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Music Festivals & Concerts Events & Festivals

From covert toe-tappers to head bangers and flower children – see everyone come together as one big, lip-synching family during Alberta’s music festival season. • Outdoors: Summer music festivals are so full of warm vibes, it almost doesn’t matter who’s playing. Pull up some lawn or throw down a tarp and meet your new favourite band. • Big Names: If big acts are your thing, Edmonton and Calgary’s stadium shows are the place to look year-round. • July fun: During the Calgary Stampede, country’s biggest stars fill arena shows at the Saddledome. Looking for rock, pop, alternative or kids bands? See them light up an outdoor side stage, free with Stampede admission. 
Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Dancing at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Females at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Edmonton Folk Festival


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Whoop-Up Days

Lethbridge, Alberta
2018-08-21 To 2018-08-25 MST

Whoop-Up Days is an annual festival with midway, music, tradeshow and rodeo held in Lethbridge, Alberta, for five days in the last full week of August.

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Medicine Hat JazzFest

Medicine Hat, Alberta
2018-06-17 To 2018-06-24 MST

The Medicine Hat JazzFest has grown to a widely recognized world-class festival that has taken its place alongside the other great jazz festivals in Canada. It features an eclectic mix of venues, running the gamut from our signature concert at the downtown Bus Terminal parkade to the intimate and quaint atmosphere of late night clubs. It features both free and ticketed events as well as a number of educational opportunities including workshops, jams, and a concert for elementary school children.

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Calgary International Blues Festival

Calgary, Alberta
2018-07-30 To 2018-08-05 MST

The 14th annual Calgary International Blues Festival features a full week of Blues events culminating in 4 days & nights of non-stop music on Mainstage at Shaw Millennium Park followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Dance Party series. Starring local, regional and international Blues artists in a family friendly setting. YYC Trucks featuring local cuisine, festival souvenirs, artisans market, beer tent and more! Join a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and world class music in the heart of the city. Festival headliners: BB King Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson, Boogie Patrol, Dawn Tyler Watson, Duffy Bishop, Jim Byrnes, Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, Sue Foley, Southern Hospitality, Chicago Blues Reunion, Popa Chubby and More!

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Come By the Hills Music Festival

Wainwright, Alberta
2018-08-17 To 2018-08-18 MST

The Come By the Hills Music Festival is a unique, family friendly festival that features a wide variety of talented and award-winning artists under an amazing prairie sky. Located at the picturesque Mistahiya Retreat Centre between Vermilion and Wainwright, this former ski hill is the perfect venue to experience live music in a relaxed and friendly environment. This festival offers all the amenities of larger folk festivals, such as on-site camping, food vendors, beer/beverage tent, and top quality talent, but without the high ticket prices or long lines. The event organizers are committed to creating an intimate, laid back environment that showcases folk and country performers that shine under the open skies. The festival features a covered seating area, so attendees are comfortable no matter what the weather might bring. Day and weekend passes go on sale annually on May 15th and are available online.

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Sauerkraut Festival

Red Deer, Alberta
2018-09-15 To 2018-09-15 MST

Head out to The Jungle Farm to learn how to make sauerkraut, how to eat sauerkraut, what sauerkraut soap looks like and all other things sauerkraut! Fresh unprocessed sauerkraut will be available this weekend. And, of course, you get to enjoy all that The Jungle Farm offers including picking fresh vegetables, shopping in the store, getting lost in the corn maze, sliding on Strawberry Mountain, visiting the farm animals, and all the other places to play!

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Cork & Canvas Winemakers Dinner

Calgary, Alberta
2018-05-10 To 2018-05-10 MST

Experience life’s greatest pleasures: wine, food, music and art! Including a live and silent auction. Featuring musical performances by members of the Calgary Philharmonic.

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