Spock Days/Galaxyfest

Spock Days/Galaxyfest

Second weekend of June
Vulcan, a town located in the Canadian province of Alberta, has an inadvertent yet auspicious connection with the highly successful Star Trek franchise: it has the same name as the species to which the character Dr. Spock belongs. Since 1991 the annual celebration now known as Spock Days/Galaxy ­ fest has boosted tourism and brought into town fans eager for another celebration of the cult phenomenon that has been spawned by the Star Trek movies and TV shows.
There are two structures in Vulcan that build upon the town's Star Trek connection: the replica of the famous starship U.S.S. Enterprise, which stands at the town's main entrance, and the Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station, which opened to the public in 1998 and is the base of operations for Spock Days/ Galaxyfest.
Initial there were two festivals: the VulCon, the original celebration, and the Spockdays Rodeo that was added later. In 2002 the events were combined to take place over one long weekend. Typically, events include a costume contest, a Klingon-inspired stunt-game competition, a Galaxy Awards Banquet, and appearances by cast members from Star Trek shows.
CONTACTS:
Vulcan Tourism
115 Centre St. E.
P.O. Box 1161
Vulcan, AL T0L 2B0 Canada
www.town.vulcan.ab.ca/events/galaxyfest.html