Swing Into Summer


June 11, 2024

Words by: Brandy Belitsky

Edmonton is buzzing with activity!

Pride Month
All of June – Multiple Locations

Celebrate Pride Month in Edmonton with events highlighting the vibrant LGBTQ2S+ community. Pride Edmonton offers a diverse lineup including cultural performances, parades and community gatherings. Attendees can participate in various activities that promote inclusivity, solidarity, and the celebration of diversity. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to support local vendors, enjoy entertainment and connect with the community. 


May 30 – June 9 – The Roxy Theatre

Nextfest showcases a dynamic blend of music, theatre, dance, and visual arts at The Roxy Theatre. This 11-day festival features performances from emerging artists, interactive workshops, and unique visual art installations, providing a platform for creative expression and innovation. Highlights include theatre mainstage productions, DJ nights and film screenings. Join the celebration of Edmonton’s vibrant arts scene and discover new talent. 


Ice District Carnival 
June 6 – 9 – Fan Park at the ICE District

Get ready for the first-ever ICE District Carnival at Fan Park. Partnering with West Coast Amusements, the carnival will feature over 25 thrilling rides, including Speed and the Zipper, alongside family-friendly options like the carousel and bumper cars. Enjoy classic carnival games and delicious treats, ensuring fun for all ages. 


Heart of the City Festival
June 8 – 9 – Giovanni Caboto Park

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Heart of the City Music and Arts Festival at Giovanni Caboto Park in Edmonton. This vibrant event features live music, art displays, and community workshops, showcasing the diverse talents of local artists and musicians. Enjoy a weekend of creativity and community spirit in the heart of the city.


Indigenous Peoples’ Day
June 21 – Multiple Locations

Various activities will be happening throughout the city featuring cultural activities and community gatherings to honour the contributions and heritage of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. Join the festivities to experience Indigenous culture through performances, workshops, and more. 


Edmonton’s International Jazz Festival
June 25 – 30- Multiple Locations

Get ready for the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival! This annual event brings world-class jazz performances to Edmonton, featuring renowned artists such as Cory Henry, Veronica Swift and Pasquale Grasso. Attendees can enjoy a variety of concerts, workshops, and community events across multiple venues, including the Winspear Centre and McDougall United Church. Experience the vibrant sounds of jazz and support local musicians. 


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