Where to celebrate Canada Day in Alberta


Canada Day in Alberta is filled with celebration! As is tradition, Albertans will gather to celebrate the rich and diverse heritage of Canada at locations across the province, from Grande Prairie to Edmonton, Banff, Calgary, Vermilion and beyond.  

There are so many great events happening so we picked a few to help you find the right event for you this Canada Day, or maybe Canada Weekend if you are feeling adventurous! 

Canada Day events in Alberta

Here are 7 stellar events happening on Canada Day across Alberta.

Canada Day Rocks 2 / Grande Prairie
Head to the Jackpot Event Centre on Canada day for a day of drinking, dancing, Canada Day cake, and party games before a night of live music! Pre-purchase tickets for $30 or get them for $40 at the door. 

Celebration of Vermilion & Multiculturalism / Vermilion
Get Canada Day started early in Vermilion! This festival happens June 30, from an epic water battle on main street to the Taste of Vermilion, with live music, food and Indigenous dancing, this is one epic day to be in Vermilion. 

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Canada Day in the Rockies / Banff
Local musicians and storytellers, art displays, a family fun zone, and a cool off zone await in Banff on Canada Day! While you're exploring Banff, expect to see marching bands and dance troupes to keep the excitement alive through the day and enjoy the pyrotechnics display in the evening. For over 

Magnificent River Rats Festival / Athabasca, Alberta
For over 30 years this festival has been an Alberta mainstay, featuring a weekend of live music on the banks of the Athabasca River. Athabasca's combo of nature, history and Canadian musical acts will have you feeling very much Canadian here.

The Magnificent River Rats Festival celebrates Canada Day with three days of live music in Athabasca.

Mill Woods Canada Day Celebration / Edmonton 
Children activities early in the day, entertainment and food trucks through the afternoon and evening, and fireworks at 11pm sponsored by the City of Edmonton. This event is free, but food bank donations are being collected for those that want to support local food banks.

Canada Day Celebrations / Calgary 
Pow wows, street vendors, live music, and more await you in Calgary on Canada Day this year as part of a free celebration for Calgarians and visitors in downtown Calgary. Full event schedule will be released on June 19th and you can find it here.

Edmonton International Jazz fest / Edmonton 
The final days of the Edmonton International Jazz Fest land on Canada Day weekend make it a great addition to your Canada Day plans this year. 

International and Edmonton local artists alike will take to the stage to bring you a truly unique event that will surely leave you wanting more and you can get it as this event ends on July 2, so you can make a whole weekend out of it! 

Pow wows, jazz icons, and the beautiful rocky mountains await you across Alberta on Canada Day this year, the only thing you have to do is make your plan for the weekend now! 

For more festivals and events in Alberta, visit our event calendar.

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