GlobalFest – Alberta’s Most Explosive Festival! – Aug 16 – 25

GlobalFest – Alberta’s Most Explosive Festival! – Aug 16 – 25

GlobalFest Calgary is a cultural extravaganza showing Calgary’s cultural diversity with the help of different cultural associations perform ethnic dances plus a Fireworks Festival. Globalfest happens Aug 16 – 25, 2019  at Elliston Park in East Calgary.
The Cultural Pavilions make GlobalFest what it is, learn about different cultures with the more than 30+ countries represented every year! Elliston Park opens at 6:00 pm, so come early and take in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that the OneWorld Festival has to offer.

Fireworks Festival

Thursday, August 15
Pyro Spectaculars by Souza

Saturday, August 17
Pirotecnia Zaragozana

Tuesday, August 20
Liuyang Jintan Fireworks

Thursday, August 22
Archangel Fireworks Inc.

Gran Finale
Saturday, August 24
Sirius Pyrotechnics

-Each night of the Fireworks Festival,  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
Team’s use of a compulsory piece: 2016’s piece is “Viaje Vibrante”, composed by Donovan Seidle exclusively for GlobalFest

-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.”

OneWorld Festival 

From Aug 16 – 25, 2019  at Elliston Park, pavilions from some of Calgary’s cultural communities will be showcasing their heritage dress, cultural music, incredible performances, and interactive activities for all.

Hispanic & Latino Pavilions

Visit our Pavilion and immerse yourself into the rich Brazilian Culture with arts, crafts, artifacts, and information about the different regions of Brazil.

The Chilean Canadian Community Association of Calgary is proud to welcome you to our pavilion! Bordered by the Andes Mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Chile is a long, narrow South American country. Did you know that the Chilean coastline stretches over 4,300 km

Mexico is a unique country with endless distinct cultural facets, including its history, art, music, food, nature, and daily modern life. Our pavilion invites you to experience Mexican culture throughout our beautiful displays

España en Calgary (Spanish Cultural Association) invites you to explore and journey through the diverse country of Spain, one of the cultural centers of Europe.

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First 4 shows: $6
Finale: $11
GlobalPass - all 5 shows: $26
VIP: $26
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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's activation. And special thanks to our passport supporters!

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GlobalFest 2020 - Pearls of the Orient
China – Thurs, Aug 20
India – Sat, Aug 22
Japan – Tues, Aug 25
Philippines – Thurs, Aug 27
GlobalFest Finale – Sat, Aug 29

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