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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    It’s been too long but finally Edmonton welcomes back the airshow. The Villeneuve Airport, just a short drive north west of Edmonton, will host the Edmonton Airshow from Aug. 22 - 23. Much of the entertainment is in the air where pilots do manoeuvres that send chills up your spine.

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    The MoM (formerly known as Music on the Mountain) is an annual music and arts festival featuring original and independent music and art from all over B.C., Canada and around the world.

    Community
    Fort Saint James
    Region
    Northern BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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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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    Get into a coastal state of mind for the annual Otalith Festival. More than 20 acts and DJs take to the outdoor stage in the tiny, vibrant town of Ucluelet. Expect garage rock, hip hop, indie, folk and anything else you’d care to dance to — all with the stunning backdrop of the forest, coast and deep blue Pacific surrounding Vancouver Island. While you enjoy the music, your ticket helps support two local initiatives, the Ucluelet Aquarium and Pacific Wild.

    Community
    Ucluelet
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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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 Cochrane Agricultural Society Grounds will be the place to be from Aug 18-20 for the annual Cochrane Fair. The weekend will be full of events from lumberjack shows, midway rides, bull riding, mutton busting, music, dog shows and the popular extreme cowboy challenge.

     

    Community
    Cochrane
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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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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    Just a quick ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, the Sunshine Coast offers stunning views of the Strait of Georgia and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. As one of the staples in the community, the festival’s 2016 edition happens Aug. 11-14 an d promises to take attendees on a literary journey during the entire weekend and beyond. 

    Community
    Sechelt
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Calgary ReggaeFest's Main Stage event isn’t just for Reggae fans. It’s a full day family event that transcends racial, cultural and musical boundaries. With live performances from Canadian and international Reggae artistes, ReggaeFest features a beer garden, separate youth area, and plenty of arts & crafts. Or get a taste of Reggae culture from the many food vendors.

    Community
    Calgary
    Region
    Calgary & 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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    Each year on the second Sunday in August, the streets of Marda Loop come alive with the New Orleans-themed Marda Gras Street Festival. This one-day free public event includes the sights and sounds of New Orleans, with its purple, green and gold pageantry and featuring Jazz, Rhythm, Blues and Zydeco music, street level acts, a variety of cultural performers.

    Community
    Calgary
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta