Our Top Ten Festivals in Edmonton

One of the best things Edmonton has to offer is a large assortment of diverse and entertaining festivals! Below is a list of our favourites for you and your family to enjoy this summer:

The Works Art and Design Festival – June 21st to July 3rd

Location: Capital Plaza on the Legislative Grounds

Completely free to the public, The Works Art and Design Festival is a celebration of design, visual art and entertainment. Covering a square kilometer of downtown Edmonton, this festival focuses on creating a place for all to enjoy art.

Boardwalk Sand on Whyte – June 29th to July 8th

Location: CP Rail land (in the northeast corner of Whyte Avenue and Gateway Blvd)

See the brilliance of Canadian sand carvers as they transform sand into sculptures that tell the story of our river city! On Canada Day, bring a blanket and a picnic to experience live music and entertainment at the boardwalk.

Sustainival – July 7th to 10th

Location: Edmonton Expo Centre

Powered by renewable energy, the Sustainival is a carnival designed to educate and entertain the whole family! Including a Ferris Wheel, Drop Tower, educational games and so much more, the Sustainival promises to be an unforgettable green experience.

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival – July 10th to 18th

Location: Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park, 8331 104 Street

Experience thrilling performances from street performers from all-over the world at this unique festival hosted right here in Edmonton.

K-Days – July 20th to 29th

Location: Edmonton Expo Centre

From the mid-way to the rodeo to shopping to fireworks, K-Days is Edmonton’s biggest summer festival. Interesting in attending one of the family friendly outdoor concerts included in your admission? The Village People and The Beach Boys are among the line-up for performers this year!

Taste of Edmonton – July 18th to 29th

Location: Capital Plaza, 108 St & 99

Featuring gourmet food trucks and restaurants from around the Edmonton area, this annual festival is sure to have something for everyone to try!

Heritage Festival – August 4th to 6th

Location: William Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road

Immerse yourself in Canada’s multicultural history, by experiencing food and performances from 100 countries and cultures.

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival – August 16th to 26th

Location: Over 50 venues, check out their website for more details!

Offering over 1600 shows and featuring over 1500 artists, this is the largest and longest running Fringe Festival in North America. The annual theatre festival has a dedicated area for children “KidsFringe” –  featuring performances, activities and even face painting to inspire creativity within your little ones.

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival – August 17th to 19th

Location: Telford Lake in Leduc

Whether you are looking to compete in a Dragon Boat race or just want to watch the action, the Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival offers you both opportunities. If you and/or your team are interested in competing, send your application in by July 23, 2018.

Edmonton Air Show – August 18th to 19th

Location: Villeneuve Airport

Celebrating aviation in Edmonton, the Edmonton Air Show is an entertainment spectacle showcasing historic and modern aircraft.


By Kaitlyn Hunder, Wellness Coordinator

June 21, 2018