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Celebrate the North Saskatchewan River during EPCOR RiverFest!

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

Experience the art and culture of BBQ at Edmonton's only BBQ Festival!

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

Deep Freeze Festival Edmonton

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

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

Escape to Luminaria for some winter serenity at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden.

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

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

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

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

Rainmaker Rodeo and Exhibition Edmonton

Come party like a real cowboy or cowgirl the Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition!

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

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

Craft Beer Festival Edmonton

This is Edmonton's Premier Food & Beer Festival, showcasing hundreds of premium beers, both domestic and international!

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

k-days edmonton northlands

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

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

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

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

Be inspired and spark your creative side at the Edmonton Poetry Festival.

edmonton folk music festival

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

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

Get your jersey and your face paint ready, the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw is coming to Edmonton in 2018!

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

Blues on Whyte is closing down Whyte Avenue July 1 for a big summer block party!

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

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

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

See some of the best improvisers in the world at Edmonton's alternative comedy festival.

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

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

Fast? Yes. Extreme? You better believe it! Red Bull Crashed Ice is heading to Edmonton!

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

Kick up your heels at a real Western agricultural fair.

Downtown Edmonton will transform into the grounds of a music festival the October. Catch your favourite acts at Up+DT!

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

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

124 Street will be alive with the sound of music!

The Boston qualifier marathon hits Edmonton on August 18-19.

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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Find art in unexpected places at Found Festival!

The Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo (Edmonton Expo) is our city's greatest pop culture convention.

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

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

edmonton street performers festival

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

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