June 20 – 23, 2024

In Edmonton’s French Quarter

Come one, come all, from June 2023, 2024 for the Alberta Circus Arts Festival, hosted by Firefly Theatre and Circus. Join us for four days of Canadian contemporary circus performances, along with free activities for everyone. There are professional development workshops for emerging and established artists, panels and discussions on sector development for industry professionals, and outreach opportunities for all. Local audiences will be treated to world-class Canadian contemporary circus on an intimate scale, showcasing performers from across the country. From cutting-edge performances to true-life inspirational stories, and dancing, flying chaos, we have it all.  Plus free stilt walking and juggling workshops for everyone. Join us in the heart of YEG’s francophone community at La Cité for the ACAF!

Thank you to our funders

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Alberta Circus Arts Festival

Our Mission

The mission of the Alberta Circus Arts Festival is to create a regional and national voice in contemporary Canadian circus. We are committed to sharing and experiencing world-class circus with our community in order to provide a launch pad for creativity, technical virtuosity, and collaborations. We seek to inspire, educate and entertain.

Get Involved

We have amazing opportunities to be part of the action. You can volunteer – help us be the best we can be. You can sponsor us – in-kind and cash sponsors go a long way to make this festival possible. You can advertise – email us about putting your ad in our program. You can see a show, participate in a workshop or join in a panel discussion – we can’t wait to see you at the Alberta Circus Arts Festival. Or donate!

Where’s it Happening?

Shows, workshops, panels and more!

The Festival headquarters and main performance venue is La Cite Francophone.

Workshops will be held in various locations please refer to your reservation to confirm where you should go.

Thank you to our 2024 Partners & Sponsors

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We are looking for 2024/2025 sponsors. We have amazing sponsorship opportunities to fit any company or individual. Ranging from in-kind, cash, sponsorship of tickets and specific shows. Be a part of the Edmonton Arts community. Send us an email and we would love to talk to you about your options.

Festival Venue: Edmonton’s French Quarter