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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    The International Choral Kathaumixw is a 5 day choral festival filled with concerts, common song singing, choral & vocal solo competitions.

    Community: Powell River
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    There is no official way to celebrate Canada Day. Many stay in their backyards with friends and have barbecues, and many celebrate with crowds and music, face-painting, fireworks and flags. Whistler creates a four-day Canada Day event that has all of that and more for people who shout proudly "I am Canadian!" and who embrace the cultural mosaic that Canada has become. Come celebrate Canada's 148th birthday in the fresh mountain air.

    Community: Whistler
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    Alberta's Lake Country is the perfect place to celebrate this beautiful slice of Canada at the Bonnyville Canada Day weekend celebrations, happening July 1.

    Community: Bonnyville
    Region: Northern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    The VSO comes back to Whistler Olympic Plaza to perform in the open mountain air for free. Sit on the grass surrounded by trees and mountains and listen to the classical compositions of Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelsshon, Stravinsky, Dvorak and more. 

    Community: Whistler
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival was the first of its kind in North America. Now in its 29th year, it is known worldwide for its amazing artists and generous audiences. Since 1984, almost four million people have played in the streets and shared a laugh with us at StreetFest.

    Community: Edmonton
    Region: Edmonton & Area
    Province: Alberta
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    The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, attracts over one million visitors per year and features the world's largest rodeo, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.

    Community: Calgary
    Region: Calgary & Area
    Province: Alberta
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    On July 8 and 9th, Two Rivers Gallery is hosting two days of fun, free and open creativity. Participate in over 26 free art activities while enjoying live music.  

    Community: Prince George
    Region: Northern BC
    Province: British Columbia
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    An incredibly captivating play tells the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection within a natural outdoor amphitheatre.

    Community: Drumheller
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    It may look far away, but for the thousands of people that attend the Atlin Arts and Music Festival every year, it’s well worth the trip.

    Community: Atlin
    Region: Interior BC
    Province: British Columbia
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    PeaceFest is an annual music festival and fair held in Peace River, Alberta that started in 1997 after horrible floods devastated the town. Originally called "We're Back", this festival was created to let Albertans know that Peace River was not ruined by the flood but was rebuilding and coming back better and stronger than ever.

    Community: Peace River
    Region: Northern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    This annual event is a mud-flinging, wheel-spinning, adrenaline-filled good time. Come watch the drivers tackle the mud pits at this Canadian Mud Racing Organization-sanctioned mud bog event. Within the CMRO racing community, we've been told that Plamondon’s Mud Bog event is a "do-not-miss" on the mud bog circuit. 

    Community: Lac La Biche
    Region: Northern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    One day. 40 Breweries. 120-plus craft beers and add in local music and food in a beautiful setting. What more could you want?

    Community: Squamish
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia