MEDIA ADVISORY

GlobalFest Food Truck Event Friday 15 – Monday 18 May

Calgary, May 11, 20202 – GlobalFest is hosting a drive-in food truck event to support small businesses at the Calgary Zoo / Genesis Centre on May long weekend. 

When: Friday 15 May 12pm to 8pm

Saturday 16 May 12pm to 8pm

Sunday 17 May 12pm to 8pm

Monday 18 May 12pm to 8pm

Where: Calgary Zoo parking lot, 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB 

Genesis Centre parking lot 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10, Calgary, AB

What: Taiko Taco Fri/Sat

Shahba Shwarma Fri/Sat

Crepes ‘n Eggs Fri/Sat

Empanada Queen Fri/Sat

Il Forno Vagabondo Sun/Mon 

Arepas Ranch Sun/Mon 

Lil Orbits Sun/Mon

Jane Bond BBQ Sun/Mon

Fiasco Icecream

With restaurant service restricted and most of Calgary’s summer festivals cancelled or rescheduled, GlobalFest aims to support a few of the small businesses who regularly appear at its annual summer festival. Patrons will remain in their vehicles to place their orders, and our volunteer team will manage contactless delivery to adhere to social distancing guidelines still in effect.

GlobalFest has partnered up with the Socially Distant Festival which has garnered an impressive international following, with artists from around the world sharing their livestreamed performances on Facebook. Calgary’s art scene has shot to the top 3 cities in the world participating in the online festival, and a specially curated showcase will be streaming live from 3-8pm on Sunday 17 May. Follow facebook.com/groups/sociallydistantfest/ to catch the show.

The annual summer Festival is working on alternative plans to deliver a modified event that includes firework displays – and multicultural activities during our OneWorld event – sometime in the fall.

About GlobalFest

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.

For more information, please contact: 

Olwen Bell | Marketing & Communications Manager 

P: 403-569-9679 | E: marketing@globalfest.ca