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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    This event is too good to pass up, not only because there’s so much going on, but also because it is free admission into the grounds. You don’t get that in the big city.

    Community
    Lac La Biche
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    The Servus Heritage Festival features 60 pavilions representing more than 85 cultures from around the world.

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Canmore Folk Music Festival is the longest running folk music festival in Alberta and one of its finest. Adhering to a philosophy and legacy of pure folk, world, blues, and roots music, the festival since 1978 has attracted up to 15,000 music fans annually from across southern Alberta, western Canada, the northwestern USA and indeed the world.

    Community
    Canmore
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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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