August 8-11, 2013, annual event, downtown Gallagher Park. Past years included Angelique Kidjo, John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Del McCoury, Noah & the Whale, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tim Robbins....
August 15-25, 2013 are dates for the popular Fringe Theatre Festival, but there are associated events all year long -- see their website.
August 30, 2013. With YYC BadBoys at Vinyl Lounge (old Boyztown Metro). September 1st - Calgary Pride Parade - come march. Late June, 2014, in Strathmore Alberta. ARGRA's Canadian Rockies International. Based in Calgary, the largest gay rodeo association in the world presents: Rodeo Kick off Dance, traditional rodeo events, plus camp events like Goat Dressing & Wild Drag.
September 26 - October 5, 2013, annual nine day feast of all things cinematic; independent films of many genres from around the globe. A film festival about 'discovery' to uncover and present cinematic gems.
January 16-18, 2014. Performatorium: spirituality, ritual, persona, transformation, ectacy, transcendance, artifice, alter ego. Coming up: Early June 2014 at Neutral Ground Gallery, 1856 Scarth St. "Three days of some of the most compelling, artful, thoughtful, luminous and curious queer media art from out there and around here." See details online:
February - March, 2014 at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St; The Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Canada’s longest running documentary film festival presents socially relevant films and video from around the world exploring issues of social, economic and environmental development; catalysts for reflection, discussion, and responsible action.
Mid-March, 2014. 19th Annual Pride Parade on campus noon-1pm. Film screenings, lectures, parties, readings, Queer Art night, drag show and more.
April - May, 2014 festival, Edmonton Downtown Arts District. Original, top-quality documentaries made by talented filmmakers from across Canada & around the world. See website for details as announced.
May / June, 2014, at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre. Annual festival with aboriginal filmmakers, directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, technicians, actors, musicians, storytellers, artists & craftspeople. See Dreamspeakers on Tour info on website.
June 6-15, 2014 (tentative dates) Saturday Pride Parade, from 108 St at 102 Ave to Churchill Square for festival, Pure Pride dance party & concert, & more.... See details online:
June, 2014. Alberta's biggest and best bear event. Join the members of the Alberta Bear Community to celebrate Edmonton's BEEF Bear Pride Festival. This past year included: Underwear party/ wet underbear contest; Edmonton Pride Parade; Bearracuda party at at Lockeroom Bar; Beer Bust at The Mercury Room Patio. See website for 2014 details:
June 20-29, 2014 (tentative dates). In 2013 included: Gregory Porter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Patricia Barber, and Courtney Pine Presents: House Of Legends. Past years: Wynton Marsalis, Madeleine Peyroux, Trombone Shorty & Christian McBride among many others. Jazz of many kinds, at venues large & small each year, all over town.
July 4-13, 2014, on Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton, an international cast of jugglers, acrobats, hip hop dancers, sword-swallowers, musicians and more.
July 18-27, 2014, in Northlands Park, 7410 Borden Park Rd. Check out favorite musicians and artists on the Koodonation stage; pan for gold in Klondike Park; climb on the Mach 3, the Zipper and other midway rides; and eat favorite fair ground foods, trade shows, food, wine, and daily fireworks. Was called Klondike Days, then Capital EX - now K-Days - still 10 days of fun each July.