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Summer Festivals in Edmonton

Jul 17, 2018

Edmonton isn’t called “Festival City” for nothing. We have tons of fun events happening all year around but especially during the summer months! I’ve compiled a list of all the Edmonton festivals between now and the start of school, so you can fill your summer with good food, art, and friendship.

  • Taste of Edmonton July 18-29
    Western Canada’s largest food festival! Enjoy great food and drinks from 50 local restaurants.
  • Interstellar Rodeo July 20-22
    This three-day festival is full of music, food, and dancing!
  • K-Days July 20-29
    Klondike Days, Capital X, K-Days...whatever you call it, this is Edmonton’s biggest annual midway carnival! Come by for a day full of rides, games, and carnival food and finish the night with a concert from artists like Billy Talent and Marianas Trench.
  • Edmonton Heritage Festival August 4-6
    Taste delicious food, listen to great music, watch performances, and buy trinkets from around the world at this must-see festival!
  • Edmonton Folk Music Festival August 9-12
    With a massive list of bands and food trucks, Folk Fest is definitely an Edmonton favourite!
  • Animethon August 10-12
    Edmonton’s Anime Expo!
  • Cariwest Caribbean Arts Festival August 10-12
    Celebrate Caribbean culture! This festival features a parade, costume events, a market, and good food.
  • EPCOR RiverFest August 11-12
    RiverFest celebrates our beautiful river valley! It’s full of outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, and paddling.
  • Edmonton Fringe Festival August 16-26
    The oldest and largest Fringe Festival in North America, Edmonton’s Fringe is a big deal in the theatre world. Come out and enjoy some plays and street performances!
  • Edmonton Rock Music Festival August 17-18
    This festival is full of great rock performances and raises money for the Centre for Arts & Music, which provides struggling youth with an after-school music education program!
  • Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival August 17-19
    Whether you’re watching or rowing, the Dragon Boat Festival’s drums are sure to get your heart racing.
  • Edmonton Airshow August 18-19
    Planes of all types and sizes will dazzle you at this exciting performance and celebration of the history of aviation!
  • Edmonton Blues Festival August 24-26
    People come from around the world to experience and celebrate the blues at this festival.

That’s all I’ve got for festivals happening between now and the start of school! If you want to know what you’ve missed or what you can check out once school’s back in, take a look at all the spring/summer festivals happening around Edmonton here.

Enjoy the festivities!


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