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

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.

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

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

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.

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

edmonton street performers festival

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

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

Celebrate the North Saskatchewan River during EPCOR RiverFest!

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

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

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

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!

124 Street will be alive with the sound of music!

Craft Beer Festival Edmonton

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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

Find art in unexpected places at Found Festival!

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!

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

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

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

cariwest caribbean arts festival edmonton

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

edmonton folk music festival

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

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

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