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 $117,000 for local rescues helping cats in need.
This means you can shop online for cat-themed products from ameowzing vendors.
100% proceeds raised from the 2021 Edmonton Cat Festival will support:
Make Cat Toys
Learn how to make cat toys from one of our festival vendors!
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
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!)
How-to: Adventure Cat
Cat Behaviourist Q&A
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!
Cat Video Games
Join Plaid Cap Imports.in this interactive cat-themed virtual wine tasting featuring Lou Gat wine (you’ve got to check out the ameowzing cat-themed wine labels!)
(Limited spots available, free tasting with festival ticket, wine sample pick-up in Edmonton only, registration link coming soon!)
Cat Questions Game
Join fellow festival goers in this fun virtual game led by Cat Festival committee member Brooke Hunker and see who can guess the correct cat items for a chance to win prizes!
Get a virtual tour to see and learn about BIG CATS at the zoo. (We’re still finalizing which zoo!)
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!
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!
Learn how to make a variety of simple and pawsitively adorable, cat-themed crafts.
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!