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Free festivals team up for downtown fun

For the first time, the street performers and art and design fests take over Churchill Square together.
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Plenty of reason to head to Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton's downtown for a 10-day event; two festivals in one. Photo International Street Performers Festival.

For the first time ever, the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival and the Works Art & Design Festival are teaming up to bring Sir Winston Churchill Square double the fun. Kicking off the summer festival season, from July 8-17, 2022, the free festivals will take over downtown, showcasing the best in art and street performance.  

Comedy, theatre, juggling, acrobatics and music that is a familiar part of the street performers festival join indoor and outdoor art exhibits and installations created by local artists (and beyond) for the annual art and design festival that is The Works--all together and in an interactive downtown space.

Both festivals return to Sir Winston Churchill square for the first time since 2017 after years of construction and cancellations due to COVID-19. For further details visit edmontonstreetfest.com and theworks.ab.ca.