Festivals Calendar

Alberta and British Columbia are packed with festivals and events year round.

If you are looking for top music, art, food and cultural experiences, you’ve come to the right spot. We hope what you discover here will lead you to some unexpected adventures and new, learning experiences. Be sure and tell us where you end up #FestivalSeekers.

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    Bring your thirst and love of locally crafted beers to the the vALEmount craft beer experience. This two-day event goes from Friday, June 16 at 8:30 p.m. until June 17 at 10 p.m. 

    Community
    Valemount
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Lethbridge's jazz scene has been alive and well for decades. Experience the vibrant arts and culture in the city during the Lethbridge Jazz Festival.

    Community
    Lethbridge
    Region
    Southern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Guests can expect exciting performance opportunities and workshops with international guests. Edmonton’s premiere destination for improvised comedy. Improvaganza features affordable, high-energy improvisation and alternative theatre to its audiences, while providing an opportunity for participation. Improvaganza is Rapid Fire Theatre’s annual international Improv festival. 

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Victoria Ska Fest is a diverse musical showcase featuring the best reggae, ska, dub, jazz, dancehall and punk from across the globe. This family-friendly event is the largest and longest running event of its kind in Nort America. 

    Community
    Victoria
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Get ready for squeaky clean fun in one of the craziest - and most popular fun-run competions around. The 5k Foam Fest in Nanaimo offers up plenty of shenanigans for competitors who run, jump and bounce their way through mud pits and a series of obstacles. 

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Since the 1880s, Revelstoke has had sawmills and forestry has been an important part in the town's economy. Revelstoke's Centennial Park will be celebrating the logging history of the community with many fun events for men, women, and children. 

    Community
    Revelstoke
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Canada’s only summer opera festival is held in Edmonton. The festival consists of four Mainstage Operas performed over the course of the festival.

    Community
    Beaumont
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Come spring, powder stashes can still be found at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Those longer, sunny days seem to bring in heaps of snow. It’s all a great reason to celebrate the season during the dual-weekend Sun, Splash, Funk Festival, April 3 to 5 and April 10 to 12.

    Community
    Golden
    Region
    Kootenay Rockies
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Every Tuesday night, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre takes groups on tour around the award-winning building. Inside the building, people become immersed in the history and traditions of the Squamish and Lil'Wat tribes. Kids and adults can interact with  artifacts such as a cedar canoe and drums, and throughout the tour the guide shares legendary stories. 

    Community
    Whistler
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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    South Okanagan is a cyclist's haven, with its beautiful lake and mountain vistas, a vast array of biking trails for every ability and steady schedule of biking events to choose from. Picture yourself riding through vineyards, alongside bluer than blue lakes, and breathing fresh mountain air.

    Community
    Penticton
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Ski Tour Canada 2016 is an exhilarating eight-stage cross-country skiing event across Canada that showcases some of Canada’s most iconic and historic ski destinations. The final stop is in Canadian  Canmore, AB,  which just happens to also be when the Canmore's Winter Carnival is happening. Cheer on Team Canada as they go head to head against some of the world's top Nordic skiers.

    Community
    Canmore
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Haying in the 30's is held on the August long weekend, celebrating the olden days of farming.  Take a walk around the Mallaig grounds and see what it was like to be a farmer in the 1930s

    Community
    Mallaig
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta