Save The Dates: Edmonton Cat Fest Week Schedule

Celebrate cats, cat culture, and cat people, while raising money for cat rescues!
Our 2023 event is a WEEK of CAT-ivities from May 20-28, 2023, presented by Homes Alive Pets.
In addition to events, be sure to purrticipate in the Cat Fest Week Cat Pawspurrt.

100% of purr-ceeds donated to cat rescues. 

How to purrticipate in Cat Fest Week May 20-28, 2023:

1. Plan to attend one, some, or all Cat Fest Week events
2. Visit businesses featured in our Cat Pawspurrt to try cat-themed food + drink
* Post about your Cat Fest Week experience for a chance to win prizes! (more contest details below)

This 2023, rather than one big in-person event, we are doing a week of smaller cat-themed activities from May 20-28, 2023. Note: some events are free + drop-in while others require registration to purrticipate. Please read event descriptions carefully!



Meet one of the world’s most pawpular adventure cats—Great Grams of Gary—at Cat Fest Week!
Great Grams of Gary Celebrity Adventure Cat Edmonton Cat Fest Guest 3
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Great Grams of Gary Celebrity Adventure Cat Edmonton Cat Fest Guest 2
Great Grams of Gary Celebrity Adventure Cat Edmonton Cat Fest Guest 1
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Meet & Greet May 20, 2023.
Tickets on sale May 6, 2023.

Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors & Event Partners:


Homes Alive Pets
Presenting Sponsor
Hosting Great Grams of Gary Meet & Greet 

Edmonton Public Library
Hosting FREE CATivities
Stanley A Milner Downtown Library

Glass Bookshop
Hosting Cat Book Club Night

Majesty & Friends
Hosting Cat Pawty

Black Market Tattoo
Hosting Cat Tats

The Common
Hosting Cat Paint Night

Miklo Creative
Hosting Cat Paint Night

Hosting Cat Yoga

Sit Stay Squat
Hosting Intro to Feline Fitness & Tricks

Rhonda’s Couture Cookies
Hosting Cat Cookie Decorating

Interested in becoming a Cat Festival Week Sponsor? Reach out!

Register or Donate to Win!

All ticket registrants and festival donors in the month of May will be entered for a chance to win a Cuddle Session with Kittens!

If you register for a ticketed Cat Fest Week event or make an online donation to Cat Fest in the month of May, you will be entered to win a Cuddle Session / Night with Kittens from Furget Me Not Animal Rescue. They’ll bring adorable kittens to you and a group of friends for a cuddle session / hang-out. 

100% of proceeds from this year’s Edmonton Cat Fest Week will be donated to Furget Me Not Animal Rescue!
Please note: Cat Fest is not able to provide a donation tax receipt. 

Furget Me Not Animal Rescue Kittens
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Purrticipate in the Cat Fest Week Cat Pawspurrt!

From May 20-28, 2023, Edmonton businesses will be offering cat-themed food or drink specials for Cat Fest Week. You can keep track of all the Cat Fest Week CATivities / events and business specials in our digital Cat Pawspurrt. There are a few ways to use the Pawspurrt for a chance to win prizes:
1. Print the Pawspurrt and physically check off your Cat Fest Week purrticipation.
2. Submit how many Cat Fest Week events or items you tried via an online form (to be linked).
3. Share about the events you attend or the cat-themed items you’re trying and tag @YEGCatFest, @HomesAlivePets, and the hashtag #YEGCatFest
Prizes up for Grabs:
– Cat-themed Homes Alive Pets gift baskets valued at $100
– Cat pet licenses from the City of Edmonton Animal Care & Control Centre 
– Cat-themed gifts from local businesses including Majesty & Friends 

Please note, all prizes require Edmonton-area pick-up. We will announce winners on our blog in June. Winners will be contacted via email. 

We will launch the Cat Pawspurrt before May 20!

Cat Fest Week Cat Pawspurrt Edmonton

The 2023 Edmonton International Cat Festival is a Cat Fest WEEK presented by Homes Alive Pets, featuring daily cat-ivities / events taking place across Edmonton from May 20-28, 2023. 100% purrceeds from Cat Fest is donated to local rescues. This year’s donation recipient is Furget Me Not Animal Rescue. Since 2014, the Edmonton International Cat Festival has raised $130,000 for local rescues!

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  • Diane Donovan says:

    It’s been a few years since I virtually attended the Cat Festival. Will it be available for online-only people this year? I am not seeing anything that says this. Thanks!

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