Ready to kick off the sunny season? One of the city’s most anticipated markets is just around the corner and this year, it’ll be bigger than ever!

Known and beloved by many, the Lilac Festival is a free-to-attend event that has occupied 4th Street almost every June for 32 years – but in 2023, they’re expanding.

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According to organizers, they plan to spill into 17th Avenue, which is a Calgary hot spot with bustling businesses, meaning more room, more fun and more action!

“Get ready with more sets of live performers, food trucks, vendors and extended outdoor patios where we can celebrate the energy of #LilacFestival2023!⁠” they wrote on their Instagram.

“Stay tuned for more details in the next coming weeks. We can’t wait to see you on June 4th!”

Can’t wait to check it out? It’ll only be a matter of time! Get ready and stay ready Calgary. It’s nearly time!


When: Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Where: 4th Street between 12th Avenue and Elbow Drive SW and 17th Avenue between 2nd Street and 5th Street SW
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Cost: Free