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17 festivals and events

Year round

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

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

edmonton folk music festival

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

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

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.

FISE world series edmonton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

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

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

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