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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    Lloydminster’s Colonial Days Fair has all the midway rides (from mild to wild), skill testing games, outstanding entertainment, agriculture and livestock shows, along with special feature events like grandstand concerts, chuckwagon racing, a demolition derby and MORE! This year they are excited to host the famous RCMP Musical Ride.

    Community
    Lloydminster
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Know a child who's keen to learn about the science behind machines that fly? The Texada Aerospace camp is for curious teens and pre-teens, between the ages of 10 and 16. Students get hands-on, interactive experience that will definitely elevate their curiousity about all the possibilities in the exciting field of aerospace.

    Community
    Texada Island
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Save On Foods presents the 14th Annual Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, at the spectacular Maffeo Sutton Park.

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, attracts over one million visitors per year and features the world's largest rodeo, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.

    Community
    Calgary
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival was the first of its kind in North America. Now in its 29th year, it is known worldwide for its amazing artists and generous audiences. Since 1984, almost four million people have played in the streets and shared a laugh with us at StreetFest.

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    This annual event is a mud-flinging, wheel-spinning, adrenaline-filled good time. Come watch the drivers tackle the mud pits at this Canadian Mud Racing Organization-sanctioned mud bog event. Within the CMRO racing community, we've been told that Plamondon’s Mud Bog event is a "do-not-miss" on the mud bog circuit. 

    Community
    Lac La Biche
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    There is no official way to celebrate Canada Day. Many stay in their backyards with friends and have barbecues, and many celebrate with crowds and music, face-painting, fireworks and flags. Whistler creates a four-day Canada Day event that has all of that and more for people who shout proudly "I am Canadian!" and who embrace the cultural mosaic that Canada has become. Come celebrate Canada's 148th birthday in the fresh mountain air.

    Community
    Whistler
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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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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    Only 45 minutes from Kamloops, 4.5 hours from Vancouver and a beautiful seven-hour drive from Calgary, you'll find the perfect destination for a weekend of music and festival fun.

    Community
    Sun Peaks Resort
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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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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    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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    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