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24 festivals and events

The Arts
Year round

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

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

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

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

Enjoy an educational and entertaining experience at the Mosquers Film 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!

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

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

edmonton street performers festival

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

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!

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!

Deep Freeze Festival Edmonton

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

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

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

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

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

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