As school lets out and we start planning how to enjoy this beautiful city of ours this summer, we turn our attention to some of the festivals that make our city such an incredible place to live! So kick back, relax and get your festival on!

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival 

July 5 - July 14, 2019

Taking place in the heart of the city - the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, now approaching its 35th year, is known worldwide for its amazing artists and generous audiences. Since 1984, almost 4.75 million people have played in the streets and shared a laugh at StreetFest.

Whyte Avenue Art Walk 

July 5 - 7, 2019 

The Whyte Avenue Art Walk is an outdoor studio and gallery featuring hundreds of working artists. For three days every summer, artists and their art, fill the sidewalks of the historically and culturally rich Old Strathcona area. The Art Walk is a great opportunity for artists and art lovers to converge in a friendly relaxed setting. The Art Walk provides an opportunity for fine artists to grow an appreciation of visual arts in our city, as well as, give Edmontians the chance to purchase original art made by local artists. 

Taste of Edmonton

July 18 - 28, 2019

Taste of Edmonton has become a summer tradition within our city that celebrates all the culinary delights our community has to offer. This festival has grown into the largest outdoor food festival in Canada, 

pleasing it's forever-loyal downtown crowd! Come sample scrumptious dishes created by some of Edmonton’s most favourite dining hotspots! 


Interstellar Rodeo

July 26 - 28, 2019

Featuring an eclectic collection of musicians - Interstellar Rodeo enters its 8th year offering a lineup for the musically adventurous and socially engaged. This year’s headliners include Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Sharon Van Etten and Grammy-nominated Aloe Blacc

Heritage Festival 

Aug 3 - 5, 2019

The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a three-day event to sample delicious food, see creative performances, and celebrate Canada's multiculturalism. Enjoy the tastes, smells, sights and sounds from 100’s of countries and cultures at 71 outdoor pavilions.

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

August 8 – 11, 2019

Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2000, the festival is a not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing into Edmonton the best of folk music from around the world.

Cariwest Caribbean Arts Festival  

August 9 – 11, 2019

Cariwest is one of Edmonton’s most colorful and vibrant festivals! Introduced more than 30 years ago in Edmonton by the Western Carnival Development Association (WCDA), Cariwest provides a platform to share popular Caribbean music, cuisine and carnival culture to Western Canada

EPCOR RiverFest 

August 10, 2019

EPCOR RiverFest is a celebration of our North Saskatchewan River and the River Valley park system. Each location features a different variety of outdoor activities all geared to help get you active on and off the North Saskatchewan river valley corridor. Participants purchase tickets to float on the North Saskatchewan River, explore free land activities that you can do in the river valley, and connect with river-valley related businesses, organizations, and clubs.

Edmonton International Fringe™ Theatre Festival

Aug 15 - 25, 2019

The Edmonton International Fringe Festival takes place in the heart of Old Strathcona and features theatre performances, outdoor performers, artisans and vendors. The Festival puts on over 1,600 live theatre performances in over 40 venues featuring artists from around the world. This year’s theme Where The Wild Things Fringe will crown Fringers the true kings of all the wild things, launching guests into a world of storytelling, complimented by casts of creatures roaring their most terrible roars. 

Symphony Under the Sky 

August 28 - September 1, 2019

An ESO Summer tradition, Symphony Under The Sky is returning with much loved conductor, Robert Bernhardt. Kicking off the 2019/2020 Symphony season, Symphony Under the Sky reflects the diversity of the entire season featuring music from various countries and eras.

Happy festival hopping!

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