Competitions in solo performance in piano, strings,
woodwinds, brass instruments, speech, classical guitar,
chamber groups and voice. Location: Alberta College,
10050 MacDonald Dr., phone (780) 488-3498
The International Children's Festival
presents fabulous acts from around the world in a
festival of theatre, music, dance, storytelling and
puppetry. This popular event has something for everyone!
Location: In St. Albert (5 St. Anne St.). For more
information call Arden Box Office at (780) 459-1542.
June - July
City - International Jazz Festival
The Jazz City features top jazz concerts,
workshops, club dates, and free outdoor events for the
entire family. Don't miss some of Canada's best jazz
musicians and international guest stars! For more
information call (780) 432-7166.
The Works will bring
together Canadian artists and artisans with international
exhibits in building foyers, downtown parks, and art
galleries. The Works is unique in North America with over
70 exhibits and 200 special events. Location: Various
downtown venues. For more information call (780) 426-2122.
Since 1989, Edmonton's Free Will Players have staged the annual
River City Shakespeare Festival from late June to mid-July. The festival
includes full-scale professional productions of two plays by William
Shakespeare, as well as Camp Shakespeare, a summer drama camp for youth
ages 8-16. All festival activities take place in the 1,000 Heritage
Amphitheatre in Edmonton's beautiful Hawrelak Park.
Giovanni Caboto Day Festival
This popular "Be Italian For The Day"
festival returns! Festivities include
folkloric and musical performances, an Italian car
exhibit, arts and crafts displays and Italian cuisine.
Location: Giovanni Caboto Park (94-95 St. and 107-109 Ave.).
June - July 1
Edmonton Celebrate Canada
Celebrate Canada's heritage and culture. Enjoy various
foods and entertainment at: National Aboriginal Day, June
21; St. Jean Baptiste Day, June 24; Canada Day, July 1.
For information phone: (780) 488-6213.
Old Strathcona Silly Summer Parade
Bring the family and join in the fun during the
Silly Summer Parade which takes place on Whyte Avenue.
Every year this parade just gets crazier as local
organizations strive to put in the silliest entry. Phone: (780) 433-5866.
Downtown Edmonton is alive for 10 fun-filled days of
free performances by internationally known street acts
including magicians, clowns, jugglers, mime artists,
musicians, and comics for the young-at-heart. Location:
Sir Winston Churchill Square (99 St. & 102 A Ave.)
For more information call (780) 425-5162.
This is the rebranded version of the former Edmonton Klondike Days. For more information call
Northlands Park at (780) 471-7210.
Workshops, showcase stage, band scramble, kids korner
arts and crafts activities. Stony Plain. Phone 1-888-JAM-MING
Edmonton Week Festival
The Historic Edmonton
Week Festival is a celebration of Edmonton's past. Since
Strathcona is the historic hub of Edmonton, many events
take place in the neighborhood during that week. Join us
for walking and heritage building tours, storytelling,
museum exhibits, a heritage trade fair and much more.
Phone: (780) 479-8025.
The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a three-day celebration of Canada's
diverse cultural mosaic. It is held during the Heritage Day long weekend
in August. Outdoor ethnic pavilions feature
non-stop international singing and dancing, arts and
crafts displays, costumes and samples of wonderful
international cuisine. Location: William Hawrelak Park (south
side of Groat Bridge). For information call (780) 488-3378.
The annual Edmonton Folk Music Festival is a four-day
celebration of blues, Celtic, singer-songwriters,
bluegrass, gospel and world music. Other highlights
include family activities, arts and crafts and a food
fair. It's all outdoors! Location: Gallagher Park (94 St.
and 92 Ave.) For more information call (780) 429-1899.
Note: Passes for the Edmonton Folk Music Festival sell
out almost as quickly as they go on sale. Don't miss out!
Cariwest Festival: Edmontons Caribbean Arts
Festival - A Mardi Gras-Style Carnival
Caribbean performances, music and parades. For more
information call (780) 421-7800.
A ten-day extravaganza of new plays, old plays, dance,
music, mime, street entertainment and much, much more!
The Fringe Theatre Event is now regarded as
the largest and most exciting festival of alternative
theatre in North America. For more information call (780) 448-9000 or
Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival
Lion dance, fireworks, beer gardens, concessions and
official ceremony. Two hours of training and two days of
exciting racing. Teams can be men, women or mixed. Join
in competitions and friendly rivalry within industry and
non-profit sectors. All skill levels welcome. Louise
McKinney Park. Phone (780) 493-8158
The Edmonton International Film Festival... international,
independent and eye-opening. Our Festival is about 'discovery'. We
strive to uncover cinematic gems and celebrate unique voices in
movie-making such as directors, writers and producers. EIFF is about
films and the people who make them.
For more information call 780-423-0844.