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36 festivals and events


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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

cariwest caribbean arts festival edmonton

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

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

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

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

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

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

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

k-days edmonton northlands

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

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

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

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

edmonton street performers festival

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

edmonton folk music festival

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

Rainmaker Rodeo and Exhibition Edmonton

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

See some of the best improvisors 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.

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

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

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