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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    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
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    The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society instills in audiences the appreciation of jazz music as a perse art form, connecting regional audiences with provincial, national and international jazz artists. The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society is dedicated to providing a professional and supportive environment for jazz artists to perform, collaborate, and celebrate with the people of Edmonton, jazz music from across the globe.

    Community: Edmonton
    Region: Edmonton & 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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    A weekend of off-roading, racing and music. This event features an exciting line up of musical artists and boasts a wide array of beer gardens and vendors.

    Community: Alix
    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
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    This family-friendly event is coming back for its 30th year. For three days, Headliner acts and local & regional performers will bring a variety of music genres to the Bulkley Valley.

    Community: Smithers
    Region: Northern BC
    Province: British Columbia
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    The Föhn Festival is a celebration of the Hinton area's history and celebrates the cultures that make up the community on the Canada Day weekend. 

    Community: Hinton
    Region: Alberta Rockies
    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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    Start celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with Parks Canada. Step back in time to the early days of Canada when our First Nations and Voyageurs were forging bonds and sharing their cultures. 

    Community: Rocky Mountain House
    Region: Alberta Rockies
    Province: Alberta
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    Enjoy the Spirit of Bonnyville Chuckwagon Races from June 28 - 30th. This event features a "half mile of hell" - where 36 chuckwagon drivers will compete in 9 heats of 4 chuckwagons per heat over the course of the championships.

    Community: Bonnyville
    Region: Northern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    Come watch the Cree First Nations put on a colourful show of skill and pageantry at the annual national Beaver Lake Pow Wow, June 29 to July 1. 

    Community: Lac La Biche
    Region: Northern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    Experience all the delicious food and drink Vermilion has to offer during this event - perfect for food lovers. Along with food, the day includes musical entertainment, an outdoor movie, and fireworks.

    Community: Vermilion
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta