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Wildberry Festival

Street dance, food and lots of family fun.

 

Westridge CPCA Finals

World-class chuckwagon racing. Don’t miss a minute of Wagon Week action with beer gardens, pancake breakfasts, Family Fun Night, Pink Night, the Chuckwagon Cabaret and more! 

 

Vilna Boomtown Day Fair

Featuring a parade, games and activities for the whole family.

 

Vegreville Country Fair

Family fun parade, Canadian Pony Chuckwagon Races, amusement rides and games, tractor and truck pulls and much more.

 

vEGGfest

A weekend of entertainment and culture in celebration of “that big egg!” Performances from Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Corb Lund, Charlie Major and more.

 

Ukrainian Day

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada.

 

North of 16 Blues and Country Music Festival

After a successful run in 2015, the festival is back for a second year. Enjoy a laidback weekend of blues and country music.

 

Lac La Biche Annual Pow Wow Days & Fish Derby

Activities all weekend long, featuring a midway and of course, a fish derby.

 

Friends’ Ukrainian Music Fest

Musical magic on display from the region’s finest Ukrainian folk songsters, along with a village market, Ukrainian food and childrens’ activities.

 

Daysland Movie in the Park

Petting zoo, inflatables, barbecue, and a movie in the park. Showing Zootopia. 

 

Country Roots Tour

A full-day celebration of food, farms and history.

 

Come By The Hills Music Festival

A music festival nestled in the valleys. Performers TBA.

 

Clandonald Country Fair

Bench shows, pancake breakfasts, gold mines, races, bale decorating and more.

 

Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival

Celebrate 125 years of Ukrainian immigration by learning about the Ukrainian culture with food, performances, folk arts, demonstrations, tours, displays of history, religion and agriculture.

 

World Chuckwagon Races

World-class chuckwagon racing coming right down to the wire.

 

Whoop-Up Days

Celebrating with a parade, midway rides, animals, rodeo and more.

 

Okotoks Chili Fest

Feast on chili and then vote for your favourite.

 

Miniature Horse Chuckwagon Championships

The annual race is on, with teams coming from across Western Canada to compete.  

 

Globalfest

International fireworks festival with a special guest.

 

Crowsnest Pass Doors Open & Heritage Festival

A celebration of culture, history and heritage from the beautiful Crowsnest Pass. 

 

Concert in the Country 2016

Live music in a country setting.

 

Canmore Folk Festival

The longest-running folk music festival in Alberta. This year features the Milk Carton Kids, Basia Bulat, John Wort Hannam, Kacy & Clayton and more. 

 

Camrose Founders Days Festival

Celebrate Camrose’s founders and the community’s history.

 

Blackfoot Arts & Heritage Festival

Participate in traditional and contemporary aboriginal dancing, music, art and cuisine. 

 

Battle of the Rockies

This year the event will be hosting the WPCA World Championship. Includes fundraisers and more.

 

Antiquing at the Arc

Spend hours rummaging through everything from furniture to militaria to art deco to toys and more at this annual antique show. You’ll find traditional treasures and some offbeat ones, too. In addition to shopping, you can bring along your own […]

 

Annual Nanton Round Up Days

The Annual Nanton Round Up Days is fun-filled weekend packed with events for the entire family. This year the Canadian High School Rodeo Finals will be hosted in Nanton during Round Up Days.

 

Afrikadey!

For the festival’s 25th year, enjoy performances by Red Thunder The Next Generation dance group, storytelling related to aboriginal legends and an art show. Bannock and beverages available for purchase.

 

A Cultural Ghostly Night Out

The evening begins with a three-course meal at Okotoks’ Bistro 1882. Following dinner, make your way to the Okotoks Museum for a special hair-raising edition of the Okotoks ghost walk. 

 

100 Foot Races

Racing of all kinds, such as drag racing, Pro-Stock diesel engines and more.

 

Vilna Boomtown Day Fair

Featuring a parade, games, and activities for the whole family. 

 

Valleyview Fair & Rodeo

Parade, pancake breakfast and rodeo events.

 

North Peace Stampede

Professional rodeo, chuckwagon races, midway, beer garden, food booths, camping.

 

Bear Creek Folk Festival

Grande Prairie is hosting its first folk music festival with over 30 national and international artists on the bill. Jenny Allen, case/lang/veirs, Bahamas, Corb Lund, Bruce Cockburn, Ruthie Foster, Ashley MacIsaac and others will be kicking off its inaugural year. 

 

Wildwood Agricultural Fair

Everyone can appreciate the old-time atmosphere of this fair, complete with a parade.

 

Pembina Valley Daze

Steak barbecues, car rally, a parade, pancake breakfast and more spice up Evansburg this weekend.

 

Lone Wolves Pembina River Run

Enjoy a show and shine featuring more than 100 cars.

 

Kin Mini Slo Pitch Tournament

This tournament plays host to 272 Mixed Open Division Teams with cash and prizes totalling more than $60 000. There’ll be live entertainment each night, beer gardens and more. 

 

Jasper Heritage Rodeo

A professional rodeo along with live music, a parade and show riding.

 

Wapiti Music Festival

Showcasing the best in Canadian indie music, from up-and-coming artists to established acts. Check out Yukon Blonde, the Matinée, Terra Lightfoot, Shred Kelly and more.

 

Wanderlust Festival

Five days of yoga, music, workshops and sustainable food. Musical lineup includes José González, Steel Pulse, Tasha Blank, Sheela Bringi, Dj Drez and more.

 

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Featuring six daytime stages and two evening stages, craft and  food vendors, artisan market, children’s activities, beverage gardens and camping. Performers include Eric Bibb, Crystal Shawanda, Jerry Lawson, Martin Harley, kLox, Locarno and more.

 

Robson Valley Music Festival

A great weekend of live music with Busty and the Bass, De Bruces A Mi, Coco Love Alcorn, the Dead South, the Imprints, Hachey The Mouthpeace and more.

 

Filberg Festival

Featuring more than 120 artisans, food and lively entertainment for all ages on nine-acre waterfront Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park. No dogs, please.

 

Edge of the World Festival

Performers this year include: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Busty and the Bass, Mob Bounce, the Marwills and many more. The EOTW festival opens and closes with traditional Haida song and dance.

 

Crankworx

A place for bike lovers and riders to gather and crown a champion.

 

ArtsWells Festival

Over 100 musical acts on 12 stages over four days, plus  over 30 workshops and screening of independent films.

 

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival

This is for the Shakespeare fans and theatre lovers. Shakespeare plays—this year performances are J.Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Roving Show—are performed on the Saskatchewan River.

 

Rock the River

Back for a second year, the festival showcases the best classic rock musicians. Sass Jordan, David Wilcox, Starship, Rik Emmett of Triumph, 54-40, Haywire  and Loverboy will take you back to the good ol’ days.

 

Regina Folk Festival

The festival presents a weekend of varying musical styles and cultural influences. This year features Sam Roberts Band, the Mavericks, the Wet Secrets, the Head and the Heart, Ry Cooder, Cat Empire and others. 

 

PotashCorp Fringe Theatre Festival

One of Saskatoon’s favourite summer events featuring more than 200 independant theatre shows and great family entertainment on the street.

 

Connect 21

It’s an EDM party on the prairies, ya’ll. The fest features plenty of EDM musicians from local to international acts to get your a$$ shaking and your toes tapping. Don’t forget the glowsticks!

 

The Gipsy Kings

 

Ruslana

 

YogaLife in the Park

Class by cash donation (with proceeds going towards the Red Cross disaster relief effort in Fort McMurray) • Yoga in the park. Bring your mat, water bottle and towel.

 

Sawyer Brown with special guest David Lee Murphy

 

Brian Regan

 

Street Legal: Full Throttle

 

Gold Cup & National Sprint League

 
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Edmonton Eskimos

vs Saskatchewan Roughriders.

 

The Last Waltz – A Musical Celebration Of The Band

 

Easter Seals Drop Zone

Dress up as your favourite superhero and rappel down the 29 storeys of the Sutton Place Hotel to help provide services that foster inclusion, independence and recreation for individuals with disabilities and medical conditions.

 

Symphony Under The Sky

This four-night event returns to Hawrelak Park for its 20th anniversary. Led by Bob Bernhardt, enjoy classical and Hollywood hits underneath the stars.

 

Date Night: Movie Night

A perfect way to send out summer! Bring your blanket and settle under the stars for an outdoor big-screen feel-good experience with the romantic comedy, Mamma Mia. Reserve your tickets early!

 

Qualico Patio Series

Every Wed night until Aug 31 • Featuring an eclectic variety of pop, jazz, world, Celtic, folk, blues and country from local and touring musicians.

 

Live Thoroughbred Racing

Live thoroughbred racing. This is the final season for it, so check it out while you can.

 

Enchanted Garden Picnic in the Park

Bring your picnic and enjoy children’s activities and entertainment, popcorn, lemonade and ice cream.

 
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Monster Truck Throwdown

 

Alberta Open Farm Days

The fourth-annual edition of Alberta Open Farm Days will offer Albertans a fun way to experience rural life. Farm-to-table culinary events on the Saturday (Aug 20) and free admission to farm tours across the province on the Sunday (Aug 21) […]

 

Cheeky Monkeys!

Celebrate the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Monkey by learning all about our primate zoo residents. See the monkeys get a special treat, create a monkey craft, get a monkey airbrush tattoo, and try out some traditional Chinese games. Let […]

 

Edmonton Marathon

It’s that time of year again where Edmontonians  take part in a run/walk on a route overlooking the beautiful river valley and through several of Edmonton’s historic and scenic neighbourhoods.

 

Canadian Derby

Eighty-seven years and still going strong! Featuring horse racing and so much more. The must-see, must-attend event of the season for horse racing fans.

 

Movie Under the Stars

It’s like going to a drive-in movie, but you need a lawn chair or blanket instead of a car. Movie Under the Stars is a fun family night that has become one of the community’s favourites.

 

Dragon Boat Festival

The 2000-year-old Chinese tradition of dragon-boat racing is capturing the attention of international sporting scenes and embraced by millions worldwide, with a track record of attracting over 5000 spectators, 1500 participants and guaranteed media coverage and unforgettable sights and sounds.

 

Vibe

Once a month on Friday nights, the AGA is the after-work place to be as the gallery is transformed into a laid-back lounge with Vibe, a pop-up live music showcase to wind down your week.

 

Edmonton’s Blues Festival

Featuring performances by Jack de Keyzer, Shemekia Copeland, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, Paul Oscher, Jarekus Singleton and more.

 

Spec-D Drifting Practice

 

Outdoor Movie

Relive the days and experiences of the drive-in movie with pre-movie activities for the whole family.

 

Date Night: Salsa Lessons with the U of A Dance Club

Learn the steps of this spicy Latin dance  in a fun and supportive atmosphere—the experts from the U of A Dance Club will show you how. No experience required. Advance registration recommended to ensure your spot for this popular activity.

 

Capitol Theatre Cinema Series: Planet of the Apes

Every Thursday. Enjoy classic films on the big screen. Playing: Planet of the Apes (1968). An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and […]

 

Mission Hill Day

Costumed historical interpreters show visitors around the site which includes the chapel, crypt, grotto and cemetery. Enjoy historic photo displays, historic demonstrations and a tall glass of lemonade while you take in the view from atop Mission Hill. There will […]

 

FC Edmonton

vs Minnesota United FC.

 

YogaLife in the Park

Class by cash donation (with proceeds going towards the Red Cross disaster relief effort in Fort McMurray) • Yoga in the park. Bring your mat, water bottle and towel.

 

Live Thoroughbred Racing

Live thoroughbred racing. This is the final season for it, so check it out while you can.

 

Bison Festival

A festival celebrating all things bison, from conservation, to culture, to cuisine.

 

Pride of the Northside 4 on 4 Streetball Tournament

Family friendly event. A two-day outdoor basketball tournament with three-point and slam-dunk competitions, live music and barbeque.

 

Edmonton Latin Festival

Do you love Latin music, culture and food?  Do you love Latin dancing? Do you love festivals? If you said yes to any one of these questions, then the Edmonton Latin Festival is one you don’t want to miss! For […]

 

Perseids Pyjama Party

Wear your cozy pyjamas, bring your pillows, blankets, flashlights and lawnchairs, and sit back to enjoy one of the busiest times in the sky during the annual Perseids Meteor Shower.

 

Edmonton Rock Music Festival

We have festivals for jazz, blues and folk, why not rock? Featuring performances by Randy Bachman, Kim Mitchell, Lou Gramm, 54-40, David Wilcox and more.

 

Spec-D Drifting Practice

 

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival 2016

For 11 days, life is truly a stage in Old Strathcona as the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival unfolds its curtain. The largest Fringe Festival on the continent will feature more than 250 unjuried and uncensored shows from around the […]

 

Edmonton Eskimos

vs Montreal Alouettes.

 

Date Night: Bon Festival

Light up the pond in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden with candles, and celebrate your loved ones in a peaceful Japanese tradition.

 

Capitol Theatre Cinema Series: Annie

Every Thursday. Enjoy classic films on the big screen. Playing: Annie (1982). A young orphan girl goes on a big adventure to find a family that will adopt her.

 

Alley Kat Brewery Tours

Interested in how grain becomes beer? Want to see the brewing process in action? Alley Kat is always game to chat beer with folks.

 

Animal Mythbusters

Will touching a toad give you warts? Do vampire bats really exist? Do porcupines shoot their quills? Uncover the truth at the Edmonton Valley Zoo! Put on your detective’s cap and come armed with your questions. Activities include game shows, […]

 

Edmonton Airshow

From aerobatic biplanes and multi-engine aircrafts to bush planes and remote-control airplanes, you’ll find a wide variety of aircrafts at this airshow.

 

Twins & Triplets Plus Festival Parade

A festival of multiple births.

 

The Mavericks

 

Live Thoroughbred Racing

Live thoroughbred racing. This is the final season for it, so check it out while you can.

 

Cariwest: Edmonton Caribbean Arts Festival

For three days, Edmonton will be steeped with the soul and spirit of the Caribbean islands. Say goodbye to the office, forget the daytimers, log off those computers and come free yuhself up to do the moves—wine, jump-up, dingolay, grind, […]

 

Live Thoroughbred Racing

Live thoroughbred racing. This is the final season for it, so check it out while you can.

 

Lindsey Stirling Summer Tour 2016

 

Animethon 23

Animethon is Western Canada’s largest and longest-running event celebrating Japanese animation. Featuring panels, anime viewings for any fan, special guests of the voice actor and musical variety, vendors and so much more.

 

Spec-D Drifting Practice

 

Edmonton Kennel Club Dog Show

 

 

Fragapalooza 2016

Four days of non-stop video and computer gaming, featuring games like Starcraft II.  

 

Date Night: An Evening of Paint

Create your own masterpiece, with inspiration all around and guidance from an expert. Register in advance for the painting activity.

 

Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2016

Situated in Gallagher Park in Edmonton’s scenic river valley, the park’s natural amphitheatre is ideal for the mainstage show, and the day stages offer musical samplings from around the world. In addition to the hours of incredible music, the festival […]

 

Capitol Theatre Cinema Series: Gosford Park

Every Thursday. Enjoy classic films on the big screen. Playing: Gosford Park (2001). Robert Altman transports us to the English country-side in 1932, where guests and servants of a large manor house must investigate a murder.

 

Alley Kat Brewery Tours

Interested in how grain becomes beer? Want to see the brewing process in action? Alley Kat is always game to chat beer with folks.

 

Qualico Patio Series

Every Wednesday night until Aug 31 • Featuring an eclectic variety of pop, jazz, world, Celtic, folk, blues and country from local and touring musicians.

 

Rock’n August

International vintage car show and music festival with street dance, kick-off breakfast and more.

 

Live Thoroughbred Racing

Live thoroughbred racing. This is the final season for it, so check it out while you can.

 

Cariwest: Edmonton Caribbean Arts Festival

For three days, Edmonton will be steeped with the soul and spirit of the Caribbean islands. Say goodbye to the office, forget the daytimers, log off those computers and come free yuhself up to do the moves—wine, jump-up, dingolay, grind, […]

 

Fairy Berry Festival

Sprinkle a bit of magic and whimsy into this corn maze adventure to the farm! Fairies, pirates, homemade berry shortcake, folk music, and maze adventures in the Mindbender and Kidz Corn Mazes are all part of the family fun! The […]

 

Devon Pottery Guild Show & Sale

An exhibition and sale by members of the Devon Pottery Guild. Get a chance to meet the artists too.

 

Heritage Festival

Come to Hawrelak Park for an annual celebration of Canadian cultural diversity. Eighty-five cultures at 60 outdoor pavilions feature non-stop international music, dancing, food, arts and crafts, costumes and more. Enjoy everything that Canadians have to offer by seeing where […]

 

Parkland County Art Show

An exhibition and sale by members of the Parkland Art Club. Get a chance to meet the artists too.