Calgary last hosted the Grey Cup in while Edmonton last hosted in.
The five-day event included a zipline from Jasper Avenue to , artificial hills for tubing and skiing, as well as Grey Cup traditions like the team parties.
In February 2018, it was announced that the planned Festival would be over twice the size of the Festival held for the , which was the last time that Edmonton hosted the event.
Both cities had previously hosted the Grey Cup game four times.
While the Stampeders began the second quarter with possession, the Redblacks would score on their following possession with a field goal by , making the score 7—3.
The Stampeders won the game 22—14 to become the West Division champions for the third straight year.
Despite conceding a two points to the Redblacks as the result of a , the Stampeders managed to hold their opponents scoreless for the remainder of the game, allowing them to win with a final score of 27—16.
In the wake of a hit to quarterback 's helmet that went unpenalized, the league added an for the Eastern and Western finals.