Embrace the Festivals in YEG

Edmonton, Canada’s Festival City, offers countless festivals annually, ensuring there’s no shortage of excitement. At the heart of it is the HAT At Five Corners neighbourhood, where thrill awaits you at every turn. Our guide unveils the three unmissable fall and early winter festivals, promising a fantastic experience. Immerse yourself in vibrant cultural celebrations, savour delectable food, and embrace the festive atmosphere just steps away from your doorstep. These festivals celebrate the community’s rich diversity, from captivating theatre, music and dance to mouthwatering cuisine. Gather your loved ones, and prepare to create cherished memories as you celebrate the cultural richness and joyful vibes around the HAT At Five Corners. The countdown to the second half of 2023 festivities in Edmonton has begun!


Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

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Mark your calendars for August 17-27, 2023, as Edmonton’s hip Old Strathcona neighbourhood again takes center stage for North America’s biggest and oldest Fringe Theatre Festival. This ten-day extravaganza will feature an incredible lineup of local, national, and international performers showcasing every type of imaginable theatre performance. Explore the festival grounds, where you’ll find an array of talented buskers and outdoor stages, adding an extra layer of entertainment to your experience. And don’t forget to stop by one of the summer’s liveliest beer gardens, where you can soak up the vibrant atmosphere and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow theatre enthusiasts. As passionate Edmontonians, we anticipate this festival’s drama and excitement yearly! It’s an unmissable event that brings the magic of theatre right to our doorstep.


Edmonton International Film Festival

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Satisfy your cinematic cravings at the Edmonton International Film Festival, and don’t forget to grab a large bag of popcorn with extra butter. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of independent, international, and eye-opening films that promise to captivate your imagination. Experience the finest in independent filmmaking from around the globe in Edmonton! This year the festival is scheduled from September 21 to October 1, 2023, at Landmark Cinemas in Edmonton City Centre. Prepare to be inspired, entertained, and moved by diverse thought-provoking movies that will leave a lasting impact. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a remarkable cinematic journey that celebrates the art of storytelling from all corners of the world. Grab your popcorn and get ready for an unforgettable film experience!


All Is Bright

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This one-day festival brings excitement and joy to Edmonton’s hippest neighbourhood as it kicks off the cozy cold months. Witness the magic as holiday lights illuminate the streets on 124 Street at Helen Nolan Park during the All is Bright Festival. Prepare to be amazed by mesmerizing fire and light dancers, and warm up in delightful beverage gardens. Indulge in cooking delicious treats over the crackling fire and enjoy much more enchanting entertainment. This year marks the 11th edition of the festival, and it’s scheduled for November 18, 2023. Don’t miss out on this festive extravaganza that will light up your winter with joy and wonder! Make sure to be part of a heartwarming one-day celebration that brings the community together for a memorable experience.


Live the Fun at THE HAT!

Our city truly is a hub of excitement with its year-round events and festivals. The thrill begins as we head into the fall and early winter. These fantastic events pave the way for even more fun and magic during the upcoming winter festivals. The best part is that most of these festivities are conveniently close to Hat at Five Corners, making it the ideal spot to soak in all year’s celebrations. It’s one more reason why life at the HAT At Five Corners is genuinely fantastic, with a lovable neighbourhood and vibrant community at your doorstep in downtown Edmonton. Get ready to join in the spirit of celebration and revel in the joyous occasions that await you!