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.

  • Festival Dates
    -

    WIde Skies Music and Arts is a festival guaranteed to entertain everyone over two-days. July 26 features the free outdoor event next to Southminster Church.

     

    Community: Lethbridge
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
  • Festival Dates

    Haying in the 30's is held on the August long weekend, celebrating the olden days of farming.  Take a walk around the Mallaig grounds and see what it was like to be a farmer in the 1930s

    Community: Mallaig
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta
  • Festival Dates
    -

     Join concert-goers from around the globe who make the yearly pilgrimage to a 400-acre mini pop-up village created each year in Camrose, Alberta. It’s an amazing sight and what makes it extra-special is the neighbourly feel that abounds.

    Community: Camrose
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta
  • Festival Dates
    -

    Get ready for four days of country music in a spectacular rolling ranchlands landscape, with big name acts: Toby Keith, Aaron Pritchett, The Band Perry, Willie Nelson and Family, Brett Kissel and The Washboard Union. Dust off your cowboy boots, or wear your favourite flip-flops, it's that kind of relaxed atmosphere. Along with the music, there are food vendors, helicopter tours, a party zone and plenty of space to camp.

    Community: Merritt
    Region: Interior BC
    Province: British Columbia
  • Festival Dates
    -

    Since 1966 Strathmore has been hosting the annual stampede is back for another year. Break out your boots, belt buckles and cowboy hats and check out the local atmosphere. Don't miss the Tradeshow, for arts and crafts and unique, handmade wares.

    Community: Strathmore
    Region: Edmonton & Area
    Province: Alberta
  • Festival Dates
    -

    The Kamloops pow wow is one of the largest in Western Canada and celebrates its 37th year in August. About 20,000 people, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, are expected to attend over the three-day event, which boasts a substantial $77,000 total competition purse.

    Community: Kamloops
    Region: Interior BC
    Province: British Columbia
  • Festival Dates
    -

    The small community of Wells, B.C. has always been rich in arts and culture. Artists have travelled from across the country to this little mountain town to take in the beautiful setting and get inspired. In the 1930s, people gathered to watch musical acts at the same Community Hall that many of the 2018 festival’s performances take place, from Aug. 3 to 6.

    Community: Wells
    Region: Northern BC
    Province: British Columbia
  • Festival Dates
    -

    Enjoy everything Comox B.C. has to offer at the Filberg Festival. Walk through beautiful gardens, rustic buildings and gorgeous views of Comox Harbour and the Coastal Mountain Ranges.

    Community: Comox
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia
  • Festival Dates

    During the August long weekend each year, extreme athletes, individually and in relays, push themselves to the limits of their endurance against the breathtaking background of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

    Community: Grande Cache
    Region: Northern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
  • Festival Dates

    Afrikadey! specifically focuses on the talent, energy and innovation of young people of African descent who are actively striving to improve and open the lines of communication between different cultures. Afrikadey! again introduces Calgary audiences to a captivating array of African-inspired sights, sounds, and flavours. With capoeira, dance, and drum performances all around, no matter where you are. If you are right up by the stage you will be enjoying a full schedule of top-notch musical entertainment as well. 

    Community: Calgary
    Region: Calgary & Area
    Province: Alberta
  • Festival Dates
    -

    The Quesnel International Airshow is a three-day event hosting high- and low-flying aerobatic performers, including the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks and the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. #ExploreCariboo

    Community: Quesnel
    Region: Northern BC
    Province: British Columbia
  • Festival Dates
    -

    The Servus Heritage Festival features 60 pavilions representing more than 85 cultures from around the world.

    Community: Edmonton
    Region: Edmonton & Area
    Province: Alberta