May is a wonderful time to visit Edmonton, Alberta. As the weather warms up, the city comes alive with a variety of outdoor festivals and events. Whether you’re a local looking for something to do or a visitor exploring the city, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of the top things to do in Edmonton in May:
May 26-27: UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival
UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival is the largest celebration of Ukrainian culture, food, music, visual arts, crafts, and dance in Western Canada. This free two-day event brings together over 60,000 people from many diverse cultures.
Location: Borden Park, Edmonton
May 20: Celebration of Dance
Take in one of Alberta’s largest Ukrainian dance extravaganzas featuring numerous Ukrainian dance groups of all ages from across Alberta.
Location: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Lamont County
May 20-28: Edmonton International Cat Festival
The Edmonton International Cat Festival is a fun and quirky event that celebrates all things feline. In addition to cat-themed activities and vendors, the festival also raises money for local cat rescue organizations.
May 12-13: Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids
Introduce your children to live theatre through this engaging and gentle first theatre experience.
Location: Westbury Theatre, 10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton