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Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

You never know who you’ll run into when roving artists take to the streets for a variety of shows featuring magic, comedy, puppets, juggling, storytelling, music, fire, and more! Most performances are free, although donations for the performers are encouraged.

Flying Canoë Volant

This nighttime, outdoor festival takes its name from a French legend shared with First Nations peoples. In the legend, a French nobleman loved to hunt so much that he skipped Sunday mass and was cursed to wander the night skies forever in a flying canoe pursued by hollowing wolves. Perhaps you’ll spot him as you wander the Mill Creek Ravine, enjoying music, bannock roasting, and Indigenous art. Events are located in Mill Creek Ravine and at La Cite Francophone.

Rubaboo Arts Festival

This annual festival is Alberta’s only Indigenous multi-disciplinary arts festival. Experience Indigenous theatre, music, dance, art, food, family and youth events, crafts, cultural workshops, and more!

A Taste of Animethon

This preview to the annual celebration of Japanese animation and design gives fans a taste of the workshops, gaming, costume contests, film screenings, and more. You can meet special guests, such as voice actors Bryson Baugus and Lauren Landa.

Gardens Ablaze/Jardins de Lumière

This retrospective exhibition will showcase the most important periods of abstract artist Michèle Drouin’s career, from 1977 to 2007. Each work of art is illuminated by poetic titles.

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

This alternative theatre festival is the largest of its kind in North America, featuring over 1,200 uncensored and non-juried shows and performances from over 200 theatre companies from around the world! Venues are located in the Old Strathcona area with roving street performers, beer gardens, delicious food, and great street shopping adding to the festive spirit. Now in its 36th year, the festival is celebrating its history with this year’s theme: A Midsummer Night’s Fringe.

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

International stars of blues, Celtic, bluegrass, gospel, and world music perform at this open-air festival, where a hillside serves as a natural amphitheatre. This year’s performers include Leon Bridges, Valerie June, and the festival’s first Artist-in-Residence, Mohsin Zaman.

Symphony Under The Sky

Enjoy some favourite familiar classical scores, contemporary hits, and Hollywood soundtracks at this annual outdoor music festival featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Heritage Festival

This lively, outdoor festival showcases different cultural and ethnic backgrounds with culinary delicacies, creative performances, shopping for crafts, artwork, and clothing, and the opportunity to talk with people eager to tell you a little about their cultural roots and their present-day communities in Canada.

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

You never know who you’ll run in to when roving artists take to the streets for a variety of shows featuring magic, comedy, puppets, juggling, storytelling, music, fire, and more! Most performances are free, although donations for the performers are encouraged.

Whyte Ave. Art Walk

In the heart of Old Strathcona along Whyte Ave., Art Walk is an outdoor gallery and studio featuring hundreds of working artists. Visitors can stroll along the avenue to admire the diverse selection of art, watch art being made, and purchase affordable, original pieces from local artists.

Western Canada Fashion Week

Over 50 local and international designers showcase their latest and most innovative designs on the runway and highlight the season’s hottest trends. A variety of exciting competitions and challenges for designers, stylists, and hair and makeup artists to show off their skills also take place during this event.