MEDIA ADVISORY: EMBARGO UNTIL TUESDAY 29 JUNE

MEDIA EVENT

When: 10.00am, Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Where: Fireworks Launch Site, eastern side of park. Access via east parking lot.

Elliston Park

1827 68 St SE, Calgary

What: GlobalFest Returns for 2021

GlobalFest COO Ken Goosen announcing return and what audiences can expect   

Calgary, June 25, 2021 – GlobalFest is excited to return to Elliston Park this August with five nights of fireworks and multi-cultural food and entertainment. 

When: August 19-28, 2021

Where: Elliston Park, Calgary

What: GlobalFest  

After a year’s hiatus, GlobalFest returns to Elliston Park late this summer with its signature pyromusical fireworks presentation together with the multicultural OneWorld Festival. 

Commencing 19 August, teams from China, India, Japan and the Philippines will go head-to-head in a spectacular display of the best pyrotechnics their nations have to offer. The event wraps on 28 August with the Canadian team presenting a show-stopping finale of light and sound.

With Calgarians moving cautiously ahead as restrictions continue to ease, there will be a few changes for the 2021 event. The south-eastern side of the park is being opened up, allowing for greater social distancing between attendees and a new vantage point for returning spectators.

There will be four stages with entertainment provided by dance and musical troupes from many of our cultural partners. A delicious selection of international food booths will be stationed around the park, together with beer gardens offering cool refreshments.

Absent this year, will be the cultural pavilions and night market. This difficult but necessary decision was made to also allow for social distancing in areas that attendees typically meet and mingle with the cultural associations representing their countries.

2020 ticket holders will need to exchange their passes for this year’s event, in person at the GlobalFest offices from Monday 5 July.

All tickets for 2021 go on sale, online only, from Monday 5 July. This event is strictly pre-sale – there will be no tickets sold at the gate. General admission and VIP options available.

About GlobalFest

GlobalFest is a not-for-profit community development agency dedicated to celebrating, showcasing and promoting Calgary’s ethno-cultural diversity and artistic excellence. We enrich the lives of our citizens and strengthen our community, while simultaneously enhancing Alberta’s reputation as an international destination. GlobalFest is dedicated to facilitating discussions around racism, discrimination, oppression and justice, through forums and educational programming with the intention of sustaining commitment by our community to work towards a more inclusive society.

For more information and to RSVP for Media Event

Olwen Bell | Marketing & Communications Manager GlobalFest

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