Kelsey Does Calgary: Global Fest is here!
Even when Cowtown is blanketed in smokiness, Calgarians still hit the streets to see what’s shakin’ in our fine city. Having some warm days, finally, this week you could hear folks saying on the news that a few extra coughs and grainy contacts wouldn’t keep them from enjoying a nice day.
Wouldn’t it be nice, some might say, to have a bit more colour again – haven’t seen the blue sky or the warm yellow sun in days – what will we do to brighten our life?
Enter, Global Fest! Running Aug. 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28 at Calgary’s Elliston Park, the eighth annual Global Fest features fireworks shows from the nations of Germany (who went Aug. 20), Italy, Portugal and Spain.
If you can only make one show (they’re $15 per show, $62.50 for a pass) the show to see might be Spain who was the “Best of 2009”.
Not only do you get to take in some kick-ass fireworks there is also the Golder Associates Oneworld Festival, which, as touted by Calgary Culture, will feature ” Pavilions from over 60 of Calgary’s unique cultural communities [who] will be showcasing their heritage dress, performing ethno-cultural music and dance, and offering interactive activities. This year, there will be 23 cultural pavilions, 12 ethnic food kiosks, and 3 performance stages.”
Take your family, take your friends, take your lover, take a date, Global Fest is sure to refresh the senses that have been dulled by our smoky city.