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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    Texada Island is rich in history, from First Nations to Spanish exploration and ore mining. But in the last few years, the island has also become rich in roots and blues music. Impressively, the Texada Roots and Blues Festival musical talent is all locally sourced, drawing in amazing talent from within 100 kms of the shores of Gillies Bay.

    Community
    Texada Island
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Rock'n August is an international car show and music festival, taking place in St. Albert, AB. The event often showcases more than 550 classic car entries into the event and more than 50,000 people attending, making Rock'n August one of the largest events to take place in the province of Alberta.

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    There's nothing like a laugh-out-loud good time. The folks at the Nanaimo Fringe will provide a constant supply, along with a plenty of moans, chuckles and cheers at the Nanaimo Fringe Festival. 

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Beginning in 1980 with one staff member and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured into one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2,000, the festival ins a not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best of folk music from around the world.

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    More than 50 merchants are taking part in the 2018 Williams Lake Art Walk. Stroll the downtown to discover local and national art that will be for sale. Don't forget to get your passport stamped along the way to be entered to win the grand prize. #ExploreCariboo

    Community
    Williams Lake
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Come celebrate Caribbean culture at the annual three-day Cariwest - Caribbean Arts Festival! Downtown Edmonton explodes with spectacular costumes, vibrant Caribbean musical rhythms, street theatre and enticing cuisine. Take in the night time extravaganza and costume judging, the Cariwest Parade through downtown, and the cultural fair in Churchill Square.

     

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Ever wondered what a music festival would look like in your own front yard? Well, wonder no more and attend the Robson Valley Music Festival this Aug. 14 to 16. Located in the gorgeous Raush Valley between the Rocky and Cariboo mountains, this intimate, artistic musical gathering is described by organizer, and host, Shara Gustafson as, “The wickedest little festival that could.”

    Community
    Dunster
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The Wapiti Music is all about one thing. Incredible Canadian Indie music. For it's fifth year, the festival opens its doors to class acts such as The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Lovecoast, Close Talker, Mounties and more! Some new, up and coming bands will hit the stage as well as seasoned veterans for this one of a kind festival. No matter the band, you'll be sure to find something to groove to.

    Community
    Fernie
    Region
    Kootenay Rockies
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Love hot sunny days and a cold craft beer? How about music to go along with it? If you answered yes, you're going to love Longwoodstock in Nanaimo from Aug. 11-12, 2017

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The Kananaskis Whitewater Festival promises a rollicking good time. The festival attracts pros, intermediates and beginners, male and female and all ages. Watch the pros navigate the rapids, sign up for a beginner whitewater clinic or standup paddle boarding lesson. 

    Community
    Kananaskis Country
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    What started as a memorial for a local youth in 2014 on a five-acre property has now blossomed into a major musical event for Port Alberni. The call for more space shifted the festival to the beautiful McLean Mill Historic Park. Now, people staying for the weekend can camp on-site to stroll over to the stages, to the games, to the food vendors and to the locally brewed craft beer! There will be Artisan vendors offering massages, henna tattoos, face-painting for the kids historically this has only been a 19+ event, we are allowing/implementing Family friendly on the Sunday only. It will allow us to see how well it works, it will be a soft introduction to help ensure it is done well and goes without incident – with this it sounds like the whole event is kid friendly and we don’t want to market it with that image (this was expressed in the interview), acro yoga/hula, guided meditation, and shared reiki workshops.

    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Take a seat by the seaside on Aug. 4 in Nanaimo and be serenaded by the Vancouver Island Symphony and guest artists at Maffeo Sutton Park.

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia