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Gay Edmonton

The Fellowship of Alberta Bears bring back Alberta's biggest & best bear event
FAB Events

A gay/ queer /bi men's not-for-profit society. Events include: Calgary Wild Pride, Calgary Pride Parade Float, Edmonton Tabletops + Bottoms Bear Board Game Night, Edmonton FAB 80's VIP Night, Edmonton Tabletops + Bottoms, Edmonton FAB Halloween VIP Night, From FUR to FAB Bears to Drag Queens Community Fundraiser and BEEF Singlet Party. See their website for updates:
31st Annual
Edmonton International Film Festival 2017

September 28 – October 7, 2017, annual ten 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.
Halloween Party with community partner HIV Edmonton!
Fruit Loop - Haunted Hotel

October 27, 2017, 8pm-2am, at Denizen Hall AND the Crash Hotel lobby. Teen Jesus Barbie is BACK with co-host Fitzy serving up spooky hostess realness. Fierce line up of performers includes Lilith Fair, Sky Slywchuk, Pheromone Kills, Buddy Bordel, Violette Coquette, and Atreyu! DJs Polyesterday, Queerbait, and Thomas Culture. Extra spooky haunted hotel for those who dare.
UBK x ROSES present
Stylust Beats at Chvrch Of John

October 28, 2017, 9pm-3am. DEAD ROSES HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring Sleeveless Recordings artist/ Shambhala Resident... STYLUST BEATS/ Geoff Reich has been creating his own counterculture since he was a teenager. A skate punk/ hip-hop devotee, this groundbreaking DJ’s talent for fusing rap hooks and dubstep bass with multiple music genres has earned him a rep as a creative renegade.
Adults-only erotic thriller. One of the most emotionally destructive dramas ever
Dangerous Liaisons

November 3–4, 2017, Created by Jean Grand-Maitre for the Norwegian National Ballet, and re-choreographed by him for the Jubilee's panoramic stage, Dangerous Liaisons takes us deep into two worlds: one of manipulative manners and court intrigue, the other a world of uncontrollable sexual desires and emotions. When the two collide, dangerous psychological warfare is waged.
Hosted by Peep This Entertainment
Brodinski - Edmonton

November 18, 2017, 9pm-2am. In performance: the founder of French electro label Bromance Records and born again rap producer (21 Savage, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Yakki), Brodinski. An 18+ event.
Bringing powerful real-life stories to growing legions of passionate film lovers
Canadian International Documentary Festival

April 26 - May 6, 2018 In cinemas across the country and online across the continent. Original, quality documentaries made by talented filmmakers from across Canada/ around the world. Hot Docs 2018: Hot from the international festival circuit, Doc Soup premieres hit films monthly throughout the fall and winter in Toronto and Calgary.
Documentaries, Dialogue, Discovery

Early May, 2018, Metro Cinema/ Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St; Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Canada’s longest running documentary film festival (former Global Visions) 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.
Inspired by a soundtrack of the Hip’s most loved music
The Tragically Hip

May 10-12, 2018, 7:30pm. contemporary ballet celebrates the sound and stories of the artists that have spoken so poignantly to a generation of Canadians. In the tradition of the portrait ballets that have celebrated Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang, Elton John, Sarah McLachlan and Gordon Lightfoot, Jean Grand-Maître will explore and inhabit the ethos of The Tragically Hip.
Bringing you back to ancient Rome to party like the Gods!

May 18-21, 2018. Past year featured FRI Sip n' Sing Welcome Party with the Calgary Gay Men's Chorus! SAT BEARACCHUS Bear Toga Party! Shaking off the winter hibernation in a celebration of Greco-Roman decadence - with a minotaur's labyrinth. SUN morning Bear Brunch Buffet. Host Hotel: Best Western Suites Downtown, 1330 8 St SW. See 2018 updates:
parties, dance, parade, festival, concerts, picnic, comedy & more...
Edmonton Pride Festival

June 8-17, 2018. Ten-day festivities typically include: Rainbow Flag Raising at City Hall; Movie in the Park; Art Jam; SAT Pride Parade, 11am - 2pm from Whyte Ave + Pride in the Park Festival 11am - 6pm at Strathcona Park + Queer History Project; SUN Pride Run/ Walk; Pride Tea; St Albert Pride Celebration; Fruit Loop Pride Party; Pride Brunch and more....
Juggle your schedule, yield to laughter
International Street Fest

July 10-15, 2018, at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park, between Gateway Blvd and Calgary Trail - 83-84 Avenue. An international street performer cast of jugglers, acrobats, hip hop dancers, sword-swallowers, musicians and more. Also arts/crafts and food/beverages vendors.
The Midway: for only a few days each year
K Days

July 20-29, 2018, 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 - 10 days of fun each July.
Six stages, seven hours a day
Edmonton Folk Music Festival

August 9-12, 2018 (TBC), annual event, in beautiful downtown Gallagher Park, happens each year, the second weekend in August. The 2018 Performer list will be released at the end of May. The full schedule later in the summer of 2018 - to be found here.
GCBW 2018
Great Canadian Bear Weekend

Mid-August, 2018 at Edmonton Inn/ Conference Centre. Annual three day weekend. Past year included mixer and board games + Ukrainian Feast + Dirty Superbear Bingo + Bear Dance - at the North Glenora Hall. Bear Excursions + BEEF BEAR BASH Dance Party; Bears In the Park at Spray park and the Crowning of this year's Mr Albearta.
37th Annual
Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

August 16-26, 2018 are the dates for the popular 11-day Fringe Theatre Festival - brings artists and audiences together to celebrate creativity, risk, craft, and community - but there are associated events all year long. See their website for details.