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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    Eight days with an eclectic lineup of jazz music happens around town at clubs, cafes and taverns and features a long list of renowned jazz artists from across Canada, the U.S., and Europe.

    Community: Medicine Hat
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    Join the Edmonton Chamber Music Society for the 9th annual Summer Solstice Music Festival. Chinese erhu master George Gao, joins pianist Sara Davis Buechner, violinist Lara St. John, and a line-up of North America’s finest performers for an exciting weekend of concerts. Experience this year's innovative and diverse programs that explore folk traditions as well as music spanning the Baroque to modern day.

    Community: Edmonton
    Region: Edmonton & Area
    Province: Alberta
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    Since 1989, Free Will Players have brought Shakespeare’s heart-stopping romances, chilling tragedies and side-splitting comedies to Hawrelak Park. As a staple of Edmonton's festival season, the FSF offers great summer nights, shelter from storms under the amphitheatre tent, and the magic of the Bard as it was meant to be seen: in Edmonton's beautiful river valley

    Community: Edmonton
    Region: Edmonton & Area
    Province: Alberta
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    Beautiful oceanside Powell River, B.C. is the setting for the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA). Young, talented and aspiring musicians, plus world-renowned names come together to entertain in three different venues in the beautiful Sunshine Coast. 

    Community: Powell River
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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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
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    The City of Vancouver will be grooving and bopping with the sound of jazz when one of the world's most critically acclaimed jazz festival arrives. In over 30 different venues, over 300 concerts (150 free) will bring a variety of jazz and blues genres and unique music to Vancouver's Lower Mainland and North Shore.

    Community: Vancouver
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    One of Alberta's biggest rodeos, attracting 65,000 spectators every year, the Ponoka Stampede is set to unleash thrilling rodeo action and the exciting chuckwagon races.

    Community: Ponoka
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta