Media Release


The Calgary Sun Announces the 2018 People’s Choice Award Winners!

GlobalFest is excited to announce the Best of the 2018 Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival, GlobalFest SmackDown 2019 and our Plus One Sale!

(Calgary, AB – August 25, 2018) – The Calgary Sun is excited to present the People’s Choice Award Winners for best Pyromusical Presentation, Ethnic Food Booth and Cultural Pavilion as voted by the patrons of GlobalFest:

Pyromusical Presentation – The Philippines

Ethnic Food Booth – Eat-a Pita

Cultural Pavilion – China

We would like to say thank you for supporting our festival and for taking the time to vote!

And the Best of the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival for 2018 is…

Spain and Miguel Perez from Pirotecnia Zaragozana! Spain lit up the sky with their beautiful story-telling, musical genious and visual aesthetics and took us on a journey on “A Mediterranean Cruise.”

GlobalFest is thrilled to announce that we are inviting the world’s pyrotechnic heavy-weights to challenge “The Best of the Best” in the 2019 Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival! The teams that will be invited to participate in the Best of the Best and the dates for 2019 are:

Thursday, August 15 – USA (2-time winner)

Saturday, August 17 – Spain (4-time winner)

Tuesday, August 20 – China (3-time winner)

Thursday, August 22 – Canada (3-time winner)

Saturday, August 24 – GlobalFest Finale

At 9:00 PM, Saturday, August 25, 2018 our Plus One Sale with the best prices GlobalFest can offer, went live at with $1.00 from each purchase of a ticket or pass directed towards future GlobalFest strategic initiatives. Quantities are very limited so get your tickets and/or passes to GlobalFest Smackdown 2019 while supplies last.

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Amber Rowden | Marketing & Communications Coordinator | GlobalFest

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