Within the rugged terrain of Alberta, you’ll find a rich history of culture and innovation that makes the province one of the true gems of Canada. Every year people from all over the world flock to Alberta to experience what the Great White North has to offer. From parades to festivals, there’s no shortage of events to explore. Check out 10 annual events in Alberta that you won’t want to miss.
Calgary Stampede: Since 1912, the Calgary Stampede has been one of the world’s largest rodeo and agricultural shows. Stampede Park hosts millions of people looking for an authentic “Old West” experience every July.
Banff Snowdays: This month-long winter celebration in the resort town of Banff occurs every January. Visitors can view creative ice sculpture displays and take part in Skijoring through Banff Avenue. Families with small children will love sledding in the Banff Snow Days Playzone.
Alberta International Airshow: The August airshow in Alberta brings out some of the best pilots of the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. Onlookers will enjoy the sights and sounds of military aircraft like the USAF A-10. Stunts from the Canadian Forces Skyhawks Parachute Team are not to be missed.
Cowboy Town Concert: Within the last year, the Cowboy Town Concert has become a staple of the Strathmore Stampede. The Strathmore Agricultural Society runs this new concert series every June featuring prominent names in the country music world.
Strathmore Canada Day Celebration: Every July, the town of Strathmore hosts a Canada Day celebration at Kinsmen Park featuring fireworks, a farmers’ market, and a petting zoo, to name a few activities. This annual event draws an average of 5,000 visitors every year. It’s the perfect way to experience Alberta’s rural community spirit.
Annual Alberta Area Festivals
Edmonton Heritage Festival: The Edmonton Heritage Festival occurs every July through August at Hawrelak Park. Edmonton’s heritage festival is considered the world’s largest multicultural celebration. Enjoy food and handmade crafts representing over 90 cultures from around the world.
International Street Performers Festival: Experience over 60 live entertainment acts from around the globe. This festival celebrating unique comedy and music acts is held every July in Edmonton’s Churchhill Square.
A Taste of Edmonton: If you plan to be in Alberta during the last week of July, you’ll want to experience this showcase of Edmonton’s best food and drink. Over 50 local restaurants line the streets of downtown Edmonton at Churchhill Square, providing samples of main courses, craft beers, and wine.
Fringe Festival: If “outside-the-box” entertainment is your thing, the Edmonton Fringe Festival is the place to be. For 10 days every August, the Fringe Festival delivers outdoor music and theater performances from over 1600 artists. Come celebrate art outside of the mainstream.
TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival: Celebrate jazz from around the globe with other “cool cats” at the Edmonton International Jazz Fest. Enjoy virtuoso performances from some of the hottest names in jazz over a 5-day celebration that’ll transport you back to the golden age of rhythm and improvisation.
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