Festival FAQ

For the fifth year, both the GlobalFest OneWorld and Trico Homes International Fireworks Festivals will take place at the same location:  Elliston Park in East Calgary .

Elliston Park  is open from  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm  on the following evenings:

Japan Thursday, August 14
Thailand Saturday, August 16
Vietnam Tuesday, August 19
France Thursday, August 21
Finale Saturday, August 23

Access:

There are three entrances to Elliston Park - two entrances off of 17 Avenue (International Avenue) SE and one along 60 Street SE. Gates open at 6:00 pm every night.


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BICYCLES

In order to promote environmental awareness, GlobalFest encourages guests to ride their bikes to the festival. Bicycle racks are provided free of charge at Elliston Park on a first-come, first-served basis. Racks can be found by both Southland Gate and RONA VIP Gate.

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BUYING TICKETS

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Clothing:

Being an outdoor festival in Calgary, the temperatures do cool down after sunset. Please plan ahead; check the forecast and dress accordingly.

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Food Concessions:

Our concessionaires offer a variety of festival fare including hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, gourmet ice cream, coffee, and much more. Concessionaires on-site include:

  • The Brew Crew
  • Calgary Flames
  • Coffee Crave
  • Corn Roasters Canada
  • Fiasco Gelato Cafes Ltd.
  • Hawaiian Treats
  • Jane Bond Mongolian Grill
  • Lil' Orbits
  • MacKay's Ice Cream
  • Rotary Club of Calgary East
  • Shawarma in Motion
  • Shogun Teppanyaki
  • Sugar Creek Kettle Corn
  • Vasili's
  • Wannawafel
  • Whales Tails
  • Yum! Dim Sum

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DISABLED PARKING

Disabled parking is available for those with a valid Disabled Parking Placard at the RONA Distribution Centre (2015 - 60 Street SE). The parking lot can be accessed at the intersection of 23 Avenue and 52 Street SE on a first-come, first-served basis.

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children's village

There are four children's playgrounds in Elliston Park, along with the Children's Village presented by Shakers Fun Centre. The Children's Village features bouncy houses, a Calgary Public Library family story area, activities from TELUS Spark, face painting, as well as arts and crafts.
 
NEW TO 2014: Springfree Trampolines, Sparkle tattoos and free massages for mom and dad from Makami College!

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OneWorld Cafe and International Bar:

International food and drink will be offered in the OneWorld Cafe and International Bar. Located next to the RONA (south) VIP Gate.

GlobalFest is a family event, but we do offer alcoholic beverages from around the world for guests 18 and older.

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Parking & Shuttle Bus Service

There is no parking available at Elliston Park. GlobalFest encourages its patrons to use the Southland Shuttle Bus Service from Marlborough Mall. Southland Transportation offers a round-trip shuttle service between Marlborough Mall and Elliston Park. One round-trip ticket costs $6.00 per person per evening.

LAST SHUTTLE BUS LEAVES MARLBOROUGH MALL AT 9:00PM Please be advised: After each evening’s pyromusical display, all vehicular traffic (including shuttles) will be held until it is deemed safe to move vehicles. For the safety of all our patrons, we ask that you please be patient as you exit the festival site. Thank you.

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PETS

With the exception of service dogs, no pets are allowed in Elliston Park during GlobalFest.

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Road Closures:

To ensure everyone's safety during the GlobalFest OneWorld and Trico Homes International Fireworks Festivals, 17 Avenue (International Avenue) SE between 52 Street and 68 Street will be closed from approximately 8:30 pm until 10:30 pm. During this period, traffic will be detoured to Memorial Drive via 52 Street and 68 Street SE.

Please be advised: After each evening’s pyromusical display, all vehicular traffic (including shuttles) will be held until it is deemed safe to move vehicles. For the safety of all our patrons, we ask that you please be patient as you exit the festival site. Thank you.

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SEATING

GlobalFest offers general festival seating. There are two large seating bowls created by the landscape of the park, with the south seating bowl also facing the OneWorld Main Stage. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.

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Weather Conditions:

Fireworks could be postponed due to any conditions that organizers feel may jeopardize public safety. The alternate postponement day is the day following regularly scheduled performances.

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DISABLED, WHEELCHAIR & SENIOR SEATING

Disabled, wheelchair and senior seating is available between RONA VIP Gate & Corner Gate.
Please note: seating is not provided.

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WHILE AT THE PARK

GlobalFest reserves the right to inspect any packages brought into the park by patrons. Glass containers and alcohol are strictly prohibited. Beer, wine, and a selection of international beverages are available for purchase on site at the OneWorld Café and International Bar.  There is absolutely no smoking permitted within Elliston Park.

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CHILDREN'S TICKETS

Free admission for children 5 and under when accompanied by an adult. If over 5, they fall under regular ticket prices. Click here for more information.

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