Kaleido Family Arts Festival is held on historic Alberta Avenue (118 Ave between 90-94 Street). For two and a half days every September, Alberta Avenue comes alive as an environment of creative exploration and performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks, old spaces and new spaces. Not only is it a wonder to behold, it is FREE! You have to see it to believe it!
It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, meet your neighbours this summer!
Free back alley parties featuring live music, art, games, and BBQ. These events are presented by Arts on the Ave and Eastwood Community League.
Tuesday, August 13 - 5:00-8:00 pm - West of 87 Street and 118 Avenue
Tuesday, August 27 - 5:00-8:00 pm - 88 Street and 119 Avenue
Do you like jazz? So do we. Every summer, the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival takes over Edmonton for an 11-day celebration of everything jazz. The festival is proud to host both world-renowned international artists, as well as the very best musicians from the local jazz scene. When it comes to jazz music, there is always something new and exciting waiting just around the corner. Come discover it with us.
See the full festival lineup at edmontonjazz.com/
Alberta's largest outdoor theatre festival, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival presents professional Shakespearean productions featuring local artists in Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley. This year’s titles are Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Winter’s Tale.
Two Gentlemen of Verona runs even dates.
The Winter’s Tale runs odd dates.
Tickets can be purchased at the onsite box office up to an hour and a half before the performance or online at: https://www.freewillshakespeare.com/buy-tickets
Founded in 2012, SkirtsAfire Festival is a four-day multidisciplinary arts festival that empowers, develops, supports and showcases women artists. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, our festival runs each March at various venues in the heart of Alberta Avenue, an area that is reinventing itself as an Arts and Dining district in Edmonton. Leading up to and during the festival each year, we produce a MainStage play for a ten-day run.
SkirtsAfire Festival values diversity in the women we represent and therefore welcomes women artists of all diverse backgrounds including trans women, self-identifying women, the LGBTQ2 community, all ethnicities, and all abilities.
Silver Skate Festival is a ten day, family-oriented festival running February 8 - 18, 2019 in Edmonton's scenic river valley.
Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. The Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in Edmonton. Over the years, it has grown in leaps and bounds, from a small skating event to a large-scale, winter extravaganza.
Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Here, you'll discover breathtaking snow sculpture, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the winter triathlon or speed skating events. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones. Our festival activities are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home.
Arts on the Ave is proud to present the 12th annual Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival.
Embrace the cold northern climate by enjoying artistic panache and authentic cultural and heritage winter games and fun. The festival will take place between 90th street and 95th street on 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue).
This year’s theme is Winter Tales. Saturday will be Ukrainian Cultural Day and Sunday will be Francophone Cultural Day – with Indigenous performances all weekend long. Three festival stages will feature special world music performances until 11:00PM.
Do not miss this amazing weekend!