Special Events in Edmonton

Edmonton Pet Expo
Toward the end of January every year, special events in Edmonton, Alberta, include the Edmonton Pet Expo. The festival provides the opportunity for pet owners of all ages to come together with their animal friends. Programs provide individual pets with the opportunity of showcasing talents or present demonstrations concerning particular animal breeds. Animal experts and care specialists offer advice and education. Petting zoos entertain young visitors. The event also raises funds for various animal organizations.

Over the Top Fashion Swap
Budget friendly special events in Edmonton, Alberta, include the Over the Top Fashion Swap, which takes place at TELUS Field around the end of April or the beginning of May. Prior to the event, Edmonton residents bring gently used clothing for which they receive tokens. Volunteers sort and size the items, arranging clothing on racks in boutique like fashion. During the event, residents shop for new clothing, purchased with the tokens. While swap shopping, residents have the opportunity of indulging in beauty and spa treatments and winning goodie bags. Food vendors also offer a variety of beverages and foods.

Edmonton Men's Expo
In September or October, Edmonton commemorates the men of the city by hosting the Edmonton Men's Expo. Companies and manufacturers come together and showcase various lines of products that interest men. Product line-ups generally include clothing, hobby supplies, recreational equipment, technological gadgets and tools. Special programs include sports celebrity appearances and martial arts demonstrations. Men have the opportunity of winning makeovers, clothing or other products.

Bethlehem Walk Edmonton
Like many other communities in countries around the world at Christmas time, Edmonton hosts a number of holiday events. One of the unique yuletide special events in Edmonton, Alberta, includes the Bethlehem Walk Edmonton. The event welcomes all residents to experience the first Christmas by following costumed participants as they recreate the events revolving around the birth of Christ. Sit with shepherds tending their flocks in the field. Witness the angelic report of the birth and follow the shepherds into the city. Travel through the noisy streets of Bethlehem and to the lowly manger where the baby lies.

Candy Cane Lane
Candy Cane Lane is another holiday event that has a 40-year-old tradition. Residents living in certain neighborhoods, designated as Candy Cane Lane, voluntarily decorate their homes with elaborate displays that include colorful lights, animations and holiday music. Over a span of three weeks time, visitors stroll through the lane while marveling at the spectacular creations. Most walk through the lane but festive sleigh rides are also available. The holiday events also provide the opportunity for donating food or money to the Edmonton Food Bank.