There is a reason the internet is overloaded with cat videos - they are just so adorable! There is nothing like snuggling a fluffy purring kitten to put a massive smile on your face. If you adore felines as much as we do, you need to attend the Edmonton International Cat Festival 2020.

This year is going to be incredible in our city. With so many unique festivals and events happening, it will be impossible to get bored.

You'll be able to whisk yourself to Wonderland and attend an "Alice in Wonderland" inspired tea party

Or you can head to the new Japanese store where you can load up on super cheap snacks, beauty products and items for your home. While here, you'll want to toss some of the pink Hello Kitty items into your shopping cart.

But one event you won't want to miss is the cat festival which is returning for the sixth year. This year it will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at MacEwan University.

New for this year, you'll get to meet tons of local and celebrity cats. You'll be able to enjoy snuggling all sorts of kitties, and some of them will even be up for adoption.

So, who knows? Maybe you'll leave the event with a new friend to bring home.

Also, for this year, there will be a brand new costume contest. You are encouraged to arrive in your best cat-themed attire for a chance to win one of the prizes.

The full schedule of everything that will be happening hasn't been released yet. But you can expect over 20 different activities to keep cat-lovers entertained.

Linda Hoang, the Edmonton Cat Festival Founder told Narcity in an email, "There are so meow-ny things to do at the Cat Festival...From sitting in on cat-themed presentations to cuddling with kittens, playing cat-themed board games and shopping cat-themed products from our vendors, there is no shortage of CATivities going on at the event".

Some of the activities you'll be able to look forward to are cat yoga, painting classes, board games, and more. 

Plus, your cat is welcome at the festival too if they are on a leash or in a kennel. So the two of you can shop for treats and toys your pet will adore at the different vendors.

Tickets for the one-day event are currently on sale for $15 online. It is money you can feel good about spending as 100% of the proceeds go towards helping local cat rescues.

Edmonton International Cat Festival

Price: $15

When: Saturday, May 30, 2020

Address: MacEwan University, 10910 104 Ave. NW., Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: You will be able to spend the day playing with kittens.


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