Your guide to summer festivals and events in Edmonton: 2017 edition! - Taproot Edmonton

Your guide to summer festivals and events in Edmonton: 2017 edition!

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

May 10, 2017

Edmonton is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, receiving nearly 2,300 hours of sunlight each year. That might help to explain why our city truly lives up to its "festival city" moniker in the summer months. 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 Dates Social
Northwestfest May 4-14
What the Truck?! May 14
Hip Hop in the Park May 15-28
Edmonton Jewish Film Festival May 17-29
Capital City Press Festival May 20
NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival May 20 - June 30  
TALES Storytelling Festival May 25-28
Reconciliation Week May 28 - June 3
International Children's Festival May 30 - June 4
Bikeology Festival (Bike Month) June 1-30
Nextfest June 1-11
Park After Dark June 2 - Sept 1
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival June 2-3
Oliver Community Festival June 3
100In1Day Edmonton June 3
Bonnie Fest June 3
Root for Trees Fest June 3
Afro Fest June 3-4
Heart of the City Festival June 3-4
Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids June 3-4
Sustainival June 8-11
Edmonton Pride Festival June 9-18
Edmonton Pride Parade June 10 @ 11am
Steam Whistle Summer Starter Festival June 10
Edmonton Gluten-Free Festival June 10
Porkapalooza BBQ Festival June 10-11
Improvaganza June 14-24
Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival June 16-18
Highlandia Festival June 17
Mercer Summer Super Party June 17
Freewill Shakespeare Festival June 20 - July 16
Make Music Edmonton June 21
Summer Solstice Music Festival June 21-25
Latitude 53: Pedal to Patio June 22
The Works Art & Design Festival June 22 - July 4
Found Festival June 22-25
Edmonton International Jazz Festival June 23 - July 2
Feats Festival of Dance June 26 - July 9
Blues on Whyte Block Party June 29 - July 1
Sand on Whyte June 30 - July 8
Canada Day - 150! July 1
Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton July 1-8
Lawn Summer Nights July 6-20
Whyte Avenue Art Walk July 7-9
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival July 7-16
Seven Music Festival July 8
C'mon Festival July 14-16
Taste of Edmonton July 20-29
Canadian Food Championships July 21-23
Interstellar Rodeo July 21-23
K-Days July 21-30
K-Days Parade July 21 @ 10am
Rust Magic July 21-31
Sourdough Raft Race July 22
Latitude 53: Urban Garden Party July 22
ITU World Triathlon Edmonton July 28-29
Pure Speculation Festival July 28-29
Servus Heritage Festival August 5-7
Rock'n August August 8-12
Movies on the Square August 8-29
Edmonton Folk Music Festival August 10-13
Animethon August 11-13
Cariwest August 11-13
Cariwest Parade August 12 @ 12pm
Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival August 17-27
Edmonton Rock Music Festival August 18-19
Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival August 18-20
Edmonton Airshow August 19-20
Edmonton Latin Festival August 19-20
Edmonton Marathon August 19-20
Edmonton Lebanese Festival August 24-27
Edmonton Blues Festival August 25-27
Viva Italia Viva Edmonton August 27
Edmonton Burlesque Festival Aug 31 - Sept 2
Symphony Under the Sky Aug 31 - Sept 3
Tour of Alberta September 1-4
Strathearn Art Walk September 9
Latitude 53: Homecoming September 9
BreakOut West September 13-17
Kaleido Family Arts Festival September 15-17
EPCOR RiverFest September 15-17
FISE World Edmonton September 15-17
Community League Day September 16
Dreamspeakers Film Festival September 20-23
Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo September 22-24
Edmonton Design Week September 22-30
Free Admission Day September 24
Edmonton Oktoberfest September 29-30
Alberta Culture Days September 29
City Market on 104th Street

We have also decided to include a listing of the many markets you can find around Edmonton. Some are open year-round, but many are just open for the summer, usually from late May or early June to late September or early October.

Event Dates Social
Beverly Towne Farmers' Market Tuesdays, 4-8pm
Callingwood Farmers' Market Wednesdays, 12-5pm
Sundays, 10am-3pm
Castle Downs Farmers' Market Wednesdays, 4-8pm
Sherwood Park Farmers' Market Wednesdays, 4-8pm
Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market Wednesdays, 4-7:30pm
YEG Market District Wednesdays, 4-8pm
124 Street Grand Market Thursdays, 4-8pm
Millwoods Farmers' Market Thursdays, 5-8pm
Salisbury Farmers' Market Thursdays, 4-7:30pm
Old Strathcona Farmers' Market Saturdays, 8am-3pm
City Market Downtown Saturdays, 9am-3pm
Capilano Farmers' Market Saturdays, 9:30am-4pm
South Common Farmers' Market Sat & Sun, 10am-4pm
St. Albert Farmers' Market Saturdays, 10am-3pm
Century Park Market Sundays, 10am-3pm
Miller Crossing Farmers' Market Sundays, 11am-3pm
French Quarter Grand Market Sundays, 11am-3pm

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.