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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    Cochrane's annual summer festival returns. Put on by the local Bow Valley Credit Union and through the help of numerous sponsors, SummerFest is a fun-filled day of activities for people of all ages.

    Community
    Cochrane
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Bring the whole family to Vermilion for a fun filled day! The one-day event features kids activities, a trade show and fireworks.

    Community
    Vermilion
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Nestled on the banks of the scenic Athabasca River, the Magnificent River Rats Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. Bring the whole family and enjoy the many activities that are part of this activity-filled event.

    Community
    Athabasca
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    There's no festival in Canada as large and great as the Funtastic Sport and Music Festival. Since 1985, Vernon, B.C. is visited by people from all over the country to play in the Slo-pitch tournament on the July long-weekend. People also come for the three nights of live classic rock entertainment.

    Community
    Vernon
    Region
    Thompson Okanagan
    Province
    British Columbia
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    A weekend of off-roading, racing and music. This event features an exciting line up of musical artists and boasts a wide array of beer gardens and vendors.

    Community
    Alix
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society instills in audiences the appreciation of jazz music as a perse art form, connecting regional audiences with provincial, national and international jazz artists. The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society is dedicated to providing a professional and supportive environment for jazz artists to perform, collaborate, and celebrate with the people of Edmonton, jazz music from across the globe.

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    A 10-day festival that attracts over 300 musicians, who bring all genres of jazz, blues and worldbeat music to over 35,000 people throughout Victoria and surrounding area on Vancouver Island.

     

    Community
    Victoria
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The North Country Fair is the smallest of the major folk festivals in Alberta. Located on the Driftpile River, south of the community of Driftpile, it is an idyllic location for a fair. Usually held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice, this year's festival takes place June 17 to 19. Traditionally, the event draws around 5,000 people from all over Alberta and a few from B.C.

    Community
    Driftpile
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Enjoy a 3-day cultural celebration revelling in the mountain bike stoke of the Canadian Rockies. The weekend will include a main expo/festival, bike demos for Demo-licious Days wristband holders, group rides, a craft beer tent, endless amounts of Canadian Rockies singletrack & a few surprises!

    Community
    Canmore
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Works Art and Design Festival will send a current through downtown Edmonton and surrounding areas with 43 one-of-a-kind installations and exhibits, and over 250 special events, performances and opportunities to meet the minds behind the art.

     

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Held annually, the Wainwright Stampede is four action-packed days with the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. Events included bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding. The Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association also competes over all four days

    Community
    Wainwright
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Sled Island is an annual four-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This year’s festival will bring together more than 250 artists and bands in more than 30 venues throughout the city.

    Community
    Calgary
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta