Summers in Alberta are full of amazing things to do!  From June, right until the end of August, we can keep busy and still not see everything!  There are rodeos, music festivals, food festivals, fairs, midways…endless activities for the whole family!

We’re sharing 17 different festivals that would be so fun to attend!  I think we need to add some of these to our Alberta Bucket List!  Just click on the coloured text to go to each festival’s website.

17 Alberta Festivals To Experience This Summer

Peace River Annual Pow Wow

  • 22nd Annual Aboriginal Gathering and 14th Annual Pow Wow.  Activities include entertainment, fiddling, displays, crafts, children’s activities, dancers, hand drum groups, concession.
  • June 3 and 4
  • Peace River, AB

Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival

  • A celebration of Japanese culture in a spring setting. Activities include martial arts demonstrations, art displays and demos, music performances, children’s games and crafts, authentic Japanese Tea Ceremonies, Japanese food sampling, the Kita no Taiko drummers and more.
  • June 4, 11:00am to 3:00pm
  • Botanic Gardens, Devon, AB

Performance in the Park

  • Celebrate Canada 150 and the arrival of summer with performances from Hedley and Walk off the Earth.
  • June 9
  • Banff National Park, AB


  • The World’s First Green Carnival.  Featuring games, attractions and rides powered by renewable energy.
  • Edmonton:  June 8-11
  • Fort McMurray:  June 15-18

Vikings in the Streets Festival

  • A family friendly celebration of the community and Scandinavian heritage.  Come see how the vikings lived long ago.  Activities include a pancake breakfast, parade, chili cook-off, beer gardens, live music, food vendors and more.
  • June 16 and 17
  • Located in Viking, AB

North Country Fair

  • A summer solstice celebration with music, camping, food, craft vendors, workshops, and children’s activities.
  • June 23-25
  • Lesser Slave Lake, AB

Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Festival

  • A three day festival of fun activities. The event is a large-scale demo and expo that offers different ways to celebrate riding the Rockies. Event includes an expo/festival, bike demos for Demo-licious Days wristband holders, group rides, coaching and shuttles, a craft beer hub, kms on end of great Canadian singletrack.
  • June 23-25
  • Canmore, AB

Folk Music Festivals

Wild Mountain Music Festival

  • Family friendly music festival.  Activities include live music, art and food vendors.
  • July 14-16
  • Hinton, AB

Taste of Edmonton

  • The best food and drink parings Edmonton has to offer!  Activities include food and drink sampling, and live music.
  • July 20-29
  • Edmonton, AB

Interstellar Rodeo

  • A multi-genre music festival.  Take in live music, food trucks and an open license venue.
  • July 21-23
  • Edmonton, AB

Vul-Con 2017

  • A family friendly convention for Star Trek fans!  Activities include food, kids zone, vendors, costume contest, autograph and Q&A sessions, photo ops, and a parade!
  • July 22-23
  • Vulcan, AB

Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival

  • A family friendly weekend of Bluegrass and country music.  Activities include a country dance Friday & Saturday night, an arts market and food trucks.
  • August 4-6
  • Stony Plain, AB

Calgary Dragonboat Festival

  • A weekend of Dragonboat racing, as well as a cultural festival.  Includes cultural entertainment, beer gardens, food trucks, and a farmers’ market.
  • August 12-13
  • Calgary, AB


  • In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, there will be 6 nights of fireworks, and all the fireworks teams will be Canadian!  The event also has food concessions, a night market, beer garden, and a children’s village.
  • August 15-26
  • Calgary, AB

Taber Cornfest

  • Celebrate the corn harvest at the annual, free two day festival!  Activities include a pancake breakfast, chili cook off, midway, beer gardens, fireworks, face painting, petting zoo, arts & crafts, corn eating contest and more!
  • August 25-26
  • Taber, AB

Symphony Under The Sky

  • Enjoy music under the stars, with four nights of music ranging from classics to Hollywood hits, led by conductor Bob Bernhardt.
  • August 31-Sept 3
  • Edmonton, AB


17 Alberta Festivals To Experience This Summer | 2017

What are you favourite summer festivals in Alberta?  Let us know in the comments!