Festival FAQ

For the seventh year, both the Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld Festival and Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival will take place at the same location, Elliston Park in East Calgary (main gate at the corner of 17th [International] Avenue and 60th Street SE).

Elliston Park  is open from  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm  on the following evenings:
Please note: there is no entry after 9:15pm.

Western Canada Tuesday, August 15
Prairies Thursday, August 17
Ontario Saturday, August 19
Quebec Tuesday, August 22
Atlantic Canada Thursday, August 24
FINALE Saturday, August 26

Access

There are three entrances to Elliston Park - two entrances off of 17 Avenue (International Avenue) SE and one along 60 Street SE. Gates open at 6:00 pm every night.


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GlobalFest reserves the right to inspect any packages brought into the park by patrons. Glass containers and alcohol are strictly prohibited. Beer, wine, and a selection of international beverages are available for purchase on site at the OneWorld Café and International Bar. There is absolutely no smoking permitted within Elliston Park.

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Road Closures

To ensure everyone's safety during the Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld Festival and the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival, 17th (International) Avenue SE between 52nd Street and 68th Street SE will be closed from approximately 8:00 pm until 11:30 pm. During this period, traffic will be detoured to Memorial Drive via 52nd Street and 68nd Street SE.

Please be advised: After each evening’s pyromusical display, all vehicular traffic (including shuttles) will be held until it is deemed safe to move vehicles. For the safety of all our patrons, we ask that you please be patient as you exit the festival site.

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Parking & Shuttle Bus Service

There is no parking available at Elliston Park. GlobalFest encourages its patrons to use the Southland Shuttle Bus Service from Marlborough Mall. Southland Transportation offers a round-trip shuttle service between Marlborough Mall and Elliston Park. One round-trip ticket costs $6.00 per person per evening. Free shuttle service for children 5 and under when accompanied by an adult.

LAST SHUTTLE BUS LEAVES MARLBOROUGH MALL AT 9:00PM Please be advised: After each evening’s pyromusical display, all vehicular traffic (including shuttles) will be held until it is deemed safe to move vehicles. For the safety of all our patrons, we ask that you please be patient as you exit the festival site.

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SOUTHLAND FastPass

GlobalFest patrons have the opportunity to purchase a FastPass for SOUTHLAND’s shuttle service from Marlborough Mall to Elliston Park for GlobalFest.

The SOUTHLAND FastPass includes shuttle service for all five nights of the Festival and allows front-of-line queuing for pass holders.

SOUTHLAND FastPass: $30.00+GST (does not include admin fee & service charge)

SOUTHLAND FastPasses can be purchased on our website at globalfest.ca, or at the SOUTHLAND Shuttle Stop at Marlborough Mall starting August 18, the first night of GlobalFest.

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DISABLED PARKING

Disabled parking is available for those with a valid Disabled Parking Placard at the RONA Distribution Centre (2015 - 60 Street SE). The parking lot can be accessed at the intersection of 23 Avenue and 52 Street SE on a first-come, first-served basis.

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BICYCLES

In order to promote environmental awareness, GlobalFest encourages guests to ride their bikes to the festival. Bicycle racks are provided free of charge at Elliston Park on a first-come, first-served basis. Racks can be found by both Southland Gate (17th [International] Avenue and 61st Street SE) and RONA VIP Gate (along 60th Street SE).

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TICKETS

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ALL DATES TENTATIVE. Fireworks will be postponed due to any conditions that organizers feel may jeopardize public safety. NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS. Upon postponement of an event or presentation, the event or presentation will be rescheduled. Ticket or pass holder assumes any and all liabilities as to risk and danger resulting from attending an event or presentation. Ticket or pass holder waives any claims for loss of personal effects or personal injury whether incurred before, after or during the event or presentation. Rules enforced and/or displayed on-site apply to the holder of said ticket or pass. Management reserves the right to deny entry to a ticket or pass holder whose behaviour is deemed inappropriate.

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CHILDREN'S TICKETS

Free admission for children 5 and under when accompanied by an adult. If over 5, they fall under regular ticket prices. Click here for more information.

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ON-SITE BOX OFFICE

A limited number of general admission tickets will be available for purchase each festival evening at Elliston Park. Special VIPs and GlobalPasses may also be available if any remain.

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Tickets purchased online can also be picked up at Elliston Park Box Offices on any show night; please ensure you select the correct method of delivery when purchasing tickets before August 1, 2016.

Tickets purchased online after August 1, 2016 can be picked up at on-site Box Offices before 9:00PM.
Please bring your receipt or identification to an on-site Box Office BEFORE 9:00PM.
Box Offices open at 5:00PM and closes at 9:00PM

Activities run on-site from 6:00pm to 9:15pm nightly.
Fireworks will be completed by approximately 10:00pm - 10:15pm each festival evening.

The BigSteelBox Office is located beside the Southland Shuttle Gate and the Co-op Corner Gate Box Office is located across 60th Street SE.

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PETS

With the exception of service dogs, no pets are allowed in Elliston Park during GlobalFest. Please leave your four-legged friends at home.

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SMOKING

There is absolutely no smoking permitted within Elliston Park.

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CLOTHING - WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING

Being an outdoor festival in Calgary, the temperatures do cool down after sunset. Please plan ahead; check the forecast and dress accordingly. Feel free to bring tarps, blankets or chairs to sit on and keep warm!

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Weather Conditions

Fireworks could be postponed due to any conditions that organizers feel may jeopardize public safety. The alternate postponement day is the day following regularly scheduled performances.

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SEATING

GlobalFest offers general festival seating. There are two large seating bowls created by the landscape of the park, with the south seating bowl also facing the RE/MAX Main Stage. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.

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DISABLED, WHEELCHAIR & SENIOR VIEWING

Disabled, wheelchair and senior viewing is available between RONA VIP Gate & Corner Gate.
Please note: seating is not provided.

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FOOD CONCESSIONAIRES

Our concessionaires offer a variety of festival fare including hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, gourmet ice cream, coffee, and much more. Concessionaires on-site include: Calgary Flames Tailgate Grill, Chimmi's Fresh Grill, Corn Roasters Canada, Empanada Queen, Fiasco Artisan Gelato, Frogurt Frozen Yogurt, Jacked-up Coffee, Jane Bond Mongolian Grill, Lil’ Orbits, Nuts for Nuts!, Shogun Teppanyaki Grill, Sugar Creek Kettle Corn, Shawarma in Motion, The Brew Crew, Vasili’s, Wannawafel, and Whale Tales.

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COMPOSTING AND RECYCLING

In support of our Green Program presented by GDI, we provide a number of green bins for composting and short blue bins for beverage container recycling.City of Calgary blue bins for paper, cardboard and plastic items.

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ONEWORLD CAFE AND INTERNATIONAL BAR

International food and drink will be offered in the OneWorld Cafe and International Bar. Located next to the RONA (south) VIP Gate.

GlobalFest is a family event, but we do offer alcoholic beverages from around the world for guests 18 and older.

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MOLSON BEER GARDEN

The Molson Beer Garden is located next to the Co-op Corner Gate and will be serving alcoholic beverages to festival patrons age 18 and older.

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Children's Village presented by Shakers Fun Centre

GlobalFest has activities for everyone – including the little ones! At Elliston Park you will find four children’s playgrounds, along with the Children’s Village presented by Shakers Fun Centre! Located by the North Seating Bowl, the Children’s Village presented by Shakers Fun Centre features bouncy houses and slides, Calgary Zoo tent, Springfree Trampolines, arts and crafts.

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