GlobalFest Calgary started last week, but there are three more nights of arts, culture and fireworks coming up on August 19, 21 and 23. The festival takes place at Elliston Park and aims to celebrate Calgary’s cultural diversity, and each night of fireworks is dedicated to a different country (this year, it’s Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and France).
Admission is $20 plus GST.
Tuesday, August 19: Vietnam Night
Thursday, August 21: France Night
Saturday, August 23: Fireworks Finale
The Night Street Market runs from 6 – 9pm and includes vendors of handmade fine jewellery such as Corabella and the Highland Shoppe (which is also a client of mine), and lots of other artisans, craft-makers and other fun finds. Make sure to stop in just across the street at the LoveCraft Gallery: they’ll be hosting their Fluid exhibition (Reception Friday, August 22) and—even if you’re not planning to buy a painting—they have a lot of cool stuff, from buttons and fine art cards to Villainess Soap.
Parking: 17th Avenue shuts down after 6pm, so the best place to park, from what I’ve heard, is the Marlborough Mall. A shuttle will take you from the mall to GlobalFest and back, and the last shuttle leaves from the mall at 9 p.m. You can also park west of 52nd Street and walk.
I’m going to be stopping in tomorrow night to look around, take photos and (hopefully) stay for the fireworks!