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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    Fall is unbelievably spectacular. Don’t miss the opportunity to hike through the golden larch trees, a stunning contrast to the dramatic Canadian Rockies, evergreen valleys and turquoise-blue lakes. Sign up for a guided hike or bike adventure to learn about the history, flora and fauna of Lake Louise, or take a wilderness horseback trip like early explorers who opened up the rugged west.

    Community
    Lake Louise
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Castle Mountain's Annual Huckleberry Festival is a full-day family event that attracts more than 300 people each year to come enjoy music and entertainment, a pig roast, and ride the chairlift to some of the best Huckleberry picking around.

    Community
    Castle Mountain
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Head to the Bonnyville rodeo grounds for a one-of-a-kind festival! The extreme mudfest brings three days of high octane machines along with two days of amazing music. Enjoy camping, vendors, music and mud at this fun for all ages event.

    Community
    Bonnyville
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Taber is famous for their corn, and they celebrate the harvest with an annual two day festival.

    Community
    Taber
    Region
    Southern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Get ready to rock in Hawrelak Park this August during the Edmonton Rock Music Festival. The two-day event will feature rock legends, Dr. Hook, The Stampeders, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and more. Enjoy the beer garden, food vendors, and merchandise tents along with the summery vibe. 

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Atmosphere Gathering is an intimate West Coast festival happening in the Village of Cumberland every August. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to have a great time!

    Community
    Cumberland
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival August 17-27, 2017. Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) has donned their bell-bottoms, pulled up their tube socks and wistfully gone back to the era of record stores and jumpsuits. Get swept up in what it means to be fringed and confused with a ‘throwback’ to our early years. 

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Salmon Arm is the centre of the action in B.C's Interior, hosting the ROOTSandBLUES Festival in mid-August, attracting thousands of music lovers to the quiet little town on the shores of Shushwap Lake.

    Community
    Salmon Arm
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Within GlobalFest is the OneWorld Festival, the Firework's Festival, the Night Market and hundreds of thousands of people, local and tourists of different cultures coming together to celebrate the cultural diversity within Calgary's communities. GlobalFest's mandate as a not-for-profit society is to produce an inclusive, world class, multi-faceted arts and culture festival that celebrates and showcases cultural diversity and artistic excellence within our communities and across the globe.

    Community
    Calgary
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Knights in shining armour. Court jesters. Ladies in waiting. WHAAAT? Did you just fall through time? If you are in Brooks, Alberta on August 11th and 12th, you have walked into the largest gathering of medieval and historical re-enactments in Western Canada. And you will be amazed at the demonstrations! Come as you are or as you would in the year 1450.

    Community
    Brooks
    Region
    Southern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    What started as a memorial for a local youth in 2014 on a five-acre property has now blossomed into a major musical event for Port Alberni. The call for more space shifted the festival to the beautiful McLean Mill Historic Park. Now, people staying for the weekend can camp on-site to stroll over to the stages, to the games, to the food vendors and to the locally brewed craft beer! There will be Artisan vendors offering massages, henna tattoos, face-painting for the kids historically this has only been a 19+ event, we are allowing/implementing Family friendly on the Sunday only. It will allow us to see how well it works, it will be a soft introduction to help ensure it is done well and goes without incident – with this it sounds like the whole event is kid friendly and we don’t want to market it with that image (this was expressed in the interview), acro yoga/hula, guided meditation, and shared reiki workshops.

    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Come celebrate Caribbean culture at the annual three-day Cariwest - Caribbean Arts Festival! Downtown Edmonton explodes with spectacular costumes, vibrant Caribbean musical rhythms, street theatre and enticing cuisine. Take in the night time extravaganza and costume judging, the Cariwest Parade through downtown, and the cultural fair in Churchill Square.

     

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta