Dinosaurs Take Over Canadian Town in June

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Dinosaurs Take Over Canadian Town in June

Published 03/13/2013

(Alberta, Canada) - One town in Alberta, Canada is getting ready to roar back into the Jurassic era. Drumheller, Alberta is preparing for its 2013 DinoFest, June 7 to 9.

Last year's Drumheller’s DinoFest was the first and was considered a major success, with over 5,500 attendees.

The Drumheller Festival Society is roaring about the return of this annual festival celebrating the palaeontology culture of Drumheller and the Canadian Badlands. This festival offers a variety of family-friendly activities from June 7-9, 2013.

In its first year (2012) Drumheller’s DinoFest was a tremendous success welcoming over 5,500 attendees with a marketing campaign leading up to the event that engaged over 750,000 people from across Western Canada.

With the BBC and Disney/Pixar poised on releasing multi-million dollar blockbuster, dino-themed movies over the next year, interest in the second round of creature hijinks is expected to be even higher.

One of the attractions to DinoFest 2013 are the Friday and Saturday night outdoor Dino themed movies on the big screen – especially when it’s right under the nose of the World’s Largest Dinosaur. There will be regional and national Canadian bands playing a kind of dino version of SxSW as well.

A prehistoric KidZone, special presentations by the Royal Tyrrell Museum, live music, on-stage entertainment and many other events are currently in the works. Stay tuned to www.drumhellersdinofest.com for additional details.

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