Edmonton food festivals and events: The ultimate running list

May 11 2023, 5:00 pm

Spring is finally here, patios are opening up, and all of the Edmonton summer food festivals and events are really shaping up.

The calendar is filling up with food festivals, BBQ cookouts, outdoor markets, and of course, the incredible Taste of Edmonton event. Maybe you’ll even check out the wild Calgary Stampede Midway food this year.

Here is an ultimate and running guide to finding the best upcoming Edmonton food festivals and events.

La Pizza Week

 

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Returning for its third edition this year, La Pizza Week is a national festival highlighting restaurants in several different Canadian cities, each offering unique pizza offerings for the occasion.

Happening from May 1 to 14 this year, each participating restaurant will release a limited-edition pizza designed especially for the festival, which will only be available during that time.

When: May 1 to 14, 2023
Where: Participating restaurants TBA

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The Common’s Street Car Event

 

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This summer, you can enjoy some beer and incredible food while riding the streetcar atop the High Level Bridge. The Common is back with its eighth annual Street Car event, and tickets are already selling quickly.

When:Ā Every Thursday from May 26 until October 26, 2023
Where: 9910 109th Street, Edmonton
Price: $59.77; buy tickets here

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Food Bike Tours

 

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Bigger than ever, the Food Bike Tours are starting soon.

Besides offering a little exercise and breathtaking views of YEGā€™s River Valley, these are guided tours that allow bikers/diners to eat some of the best food in the city at some amazing events, all while skipping the long lines.

There are stops at local bars and restaurants, but thereā€™s also the chance to enjoy the cuisine at theĀ Taste of Edmonton and the concessionary food items at K-Days.

When: Various dates from May 27 to September 15
Where:Ā Various locations
Price: Buy tickets here

VegFest 2023

 

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This one-day event is a chance for theĀ plant-based community to gather and celebrateĀ vegan food, products, and lifestyle.

When: June 24 from 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Borden Park, Edmonton

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Edmonton Jerk Festival

One of the most popular food-focused days in the year, this is anĀ annual cultural event that consists of all things authentic JamaicanĀ jerk. There will be food trucks, food tents, and more.

When: Saturday, July 8
Where: Queen Mary Park

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K Days

 

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Besides feature attractions, rides, concerts, and more, K Days has tons of great (and wild) food every year. Last year, we saw cotton candy noodles and pop rocks popcorn chicken.

When:Ā July 21 to 30, 2023
Where:Ā Edmonton EXPO Centre & Exhibition Grounds –Ā 7515 ā€“ 118th Avenue

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Taste of Edmonton

 

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The massively popular summer foodie festival will take place over 11 days, from July 10 to 20, with free admission, beer gardens, and some of the best grub YEG has to offer all in one place.

Where: Sir WinstonĀ Churchill Square,Ā EdmontonĀ 
When:
July 10 to 20, 2023

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Heritage Fest

An outdoor festival that celebrates song, dance, and of course, food from cultures all overĀ the world? This is one to look forward to.

Where: Hawrelak Park – 9330 Groat Road NW, Edmonton
When:
August 5 to August 7, 2023

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Cariwest

 

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AsĀ Western Canada’s largest Caribbean arts festival, you already know Cariwest is going to have some amazing food.

When:Ā August 11 to 13, 2023
Where:Ā Mutant Conservatory – 9626 96A Street NW, Edmonton

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Edmonton International Fringe Festival

 

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This is the largest, longest-running Fringe Theatre Festival in North America and this means tons of familiar and new food vendors will be available to try.

Where: Fringe Theatre Arts Barns – 10330 84th Avenue NW, Edmonton
When:
August 17 to August 27, 2023

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Rocky Mountain Food & Wine Festival

This 18+ event showcases top chefs from some of Albertaā€™s top restaurants.

To pair perfectly with the exciting menu lineup, more than 200 wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries will bring their award-winning and innovative products to the long-awaited festival.

When: November 3 and 4, 2023
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre

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