The West Fest List 2022: festivals and events in Alberta and BC


As any true festie knows, some of the best festival experiences are the unexpected ones, the surprise discoveries, the spontaneous moments. There is nothing like being a festival regular for generating community, building tradition and instilling that sense of connection. But our brains also seek out the new on the regular too.

Not long ago we told you about all the festivals and events that are coming back in Alberta and BC, including some of the big ones you won’t want to miss, in this big list.

As the summer continues, so do we continue to roundup some of the best festival experiences to check out, and sharing them here so you can plan your next festival outing. 

Alberta Festivals and Events 

July 2022

August 2022

BC Festivals and Events 

July 2022

August 2022

Be sure to check back - this page will be updated throughout the summer months.

July festivals and events in Alberta

July 1: Magnificent River Rats Festival, Athabasca

July 8: Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival, Edmonton

July 15: Wild Mountain Music Festival, Hinton

July 16: Cold Lake Air Show, Cold Lake

July 16: A Taste of Okotoks, Okotoks

July 22: Sasquatch Gathering and Music Festival, Rangeton Park

July 22: Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Drag Racing, Bonnyville

July 28: Big Valley Jamboree, Camrose

July 30: Canmore Folk Fest, Canmore

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July Festivals and events in BC

July 1: Funtastic Alberni, Port Alberni

July 8: Vancouver Island Musicfest, Comox

July 8: Lightning on the Lake, Port Alberni

July 9: Vancouver Craft Beer Week, Vancouver

July 14: Billy Barker Days, Quesnel

July 15: Kimberley Julyfest, Kimberley

July 28: Rockin’ River Country Music Fest, Merritt 

July 29: Filberg Festival, Comox

August festivals and events in Alberta

August 2: Rock'n August, Edmonton

August 4: Edmonton Folk Fest, Edmonton

August 12: Kananaskis Whitewater Festival, Kananaskis County

August 14: Mardi Gras Street Festival, Calgary

August 18: GlobalFest, Calgary

August 20: Paddle the Peace, Peace River

August 26: Castle Mountain Huckleberry Festival, Castle Mountain

August 27: Battle Creek Showdown, Elkwater

August Festivals and events in BC

August 5: Wapiti Music Festival, Fernie

August 6: Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, Burnaby

August 11: Summertime Blues Festival, Nanaimo

August 12: Robson Valley Music Festival, Dunster

August 13: Williams Lake Art Walk & Sale, Williams Lake

August 12: Savour the Sun: Silverstar, Vernon at Silverstar Mountain Resort

August 18: Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Salmon Arm


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