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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    The Sunshine Coast's leading edge arts festival will be presented this year from October 11 to 21, 2018 with a special event being planned October 5&6. The multi-disciplinary Festival features visual art, music, heritage, drama, dance and a variety of workshops hosted at various indoor venues around the District of Sechelt, including Raven’s Cry Theatre, the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre and the Seaside Centre.

    Community
    Sechelt
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The Baldy Marathon is a scenic run through wine country. Soothing sounds of water, mature trees and calling birds will keep you inn zen state of mind as you head south to the Festival of the Grape.

    Community
    Baldy Mountain Resort
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Lethbridge brings a brimming stein of German culture to Western Canada during its Munich-styled Oktoberfest. Yes, there will be beer and schnitzel and sausages, but also the rousing European sounds of the lederhosen-clad band, Alpen Shatz.

    Community
    Lethbridge
    Region
    Southern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    An all-women event as surfers hit the waves and show their best in the annual surf competition. A lead-up event, awards banquet, and movie premier happen around the competition days.

    Community
    Tofino
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The Government of Alberta designated Vermilion a host for celebrating Alberta Culture Days.  Plans are in full force for an awesome three days, including an incredible day of Art in the Park.

    Community
    Vermilion
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Edmonton International Film Festival... international, independent and eye-opening. This Festival is about 'discovery'. They strive to uncover cinematic gems and celebrate unique new voices in independent filmmaking. EIFF is about films and the people who make them.

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    This festival is proud to have been called one of Canada's best small festivals. The Spring Wine Festival has wine, food & entertainment for all during grape budbreak in the Okanagan. Stay for a day, two days, or a whole week and get a taste for the Okanagan wine.

    Community
    Kelowna
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    A premium tasting event that began in Vancouver years ago, the Hopscotch Festival is now rooted in Kelowna's event calendar.

    Community
    Kelowna
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Participate in one of 30 hikes, talks or workshops to learn about the wildlife in the park. Learn about the bears in Waterton on a hike, such as this one, “Poop, Paw and Pathways.” Or, learn to take stunning wildlife photos. 

    Community
    Waterton Lakes National Park
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a 12-day celebration of visual arts and cinema, screening more than 200 multi-genre films from more than 100 countries and highlighted by a series of gala events, awards ceremonies, and special presentations. 

    Community
    Calgary
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark – but at the same time something very good is happening at Nanaimo's harbour. Stop by the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza from Sept. 15 - 17 for two performances of Shakespeare’s best plays, during Nanaimo’s annual Shakespeare by the Sea.

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    We beer-drinking mountain folk all know the glorious feeling of drinking cold beer after a great day on the ski hill, or after hiking, nay, conquering a great mountain in the summer heat. Whistler Village is pouring pints from nearly 30 different breweries in one single day, so don't miss this chance to sample hundreds of brews, just please drink responsibly.

    Community
    Whistler
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia