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30 festivals and events

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

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

k-days edmonton northlands

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

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.

Celebrate the North Saskatchewan River during EPCOR RiverFest!

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

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

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!

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

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

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.

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

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

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

cariwest caribbean arts festival edmonton

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

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

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

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

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

Deep Freeze Festival Edmonton

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

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

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

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

Kick up your heels at a real Western agricultural fair.

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

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

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