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Events & Festivals

Plant an Albertan outside long enough and a festival is guaranteed to pop up. • Winter: SnowDays, a month-long festival in Banff and Lake Louise, celebrates the depths of winter. The mountain towns host ice carving and snow sculpting, special exhibitions and even competitive cardboard sled racing. • Offbeat: In Calgary, Beakerhead is an unpredictable mash-up of science, technology, art and engineering. Prepare for fire, controlled explosions and accidentally learning things. • Music: Pick a genre, and there’s a festival for that. Edmonton’s folk festival is legendary while Calgary goes fully indie for a week every summer. And country music? Oh, yes.

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Silver Skate Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2019-02-08 To 2019-02-18 MST

Silver Skate Festival is a 10-day, family-oriented festival running February 8-18, 2019 in Edmonton's scenic river valley. Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2019, the Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in Edmonton. Over the years, it has grown in leaps and bounds, from a small skating event to a large-scale, winter extravaganza.Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Here, you'll discover breathtaking snow sculpture, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the Winter triathlon or speed skating events. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones. The festival activities are as diverse as the people who call the Northern community home.

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2019-02-08 To 2019-02-10 MST

The Canadian Birkebeiner, Canada’s largest classic cross-country ski event, takes place the second Saturday of every February. Grab a flask of hot chocolate and come cheer on more than 2,000 cross-country skiers as they whip around the loppet at speeds over 20 km per hour (12.4 mi per hour).

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K-Days

Edmonton, Alberta
2019-07-19 To 2019-07-28 MST

K-Days is the experience you’re looking for—there for the taking, just a ticket away. It’s the wonder of the midway, the glow of the past, the promise of the future, the joy of the present. K-Days is Edmonton’s annual summer fair with hundreds of thousands of guests passing through the K-Days gates each year. K-Days is so much more than a fair experience —it’s a midway and over 522,000 square feet of indoor entertainment space including eight halls of excitement. Produced and hosted by Northlands, K-Days is held on nearly 160 acres of fun!

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