* 2021 dates pending

Nestled on the banks of the scenic Athabasca River, the Magnificent River Rats Festival celebrates Canada Day in a big way. Bring the whole family and enjoy the many activities that are part of this...

River Rats Festival Athabasca Alberta Music

Feet raw from a hot afternoon of barefoot dancing, I dipped my toes into the cool flowing waters of the Tawatinaw River. Behind me, the band played on.


When the Magnificent River Rats Festival first kicked off in Athabasca in 1996, a city councillor came up to Andy Woudstra (one of the founding members of the festival committee) and told him it wa