The skies of Calgary are going to light up during the annual Globalfest extravaganza! The 2023 festival kicks off at Elliston Park on August 17, 2023, and runs until August 26, 2023, with five nights of fireworks, food, and unforgettable family fun.

Starting at 6 pm on festival nights, head over to Elliston Park to enjoy the OneWorld Festival. The OneWorld Festival brings you an evening of cultural programming before the fireworks, with food, music and dance, a Tipi Village, and international pavilions. Enjoy a delicious selection of over 25 food trucks and international food booths for a culinary tour of the world. Check out the cultural pavilions, children’s programming, community activation spaces, and a night market, too! Calgary’s cultural communities will showcase their heritage dress, cultural music, and incredible performances on two stages in the park.

GlobalFest (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo: Garth Walker

Then you will be amazed by the fireworks! Illuminating the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound, the 2023 event showcase presentations are produced by world-class pyro-musical artists hailing from Austria, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, plus a Canadian-produced finale.

GlobalFest is an annual celebration of Calgary’s multicultural communities, featuring pavilions, performances, international food, children’s activities, and fireworks that you just won’t want to miss! Click here to buy tickets and everything else you’d want to know. You can read about our experience in 2023 here.


When: August 17, 19, 22, 24, and 26, 2023
Time: 6 – 11 pm (no entry after 9:15 pm)
Where: Elliston Park, Calgary, AB (access & parking info here)
Address: 1827 68 St SE, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-569-9679