Festivals Events & Festivals

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.


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Silver Skate Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2020-02-07 to 2020-02-17 MST

Celebrating its 26th year, Silver Skate is an extravaganza of art, culture, recreation and sport! Edmonton’s oldest winter festival returns and it is free for the whole family.

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Once Upon A Christmas

Calgary, Alberta
2019-11-23 to 2019-11-24 MST | Show All Dates

Experience the magic of Christmas past at Heritage Park Historical Village. Tour the park, all decked out for the season on a festive horse-drawn wagon ride, wander through the historical homes and exhibits to see how Christmas was celebrated 100 years ago. Warm your toes by a crackling fire, decorate gingerbread men and catch a fun and festive holiday performance. Pick up unique gifts for under the tree, craft old-fashioned ornaments and visit Old Saint Nick and his reindeer. This event runs Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30 am to 4:00 p.m. from November 23 - December 22, 2019

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Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2020-01-24 to 2020-01-24 MST | Show All Dates

The Ice on Whyte festival 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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Winter Warm Up 2019

Wetaskiwin, Alberta
2019-11-22 to 2019-11-22 MST | Show All Dates

Winter Warm Up is a family-oriented festival. It has plenty of indoor and outdoor free activities for kids of all ages. On Friday, Nov 22nd visit 9th annual Firefighter's Santa Claus Parade, followed by City Hall light up. On Saturday, Nov 23rd come over to Drill Hall for more fun. This years Winter Warm-Up includes an Indigenous component - tepee and traditional storytelling, in addition to a Filipino community presentation. Also, you can do some axe and knife throwing, try yourself in archery and check out Manluk Centre's Christmas Tree Festival. Visit the petting Zoo with your kids and do some pony rides. Visit the craft sale in Memorial Arts Centre followed by a Country Music Festival. Sunday, Nov 24th - free family skate and hot chocolate at Center Twin arenas.

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Festival of Trees

Grande Prairie, Alberta
2019-11-21 to 2019-11-24 MST

The annual Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Festival of Trees goes from Friday, November 22 to Sunday, November. 24 in the TARA Centre at Evergreen Park in Grande Prairie. For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website at: https://supportyourhospital.ca.The Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre is the preferred hotel of Evergreen Park. For a great rate if you are visiting for an event at Evergreen Park visit the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre website. Need a ride to and from an event at Evergreen Park? Give Evergreen Park’s preferred driving service Executive Driving Services a call at 780-978-7700.

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Drumheller Festival of Lights

Drumheller, Alberta
2019-11-16 to 2019-11-16 MST

The Festival of Lights marks the official "kickoff" to the holiday season in the Drumheller Valley! Here in the Drumheller Valley, holidays are a major event! The Festival of Lights is a free, family-friendly annual event in the heart of Downtown Drumheller. It features live entertainment, over 15 sponsored fire pits with treats, late-night shopping deals, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and fun activities such as wagon rides and cookie decorating. This year the Festival will finish with a spectacular Fireworks Display by Global Fest hosted at the Badlands Amp. C

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