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All the deets on Globalfest, Calgary’s most explosive festival

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*Cue Katy Perry’s ‘Baby You’re a Firework’* GlobalFest is back for its 2019 rendition of Alberta’s Most Explosive Festival! Fireworks will shoot across the sky-y-y-y from August 15-24 at Elliston Park. We think you’ll be going “oh, oh, oh!” Enough Katy Perry? Okay. It’s time to sit pond-side, Calgary, and enjoy the amazing experience of GlobalFest!



Fireworks aren’t the only draw this phenomenal festival has to offer. Join in on the festivities early! Starting at 6 PM, take in the phenomenal sights and sounds of GlobalFest at the TD Main Stage and One World Village Stage. Experience different heritage dress, cultural music and Celebrate A World of Difference! Dance your festival away as you revel in an international experience from groups around the world.

Watching all those performances will definitely make bellies growl. Grab some grub and feed that hunger before it turns into hanger and try international bites from local vendors. Stop in at the many food trucks and booths like Red Plate, Taiko Taco, Eat A Pita, Deli Q and more!


As the sun sets, stroll through GlobalFest’s Night Market. Shop authentic hand-crafted arts and keepsakes from cultural cornerstones like Arcane Code, Corabella Handcrafted Wirework Jewellery and Jungle Flare.

Next, take a trip around the world at GlobalFest! Be a globe-trotter during the festival and visit all 21 cultural pavilions at Elliston Park. Answer region-specific trivia questions and collect stamps in your passport, as you learn about our city’s cultural mosaic. Take part in the Passport Pursuit competition for your chance to win big! Your adventure awaits.

Last and most definitely not least, the big finale, the grand slam, the light-up-the-sky-once-a-year-only experience… the fireworks show! Throw out the blanket, nestle up in the perfect spot, maybe even kiss your cutie underneath the Calgary stars and relish in GlobalFest’s epic fireworks show!



As a not-for-profit society, GlobalFest is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing Calgary’s cultural diversity and artistic excellence, not only within local communities but communities across the globe! GlobalFest is committed to producing an inclusive, world-class, multi-faceted arts and cultural festival in Alberta to enhance its reputation as an international destination.

Calgary, it’s time to ignite the light and let it shine – we own the night at GlobalFest!


When: August 15-24, 2019
Where: Ellisto Park – 1827 68 St SE
Cost: $21+