20 awesome Alberta music festivals for summer 2024


Alberta's summer music festivals fill a big landscape with song under endless skies. Seeing live music with an Alberta backdrop—whether it's in a city like Calgary or Edmonton, or set against the Rockies, Alberta's many lakes or rolling prairies—just hits right.

From two-step to dub-step, and everything in between, Alberta’s music festival scene is diverse and rich, featuring international and homegrown talent. 

Here are some big name fests, as well as a few lesser known but equally alluring experiences, to fill your Alberta music calendar for summer 2024.

WATCH: Whitecourt's Party in the Park, one of Alberta's epic summer music fests

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May music fests in Alberta

May 3-4  East Coulee SpringFest / Drumheller, Alberta
Folk party in the badlands turns this tiny town into a music venue

June music fests in Alberta

Jun 6-23  Nuova Vocal Arts Festival / Edmonton, Alberta 
Opera, musical theatre, choral concerts and masterclasses fill the whole month

Jun 14-15  Party In The Park / Whitecourt, Alberta
One of Alberta's rocking-est fests, and it's FREE in Whitecourt

Jun 21-22  The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival / Beaumont, Alberta
Headliners Headstones, Dear Rouge, The Beaches, Begonia and Martin Kerr!

Jun 19-23  Sled Island Music & Arts Festival / Calgary, Alberta
Epic indie, comedy, film and arts party in Calgary, with big names!

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Jun 21-24  North Country Fair / Driftpile, Alberta
This mid-sized folk fest punches well above its rural weight

Jun 25-30  Edmonton International Jazz Festival / Edmonton, Alberta
Everything from trad to electronic all rolled into one big, boppin’ jazz fest

Jun 30 - Jul 1  Magnificent River Rats Festival / Athabasca, Alberta
Athabasca puts on one of Alberta’s biggest Canada Day weekend parties, 30+ years running

Jazz in the Badlands, at the Medicine Hat Jazz Fest.

July music fests in Alberta

Jul 19-21  Wild Mountain Music Festival / Hinton, Alberta
WMMF rocks the mountains with big tunes, featuring Gord Bamford on Saturday night

Jul 19-21  South Country Fair / Fort Macleod, Alberta
Chill with friendly vibes, tunes and artists in southern Alberta  

Jul 19-28  Edmonton's K-Days / Edmonton, Alberta
Midway rides, live entertainment and big musical acts hit Edmonton’s Northlands Exhibition grounds

Jul 27 - 30  Calgary Folk Music Fest / Calgary, Alberta
Party on Prince’s Island, surrounded by music and the Bow River

August music fests in Alberta

Aug 1-4  Big Valley Jamboree / Camrose, Alberta
Alberta is serious about country music, and BVJ is the big one!

Aug 2-4  Pigeon Lake Music Fest / Mulhurst Bay, Alberta
Rock out on the beach at Pigeon Lake with classic rock, blues 

Aug 3-4  Chasing Summer Festival / Calgary, Alberta
Big Calgary rave party with international headliners at Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds

Aug 3-5  Canmore Folk Fest / Canmore, Alberta 
Kick back to folk, roots and indie surrounded by Canmore’s mountain vistas

Aug 8-11  Edmonton Folk Fest / Edmonton, Alberta
One of Alberta’s longest running music fests, set in the river valley

Aug 14-19  Extreme Mudfest / Bonnyville, Alberta
Monster trucks, monster tunes and muddy fun in Bonnyville

Aug 16-18  Edmonton Blues Festival / Edmonton, Alberta
Get rhythm when you get the blues in Edmonton

September music fests in Alberta

Aug 30-Sept 2  WayneStock / Wayne, Alberta
Send off summer at the Last Chance Saloon, always a good time

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