Media Release
For Immediate Release 

(Calgary, AB – August 26th, 2017) GlobalFest 2017 has come and gone in a series of flash, bangs, and booms! This year was a landmark year for us – as we celebrated our 15thAnniversary and Canada150 with an explosion of multiculturalism and fireworks.  Highlights of this year’s festival included new additions to the Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld Festival such as the Passport Program and Cultural Mosaic Presentation, as well as our annual Citizenship Ceremony.  This year’s Citizenship Ceremony stood out from the rest, as we welcomed 150 new citizens in honour of Canada150!

The Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival dazzled spectators with six nights of spectacular pyromusical displays.  This year’s fireworks festival differed from years previous in that all the teams represented Canadian regions.  We would like to acknowledge the amazing pyrotechnic talent from the West, the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic.  Thank you for lighting up our skies and our smiles with your breathtaking displays!  The sixth night of the Festival concluded with a renowned Finale display from Patrick Brault and Sirius Pyrotechnics.  “Generations” was a strong show with deep emotional character that seamlessly integrated Celtic and Francophonie music with power-rock ballads to create a memorable finale!

GlobalFest is bursting with excitement to announce the winner of this year’s Trico HomesInternational Fireworks Festival.  After careful deliberation, our esteemed adjudicators have decided to award this prestigious acknowledgement to Sean Morris and Firemaster Productions.  Firemaster Productions represented the region of Ontario on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 with a beautifully choreographed pyromusical display.

The results have just come in from the Calgary Sun People’s Choice Awards.  The winners are as follows:
Favourite Fireworks Display: The West
Favourite Ethnic Food Booth: Caribbean
Favourite Cultural Pavilion: Scotland

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.  We look forward to seeing you all once again at GlobalFest 2018!
In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we’re having a special sale on GlobalFest 2018 admission for the next 15 days! Get your General Admission Tickets for $5, GlobalPasses for $25, Special VIP Guest Passes for $25 and VIP Festival Passes for $125!

The 2018 Trico Homes International Fireworks Schedule is as follows:
August 16 – Ukraine
August 18 – Spain
August 21 – Philippines
August 23 – China
August 25 – Finale

Admission is free for children 5 years of age and under when accompanied by an adult.
GST, postage and service fees not included (On-line sales only).
No refunds, rebates, or exchanges.

Offer ends September 10, 2017 (Quantities are limited and while supplies last).


Media Inquiries:
Aviva Fialkow, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
GlobalFest,, 403-569-9679, 403-978-6249

GlobalFest is a not-for-profit society dedicated to celebrating and showcasing Calgary’s cultural diversity and artistic excellence within our communities locally and across the globe. We are committed to producing an inclusive, world-class, multi-faceted arts and cultural festival that will enhance Alberta’s reputation as a truly international destination.