New Winter Festival

It is well known that Edmonton has long, cold winters, but this winter is looking better than ever because the city will be hosting its first annual Winterruption. The festival is taking place from January 23-26th and aims to do away with the winter blues by way of music, art and fun outdoor activities. There will be a little of something for everyone with all ages and family events as well as 18+ to coincide with the diverse programming. 

This event aims to follow in the footsteps of five years of highly successful Winterruption festivals in Saskatoon and Regina and the Big Winter Classic in Calgary. Producer Brent Oliver (Sidetrack Cafe, Foundation Concerts, UP+DT Festival) is on board to bring the artists and volunteers together to make this event a reality. Individual events will range in price with some things being free and weekend passes will be $45. The affordability goes hand in hand with the festivals policy on safe and inclusive spaces for everyone. 

Winterruption will be taking place in many downtown venues: The Starlite Room, Temple, Freemasons Hall, Downtown Edmonton Community League, The Cask & Barrel, Rocky Mountain Icehouse and Station on Jasper and several free activities in the downtown core. 

More details, artist and volunteer applications available at