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 $126,000 for local rescues helping cats in need.


Thanks to our 2021 virtual festival sponsors:
ATB Financial Sponsor Logo

Virtual Vendor Marketplace Sponsor
ATB Financial

Hellas sonsor

Festival Sponsor
Hellas Custom Catios

Majesty and Friends

Festival Sponsor
Majesty & Friends

ringo sponsor

Festival Sponsor
Ringo Trivia

plaid cap sponsor

Festival Sponsor
Plaid Cap Imports

pulse vet

Festival Sponsor
Pulse Veterinary

pam johnson bennett

Festival Sponsor
Pam Johnson-Bennett

sundog strength soul

Festival Sponsor
Sundog Strength & Soul

get cooking sponsor

Festival Sponsor
Get Cooking


Festival Sponsor
Edmonton Public Library

Nanc Price Photography

Festival Sponsor
Nanc Price Photography


Festival Sponsor
Doughnut Party

kind ice cream

Giveaway Sponsor
Kind Ice Cream

critter collection

Giveaway Sponsor
Critter Collections

hey emily chu

Giveaway Sponsor
Emily Chu Illustration

2021 Festival Donation Recipients

100% proceeds raised from the 2021 Edmonton Cat Festival will support:


We are paw-sitively thrilled to offer amewozing virtual purr-gramming like live kitten cams, cat yoga, and hands-on cat -themed lessons, this year’s TWO-DAY virtual line-up will be a purrfect weekend!
Take a look at the May 29 & 30, 2021 line-up:
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PURRgramming at a Glance:

Cat Yoga

Grab your mat and your cat for some CAT-arungas, kitten poses and cat puns with Janelle Snow of Sundog Strength & Soul.

Cat Storytime

Settle in with the Edmonton Public Library, who will do an energetic live reading of cat-themed books!

Make Cat Toys

Learn how to make cat toys from one of our festival vendors!

Draw Cats

Grab a pencil and paper and settle in for a lesson on how to draw cats !

Senior Cat Care

Dr. Ashleigh Allen, Dr. Candace Farrar  (Emergency DVM), and Melissa Oddson (Dentistry RVT) with Pulse Veterinary Specialists & Emergency will demo at-home cat care focused on seniors—like trimming nails, cleaning teeth, and considerations to care for your senior cat.

Make Cat Food

Follow along and learn how to recreate savoury cat recipes developed by Chef / Owner Kathryn Joel of Get Cooking.

Cat Trivia

Join Ringo Trivia for a paw-some round of cat-themed trivia! Play solo or with a team and see who knows the most random facts about cats!

(Limited spots available,  free to play with festival ticket, registration link coming soon!)

Catios 101

Learn all about catios—what they are, benefits, how to build a basic one or why you should let the pros help you, presented by Hellas Custom Catios.

How-to: Adventure Cat

Get tips for how to train your cat to become an outdoor, adventure cat, presented by Adventure Cat Cypress (@mynameiscypress).

Local Cats Panel

We chat with local celebrity cats including Cypress (@mynameiscypress), Kitty Mojito & Lynx (@kittymojito)!

Cat Behaviourist Q&A

Get all your cat behaviour questions answered by renowned Cat Behaviourist and best-selling author Pam Johnson-Bennett.

Virtual Kayak with Gary

Chill out with Celebpurrty Adventure Cat @GreatGramsofGary in this pre-recorded virtual kayak session. Virtually enjoy the mountain and lake views, gentle waves and crisp mountain air with our favourite cat!

Live Meowsic

Catch live PURRformances by local cat-loving meowsicians!

Live Kitten Cams

Watch adorable and adoptable kittens at play throughout both days as part of the festival livestream! 

Rescues Panel

A chat about rescues, adopting, fostering and more with Little Cats Lost, Second Chance Animal Rescue, and Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society.

Cat Show & Tell

If you’re comfortable, we’ll bring you on the virtual “stage” so you can show off your cat to fellow cat lovers! 

Cat Grooming

Join purrfessional cat groomer Samantha Darcy fo The Main Lion Cat Grooming Salon for a live cat grooming demo + Q&A!

Q&A with Janis Irwin & Celebpurrty Cat Oregano

Join NDP MLA Janis Irwin and her Celebpurrty Cat Oregano for an exciting and engaging Q&A. Learn about the work that Janis does and the work that Oregano does to help Albertans.

If I Fits, I Sits: Cat Study

Gabriella Smith, the lead author of “If I Fits I Sits: A Citizen Science Investigation into Illusory Contour Susceptibility in Domestic Cats (Felis silvestris catus)” joins us to talk about this impurrtant research!

Cat Eye Make-up

Learn how to purr-fect the purr-fect cat eye in this cat-themed eyeliner tutorial using animal-friendly products by cruelty-free & vegan beauty blogger, Kassia.

… and so much meow-re! 


White Coffee Cat (2 million+ Instagram followers), Great Grams of Gary (386,000+ Instagram followers), and One Eared Uno (1.8 million+ TikTok followers), will be virtually joining the 2021 Edmonton Cat Festival. Coffee is doing a LIVE Q&A and Meet & Greet (add-on), adventure cat Gary is taking attendees on a virtual (pre-recorded) kayak and mountain hike, and Uno is doing a LIVE Q&A and Meet & Greet (all included with your festival ticket). Check our full schedule to learn more!
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