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Bigger and better, Edmonton’s International Beerfest is back this April!

Downtown transforms into a giant pop-up art show when hundreds of free outdoor events take over the city's core.

Yuk it up during four days of funny at six diverse venues across the city.

freewill shakespeare festival

Get thee to a festival that brings the works of the Bard into the realm of everyone from kids to scholars.

cariwest caribbean arts festival edmonton

Glitzy parade costumes, dancing in the streets to island rhythms, and exotic cuisine transform downtown.

Musical mavericks, dancing and great food under open skies are all part of the funky three-day summer festival.

Top acoustic and electric blues acts from around the world rock the house.

Edmonton's summer music festival extraordinaire, Sonic Boom, is back September 3 and 4!

Edmonton Valley Zoo Festival of Light

See the Edmonton Valley Zoo in a whole new way at Zoominescence, A Festival of Light!

Discover The Flying Canoe, a combination of a French-Canadian and First-Nations legends.

Step into your own personal snow globe with Edmonton's Festival of Trees.

There is so much to see and do at Silver Skate, and like the city, this festival comes to life.

whyte avenue art walk

Hundreds of artists take over 4 km of Whyte Avenue's sidewalks for 3 days every July. What a great souvenir!

Kick up your heels at a real Western agricultural fair.

dragon boat races edmonton

Bring a full tank of energy and cheer on the colourful dragon boat teams as they sprint down the river to the finish.

Reconnect with your inner child for a five day immersion into music, magic, theatre, puppetry and just plain fun.

Experience theatre, dance, film, yoga, spoken word, visual art and music at SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival!

You’ve heard of Ice on Whyte, now we’ve got Sand on Whyte!

Cheer on the host Canadian team at the Ford World Men's Curling Championships!

Expect thrills and a few dramatic buck offs at Canada’s biggest indoor pro rodeo.

Deep Freeze Festival Edmonton

Celebrate and embrace winter culture and games at Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival.

k-days edmonton northlands

Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of K-Days, full of rides, games, and the most fun imaginable!

edmonton folk music festival

A dizzying four days of music, great food and a stellar setting during the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

Experience Angry Birds in real life and embark on a wild adventure at the TELUS World of Science!

The All is Bright Festival brings musical performances, street hockey, fire dancers, axe throwing and much more!

The Boston qualifier marathon hits Edmonton on August 20-21.

Indulge in your love of the silver screen during 10 days of independent, international and eye-opening films.

Escape to Luminaria for some winter serenity at the Devonian Botanic Garden.

MidAutumn Festival Edmonton

Watch wishing boats fill the waters in front of City Hall at the MidAutumn Festival!

Bundle up and celebrate the holidays in 1905 and 1920-style at Fort Edmonton Park for Christmas Reflections.

taste of edmonton

Nibble and sip your way through the entire city at the ultimate dine-around – Taste of Edmonton.

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

Experience dynamic, innovative theatre during North America’s biggest and oldest fringe festival.

Get ready to see some of hockey's future stars at the Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament.

Ice carvings, a giant ice slide, and much more await you at Ice on Whyte!

Travel around the world in a single weekend; a melting pot of multi-cultural sights, sounds and aromas.

Celebrate unity, diversity and pride during one of Western Canada’s biggest LGBTQ festivals.

edmonton street performers festival

Unicyclists, puppeteers, and acrobats unleash their outlandish street theatre acts during ten lively summer days.

Enjoy some of the most talented jazz musicians from around the world.

Latin dancing, music and savory food take over Churchill Square.

Check out this local craft fair just in time for the holidays!

Join Edmonton's emerging artists and watch as hundreds of young performers take the stage at Nextfest!

Edmonton becomes the site of an international gathering of aboriginal filmmakers, actors, performers and artists.

Celebrate the Season with festivities at the Alberta Legislature.

candy cane lane edmonton

Take a stroll through this west end neighbourhood's holiday lights and decorations display!

This winter, explore an acre-sized winter wonderland in Hawrelak Park!

This Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival is an epic 55 km cross-country ski loppet.

When it comes to rock and roll, there's nothing quite like the live experience!

Get all the details on what's going on in Edmonton during Rodeo Week!

Check out this local craft fair just in time for the holidays!

Kaleido Fest is a wonderful collision of music, theatre, dance, literary arts, film and visual arts.