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 not about finishing first, but rather having fun and raising money for good causes. The 4th annual Run in the Rockies gives runners of all abilities a chance to check out the sport. Try anything from 1 to 21 kilometres.  

    Community: Hinton
    Region: Alberta Rockies
    Province: Alberta
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    Come to Sir Winston Churchill Square, the heart of Edmonton's downtown core and share the beauty of Latin heritage, experience the tastes, sites and sounds of the Hispanic culture. Dance, sing, eat and learn about the diverse communities that make up Edmonton's Vibrant Latin Community.

    Community: Edmonton
    Region: Edmonton & Area
    Province: Alberta
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    Whoop-Up Days is an annual festival, exhibition, and rodeo held in Lethbridge, Alberta, for five days in the last full week of August

    Community: Lethbridge
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    That old song had it all wrong when it said, "There ain't no cure for the summertime blues." They hadn't heard of the Summertime Blues Festival held annually in Nanaimo.

    Community: Nanaimo
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia
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    Taber is famous for their corn, and they celebrate the harvest with an annual two day festival.

    Community: Taber
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    For 22 years this festival has existed to honour the memory of Cam Alexander, an avid cyclist who tragically lost his life in a biking accident. This year, the festival is reaching out to the community of Nelson to get back in the saddle. The festival is for competitive and recreational riders. Pump up your bike tires, oil the chain, and make sure your brakes are in order, because there'll be lots of riding.

    Community: Nelson
    Region: Interior BC
    Province: British Columbia
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    Castle Mountain's Annual Huckleberry Festival is a full-day family event that attracts more than 300 people each year to come enjoy music and entertainment, a pig roast, and ride the chairlift to some of the best Huckleberry picking around.

    Community: Castle Mountain
    Region: Alberta Rockies
    Province: Alberta
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    Fesival organizers (Blues International) have worked hard at bringing the best in the blues to you at the sonically superior and party friendly Heritage Amphitheatre. Plans are well underway and they have booked a great cross section of newcomers, veterans, legends, award winners and blues heavyweights to fill the hole in your soul this summer!

    Community: Edmonton
    Region: Edmonton & Area
    Province: Alberta
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    Come to Lac La Biche for some great entertainment during the Hylo/Venice Harvest Days. The festival centres around the horticultural show which features hundreds of plants and flowers. There will be a parade, but the great thing about small-town parades, is that anyone can join. Make a float, decorate your bike, wagon or quad.

    Community: Lac La Biche
    Region: Northern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    The name alone – Conquer the Ridge Half-Marathon – might sound slightly daunting. But grab a friend and it’ll feel more like fast walk in the prairies on a Saturday morning. Plus, you’ve got plenty of time to train.

    Community: Medicine Hat
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    There really isn’t a battle, that’s just the name of the creek that originates in Cypress Hills near Medicine Hat, Alta. It's actually a friendly mountain bike race with 70 of your favourite downhill grinders casually riding their mountain bikes along the slopes of Cypress Hills.  

    Community: Elkwater
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    The annual festival is gearing up to be one of the best Dragon Boat festivals of the year. It will attract hundreds of families and individuals from all over to participate or cheer on the teams. This year, Kelowna Dragon Boat Club has six boats to make the races even more thrilling.

    Community: Kelowna
    Region: Interior BC
    Province: British Columbia