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

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

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

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

Craft Beer Festival Edmonton

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

After a long-awaited return to Western Canada, the 2018 Super Channel Championships will return to Edmonton this Spring!

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

Rainmaker Rodeo and Exhibition Edmonton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

edmonton folk music festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

Kick up your heels at a real Western agricultural fair.

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

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

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

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

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

cariwest caribbean arts festival edmonton

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

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

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

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

Celebrate the North Saskatchewan River during EPCOR RiverFest!

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

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

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

edmonton street performers festival

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

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