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General Info

Friday, May 5th

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Gathering Threads Social Lounge is open

  • Friday, May 5th: 6 PM-9:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 6th: 10 AM- 4 PM & 7 PM – 10 PM
  • Sunday, May 7th: 11 AM – 3 PM

The winding station is open during general admission hours.

Saturday, May 6th: 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday, May 7th: 11 AM – 3 PM

The children’s zone is open during general admission hours.

Saturday, May 6th: 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday, May 7th: 11 AM – 3 PM

Saturday, May 6th: 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday, May 7th: 11 AM – 3 PM

Saturday, May 6th, 7 PM in the Gathering Threads Social Lounge!

Join us for a craftin’ good time. 

  • Indulge in conversation with your best yarn friend
  • Show off your best makes and vote for your friends in the People’s Choice Fashion Show
  • Mix ‘n mingle with artists and designers & do a little extra shopping while you’re there! The VIP vendor area will be open for a limited time during the party to indulge your inspiration.

Yes, admission is really free on Sunday!


Travel To Edmonton

Spend the weekend with us! 

Visit Edmonton’s River Valley while you’re here; have dinner in the Ice District or brunch at Culina in the Muttart Conservatory.

We can’t wait to welcome you.

By Train

Travel the rails right across Canada to reach Gathering Threads Festival.

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By Car

Drive Canada's network of highways, and find us right on Wayne Gretzky Drive in Edmonton. The easiest access for parking ($15/day) is the 116th Ave. entrance.

By Bus

Edmonton's bus and LRT system will bring you directly to the doorstep of EXPO Centre!

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By Plane

Fly into Edmonton International Airport, stay in the Ice District, create unforgettable memories at Gathering Threads Festival.



VIP tickets come with several great perks:

  • First access Friday evening to shop OOAK products
  • VIP swag bags stuffed with gifts from our sponsors
  • Front row access to all Main Stage Events
  • VIP 5% discount access to workshops
  • VIP 10% discount at the Gathering Threads Merch Booth

Absolutely! Get in touch with our team, and we’ll gladly transfer your ticket.

We’d actually prefer that you saved a tree, and brought your smartphone instead, if you’re comfortable doing so.

Download the Showpass app, save your tickets to your Apple wallet,  or simply have your tickets pulled up in your email, and we can scan the QR code generated on your phone’s screen.

This will work to allow you to access all the sub-events you purchase access to, whether it be a second day, a workshop, or an evening event.

General admission tickets will be available at the door!


Workshop registrations are all done online well in advance. Please check the particular workshops you’re interested in attending for specifics on registration deadlines.


Get the full EDMonton weekend experience


13742 50 St. NW, Edmonton AB, T5A 5J6

T: 780-476-9898

F: 780-476-9899

Email: [email protected]


$134.00 CAD (GROUP RATE)

Courtyard Edmonton Downtown

One Thornton Court 99 Street And, Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 2E7

T: (780) 423-9999

F: 780-423-9998


$189.00 CAD (GROUP RATE)

Double Tree Hilton Edmonton downtown

9576 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5H 3V3

T: 587-525-1234



1 King BED

$149.99 CAD (GROUP RATE)


Is really important to us.

We create wide aisles, stair-free spaces, and do our best to create an artistic atmosphere that is inclusive.

If you find we’ve mistepped and you need access, please let our team know.


Food & Beverage

Yes! We are so lucky.

Yes! She will be serving pour over & brewed coffee beverages and cold canned beverages, such as hibiscus teas and cascara infusions.


Rules & Safety

There are several events happening throughout the weekend that do not include all artists & vendors.

Each of our vendors, designers, instructors is a small business owner with family & work commitments outside of the festival, and we respect that. Our job is to keep their booth displays & inventory safe until they return.

We ask that you respect the roped off areas, and the staff monitoring those areas.

Do not enter.

  • We’ve created a backstage area for the fashion show, and for insurance reasons, no member of the general public can enter.
  • You’ll also note there is pipe & drape behind & between vendor booths. Please do not dodge between the drapes to visit booths.

Please enjoy the festival via the corridors created with your safety and fun in mind.

Contact the nearest festival staff or volunteer for first aid assistance from on-site paramedic staff.

If you feel the need, do not hesitate to call 911

At this time, we are not requiring masks or vaccine status, but reserve the right to enact that requirement, should the local government enact a mandate. 

Further Information

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