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AUGUST 15 - 26, 2017

GlobalFest - Alberta's Most Explosive Festival – a Top 100 Event in North America by the American Bus Association, is located at Elliston Park in East Calgary.


Come see the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival, the biggest annual pyromusical fireworks festival west of Quebec and east of the Canadian Rockies!  2017 is to be a massive celebratory year. Not only is it Canada's 150th year, it's also GlobalFest's 15th Anniversary.


To celebreat these two important anniversaries, we're planning an even bigger event. In honour of Canada's 150th or Sesquicentennial, there will be 6 nights of fireworks, AND, all the invited ifreworks teams will be Canadian!

GlobalFest has the whole world in its hands with the OneWorld Festival with over 20 cultural pavilions, 12 ethnic food booths, 3 stages, Tipi Village presented by Nexen, international night market and a large children's entertainment complex. Two licensed areas feature beverages from some of our featured countries. Ethno-cultural performances start at 6:15 nightly on each of the three stages.

Elliston Park features fabulous natural green space and the lake at Elliston Park serves as the central focal point. Elliston Park is located on 17th Avenue SE (International Avenue) and 60th Street. There is no fixed seating in the park so we encourage patrons to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.  Blankets and jackets are also something to consider bringing along as evenings tend to cool down.

East Calgary is the most ethnically diverse community in Calgary and is where the world truly does all come together.

Waterfalls, flying saucers, screaming tourbillions, rings, saturns, happy faces, rockets, dragon’s eggs, chrysanthemums, nauticals, and fireworks effects shooting nearly 1,000 ft into the sky – just a few of the truly unique fireworks effects you may see at Elliston Park.

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  • 100% Non-smoking
  • 20 minimum group
  • AMEX
  • Coach parking
  • Compost
  • Debit Card/Interac
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Group booking
  • Group rates
  • Group tour rates
  • half day viewing time
  • MC
  • Recycle
  • Visa
  • Wheelchair access



Savour the flavours of the world at GlobalFest's OneWorld Festival Cafe. GlobalFest will feature 12 ethnic food kiosks with festival portions being served so you can taste your way around the world. Enjoy food from the Caribbean, Central Africa, Columbia, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Middle East, FrancoAlberta, St. Vincent; The Grenadines, South Asia and the Ukraine. And, ifIf international cuisine is not your thing we also have many traditional festival fare providers.

Our International Bar is now a fully licensed area; you must be 18+ to enter the area. In the International Bar you can enjoy drinks from around with world featuring a variety wines, beers and a variety of specialty mixed drinks. Come in a find out what's new. Try a drink you've never had before, paired with some of the food you picked up from the Ethnic Food Kiosks.


Picnic Area

Vegetarian Meals

Hours & Admission


Aug. 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25, 2018. Nightly, 6 to 11:30 pm.


$7.50 to $45. Global pass, see website for details.


Please contact Ken Goosen, Producer should you have any specific group-related questions. GlobalFest is customize group packages individually. There are provisions for close proximity unloading and parking of private group coaches. Special accrediation will be required form GlobalFest prior to any private coaches being allowed through the standard road closures, etc.

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There are no formal education programmes offered at this time. Please contact Ken Goosen, Producer should you have any specific group-related questions at (403) 569-9679.


Night Market at Elliston Park
For the first time ever, GlobalFest will be hosting a Night Market, open all nine nights of the festival! Here's what you can look forward to:
  • Local vendors selling ethno-cultural goods
  • Ethnic food kiosks will remain open
  • Performances every night on the OneWorld Cafe Stage

    Stop by the Night Market any time between 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. from Friday, August 20 to Saturday, August 28 inclusive. Come experience the unique vendors and cultural atmosphere that only the GlobalFest Night Market can offer!

    All food purchases are restricted to cash sales. GlobalFest event tickets may be purchased on site through cash, debit, visa or mastercard. Liquor ticket sales are currently cash only, however, we are exploring the opportunity of credit cards and debit. Plans are in place to have up to two ATM cash machines on site.
  • ATM

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    Falls Shuttle Available

    Liquor Licence

    Picnic Area


    Vegetarian Foods

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Wine Tasting

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