About the Festival
The Edmonton International Cat Festival was the first festival of its kind in Canada when it began in 2014, bringing together cat lovers to celebrate cats and cat culture, while raising money and awareness for important cat rescues helping cats in need!
#YEGCatFest donates 100% of proceeds back to local rescue organizations.
Since 2014, the festival has raised $81,000 for local rescues.
Our mission is to put on an a-meowzing event that brings together cat lovers from all over, to celebrate cats, cat culture, and raise money and awareness to support organizations that help cats in need. Over the years, we’ve supported organizations like the Edmonton Humane Society, Little Cats Lost, SAFE Team Rescue, and Zoe’s Animal Rescue!
2019 Festival Details
2019 Festival Schedule + Programming
Date + Time + Location + Parking
- Saturday, June 1, 2019
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- MacEwan University
- Robbins Health Learning Centre (“The Heart” and “The Atrium”)
- 10910 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB (Downtown Edmonton)
- There is ample underground and parkade parking at the venue, along with nearby surface lots. You can also access the venue via LRT or bus.
- View MacEwan’s Parking Map and Rates (The Festival takes place in “Building 9” on the Map, Main Entrance from 109 Street + 104 Avenue)
- Tickets are available online in advance ($15 per person) or at the door ($20 per person). Kids 12 and under are free.
The Edmonton International Cat Festival will feature:
- Adoptable cats
- Show cats
- Presentations about cats
- A bunch of a-meowizng cat vendors (shop products for your cat, shop cat-themed products for you!)
- Cat videos
- Kitty Play Pens (hop in and play with kittens! It’s your dream come true)
- Much more kitty and cat-related play opportunities
- Giant Cat Puzzle Competition
- Cat yoga (presented by the Edmonton Humane Society)
- MEOWN-Y MORE CAT-ivities (family friendly cat activities)
- Meet and greets with a celebrity cat guest (stay tuned to find out who!)
- AND SO MUCH MEOW-CH MORE!
Check back for the full festival schedule + all programming & activities closer to Caturday, June 1, 2019!
Learn about our past events
- To get a sense of what typically happens at the festival, check out the 2018 schedule/program
- See photos from past Edmonton International Cat Festivals
- Check out media coverage the Edmonton International Cat Festival has received
- Thanks to our festival sponsors! Contact us to be come a sponsor
- See festival announcements on our blog
- Learn about past events on our social media!