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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    Banff National Parks's Performance in the Park returns for another two-days of music amid the mountains.

    Community
    Banff
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede is a semi-pro CCA (Canadian Cowboys Association) rodeo co-sanctioned with the Chinook Rodeo Association. For the past 2 years the cowboys themselves have nominated it as the best rodeo to attend.

     

    Community
    Stettler
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Get ready for squeaky clean fun in one of the craziest - and most popular fun-run competions around. The 5k Foam Fest in Nanaimo offers up plenty of shenanigans for competitors who run, jump and bounce their way through mud pits and a series of obstacles. 

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Whether you’re a seasoned triathlete, weekend warrior or someone looking to add a challenging event to your bucket list, the Wasa Lake Triathlon on June 8 & 9th features a series of events that will test your spirit and reward you immeasurably at the finish line.

    Community
    Cranbrook
    Region
    Rockies
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Attracting more than 150 development executives and a wide-ranging cross-section of television and digital media professionals from around the world, Banff is the ideal place to make new contacts, find production partners and green-light new projects.

    Community
    Banff
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Every Wednesday evening a gathering of lawn chairs and blankets crowd Salmon Arm's Marine Park for musical concerts. Everything from jazz to rock, and from folk to funk, reggae to rythm and blues will be heard from the gazebo.

     

    Community
    Salmon Arm
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Victoria Ska Fest is a diverse musical showcase featuring the best reggae, ska, dub, jazz, dancehall and punk from across the globe. This family-friendly event is the largest and longest running event of its kind in Nort America. 

    Community
    Victoria
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Guests can expect exciting performance opportunities and workshops with international guests. Edmonton’s premiere destination for improvised comedy. Improvaganza features affordable, high-energy improvisation and alternative theatre to its audiences, while providing an opportunity for participation. Improvaganza is Rapid Fire Theatre’s annual international Improv festival. 

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Lethbridge's jazz scene has been alive and well for decades. Experience the vibrant arts and culture in the city during the Lethbridge Jazz Festival.

    Community
    Lethbridge
    Region
    Southern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Sam Steele Days are Cranbrook’s largest annual festival. Look forward to a long list of events: live music, historical ativities, sports tournaments and pancake breakfasts- and a weiner dog race. 

    Community
    Cranbrook
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 50 per cent of Alberta's wildflowers - more than any other Rocky Mountain national park. More than 50 of Canada's rare flowers grow in Waterton, 30 of which are found only in this park.



    Yes, there was a devistating forest fire in the summer of 2017, but don't let that stop you from visiting. Now is the perfect opprotunity to see just what happens after a fire. Come and learn how Mother Nature heals. 

    Community
    Waterton Lakes National Park
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Enjoy the Alberni Valley during the Solstice Arts Festival, an incredible weekend of art in one of Vancouver Island's most beautiful settings.

    Community
    Port Alberni
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia