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Make a donation to Cat Fest and the local rescues we support!

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 $146,000 for local rescues helping cats in need.

Buy tickets for our 10-year anniversary event Caturday, May 25, 2024!

Caturday, May 25, 2024

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

MacEwan University

  • Robbins Health Learning Centre
  • (“The Heart” and “The Atrium”)
    Main Floor and Upstairs – 10910 104 Avenue, Downtown Edmonton, Alberta
    * MAIN ENTRANCE IS FROM 109 St. 104 Ave. GROUND LEVEL
  • Tickets: $15 online in advance / $20 at the door (cash)
  • KIDS 12 AND UNDER GET IN FREE!
    100% purr-ceeds donated to rescues!
  • See Parking Map (the festival is in Building 9 on the Map)
    • There its lots of surface and parkade parking spaces (pay for parking) 
    • MacEwan is also accessible by public transportation / transit

BUY TICKETS

SEE FLOOR PLANS, DIRECTORY & FAQ

See the full schedule

2024 Rescue Donation Recipients

100% of net purrceeds from the 2024 Cat Festival (and related Cat Fest Week / Month CATivities) will be split between our 2024 Rescue Donation Recipients!
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2024 CAT-ivities!

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

Below are just a few festival CATivities!

We’ll ameownce the full 2024 festival schedule soon.

Adoptable Cats

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

Celebrity Cats

Meet & Greet with Celebrity Cats! Stay tuned for details on who the 2024 guests are!

Cat Presentations

Hear from a variety of speakers, cat enthusiasts & expurrts on cat-themed topics!

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 items 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 Puzzle

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

Cat Yoga

Take part in cat yoga!! (That’s yoga with cats). 

Cat Crafts

Cat crafts galore! Cat Festival is family friendly and there are cat crafts for all ages.

Cat Board Games

There are so meowny great cat-themed board games! Play and get games to take home too!

Cat Contests

Stay tuned for details on cat-themed photo, art, and written word contests!

Breakout Sessions

We’re lining up some paws-on breakout sessions / cat-themed workshops for you to enjoy!

AND SO MEOW-CH MORE.

Come meet the 2024 Celebrity Cat Guests!!

COME MEET CELEBRITY CAT GUESTS ON MAY 25, 2024, including:

ONE EARED UNO

With nearly 3 million followers on TikTok, One Eared Uno is quite the celebpurrrrrty. Uno LOVES people (and kids!) and people (and kids!) love him back!! He and mom Kat can’t wait to meet you at the Edmonton Cat Festival.

We are so thrilled to have One Eared Uno be part of our 10-year anniversary event as one of our Three Celebrity Cat Guests presented by Cheery Cat Co., cat specialty cat boutique based in Edmonton.

On May 25, 2024, Uno will do a Meet & Greet and Q&A on the Festival Main Stage—and it’s all included with your festival tickets!

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COME MEET CELEBRITY CAT GUESTS ON MAY 25, 2024, including:

GREAT GRAMS OF GARY!

Great Grams of Gary is one of the most pawpular adventure cats in the WORLD—featured in TIME Magazine TWICE, with more than half a million followers EACH on both Instagram and TikTok.

Gary is an Alberta-based adventure cat who hikes, skis, kayaks, climbs meowntains, explores ice caves, and MORE! He is a Furry Friend of the Festival—having supported rescues through the Cat Festival with virtual appearances throughout the pandemic, and a smaller Meet & Greet as part of our Cat Fest Week festivities in 2023.

We are so thrilled to have Gary be part of our 10-year anniversary event as one of our Three Celebrity Cat Guests presented by Cheery Cat Co., cat specialty cat boutique based in Edmonton.

On May 25, 2024, Gary will do a Meet & Greet and Q&A on the Festival Main Stage—and it’s all included with your festival tickets!

LEARN MORE

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COME MEET CELEBRITY CAT GUESTS ON MAY 25, 2024, including:

BENBEN CATCAT

BenBen CatCat was found injured on the streets and taken to a shelter in B.C. The shelter didn’t think BenBen would make it—with his injuries and medical conditions, they said he might never walk again. BenBen was actually just a day from being euthanized before his furever family adopted—and saved his life. He got “The saddest cat on the Internet” nickname due to his slightly sad eyes and pout, and certainly his situation was once sad but now he’s happy, healthy, walking, and charming the Internet with his FamJam.

We are so thrilled to have BenBen be part of our 10-year anniversary event as one of our Three Celebrity Cat Guests presented by Cheery Cat Co., cat specialty cat boutique based in Edmonton.

On May 25, 2024, BenBen will do a Meet & Greet and Q&A on the Festival Main Stage—and it’s all included with your festival tickets!

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Enter the Most Purr-fect Cat Photo Contest!

CONTESTS

Does your cat have what it takes to be crowned Edmonton’s Most Purr-fect Cat? Enter by May 13, 2024!

See full contest details

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Thanks to the City of Edmonton Animal Care & Control Centre for presenting the 2024 Edmonton’s Most Purr-fect Cat Photo Contest!

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And visit our Student Cat Art Exhibit! (Contest)

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Coming from out of town?

Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites
Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites
Consider staying with the 2024 Edmonton Cat Festival Hotel Sponsor— Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites—a pet-friendly hotel located in the heart of downtown Edmonton’s vibrant ICE District, just minutes away from the festival site!

Connected to Edmonton City Centre Mall, Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites features contemporary amenities, high-speed WiFi, flat-panel TVs with Netflix access, restaurant District 102, and more. For guests of the Edmonton International Cat Festival, Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites is offering a special room rate!

Edmonton International Cat Festival Special Room Rate Details

Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites is offering a special Cat Festival room rate of $181 CAD per night.

Check-in date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
Check-out date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
Last Day to Book: Friday, April 26, 2024

Learn more and book

Volunteer for the festival!

Volunteer for Cat Festival
Thanks to our 2024 Festival Sponsors:

Cheery Cat Co.
Celebrity Cat Sponsor

Yogalife
Cat Yoga Sponsor

Miklo Creative
Festival Sponsor

Edmonton Public Library
Festival Sponsor

Get Cooking
Festival Sponsor

Cat Cafe on Whyte
Festival Sponsor

Robin Good Art & Design
Festival Sponsor

Heart Felt
Festival Sponsor

Queer Joy
Festival Sponsor

The Common
Festival Sponsor

99ten
Festival Sponsor

Dolly’s Cocktails
Festival Sponsor

Spilt Bar
Festival Sponsor

Escape City
Festival Sponsor

Budget Printing
Printing Sponsor

Taproot Edmonton
Festival Sponsor

DW Good Investments
Festival Sponsor

Lillia Wan Photography
Photography Sponsor

Klique This Photography
Photography Sponsor

JOHO Photos
Festival Sponsor

Domi
Festival Sponsor

Miklo Creative
Festival Sponsor

NALUG
Festival Sponsor

Interested in becoming a 2024 Edmonton Cat Festival Sponsor? Reach out!
Want to be a vendor at the 2024 Edmonton Cat Festival? Ask for an application!
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ABout US

Bringing together cat lovers to celebrate cats and cat culture, while raising money and helping cats in need. Learn more about our story, success, and find frequently asked questions about the festival.

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Land Acknowledgement

The Edmonton International Cat Festival is run by a board of volunteers who live on Treaty 6 Territory and within the Michif / Métis homelands and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. As cat-loving settlers who live, work, and play on these lands, it’s important for us to acknowledge this land as the traditional territories of many First Nations such as the Nehiyaw, Dene, Nakota Sioux, Anishinabae and Niitsitapi. We encourage you to visit Native-Land.ca and learn more about the traditional lands you live on.

Diversity Statement

As a festival founded by an Asian woman and run by volunteers of different backgrounds, abilities, sexualities, and identities, we know that society is better with more diversity and inclusion. We do not tolerate or condone hate speech of any kind and want to ensure that the Edmonton International Cat Festival is a safe and inclusive event for all.

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