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GlobalFest Fireworks Festival – Alberta’s Most Explosive Festival
August 15 @ 6:00 pm - August 24 @ 11:30 pm$8.50
Global Fest 2019 happens Aug 15 to Aug 24, 2019 at Elliston Park in East Calgary presenting the Fireworks festival, Aug 15 USA, Aug 17 Spain, Aug 20 China, Aug 22 Canada and Aug 24 Grand Finale and the OneWord Festival, everyday with Pavilions from some of Calgary’s cultural communities showcasing their heritage dress, cultural music, and two performance stages where everyday some of the different cultural associations perform ethnic dances and more!
The Cultural Pavilions make Globalfest what it is, learn about different cultures with the more than 30+ countries represented! among them Brasil, Chile, Mexico, España y Venezuela.
Elliston Park is open from 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm (Main gate at the corner of 17th International Avenue and 60th Street SE) Please note: there is no entry after 9:15 pm.
Tickets available at all Calgary CO-OP customer service offices and Globalfest tickets
Globalfest Fireworks Festival 2019
USA – Thursday, August 15
Spain – Saturday, August 17
China – Tuesday, August 20
Canada – Thursday, August 22
Finale – Saturday, August 24
-Each night of the GlobalFest, adjudicators look for several things:
The quality of the display
Originality of the artistic concept: the choice of music and staging
Brilliance and richness of colours used
25% of the music used is native to the presenting country
Synchronization: the precision of the marriage between music, sound effects, and fireworks
–The scope of the work
The result of these artistic requirements are presentations that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world, making each night of the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival a world premiere presentation.
The lake at Elliston Park adds a special dimension to the Globalfest Calgary Festival- International Fireworks Festival – the reflections in the water add a fluid, shimmering mirror of the show taking place above. It is the designer’s hope that the audience will lose themselves in the colours and rhythms of the display, while simultaneously being mesmerized by the cadence of the explosions and glittering forms.
“GlobalFest is a not-for-profit society dedicated to celebrating and showcasing Calgary’s cultural diversity and artistic excellence within our communities locally and across the globe. We are committed to producing an inclusive, world-class, multi-faceted arts and cultural festival that will enhance Alberta’s reputation as a truly international destination.”
Buy tickets for GlobalFest 2019: visit your local Calgary Co-op Customer Service Office & pick-up tickets and GlobalPasses for GlobalFest 2019! Nightly tickets are available for as little as $8.50! (& remember – kidlets 5 & under are free!) or online at Globalfest Tickets
How to get to GlobalFest? Elliston Park Map (There is no parking available at Elliston Park, please check the shuttle info at globalfest.ca)