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14 festivals and events


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

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

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

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!

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

edmonton folk music festival

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

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.

edmonton international fringe theatre festival

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

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

FISE world series edmonton

FISE World Series Edmonton in Hawrelak Park, September 15-17.

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