Northern Lights Music Festival
EDM festival – 18+. Details
Easter Weekend 2018 was cancelled.
Edmonton Convention Centre
2. Bonfire Festival
Annual romp through the wonderful world of experimental long-form improv! Details
April; 2019: April 4-6 and 11-13
Citadel Theatre, Edmonton
$5 & up
3. Edmonton’s Board Game Convention
The Games On Boards Fest. This convention is organized by members of the Players of Games on Boards (or short, POGOB!) – a gaming group with over 300 members that has been meeting in Edmonton on Sundays since 2006. Also features games for children.Details
April 12 – 14, 2019
Alberta Avenue Community Hall, 9210 118 Avenue, Edmonton
$15 – $40 (to participate)
4. Stage Struck!
Edmonton One-Act Play Festival. Details
April 26 & 27, 2019
La Cité , 8627 rue Marie – Anne – Gaboury (91 Street)
5. Edmonton Poetry Festival
The Edmonton Poetry Festival celebrates poetry in all its forms. We get people from across the city involved as creators and audiences. Doesn’t matter what age you are, what culture you come from, or whether you fall for slam poetry or jump at reading the classics.Details
April 22- 28, 2019
Multiple Venues in & around Edmonton
Free and ticketed events.
Non-fiction film and arts festival. Formerly, Global Visions, NorthWestFest is Canada’s longest running documentary film festival. Details.
MAY 2 – 12, 2019
Various Venues, Edmonton
Individual tickets:$6 & up
Pass: $25.00 – $75.00
Early Music Festival
May 3 to 5, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton
Free & ticketed events.
Shredmonton Metal Festival And Conference
Showcasing Western Canada’s heaviest hitting bands, as well as featuring multiple seminars hosted by professionals in various fields of the music industry. Details
On Hiatus till 2020
Tales: Storytelling Festival
TALES Storytelling Festival is one of a handful of true “grassroot” and unique storytelling festivals left in North America. There’s a story for everyone! Details
Multiple Venues, Old Strathcona
Free & Ticketed events.
Thousand Faces Festival
The Thousand Faces Festival provides opportunities for artists of diverse cultures to create and share works of art inspired by the mythologies of the world with a broad audience. Performances in the festival will include theatre, dance, stilt walking, storytelling, poetry, improvisation and visual art from English, Greek, African, North American Aboriginal, and Indian mythic and cultural traditions. Details
May 24-26, 2019
Alberta Avenue Community Centre, 9210 118 Ave, Edmonton
Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition
Annual Rodeo, exhibition and music festival. Features some of the hottest acts to the Concert stage, great marketplace vendors, awesome Midway, the all family circus, some of the best Cowboys and Cowgirls that ride here in Alberta! Hosted by The St. Albert Kinsmen club. Details
May 24 to 26, 2019
Kinsmen Grounds, 47 Riel Drive, St. Albert. Concert Series and Music Fest – Kinsmen Banquet Centre
$5 & up
Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids
Enjoy a morning in Old Strathcona then join us at the ATB Financial Arts Barns for an afternoon of storytelling, music, art and theatre – all for kids. These plays can be enjoyed by children as young as 18 months to 12 years old. Babes in arms are also warmly welcomed. Details
May 25 & 26, 2019
10329 83 Ave NW, Edmonton
NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival
Classical Opera & Music Festival. Details
~ Late May
In and around Edmonton.The King’s University, Fort Edmonton Park, Robertson-Wesley United Church, The University of Alberta and Festival Place in Sherwood Park.
International Children’s Festival
Building bridges between art, culture and education, this magical five-day festival transforms downtown St. Albert into a world where the only limitation is one’s imagination. From interaction with artists and performers from around the world, to the ability to learn about faraway places and time periods, to the hands-on creation one-of-a-kind artistic masterpieces, this festival is a truly unique family experience. Details
Tuesday, May 28 to Sunday, June 2, 2019
~ May last weekend
Downtown St. Albert
$3.00 – $25.00 (select events are free for adults).
Theatre, Music, Film, Dance, Yoga and more! Founded in 1996 by Bradley Moss, the culminating event of Theatre Network’s Mainstage Season is Nextfest – an emerging artist festival unique to Edmonton. Join more than 600 artists at over 50 events in original works of theatre, dance, music, visual art, film and multidisciplinary parties. Festival includes new works by emerging composers, musicians, sound & noise artists and a showcase of brilliant up-and-comers featuring some of #yeg’s best homegrown musical talent. Details
May 30 to June 9, 2019
~ Early June
Free events & ticketed events
Black Gold Pro Rodeo
Dust off your cowboy hats and boots and join the fun at the Leduc Black Gold Pro Rodeo at the Leduc Recreation Centre! You won’t want to miss a minute of the great Pro Rodeo action.
Don’t forget to take in traditional favourite activities: Trade Fair, Family Fun Fair, Black Gold Parade, Cabaret, Country Singing and more! Details
May 30 – June 2, 2019
~ Early June
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc
Free & ticketed events.
Edmonton Craft Beer Fest
The Edmonton Craft Beer Festival is a celebration of beer culture in Alberta. We focus on bringing the beer community together, including brew masters, brewery representatives, restaurant owners, managers and chefs. Together, these experts will share their knowledge through Brew Master Seminars, Cooking With Beer Seminars, food & beer pairings, and so much more. And when it’s all done – cast your vote for your favorite beer and food. Details
May 31 & June 1, 2019
Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands
7515 118 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
$19 – $49.99