Your Guide to Summer Festivals & Events in Edmonton: 2019 Edition!

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


Though Edmonton boasts great events all year long, summer in our city is truly special. 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.

Event 2019 Dates Social
Northwestfest May 2-12
Edmonton Jewish Film Festival May 21-30
UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival May 24-25
Thousand Faces Festival May 24-31
Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids May 25-26
NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival May 25-June 30  
Foodie Bike Tour May 25-Sept. 28
RISE Reconciliation Film Festival May 28-June 1
International Children's Festival May 28-June 2
Nextfest May 30-June 9
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival May 31-June1
Edmonton International Cat Festival June 1
Bonnie Fest June 1
Elk Island National Park Bison Festival June 1
Heart of the City Festival June 1-2
Sustainival June 6-9
Summer Solstice Music Festival June 11-21
Improvaganza June 12-22
Highlandia Festival June 15
Mercer Super Party June 15
Porkapalooza BBQ Festival June 15-16
Dine the Ave June 17-23
Freewill Shakespeare Festival June 18-July 24
The Works Art & Design Festival June 20 - July 2
Make Music Edmonton June 21
Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival June 21-22
Pure Speculation Festival June 21-22
Night Market Edmonton June 21-22
Edmonton International Jazz Festival June 21-30
Edmonton Indigenous Peoples Festival June 22
Soundtrack Music Festival June 22
Vintage Day & Friends Ukrainian Music Fest June 23
Photo Walk: Instagrammable Walls June 25
Boardwalk Sand on Whyte June 28-July 7
Canada Day July 1
Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton July 1-7
Found Festival July 4-7
Lawn Summer Nights July 4, 11, 18, 25
Alberta PianoFest July 4-21
Whyte Avenue Art Walk July 5-7
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival July 5-14
Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival July 6
Edmonton Ribfest July 12-14
Africanival July 12-14
C'mon Festival July 12-14
Edmonton Carnaval July 13-14
Taste of Edmonton July 18-28
K-Days July 19-28
K-Days Parade July 19 @ 10am
ITU World Triathlon Edmonton July 20-21
Interstellar Rodeo July 26-28
Edmonton Heritage Festival Aug. 3-5
Rock'n August Aug. 6-10
Edmonton Folk Music Festival Aug. 8-11
Animethon Aug. 9-11
Cariwest Aug. 9-11
Cariwest Parade Aug. 10 @ 12pm
EPCOR RiverFest Aug. 10
Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival Aug. 15-25
Edmonton Rock Music Festival Aug. 16-17
Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Aug. 16-18
Edmonton Airshow Aug. 17-18
Edmonton Marathon Aug. 17-18
YEGO! LEGO Festival Aug. 17-18
Sourdough Raft Race Aug. 18
Ukrainian Day Aug. 18
Edmonton Blues Festival Aug. 23-25
Festa Italiana Aug. 25
Symphony Under the Sky Aug. 29-Sept. 1
Water Lantern Festival Aug. 31
Strathearn Art Walk Sept. 7
SONiC Field Day Sept. 7-8
Edmonton Burlesque Festival Sept. 12-14
Kaleido Family Arts Festival Sept. 13-15
VegFest Edmonton Sept. 14
Community League Day Sept. 21
Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo Sept. 20-22
Tibetan Bazaar Sept. 21-22
Play the Fool Festival Sept. 26-29
Alberta Culture Days Sept. 27-29

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.

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