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 $130,000 for local rescues helping cats in need.

SAVE THE DATE: We hope to return to an in-purrson festival on Caturday, May 27, 2023 with a virtual component on Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Latest Cat Festival News

Thanks to our 2022 virtual festival sponsors:


We are excited to welcome Famous Adventure Cat Great Grams of Gary to the virtual Cat Festival, along with Steve the “Talking” Cat PLUS: world-renowned cat behaviourist Pam Johnson-Bennett will answer all of your cat behaviour questions—AND meet local celeb cats Sirius & Draco. 
Gary Ski
Kristiina Wilson and Steve the Talking Cat
Pam Johnson Bennett
Sirius Draco
Cat Fest Event photo

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 event for all.

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