Don't Miss These Top Five Summer Festivals Across Alberta

When the air is fragranced with sunscreen and bug spray, and the sweet tones of exhaust pipes rock you to sleep, you know it’s summer in Alberta. But perhaps the biggest sign of the season – and certainly the most fun – is the arrival of the province’s many festivals.

Below, we highlight five festivals worth your time and SPF. And the best part? AMA will be there to give exclusive perks and fun surprises to our community of members.

We're Bringing the Festival Fun

Here are two great reasons why you should visit the AMA tent at one these Alberta festivals.

AMA Getaway Car

Grab your membership card and see if you can solve the hidden plot of the AMA Getaway Car. Unveiling at Edmonton Folk Music Fest, Calgary's Country Thunder, Edmonton Fringe Festival, and Edmonton Blues Fest, use wits and strategy to beat a series of puzzles to start this mysterious vehicle. It's like a mini escape room on four wheels!

AMA Travel Presents the Escape to Vegas Contest

Craving a Quick Trip to Sin City? AMA Travel is giving away a vacation for two to Las Vegas - valued at $1,200. Plus, AMA members get an extra entry into the draw if they beat the AMA Getaway Car before time runs out. Good luck!


Edmonton Folk Music Festival

There's a magic to Edmonton's Folk Fest that can't be described until you've sat on the hill at Gallagher Park, watching thousands of candles sway to the rhythm of beautiful music. Genres from across the world will hit the stage August 9 to 12, 2018, and you're bound to discover a new favourite artist or band.

AMA will be there each day of the festival, Thursday through Sunday.

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Country Thunder Music Festival

If you’re a country music fan, grab your cowboy hat and get fixin’ to whoop it up when Country Thunder rolls into Calgary on August 17 to 19, 2018.

This 3-day event held at Prairie Winds Park (223 Castle Ridge BLVD NE, Calgary) will feature some of the hottest country artists on stage, such as Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Eric Church, and many more.

AMA is a proud sponsor for this event and you’ll SAVE $10 when you order your Country Thunder weekend pass online to gain access to all 3 days.

Member Ticket Deal
  • AMA Member 3-Day Pass to Country Thunder 2018
  • Each pass is for all three days of the festival and is not transferable
  • Member-exclusive price: $169 with promo code AMACT2018 | Regular price: $179

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Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

Fringe festivals are the most accessible way to experience a wide array of live theatre, and Edmonton's is one the world's best. Whether it's comedy, acrobatics, drama, clowning, or street music, the Fringe, which runs from August 16 to 26, 2018, has something for everyone.

Come visit the AMA table on August 22 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. We'd love to hear which shows you enjoyed most!

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Edmonton Blues Festival

Blues Fest is an intimate, world-class celebration of sizzling licks and rootsy soul, with performances that span the blues, rock n’ roll, roots, and more. This year’s festival at Edmonton's Heritage Amphitheatre from August 24 to 26, 2018, includes such marquee names as Booker T, Samantha Fish, Sugaray Rayford, as well as lesser-known performers, like Nikki Hill and Paul DesLauriers Band, who are sure to scorch the stage.

Go for the blistering bass lines, stay for the chill vibe and one of the best parties of the summer. Look for the AMA table on August 26 from noon to 10 p.m.

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Fort McMurray Empty Bowls Festival

Buy a handmade bowl for $20. Load it up with tasty food from Fort McMurray restaurants! AMA is a proud sponsor of local food banks, and the 3rd annual Empty Bowls on September 9, 2018, is another way we like to help Albertans in need. In addition to sampling delicious creations, visitors will groove to live music performances and admire fine crafts on sale throughout the festival grounds at Jubilee Plaza.

Every bowl purchase goes to support the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.

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Spot Us at a Parade near You

Give the AMA team a wave and say hi to Teddy! From small towns to the big city, the AMA float will be rolling through your community to help celebrate summer. Here's a list of Alberta parades that we're participating in: