Events

Theater in Edmonton

Edmonton International Fringe Festival

The ultimate Edmonton experience is an 11-day program of live alternative theater on outdoor stages, in the parks, and in small theaters and venues. It's second in size only to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Many sh…
Rodeo in Calgary

Calgary Stampede

Billed as the greatest outdoor show on earth, rodeos don't come much bigger than the Calgary Stampede. Daily shows feature bucking broncos, steer wrestling, chuckwagon races, a midway and a sensational grandstand sh…
Music in Calgary

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Grassroots folk is celebrated at this annual four-day event featuring great live music on Prince's Island. Top-quality acts from around the globe make the trek to Cowtown. It's a mellow scene hanging out on the gras…
Cultural in Jasper Town & Around

Dark Sky Festival

Two weeks are filled with events celebrating space and the night sky. Hear talks by astronauts and celebrities like Bill Nye, listen to the symphony under the stars, see the aurora borealis reflected in a glacial la…
Cultural in Banff Town

Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival

This is the town's biggest annual event, happening in late October and early November. Attracting the cream of the mountain-culture crop, this event with film screenings and book readings is a must-do for the armcha…
Theater in Edmonton

International Street Performers Festival

Sometimes the best theater is outside. International performers perform alfresco in this busker bonanza. Performers are curated and most strut their stuff in Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Shows are by donation in the pa…
Cultural in Calgary

Calgary International Children's Festival

There's all sorts of kidding around at this annual festival. Taking to the stage are musicians, puppeteers and actors, and sometimes even a mad scientist or circus act. Big Canadian names like Fred Penner often join…
Carnival in Edmonton

K-Days

For years, Capital Ex (Klondike Days) was the big summer festival in Edmonton. Since 2012, it has been known as K-Days, with less focus on gold-rush history and more on contemporary fun. Big names in music grace two…
Carnival in Calgary

Carifest

The Caribbean comes alive right here in Calgary for one day in summer. There's live music, food stalls and a parade. Big changes are underway beginning in 2017; we're thinking an even bigger, brighter and even bette…
Rodeo in Edmonton

Canadian Finals Rodeo

The Canadian Finals Rodeo is the biggest indoor pro rodeo in Canada. With good bucking stock and the top cowboys there to test their skills and teaming up with Farmland International agricultural show, it draws over…