Edmonton Tourism

Edmonton Tourism

June 10, 2008 08:01 ET

Edmonton Entertainment Comes Alive with the Edmonton International Jazz Festival, the Dreamspeakers International Film Festival and the Works Art and Design Festival

Art, Jazz and Dreams Abound as Edmonton Summer Festivals Fill the City with Artistic Life

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Edmonton is known as Canada's Festival City and it is especially easy to see why with this summer's great festival line-up. The Dreamspeakers International Film Festival June 4-7th, The Edmonton International Jazz Festival from June 20th-29th, and The Works Art and Design Festival from June 20th to July 2nd, 2008.

The Works Art and Design Festival caters to all artistic tastes from classical to contemporary. The Festival will unveil over 200 stunning displays, events and performances. It's for all ages, and it's all free! Visit the Street Market, Street Stage and Street Cafe in Winston Churchill Square in the heart of Edmonton's downtown and in numerous venues across town as well. Take a workshop, make family crafts, or display your own art. It's all at The Works.

For more information on The Works Art & Design Festival visit www.theworks.ab.ca.

What says "summer," "sultry" and "sensational" more than jazz? Stars from across North America, Cuba and Europe will dazzle you big band style to 21st century fusions at the Edmonton International Jazz Festival! Witness Grammy-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the irreverent magic of Pink Martini, Juno Award-winning Latin Jazz pianist Hilario Duran, and Molly Johnson, one of Canada's finest singers, and many more. Whether it's your first date or your golden anniversary, the EIJF will make your heart swoon... and swing!

For more information on The Edmonton International Jazz Festival visit www.edmontonjazz.com/jazzfestival.

The Dreamspeakers International Film Festival transforms Edmonton into the filmic centre of the Aboriginal world. In addition to screenings, the festival features talks on global indigenous television, a pitch cafe connecting filmmakers with TV executives, and awards in categories including Documentary, Comedy, New Media, Animation and Music Video. New filmmakers enrich their skills and visions with workshops in animation and HD. The festival offers training in arts, culture and festival operations. Dreamspeakers is an unparalleled networking resource for Aboriginal filmmakers of all professions.

For more information on The Dreamspeakers International Film Festival visit www.dreamspeakers.org.

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Tourism
    Jenifer Christenson
    Director, Marketing & Communications
    (780) 917-7890
    Email: jchristenson@edmonton.com
    or
    Edmonton Tourism
    World Trade Centre Edmonton
    5th Floor, 9990 Jasper Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1P7