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Edmonton's alternative comedy festival.

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

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

TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand Final

See the best in the world compete in the ITU World Triathlon.

k-days edmonton northlands

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

The Boston qualifier marathon hits Edmonton on August 19-20.

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

Don't miss Sustainival, an amazingly fun carnival powered entirely by green energy!

Expect to be dazzled by live aerobatic performances at the Edmonton Airshow!

Enjoy an educational and entertaining experience at the Mosquers Film Festival.

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!

edmonton folk music festival

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

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

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

Six stages of pure cycling, don't miss the Tour of Alberta!

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

Blues on Whyte is closing down Whyte Avenue From June 30-July 2 for a big summer block party!

cariwest caribbean arts festival edmonton

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

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

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

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

Come face-to-face with your favorite Pixar film characters like Buzz Lightyear, Dory, and more at TELUS World of Science!

See one of Cirque Du Soleil's most acclaimed creations under the big top at Northlands Coliseum.

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

Make your way to Giovanni Caboto Park for this two day family-friendly festival celebrating the full spectrum of talent and culture in central Edmonton

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

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

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

The PBR Global Cup brings prfessional bull riding wrapped in a rock concert environment to Rogers Place.

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

edmonton street performers festival

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

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

Edmonton Design Week brings 9 days of installations, workshops, pop-ups and more.

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.

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

FISE world series edmonton

FISE World Series Edmonton in Hawrelak Park, September 15-17.

Cheer on the chefs that are competing to represent Canada at the World Food Championships!

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

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