Fort Edmonton – Light Up the Midway

Something amazing is happening in Edmonton’s River Valley!

Fort Edmonton Park is expanding to create a world-class, internationally acclaimed living history experience. Fort Edmonton Park will re-open in 2021 with the expansion of the 1920’s-style Midway, as well as a brand new Indigenous Peoples Experience, a new front entry plaza, guest services area and once the $11 Million Capital Campaign is completed, we will initiate the expansion of the Hotel Selkirk.

As part of this incredible project, Fort Edmonton Foundation is raising money to support expansions and enhancements to the historical 1920’s Johnny J. Jones Midway. We need your help to meet our goal of $1 Million to light up the midway and keep it lit for years to come!

Be Part of Igniting the Spirit of the Edmonton Community! 

Historical midways are known for being illuminated by lights – from overhead strings, to dazzling lights on rides, to brightly lit stalls and games. Built to recreate the midway at the 1920’s Edmonton Summer Exhibition, the 1920s Johnny J. Jones Midway will feature a bigger Ferris wheel, life-size maze, games alley, funhouse, the highly-acclaimed Cabinet of Curios exhibit, and much more!

We are inviting Edmontonians to help us Light the Midway at Fort Edmonton Park by buying symbolic bulbs. It is going to be a historic moment in Edmonton’s River Valley when the Midway lights up for the first time in 2021 and stays illuminated for everyone to enjoy!


There are 20,000 lights that need to be illuminated throughout the Midway including the games and rides. Buy a bulb for you and your family members. Dedicate a bulb to a loved one. Donate a bulb in memory of a friend or a gift a bulb to celebrate a birthday.