The Edmonton Burlesque Festival run happens yearly which includes a multi day Festival in September, Christmas showcase, Valentines showcase and Workshop series.
September Festival Format
In addition to our chosen headliners and features, we open performer applications early Spring for entertainers from all around the world who would like to come to our great city to perform and learn from our workshops. Every year we join together approximately 70 headliners and performers to bring you a very unique and thrilling weekend long festival.
Wednesday – Pre-Party Meet and Greet
Thursday – Burlesque Bunny Competition | Private Performer After-party
Friday – Daytime Workshops | Gala Showcase | Private Performer After-party
Saturday – Daytime Workshops | Debauchery Ball | Private Performer After-party
Sunday – Private Performer Events
For patrons, all the showcases are ticketed individually or you can purchase a festival multi-day pass. There are general and VIP options for you depending on the experience you would like. Workshops are available to the public. All other events are for performers and are announced privately.
Holiday showcases Format
We showcase Alberta talent and foster community growth in the burlesque community through holiday showcases and workshop series.
How The Stripper Stole Xmas – Early December. Hosted by Krampus (Beau Creep), a naughty holiday tradition since 2015 with Christmas/Winter themed performances.
Love to You, A Burlesque Revue – Early February. Showcasing all duets and group acts dedicated to the community and our beloved patrons.
Love to Us, Workshop Series – Early February, Day after the Revue. Burlesque/Cabaret workshops taught by local artists.