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

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

edmonton folk music festival

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

Groove over to BreakOut West, a city-wide music festival featuring the best in western Canadian talent!

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

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

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!

FISE world series edmonton

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

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

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

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

k-days edmonton northlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Celebrate the Season with festivities at the Alberta Legislature.

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

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

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

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

Deep Freeze Festival Edmonton

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

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

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

Join cyclists from around the globe and participate in one of the biggest cycling events in North America!

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

Edmonton's alternative comedy festival.

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

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

Kick up your heels at a real Western agricultural fair.

edmonton street performers festival

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

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

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

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

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

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