Summer beach days are finally here, and you can’t get much better than a visit to the stunning Slave Lake Region.

You’ll find this unmatched lakeside paradise just north of Edmonton, and we promise it’s worth the drive. The famed Devonshire Beach has butter-soft sand, refreshing waters, and an epic beach party that’s taking over this August.

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The Slave Lake Beach Fest is a family-friendly event with everything you need to make your summer vacation one to remember. There will be sandcastles, a beer garden, friendly competitions, and lots more to keep the fam busy!

What To Expect

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The West Fraser Sand Castle Competition is one of the big draws of Beach Fest. The ultra-fine sand lends itself really well to sand sculptures, and people come up with some real masterpieces!

The Beer Garden needs no introduction… but we’ll tell you about it anyway! Get your wristband and enjoy everything from big names to craft sips. Your kids can even come along, just no beer for them of course!

If you’ve got a competitive steak, you can show off your athletic chops and register for the paddleboard race, volleyball tournament, or relay race. Make sure you sign up ahead of time if you want to participate since spots are limited!

The Slave Lake Beach Fest is a family event through and through, with lots of kids’ activities to keep the little ones occupied. After a day of sunshine and summer fun, you can rest assured they’ll be nice and tired out by the end of the day.

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Image via Slave Lake Regional Tourism

Grab the kiddos, pack the car, and head to the beach for this epic weekend festival at Slave Lake. You might even discover you have a hidden talent for sandcastles, who knew?

Head online to plan your trip and sign up for event updates.


When: Saturday and Sunday, August 10th – 11th
Where: Devonshire Beach, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park. Range Road 55B, Lesser Slave River No. 1124, AB
Cost: Free to attend