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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Rainmaker Rodeo and Exhibition Edmonton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

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

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!

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

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.

Deep Freeze Festival Edmonton

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

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

cariwest caribbean arts festival edmonton

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrate the Season with festivities at the Alberta Legislature.

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

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

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

Kick up your heels at a real Western agricultural fair.

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

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

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

k-days edmonton northlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

edmonton folk music festival

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

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

edmonton street performers festival

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

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

FISE world series edmonton

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

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

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

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