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40 festivals and events


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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

edmonton street performers festival

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

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

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

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.

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!

k-days edmonton northlands

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

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

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

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

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

edmonton folk music festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Rainmaker Rodeo and Exhibition Edmonton

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

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

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

Be inspired and spark your creative side at the Edmonton Poetry 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

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

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

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