Why is Edmonton called Festival City?
We love our festivals and host more than 30 each year. Ranging from music, performance, and visual arts to sports and culture, the city’s festival scene truly offers something for everyone.
The acclaimed Edmonton Folk Music Festival is the biggest in North America. International performers and composers rate it one of the world’s top 3.
The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is North America's largest live theatre event. It attracts 500,000 visitors to over 1,000 live theatre experiences each year.
The Heritage Festival is Canada's longest-established multicultural celebration. You can savour tastes from around the planet, all in the great green river valley.
The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is Canada's oldest celebration of street theatre. There's creativity around every corner.
The Heritage Amphitheatre is the largest of its kind in Western Canada. It plays home to the Freewill Shakespeare Festival and Symphony Under the Sky each summer.
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