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.

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 2021 EVENT: MAY 29, 2021

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WATCH THE 2020 CAT FEST: ONLINE EDITION REPLAYS

Missed our virtual 2020 event? You can buy a $10 ticket to watch all the replays until June 4, 2020.
100% of proceeds will be donated to Little Cats Lost, SCARS Second Chance Animal Rescue, and ARTS Senior Animal Rescue!

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Thanks to our 2020 virtual festival sponsors:

FESTIVAL 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.

Draw Cats

Grab a pencil and paper and settle in for a lesson on how to draw cats with artist Heather Simonsmeier.

Make Cat Toys

Join cat toy maker Alicia Speers (HeartFelt) as she shows you how she makes one of her adorable felt catnip cat toys.

Cat Storytime

Settle in with author Marty Chan, who will do an energetic live reading of his cat-themed children’s book: True Story.

Cat Photography

Get tips on how to take better photos of your cat with Nicole Ashley Photography and her cat Blanche.

Make Cat Treats

Learn how easy it can be to make homemade treats for your cat.

Cat Care

Dr. Ashleigh Allen with Pulse Veterinary Specialists & Emergency will demo home cat care like trimming nails, cleaning teeth, and more!

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!

Live Meowsic

Catch live PURRformances by local cat-loving meowsicians Jordan Norman Music and Megan Evans.

Live Cat Cams

Watch adorable and adoptable cats and kittens at play 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 ARTS Senior Animal Rescue!

Cat Videos

Do what comes most naturally to you on the Internet: Watch cat videos!

AND JOIN CELEBRITY ADVENTURE CAT GREAT GRAMS OF GARY (who has over 200,000 followers on Instagram!) ON A LIVE KAYAK THROUGH THE CANADIAN ROCKY MEOWNTAINS!

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