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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.

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!

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

k-days edmonton northlands

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

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

edmonton street performers festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check out the ultimate street hockey experience in Edmonton!

cariwest caribbean arts festival edmonton

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

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

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

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

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

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

Deep Freeze Festival Edmonton

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

Litfest is a festival, a movable feast. At LitFest, nonfiction content comes to life.

Edmonton Valley Zoo Festival of Light

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

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

Kick up your heels at a real Western agricultural fair.

Celebrate the Season with festivities at the Alberta Legislature.

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

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