The Edmonton International Cat Festival brings together cat lovers to celebrate cats and cat culture, while raising money and awareness for rescues helping cats in need! #YEGCatFest donates 100% of proceeds to local cat rescues. Since 2014, we’ve raised $81,000 for local rescues helping cats in need.

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2019 Cat Festival proceeds will support:

Caturday, June 1, 2019

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

MacEwan University
Robbins Health Learning Centre
(“The Heart” and “The Atrium”)
10910 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

* Please note, MacEwan is offering $6 parking in Surface Lot S West and East. There are also several parkades on site. There is also lots of transit (bus and LRT) access to the venue!


Festival Schedule


In advance (online): $15 per person (best value!)  + $1.68 Eventbrite fee

At the door (on June 1): $20 per person
(CASH ONLY — there is an ATM but please come prepared with cash!)

$60 for Group Rate (of 4 people)



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2019 CAT-ivities!

There are so meow-ny cat-themed activities to take part in at the festival, including:

Adoptable Cats

Meet different rescues and cats in need. Maybe you’ll even find a fur-ever friend!

Show Cats

Get a glimpse into the world of cat shows with live judging demos from the Cat Fanciers Club.


On the Main Stage, hear from a variety of speakers, cat enthusiasts & expurrts!

Cat Videos

You watch them at home, now watch them with other cat lovers on the big screen.

Cat Vendors

There will be tons of cat themed clothes & accessories to buy for you and your cat!

Kitty Play Pen

Hop in and play with kittens! It’s just one of our a-meowzing cativities. 

Giant Cat Puzzles

Put together our giant cat puzzle! Best time wins prizes.  

Cat Yoga

Take part in Cats on Mats cat yoga! That’s right. Yoga with CATS (and kittens). 

Meet and Greets with a Celebrity Cat

The 2019 Celebrity Cat is Suki the Adventure Cat, who has over 1.3 Million Instagram followers! 

Robo Cats

Try your hand at the Edmonton Public Library’s Robo Cats Obstacle Course!


Our friends at A.I.M.B.O.T. will teach you how to make cat-themed LEGO designs.

Cats Cuddling

Special aMEOWNCEment 

2019 Donation
Recipients Selected

Five Edmonton area cat rescues have been selected to receive proceeds from the 2019 Edmonton International Cat Festival. Help us reach this year’s goal to bring our total amount raised for rescues to $100,000! All you have to do is attend the festival. 

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Suki Cat Bow Lake Explore Alberta


Suki is a gorgeous bengal cat who is always up for an adventure! Suki’s paw-rents took her home as a kitty in March 2017 and since then Suki’s taken them (and BFF Coda the Dog) on more adventures than they’ve ever experienced before! Suki has a bold spirit and you’ll often find her hiking through lush furr-ests, set against majestic meoewtains, or enjoying a cozy campfire. Suki has over 1.3 million Instagram followers and we’re especially thrilled that Suki and her paw-rents are Alberta-based, but with global reach. 

Meet Suki the Adventure Cat and her mom Marti on June 1, 2019.

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CatFest Contest 1
CatFest Contest 3

Photo Contest

Edmonton’s Most Purr-fect Cat Photo Contest

The competition is fierce. The contestants can be catty. And the poses are a-meowzing. Does your cat have what it takes to be crowned Edmonton’s Most Purr-fect Cat? Enter the Cat Festival Photo Contest to win prizes & purr-stige! 


Enter the Photo Contest

Get Involved with Cat Fest 2019!

The Edmonton International Cat Festival is the only festival of its kind in Alberta and it wouldn’t be possible without our amazing Sponsors, Vendors, & Volunteers. Learn more about how your can contribute to our a-meowzing event!

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Thank you to our 2019 Cat Fest Sponsors

Main Stage Sponsor

Branding & Website Design Sponsor
Sonder Creative 

Celebrity Cat Hotel Sponsor
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald 

Programming Sponsor
Homes Alive Pets

Event Photography Sponsor
Nanc Price Photography 

Programming Sponsor
TELUS PureFibre

CATivities Sponsor
The Gamer’s Lodge 
(Cat Board Game Lounge)

CATivities Sponsor
Escape City

Festival Sponsor
Majesty & Friends

Festival Sponsor
Cat Cafe on Whyte

CATivities Sponsor
(from the creators of Paint Nite)

Photo Booth
NEAT Photo Booth

CATivities Sponsor
Painted Parrot
Face Painting

Promotional Sponsor
newad Indoor Advertising

Photo Booth
NEAT Photo Booth