Your guide to summer festivals and events in Edmonton: 2017 edition!

Here are 75+ happenings you can look forward to this summer in and around the city


By Mack Male

Edmonton is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, receiving nearly 2,300 hours of sunlight each year. That might help to explain why our city truly lives up to its "festival city" moniker in the summer months. Whether you are here for a visit and are looking for something to do, or you're a longtime resident and seasoned festival-goer, there's no shortage of great events to fill your summer calendar with.

Here is our listing of 75+ festivals and events taking place in the Edmonton area this summer. If you find this useful and you'd like to support what we do, consider becoming a Taproot Edmonton member.

EventDatesSocial
NorthwestfestMay 4-14
What the Truck?!May 14
Hip Hop in the ParkMay 15-28
Edmonton Jewish Film FestivalMay 17-29
Capital City Press FestivalMay 20
NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre FestivalMay 20 - June 30 
TALES Storytelling FestivalMay 25-28
Reconciliation WeekMay 28 - June 3
International Children's FestivalMay 30 - June 4
Bikeology Festival (Bike Month)June 1-30
NextfestJune 1-11
Park After DarkJune 2 - Sept 1
Edmonton Craft Beer FestivalJune 2-3
Oliver Community FestivalJune 3
100In1Day EdmontonJune 3
Bonnie FestJune 3
Root for Trees FestJune 3
Afro FestJune 3-4
Heart of the City FestivalJune 3-4
Sprouts New Play Festival for KidsJune 3-4
SustainivalJune 8-11
Edmonton Pride FestivalJune 9-18
Edmonton Pride ParadeJune 10 @ 11am
Steam Whistle Summer Starter FestivalJune 10
Edmonton Gluten-Free FestivalJune 10
Porkapalooza BBQ FestivalJune 10-11
ImprovaganzaJune 14-24
Beaumont Blues & Roots FestivalJune 16-18
Highlandia FestivalJune 17
Mercer Summer Super PartyJune 17
Freewill Shakespeare FestivalJune 20 - July 16
Make Music EdmontonJune 21
Summer Solstice Music FestivalJune 21-25
Latitude 53: Pedal to PatioJune 22
The Works Art & Design FestivalJune 22 - July 4
Found FestivalJune 22-25
Edmonton International Jazz FestivalJune 23 - July 2
Feats Festival of DanceJune 26 - July 9
Blues on Whyte Block PartyJune 29 - July 1
Sand on WhyteJune 30 - July 8
Canada Day - 150!July 1
Historic Festival & Doors Open EdmontonJuly 1-8
Lawn Summer NightsJuly 6-20
Whyte Avenue Art WalkJuly 7-9
Edmonton International Street Performers FestivalJuly 7-16
Seven Music FestivalJuly 8
C'mon FestivalJuly 14-16
Taste of EdmontonJuly 20-29
Canadian Food ChampionshipsJuly 21-23
Interstellar RodeoJuly 21-23
K-DaysJuly 21-30
K-Days ParadeJuly 21 @ 10am
Rust MagicJuly 21-31
Sourdough Raft RaceJuly 22
Latitude 53: Urban Garden PartyJuly 22
ITU World Triathlon EdmontonJuly 28-29
Pure Speculation FestivalJuly 28-29
Servus Heritage FestivalAugust 5-7
Rock'n AugustAugust 8-12
Movies on the SquareAugust 8-29
Edmonton Folk Music FestivalAugust 10-13
AnimethonAugust 11-13
CariwestAugust 11-13
Cariwest ParadeAugust 12 @ 12pm
Edmonton International Fringe Theatre FestivalAugust 17-27
Edmonton Rock Music FestivalAugust 18-19
Edmonton Dragon Boat FestivalAugust 18-20
Edmonton AirshowAugust 19-20
Edmonton Latin FestivalAugust 19-20
Edmonton MarathonAugust 19-20
Edmonton Lebanese FestivalAugust 24-27
Edmonton Blues FestivalAugust 25-27
Viva Italia Viva EdmontonAugust 27
Edmonton Burlesque FestivalAug 31 - Sept 2
Symphony Under the SkyAug 31 - Sept 3
Tour of AlbertaSeptember 1-4
Strathearn Art WalkSeptember 9
Latitude 53: HomecomingSeptember 9
BreakOut WestSeptember 13-17
Kaleido Family Arts FestivalSeptember 15-17
EPCOR RiverFestSeptember 15-17
FISE World EdmontonSeptember 15-17
Community League DaySeptember 16
Dreamspeakers Film FestivalSeptember 20-23
Edmonton Comic & Entertainment ExpoSeptember 22-24
Edmonton Design WeekSeptember 22-30
Free Admission DaySeptember 24
Edmonton OktoberfestSeptember 29-30
Alberta Culture DaysSeptember 29

City Market on 104th Street

City Market on 104th Street

We have also decided to include a listing of the many markets you can find around Edmonton. Some are open year-round, but many are just open for the summer, usually from late May or early June to late September or early October.

EventDatesSocial
Beverly Towne Farmers' MarketTuesdays, 4-8pm
Callingwood Farmers' MarketWednesdays, 12-5pm
Sundays, 10am-3pm
Castle Downs Farmers' MarketWednesdays, 4-8pm
Sherwood Park Farmers' MarketWednesdays, 4-8pm
Southwest Edmonton Farmers' MarketWednesdays, 4-7:30pm
YEG Market DistrictWednesdays, 4-8pm
124 Street Grand MarketThursdays, 4-8pm
Millwoods Farmers' MarketThursdays, 5-8pm
Salisbury Farmers' MarketThursdays, 4-7:30pm
Old Strathcona Farmers' MarketSaturdays, 8am-3pm
City Market DowntownSaturdays, 9am-3pm
Capilano Farmers' MarketSaturdays, 9:30am-4pm
South Common Farmers' MarketSat & Sun, 10am-4pm
St. Albert Farmers' MarketSaturdays, 10am-3pm
Century Park MarketSundays, 10am-3pm
Miller Crossing Farmers' MarketSundays, 11am-3pm
French Quarter Grand MarketSundays, 11am-3pm

Happy Summer in Edmonton

Have we missed something that should be included in the list above? Let us know in the comments and we'll add it.

Enjoy everything our city has to offer this summer!

Photos by Mack Male.