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The Marda Loop shopping district is lined with over 130 trendy street level stores, boutiques and restaurants.

Since 1984, Marda Loop has been a thriving destination found East of Crowchild Trail along 33rd and 34th Avenues SW and along Garrison Gate.

Exclusive owner-operated businesses featuring jewelry, music, and unique gift items make Marda Loop a destination to experience.

It offers a diversity of shops which sell everything from vinyl records to children’s books; and from scuba gear to artisanal cheese. Cafes and dining establishments with multi-cultural cuisine, outdoor seating, world class gourmet-to-go and fine wine can all be found in Marda Loop.

Also, each year on the second Sunday in August, the streets of Marda Loop come alive with a New Orleans-themed Marda Gras Street Festival. This free one-day event includes the sights, sounds and cuisine of New Orleans, complete with its purple, green and gold pageantry.

Jazz, Rhythm, Blues and Zydeco music, street level vendors and entertainers – along with a variety of cultural performers – are all here for you to enjoy.

Some 35,000 visitors and kids of all ages come to experience the magic!

Drive in minutes from downtown to this chic little neighbourhood with free parking! No car? The #7 South Calgary bus from downtown will bring you here in about 20 minutes.


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