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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    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
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    Come and celebrate 25 years of the Honda Celebration of Light in Vancouver this summer. With amazing fireworks displays, incredible music, food and more. The 2015 Honda Celebration of Light competition begins promptly over English Bay at 10:00pm each night, rain or shine, on the 25th, 29th and 1st. Be treated to fireworks displays by teams from China, Brazil and Canada. Also enjoy "Shorefest" a music festival which will be taking place during the celebration of light.

    Community: Vancouver
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    On Sunday July 10th, 2016 paddlers from around North America will be gathering in Prince George for the epic challenge of the Northern Hardware PG Canoe Race.

    Community: Prince George
    Region: Northern BC
    Province: British Columbia
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    Lloydminster’s Colonial Days Fair has all the midway rides (from mild to wild), skill testing games, outstanding entertainment, agriculture and livestock shows, along with special feature events like grandstand concerts, chuckwagon racing, a demolition derby and MORE! This year they are excited to host the famous RCMP Musical Ride.

    Community: Lloydminster
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    Know a child who's keen to learn about the science behind machines that fly? The Texada Aerospace camp is for curious teens and pre-teens, between the ages of 10 and 16. Students get hands-on, interactive experience that will definitely elevate their curiousity about all the possibilities in the exciting field of aerospace.

    Community: Texada Island
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia
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    Get out the polish and the fuzzy dice. It’s time to head to 100 Mile House for the annual Hot July Nights Car & Bike Show. The three-day event from July 13 to 15 will host more than 200 cars and motorcycles from the Pacific Northwest. If you like chrome, classic, chopped or jacked,  you wont' want to miss the event at Centennial Park. #ExploreCariboo

     

    Community: 100 Mile House
    Region: Cariboo Chilcotan Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    Live music and arts and craft vendors will be found throughout the town of Horsefly, B.C during the 11th Arts on the Fly Festival. Four stages of live music are sure to have you dancing in the streets and on the banks of the beautiful Horsefly River. Take a workshop, let the kids play in the kid’s zone and enjoy an array of good eats in the food village.

    Community: Horsefly
    Region: Northern BC
    Province: British Columbia
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    Enjoy the annual Powell River Logger Sports that takes over Willingdon Beach.

    Community: Powell River
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    The Dragon Boat Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary and together with the second annual Outriggers "Survive The Triangle" competition make an ultimate race weekend.

    Community: Salmon Arm
    Region: Interior BC
    Province: British Columbia
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    Astral Harvest Music is not your ordinary music festival - it is a feast for your senses!  

    Community: Driftpile
    Region: Northern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    The Vancouver Island MusicFest is a gathering of world-class performers entertaining audiences on six different stages in the Comox Valley.

    Community: Comox
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia