GlobalFest has always been more than just fireworks. Annually, the OneWorld Festival celebrates the food, music, and performances of the cultural partners who join together in celebration at Elliston Park. 2020 changed everything for our communities and like many organizations, GlobalFest went digital and launched the GlobalFestYYC YouTube channel with three new programs in September last year.

For 2021, GlobalFest is turning their attention to the flavours of the OneWorld Festival by creating a new 10-part mini-series. Each episode will take the audience to a different culture to learn about the foods, flavours, spices, and recipes from each participating cultural partner.

Audiences will go on the whole journey through Zoom – buying spices, shopping for ingredients in local Calgary stores, exploring recipes, and stepping into home and restaurant kitchens where the chef will share how to prepare a featured dish. There will be the opportunity to converse with the hosts and ask the chef questions.

The series will launch online in mid-April, with the following episodes released bi-weekly through to June. The second series is being released in the fall.

April 20 – Indigenous Cuisine with Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park
May 4 – Indonesian Cuisine with Indonesian Kitchen
May 18 – *Vietnamese
June 1 – *Brazilian
June 15 – *Chinese
*Subject to change

Limited spice and dry goods boxes are available for Calgary locals, and the first 25 registrants will receive a swag bag from GlobalFest Flavours sponsors. Find out more here:

GlobalFest Flavours:

When: Tuesday, April 20 – June 15, 2021
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm