Your Guide to Summer Festivals & Events in Edmonton: 2014 Edition!

Here’s my listing of summer festivals & events for 2014, powered by ShareEdmonton. Below you’ll find dozens of events with a website, dates, and links to social media for each. You’ll also find a link to the event at ShareEdmonton and a link to an iCal for the event. I hope you find this listing as useful as I do.

Cariwest Parade 2011

Festivals

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get this post completed before all of these events started, so a few have already come and gone. I’ve left them in here though – this’ll be a handy starting point for next year!

Event Dates Links
Vocal Arts Festival May 10 – June 29 SE     
International Children’s Festival May 27-31 SE    
Dreamspeaker’s Film Festival May 28-31 SE   
eek! Comic & Pop Culture Fest May 31 – June 1 SE   
Bikeology Festival June 1-30 SE 
Creative Age FEST June 3-8 SE   
NextGen Month June 4-26 SE   
Nextfest June 5-15 SE  
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival June 6-7 SE    
Edmonton Pride Festival June 6-15 SE  
Edmonton Pride Parade June 7 @ 12pm SE  
Bonnie Fest June 7 SE   
Edmonton International Cat Festival June 7 SE   
Oliver Community Festival June 7 SE  
Heart of the City Festival June 7-8 SE    
What the Truck?! June 13 & more! SE    
Porkapalooza BBQ Festival June 13-15 SE 
Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids June 14-15 SE 
Improvaganza June 18-28 SE   
The Works Art & Design Festival June 19 – July 1 SE  
Summer Solstice Festival June 20-22 SE    
Edmonton International Jazz Festival June 20-29 SE   
Highlandia Festival June 21 SE   
Edmonton International Athletics Festival June 21, July 6, Sept. 12 SE   
Pets in the Park June 22 SE 
Found Festival June 26-29 SE   
Feats Festival of Dance June 28 – July 14 SE    
BaconFestYEG July 4 SE  
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival July 4-13 SE   
Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton July 6-13 SE   
Freewill Shakespeare Festival July 9-27 SE   
Taste of Edmonton July 17-26 SE    
K-Days July 18-27 SE    
K-Days Parade July 18 @ 10am SE    
Interstellar Rodeo July 25-27 SE   
Servus Heritage Festival August 2-4 SE   
Edmonton Folk Music Festival August 7-10 SE    
Edmonton Rock Music Festival August 8-9 SE  
Animethon August 8-10 SE     
Cariwest August 8-10 SE   
Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival August 14-24 SE   
Edmonton Blues Festival August 15-17 SE 
Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival August 15-17 SE  
Edmonton Latin Festival August 16-17 SE  
Viva Italia Viva Edmonton August 24 SE  
SONiC BOOM August 29-31 SE    
Country Music Week September 4-7 SE   
E-Town Festival September 11-12 SE   
Kaleido Family Arts Festival September 12-14 SE   

You can check out a calendar view of festivals here or you can download the iCal feed for your own apps. There are some festivals that have happened in previous years that don’t seem to be happening this year (such as Rubaboo and Open Sky Music Festival) so I have left them out for now.

Sports

This year I wanted to highlight the many special sports events that are happening in Edmonton, in addition to Eskimos and FC Edmonton games. It’s an exciting time for track, basketball, and of course, soccer!

Event Dates Links
Edmonton Grads International Classic June 26-28 SE   
U15 & U17 National Basketball Championships July 25-30 SE   
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada August 5-16 SE   
Edmonton Marathon August 23-24 SE   
World Triathlon Grand Final August 26 – September 1 SE   
Canada 55+ Games August 27-30 SE   
Tour of Alberta September 5-7 SE    

There are of course many more events listed in the ShareEdmonton calendar, so check it out! Have I missed something that should be included? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it.

Happy summer!

  • Joveena

    Great list Mack! How about Whyte Ave Art Walk; July 11 – 13, 2014? http://paintspot.ca/whyte-avenue-art-walk-2014/

    • http://blog.mastermaq.ca Mack D. Male

      Will add, thanks!

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  • Tony

    Don’t forget the Tour of Alberta that’s ending the race this year in Edmonton. Dates Sept 5, 6 & 7.

    • http://blog.mastermaq.ca Mack D. Male

      Good call, forgot to add that one back in (waiting on details from them so I can properly add it to ShareEdmonton).

  • Kyle

    What about Sonic Boom on the labour day weekend?

  • Monique MacDonald

    Gluten Free Cravings, A food tasting fair & expo June 8, 11am to 3pm. Festival Place 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. Over 20 food sampling booths, vookind demonstrations & findraiser for Boys and Girls Club!

  • JillComm

    Edmonton Comedy Festival October 15-18!

  • Eli

    Very comprehensive. I wonder if you wouldn’t mind adding Bridge Songs: Dear Edmonton on June 14. http://www.dearedmonton.com

  • Grant Ainsley

    Please add the Edmonton International Track Classic on July 5 and 6 at Foote Field Mack

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  • Brett

    Beautiful list! You could add the Edmonton Rock Music Festival at the Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre August 8 & 9! Burton Cummings, Colin James, Trooper, and more! http://www.edrocks.ca for more information and to buy tickets.

  • Heather

    Heading into the fall if you don’t mind adding STARFest – St. Albert Readers’ Festival – October 17th – November 3rd that would be great. We have a great line-up of authors – check out http://www.starfest.ca

    Of course along with that is LitFest, Edmonton’s Non-Fiction Festival October 16-26 http://www.litfestalberta.com/