Alberta festivals and events for August


The sunniest festival ready days are upon Alberta as we head into August and there is a stacked lineup of events happening across this beautiful province that you are not going to want to miss out on.

Mud or music, we’ve got something to tickle your fancy this month and are sure that you will be making memories that leave you wanting more! 

Alberta festivals for August

Looking for Alberta events and festivals for August? Check these out:

Aug 3 - 6  Big Valley Jamboree / Camrose, AB
Country lovers, this is the big one! Morgan Wallen, Dierks Bentley, Dallas Smith lead a big lineup of stadium-sized country music. 

Aug 4 - 6  Beaver Lake Pow Wow / Lac La Biche, Alberta
Beaver Lake Cree Nation welcomes all to their annual powwow celebration

Aug 10 - 13  Edmonton Folk Fest / Edmonton, AB
The spotlight is on Gallagher Park in Edmonton for 4 days of great live music from Ben Harper, Fleet Foxes, Half Moon Run, The Teskey Brothers and more!

Aug 8 - 12  Rock'n August / St Albert, AB
Classic cars and live music take over St Albert for four days in a massive event that sees over 50,000 attendees.

Aug 8 - Sept 6  Freewill Shakespeare Festival / Edmonton, AB 
Enjoy the bard en plein air (outdoors!) in Edmonton, with productions of Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night.

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Aug 11 - 13  Kananaskis Whitewater Festival / Kananaskis Country, AB
Paddle to your heart's content at this three-day all-things-whitewater festival. Register for advanced, intermediate or beginner kayak events. Or, take a stand-up paddle boarding lesson among other activities.

Aug 13  Marda Gras Street Festival / Calgary, Alberta
Calgary's annual New Orleans themed, family-friendly street festival fills the street with live music, entertainment, street performers, art, bicycles, and a kids quarter. 

Aug 17 - 20  Extreme Mudfest / Bonnyville, AB
Relive your childhood with cooler tools in this epic mudding event featuring hip-hop and rock concerts in the evening after a day of mud and fun!

Aug 19  Paddle the Peace / Peace River, AB
Take to Peace River on August 19 for a day of canoes, paddleboards and kayaks with a complementary racers' lunch, live entertainment, door prizes, and a day of fun on the water.

Aug 25 - 27  Edmonton Blues Festival / Edmonton, AB
Some of the best blues artists and bands in the world are coming to Edmonton for a weekend of blues and soul enriching music with this one-of-a-kind lineup.

Aug 26  Castle Mountain Huckleberry Festival / Castle Mountain, AB
Come to Castle Mountain's Annual Huckleberry Festival to enjoy music and entertainment and ride the chairlift for some of the best huckleberry picking around.

August is a month of sun and heat, but don’t let that discourage you from enjoying festival season to its fullest as August is one of the busiest months for festivals and events in Alberta. Festival season doesn’t end with the summer though and we will continue to bring you exciting events to sink your teeth into year round.

Heading to British Columbia and want to make the most of the festival season? Check out our story on festivals and events happening in BC this August.


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