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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”)
10910 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.


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!


Stay tuned as we release more event details!

Enter our 2024 Festival Contests!
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To honour the thing that started it all—gathering to watch cat videos on the Internet! Submit in up to 4 video CAT-egories. Enter by May 13, 2024!

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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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Cat Art


Calling all K-12 students in the Edmonton area! Submit your visual or written CAT ART creation. Enter by May 6, 2024!

See full contest details

Great Grams of Gary Edmonton Cat Festival Celebrity Cats Presented by Cheery Cat Co 05



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!

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Stay tuned as we ameownce all celeb cat guests!

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Enter the 2024 Cat Video Contest

To honour the thing that started it all—gathering to watch cat videos on the Internet! Enter our 2024 Edmonton Cat Festival Cat. Video Contest. Submit in four CAT-egories – Meme/Trend, Drama, Day in the Life or Cat Show.
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Volunteer for the festival!

Thanks to our 2024 Festival Sponsors:

Cheery Cat Co.
Celebrity Cat Sponsor

Edmonton Public Library
Festival Sponsor

Cat Yoga 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

Festival Sponsor

Dolly’s Cocktails
Festival Sponsor

Spilt Bar
Festival Sponsor

Escape City
Festival Sponsor

Budget Printing
Printing Sponsor

Taproot Edmonton
Festival Sponsor

Nanc Price Photography
Photography Sponsor

Lillia Wan Photography
Photography Sponsor

Klique This Photography
Photography Sponsor

JOHO Photos
Festival Sponsor

Festival Sponsor

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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 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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