2022 Cat Festival

Caturday and Sunday May 28 & 29, 2022
streaming EVERYWHERE online  from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
We look fur-ward to celebrating cats, cat culture and cat people with you!

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.


And: Shop our  Virtual Vendor Marketplace
presented by ATB Financial!

Shop online for cat-themed products from ameowzing vendors.

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2022 CAT FEST: MAY 28 & 29, 2022

Tune in LIVE or  “binge their own Cat Fest” with session recordings available for up to three weeks following the live virtual weekend.
100% of proceeds will be donated TO EDMONTON  CAT RESCUES.
Check back for the festival line-up!


From paw-pular past purr-gramming like live kitten cams and cat yoga, plus hands-on sessions, this year’s TWO-DAY virtual line-up includes educational, entertaining and engaging cat-themed content!!
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Starting May 28, you’ll be able to shop cat-themed products for yourself AND your cat—online, from wherever you are, on the ATB Marketplace presented by ATB Financial.

What happens at a Virtual Cat Fest?

  • Your $20 virtual Cat Festival ticket gets you access to two days of live purr-gramming (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) as well as up to three weeks of ‘Binge You Own Cat Fest’ session recordings you can replay or tune in to to watch at your own pace if you missed a live session or want to re-watch a favourite session. 
  • Settle in wherever you are for a variety of cat-themed live presentations, interactive workshops and so much more! It’s educational, entertaining and engaging content.
  • Shop the Virtual Vendor Marketplace online presented by ATB Financial, where cat lovers can online shop all sorts of ameowzing cat-themed products!
Tickets for the May 28 & 29, 2022 Cat Fest go on sale May 1, 2022.

Thanks to our 2022 virtual festival sponsors:

Homes Alive Edmonton

Ameowzing Sponsor
Homes Alive Pets

Hellas sonsor

Ameowzing Sponsor
Hellas Custom Catios

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Virtual Vendor Marketplace Sponsor
ATB Financial

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! 

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