5 Unique Edmonton Summer Festivals You Can’t Miss 
Edmonton International Cat Festival
MacEwan Robbins Health Centre Downtown
June 1, 2019
Celebrity cats, kitty play pens, robo-cat and kitty cat yoga… what is there not to love?!
The best part? This fun festival donates 100% of it’s profits to local cat rescues working to improve and save the lives of our friendly felines!
Porkapalooza BBQ Festival
June 15 – June 15, 2019
We’re drooling already! Spend Father’s Day weekend with Dad sinking your teeth into delightful juicy pork. Live music, cold drinks and an all-out hunt for Alberta’s best pork – what is there to not love?! Don’t miss this delicious event!
Grand MacEwan Park
June 23, 2019
For all the Edmonton lads and lassies looking for some good old Scottish fun, this festival is the one for you! Enjoy a Scottish drumming competition and cheer on your favourite studs in the traditional heavy events.
Have you ever tried haggis? For the adventurous foodies, Scottish fare will be available to enjoy and exciting strong man events for watching. Oh, and don’t forget the cold beer!
Edmonton Burlesque Festival
Royal Alberta Museum Theatre
Date TBD (set for last week in August)
Interested in inspiring your inner seductress? Enter the Burlesque Bunny Competition, or just sit back and watch these exciting entertainers do their thing.
Edmonton Water Lantern Festival
August 31, 2019
Customize your very own paper lantern with inspiring messages and your hopes for the future, then release your glowing lantern into the water at sunset. Watch your wishes dance upon the water with other festival attendees and enjoy an awe-inspiring and uplifting ambiance.