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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.

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!

Soiled Doves

Discover the little-known cowboy stories of some outstanding female thieves, outlaws, and citizens in this new play by Send in the Girls Burlesque, complete with sass, girl power, and history-loving heroics.

The Naked Magicians

If you’ve ever wondered about the size of a magician’s wand, this striptease magic show is the right one for you! Blending humour, impressive tricks, and a bit of sexuality, you’ll have a ball at this entertaining and naughty show!

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 35th year, the festival is celebrating its history with this year’s theme: That Was Then, This Is Fringe.

Z06 A Musical Taste of Our Canadian Heritage

More than 50 performers stage a completely bilingual production about the origins and development of Canada’s musical heritage. Performed for schools but available to a general audience, the symphonic odyssey showcases everything from First People’s drum beats to traditional French-Canadian songs to the nation’s recent contributions to film and the world stage. New for 2012 will be a component related to the bicentennial of the War of 1812. June xx to xx. $20; students: $10.