The Works festival special events 2016  

Festival 2017 Special Events coming soon!

The Works Art & Design Festival hosts  over 200 performances, events, and workshops throughout the festival. Keep up to date here so you don't miss a thing!

Walk with The Works

Take a walk with The Works with a free guided tour, departing from the info station at 2, 4, and 6 pm every day. Or, book a custom tour for your workplace, club, school, or group for any time during the festival!

Roving Reception

This ticketed event brings you through multiple exhibits, starting with refreshments and and artist talk by Patrick Moore at the Winspear Centre, heading through the two curated city hall exhibits to Canopy and Essential Convergence on Churchill Square, and finishing with a beverage on The Works Patio! 

124th Street Gallery Tour

Find out what Edmonton has to offer year-round! Join us for a tour of some of the prominent galleries on 124th Street during the 124 Grand Market.

Special Celebrations

Churchill Square becomes  a place for celebration. Visit and share in some of Canada's favourite holidays!

June 24: St Jean Baptiste Day - extended stage hours and the energetic soundtrack of Franco-party bring you the greatest hits in French Canadian music until 10 pm!

June 26: The Works celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day a day early, with the help of the Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation bringing in partners for a stage program of music and dance, a market, and cultural games and crafts.

July 1: Celebrate Canada Day in the heart of Edmonton's downtown! The most exciting place to show your pride in Canada, with themed craft workshops and a full day of Street Stage bands led by Alberta women, celebrating female leadership in Canadian music. Come for a drink on the patio or to explore Churchill Square and downtown with The Works!