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In Alberta, things get festive fast. The reasons why, well, there’s a lot of them. Maybe it’s the 17 hours of daylight in the summer. Maybe it’s the longing to be around people who aren’t made of snow. Either way, you’ll see: the party goes year-round. • Fun city: With more than 60 festivals a year, Edmonton is Alberta’s festival capital. That means there’s a good chance you’ll be here just in time to celebrate something awesome. • Limitless: If you can eat it, dance to it or bask in it, Alberta’s got a festival for it.
ammusment ride during K-Days festival

Amusment ride during K-Days festival in Edmonton

Live music Sled Island Festival Calgary

Sled Island Festival


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Boardwalk Ice on Whyte

Edmonton, Alberta
2020-01-27 to 2020-01-27 MST | Show All Dates

The Boardwalk Ice on Whyte celebrates the best international ice carving artists from around the world. Enjoy the intricate details of breathtaking ice carvings and vote for your favourite. Step into the ice bar and savour a locally distilled spirit or enjoy a locally crafted beer.

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Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival

Calgary, Alberta
2019-08-09 to 2019-08-11 MST

As Calgary’s premier water sport festival, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws hundreds of competitors in an annual showcase of culture and sport. Thrilling for both spectators and participants, the dragon boat races illustrate camaraderie and inspiration as teams put their strength, endurance and teamwork to the test. Enjoy the outdoor excitement with the whole family.

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Big Valley Jamboree

Camrose, Alberta
2019-08-01 to 2019-08-04 MST

Every August, Big Valley Jamboree hits Camrose with one of the greatest lineups in country music. With nearly 100 artists taking to multiple stages, ranging from renowned country legends to talented up-and-comers, it’s a sure-fire crowd pleaser. Take in a day of tunes or camp out for the whole event.

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Crowsnest Pass Doors Open and Heritage Festival

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2019-08-01 to 2019-08-05 MST

Crowsnest Pass Doors Open and Heritage Festival. Events throughout the community including Miners' Picnic at the Bellevue Underground Mine, Teddy Bear Picnic at the Crowsnest Museum and Coleman Country Market, guided walks and bikes, and building tours. Admission will be charged to tour the exhibits and see the shows. Join your tour guide, Joey, as he takes you on a tour of the historic coal mines of Crowsnest Pass. From Coleman Collieries to Leitch Collieries, learn about the influence of these mines on the culture and economy of Crowsnest Pass. Pre-registration is required for this tour.

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Movie in the Park

Pincher Creek, Alberta
2019-08-16 to 2019-08-16 MST

Join them for a movie in the park this summer! Family Friendly Films to be announced. Please bring your own chair, blanket and bug spray! Snack concession will be available.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

Banff, Alberta
2019-10-26 to 2019-11-03 MST

Held annually every Fall in Banff, Alberta, Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is nine thrilling days full of firsthand tales of record-breaking ascents, remote journeys, and groundbreaking expeditions from filmmakers, authors, photographers, and adventurers from around the globe. The 2019 Festival includes over 75 films with North American and world premieres, presentations by award-winning authors, free mountain art and exhibitions including the Mountain Art & Craft Sale and Mountain Marketplace, and so much more.

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