Edmonton's festivals and events

Deep Freeze Winter Byzantine Festival

January

Outdoor winter arts and culture celebration

deepfreezefest.ca

 

Ice on Whyte

January

Outdoor winter festival featuring ice carving

iceonwhyte.ca

 

Silverskate Festival

February

Outdoor festival features sport, art, culture and recreation

silverskate.ca

Wildfire Festival

February

Improvisation festival for junior and senior high students

rapidfiretheatre.com

 

Canadian Birkebeiner Festival

February

Outdoor Nordic ski event featuring multiple distances including a 55km.

canadianbirkie.com

 

Flying Canoe Volant Adventure

February

Outdoor, night time winter event featuring Metis and French art, culture and stories.

thecityoflight.ca

 

SkirtsaFire Festival

March

Multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating the works of women

skirtsafire.com

 

Northwestfest

May

Nonfiction film festival

northwestfest.ca

Edmonton and Area Corporate Challenge

May-June

Multi-sport friendly  competition for corporations in Edmonton and area.

edmontoncorporatechallenge.com

 

Nextfest

June

Edmonton’s emerging arts festival – the voice of the next generation.

nextfest.ca

 

Edmonton ITU Triathlon

August-Sept.

World Triathlon series featuring elite, amateur and Paralympic athletes

edmontontriathlon.org

 

Improvaganza

June

Improvisors from all over the world come together to perform.

rapidfiretheatre.com

 

The Works Art and Design Festival

June

A display of visual art, design and entertainment

theworks.ab.ca

 

Edmonton international Jazz Festival

June

Highlights jazz musicians from all over the world.

edmontonjazz.com

 

Freewill Shakespeare Festival

June-July

Features the professional contemporary and innovative works of Shakespeare

freewillshakespeare.com

 

Canada Day in Mill Woods Park

July

July 1st family-friendly celebration of Canada’s birthday in Mill Woods Park

seedmonton.ca

 

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

July

Festival featuring roaming street acts, including dancers, actors, mimes, puppeteers and more.

edmontonstreetfest.com

 

Feats Festival of Dance

June-July

Multi-disciplinary dance festival

abdancealliance.ab.ca

 

K-Days

July

10-day exhibition featuring carnival games, food and a midway.

k-days.com

 

A Taste of Edmonton

July

A sampling of Edmonton’s gourmet food trucks and restaurants

tasteofedm.ca

 

Whyte Avenue Art Walk

July

Outdoor studio and gallery featuring working artists.

artwalk.ca

Heritage Festival

August

Festival celebrating the food, music, dance and art of over 85 cultures.

heritage-festival.com

 

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

August

Outdoor music festival featuring folk music artists.

edmontonfolkfest.org

 

Caribbean Arts Festival

August

Caribbean arts festival featuring music, art and dance of Caribbean cultures.

cariwest.ca

 

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

August

An arts festival featuring live theatre.

fringetheatre.ca

 

Edmonton Blues Festival

August

Outdoor music festival featuring blues musicians.

bluesinternationalltd.com

 

Simply Symphony Under the Sky

August

Outdoor music festival featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

winspearcentre.com

 

Kaleido Family Arts Festival

September

A joyous, exuberant and open arts festival featuring Alberta Avenue

kaleidofest.ca

 

Dreamspeakers Film Festival

September

Film festival featuring Indigenous filmmakers.

dreamspeakers.org

 

Festival of Trees

November

An exhibit featuring professionally decorated Christmas trees as well as other activities

festivaloftrees.ca

 

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