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.

ATTEND OUR VIRTUAL FESTIVAL: MAY 29 & 30, 2021
(PLUS: BINGE CAT FEST AFTER THE WEEKEND!)

New this year: we’re also offering a Virtual Vendor Marketplace sponsored by ATB Financial!

This means you can shop online for cat-themed products from ameowzing vendors.

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2021 CAT FESTIVAL: MAY 29 & 30 2021

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days plus ticket holders will also be able to “binge their own Cat Fest” with recordings available for up to three weeks following the live virtual weekend.
100% of proceeds will be donated TO EDMONTON  CAT RESCUES.
See the virtual festival line-up!

 

Thanks to our 2021 virtual festival sponsors:

Virtual Vendor Marketplace Sponsor
ATB Financial

Festival Sponsor
Hellas Custom Catios

Festival Sponsor
Ringo Trivia

Festival Sponsor
Ringo Trivia

Festival Sponsor
Nanc Price Photography

2021 Festival Donation Recipients

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

FESTIVAL PURR-GRAMMING

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 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!

Cat Video Games

Local video game aficionado and Cat Festival committee member Brittney LeBlanc walks cat lovers through different cat games you can play!

Wine Tasting

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!

Big Cats

Get a virtual tour to see and learn about BIG CATS at the zoo. (We’re still finalizing which zoo!)

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 Crafts

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!

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! 

VIRTUAL CELEBPURRTY CAT GUESTS

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!
Coffee Cat
Gary Ski
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VIRTUAL VENDOR MARKETPLACE

presented by ATB Financial (ATB Marketplace)

Starting May 29 at 8 a.m. MST, you’ll be able to shop cat-themed products for yourself AND your cat—online, from wherever you are—on the Virtual Vendor Marketplace (ATB Marketplace). One-stop-shopping featuring special cat products, deals, and more from this year’s vendors! 
(STAY TUNED FOR THE MARKETPLACE LINK)
Homes Alive Edmonton

And be sure to shop all sorts of cat food and products online at festival sponsor Homes Alive Pets!

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