Your Guide to Summer Festivals & Events in Edmonton: 2015 Edition!

For the 2016 version, click here!

It looks like summer is here to stay, and that means it’s time for my listing of summer festivals & events, 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.

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What the Truck?! by @DaveFeltham

Festivals

Here’s my list of 50+ festivals and events you can look forward to this summer in and around Edmonton!

Event Dates Links
NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival May 22 – July 4 SE     
What the Truck?! May 23 & more! SE    
International Children’s Festival May 26-30 SE    
Edmonton International Cat Festival May 30 SE   
Oliver Community Festival May 30 SE  
eek! Comic & Pop Culture Fest May 30-31 SE   
Bikeology Festival (Bike Month) June 1-30 SE    
NextGen Month June 1-30 SE   
Creative Age Festival June 4-6 SE   
Mercer Summer Super Party June 5 SE 
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival June 5-6 SE    
Nextfest June 5-15 SE  
Edmonton Pride Festival June 5-14 SE   
Edmonton Pride Parade June 6 @ 11am SE   
Bonnie Fest June 6 SE   
Heart of the City Festival June 6-7 SE    
Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids June 6-7 SE 
Improvaganza June 17-27 SE   
Summer Solstice Festival June 18-21 SE    
Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival June 19-21 SE   
Porkapalooza BBQ Festival June 19-21 SE    
Edmonton International Jazz Festival June 19-28 SE   
The Works Art & Design Festival June 19 – July 1 SE  
Highlandia Festival June 20 SE   
Freewill Shakespeare Festival June 23 – July 19 SE    
Street Jam Festival June 25 SE  
Found Festival June 25-28 SE   
Kick It Up in Little Italy! June 27 SE   
Pets in the Park June 28 SE 
BaconFestYEG June 30 SE   
Canada Day July 1 SE 
Feats Festival of Dance July 1-12 SE    
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival July 3-12 SE   
Seven Music Festival July 4 SE   
Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton July 5-12 SE   
Taste of Edmonton July 16-25 SE    
K-Days July 17-26 SE     
K-Days Parade July 17 @ 10am SE     
Interstellar Rodeo July 24-26 SE   
Servus Heritage Festival August 1-3 SE   
Rock’n August August 4-8 SE  
Edmonton Folk Music Festival August 6-9 SE    
Animethon August 7-9 SE     
Cariwest August 7-9 SE   
Cariwest Parade August 8 @ 12pm SE   
Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival August 13-23 SE    
Edmonton Rock Music Festival August 14-15 SE  
Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival August 14-16 SE  
Edmonton Latin Festival August 15-16 SE  
Edmonton Blues Festival August 21-23 SE 
Edmonton Airshow August 22-23 SE     
Symphony Under the Sky August 27-30 SE    
Symphony in the City September 4-5 SE    
SONiC BOOM September 5-6 SE    
Ignite Edmonton Festival September 9-10 SE   
Kaleido Family Arts Festival September 11-13 SE   

You can check out a calendar view of festivals here or you can download the iCal feed for your own apps.

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Edmonton is always a great place for summer sports, but this year is special. Edmonton is one of the official host cities for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. We’ll host 11 matches this summer from June 6 through July 5, including the kickoff match between Canada and China. There’s a Team Canada Fan March taking place before the game too, from Borden Park to Commonwealth Stadium. In addition to the group matches, we’re hosting two Round of 16 matches, one quarter-final match, one semi-final match, and the third place match. You can see all of the matches on ShareEdmonton.

The City of Edmonton will be showing some of the games on a huge outdoor screen in Centennial Plaza (behind the Stanley Milner Library downtown). Ticket prices range from $20 to $115 and include bus, LRT, or park & ride service to and from the game. There are a few contests you can enter too. For example, Edmonton Tourism is giving away 60 tickets.

Happy Summer in Edmonton

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!

  • Hi,

    I did not see Night Market Edmonton on your list! Can we include it? Starts May 22-Aug 28 Fridays 7-11pm! Cheers.

    • Hi! I didn’t include the markets in the list, because they are pretty regular and there’s a lot of them! But maybe I’ll add a second table to the post with markets and other recurring summer events. Thanks 🙂

  • Rajeev

    Great! I’m starting to love Edmonton a lot more than Toronto! Thanks for sharing this list 🙂

  • Monique MacDonald

    June 7 Gluten Free Cravings (gluten free food fest) Sherwood Park http://www.spcravings.com/Gluten_Free_Cravings.html

  • Meghan MacMillan

    How about the Whyte Avenue Art Walk? It’s the 20th year! http://art-walk.ca

  • Reagan Lam

    Hey,

    Is it okay if you add this event that me and my friends are doing to your list and blog?

    Saturday, June 6th – SoleGood 2 Sneaker and Streetwear Convention. It’s the second year we are doing this. – http://komarket.ca/collections/solegood-sneaker-streetwear-convention/products/solegood2-pre-sale-ticket

    Recap video of last year’s event at Latitude 52 – https://youtu.be/dvY7SEux0wg

  • Samantha

    Expoooooo! http://edmontonexpo.com/ 47,000 people last year! Amazing and can’t wait!

  • teresa

    Hi Mark where did you post the list of the markets in edmonton … I am realy intersted in that information ….. thank u…

  • L. Kay

    What about the Viva Italia Viva Edmonton Festival??

    • I love that festival because it lasts for so many hours (12-9pm). This year they have fireworks!