fireworks, as well as great entertainment in Green Square all day!
Our cultural diversity makes this country unique and it’s also a reason to celebrate, which the town of Hinton does on a grand scale with the Fohn Festival.
Hinton’s festival season kicks off June 30 with its signature event, the Fohn (German for warm winds, rhymes with soon) Festival. It’s a two-day multicultural celebration that features live entertainment, crafts, fireworks and food – lots and lots of food.
In its seventh year, the Fohn Festival begins kicks off with featuring music in Green Square, the centre of the Hills shopping district. The 2013 lineup includes several local bands, as well as musicians from Edmonton, Lethbridge, Saskatoon and Grande Prairie including:
Mylia Archambault w/Sage Sunderwald
Vibe Tribe Gypsy Circus
To end the evening in style, attendees are treated to a pre-Canada Day fireworks show.
On July 1, folks can start their Canada Day off right with a pancake breakfast and then take in some of the scheduled entertainment including:
Colors Dancing In – Aboriginal
Hinton Ukrainian Cultural Society – Vesna
HCHS School of Rock
The Stephanie Harpe Experience
There’s no better way to experience a culture than by sampling some of their cuisine and festival-goers will have ample opportunity to do just that. Organizers have brought together 11 food vendors representing Greece, Thailand, China, Ukraine, Germany, the Philippines, India, Norway, Ghana, Iran and Aboriginal Canada.
Don’t leave the little ones at home because there’s a whole area dedicated to kids that includes crafts, a trapper’s tent and a teepee - all free.