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Tags: Arts & Entertainment | Firework Displays | Performing Arts
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The groundwork for GlobalFest began in 1993 with the formation of The Calgary Fireworks Festival Society. The not-for-profit Society searched for a suitable fireworks launch site in Calgary for eight years to no avail. There were many potential sites, but none combined the suitable large viewing area, safety regulations, and ability to allow large-scale pyrotechnics to be launched. It wasn't until 2001 when the Society discovered Elliston Park in Calgary's Greater Forest Lawn district that the dream could now become reality.

This was a chance encounter that brought together The Calgary Fireworks Festival Society and the International Avenue Arts and Culture Centre, who were interested in beginning a multicultural festival based in East Calgary. The two groups met and they made presentations to the International Avenue BRZ on the same day. Discussions began, and the two groups soon realized the amazing impact their events would have if they partnered together to give Calgary a truly world class celebration of cultural diversity.

GlobalFest burst onto the scene in 2003 with 10 cultural pavilions and three countries presenting pyromusicals in Calgary's very own international fireworks festival. On the fourth and final night of the festival, GlobalFest celebrated a remarkable accomplishment. The festival reached attendance of close to 100,000 in the very first year, making GlobalFest one of Calgary's top draws for local citizens and tourists alike.

GlobalFest's mandate as a not-for-profit society is to produce an inclusive, world class, multi-faceted arts and culture festival that celebrates and showcases cultural diversity and artistic excellence within our communities and across the globe.

3 Events

TRICO HOMES INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FEST

Date : August 15, August 17, August 19, August 22 ... August 26
TRICO HOMES INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2017 | The Trico Homes Internation...

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY 2017

Date : August 22nd
CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY 2017 @ BOARDWALK Stage, GLOBAL FEST | For the past eight y...

GLOBAL FEST 2017

Date : From August 15 to August 26
GLOBAL FEST 2017 @ ELLISTON PARK, CALGARY, AB | The groundwork for GlobalFest b...

1 Location(s)

285 2323 - 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, T2E 6Z3

403-569-9679 | 403-569-9601 | Email

1 Location(s)

285 2323 - 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, T2E 6Z3

403-569-9679 | 403-569-9601 | Email


TRICO HOMES INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FEST

TRICO HOMES INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FEST

Event Date August 15, August 17, August 19, August 22 ... August 26 Event Time n/a Type Family

TRICO HOMES INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2017 | The Trico Homes International Fireworks Fe...

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CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY 2017

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY 2017

Event Date August 22nd Event Time 7pm Type Community and Civic

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY 2017 @ BOARDWALK Stage, GLOBAL FEST | For the past eight years GlobalFest...

Listed by GLOBAL FEST
GLOBAL FEST 2017

GLOBAL FEST 2017

Event Date From August 15 to August 26 Event Time n/a Type Festivals & Exhibitions

GLOBAL FEST 2017 @ ELLISTON PARK, CALGARY, AB | The groundwork for GlobalFest began in 1993 wi...

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