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  • There’s tons of great stuff happening around the City of Calgary for Canada Day. Here at GlobalFest, we’ll be celebrating Canada’s 150 all summer long. On July 1st, swing by East Village Calgary or Fort Calgary to get your hands on discounted GlobalFest tickets and GlobalPasses.

    In honour of GlobalFest’s 15-year Anniversary and Canada’s 150, we’ve added an additional night of programming, bringing the total to six magical evenings of multicultural activities and choreographed pyro-musical artistry! To commemorate our national pride and GlobalFest’s milestone, all of the presenting teams in the Trico Homes Firework Festival will be Canadian.

    The West – Tuesday, August 15 
    Prairies – Thursday, August 17
    Ontario – Saturday, August 19 
    Québec – Tuesday, August 22 
    Atlantic – Thursday, August 24 
    Finale – Saturday, August 26

  • Supporting GlobalFest for 12 Years


    (Calgary, AB – June 14, 2017) For the past 12 years, First Calgary Financial has aided GlobalFest’s growth and success through their loyalty and commitment to positively impacting the communities around them.  This year, we are proud to announce that they have increased their generosity.  In addition to proudly supporting the GlobalFest Volunteer Program for the second year in a row, they have also taken it upon themselves to become a ticket vendor. 

    You can purchase tickets at any First Calgary Financial branch and in communities across southern Alberta at any Chinook Financial branch (see links below to find First Calgary and Chinook Financial Branch locations): 




    About First Calgary Financial

    First Calgary Financial is a Calgary-based banking service provider with a long-standing commitment to serving the Calgary community. First Calgary Financial has been a long-term contributor to GlobalFest and has assistedmany other Calgary-based community initiatives, charities, and festivals. By proudly supporting GlobalFest’s Volunteer Program, First Calgary Financialpromotes the creation of a vibrant community through fostering civic pride. 

    Both First Calgary Financial and Chinook Financial are divisions of Connect First Credit Union.  As Canada’s tenth largest credit union, Connect First Credit Union serves 100,000 members through 26 branches in 13 communities across southern Alberta. This team firmly believes that banking is about more than money − that it’s a cornerstone of every vibrant community and about positively impacting the communities we all live, work and thrive in.  Armed with a mission to make money make a difference, they made $1,099,987 in community contributions and donated an additional 2,380 hours through employee volunteerism in 2016 alone. They know that volunteers are the unsung heroes of our communities, and proudly support volunteer programs wherever they can.  For more information on First Calgary Financial, please visit firstcalgary.com. 


    About GlobalFest

    GlobalFest is proud to partner once again with Trico Homes for the International Fireworks Festival and Sunbelt Rentals for the OneWorld Festival.  The Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival will illuminate the sky with a symphony of pyrotechnics and music, coming together as an artistic display of light and sound.  This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150 and GlobalFest’s 15th Anniversary, all the competing teams will be Canadian.  The participating regions include The West, Prairies, Ontario, Québec, Atlantic, and a renowned Finale display.  Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld Festival will play host to various activities including live performances, cultural pavilions, ethnic food booths, and a night market.   

    For more information, please visit http://globalfest.ca



    Media Inquiries:

    Aviva Fialkow, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

    GlobalFest, aviva@globalfest.ca, 403-569-9679


    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

  • Hey there early birds, get your tickets and GlobalPasses at the following prices:
    General Admission - $12.50 (Single admission; tickets are night specific)
    Finale General Admission - $20.00 (Single admission; tickets are night specific)
    GlobalPasses - $66.00 (Single admission to all six nights)
    VIP - $45.00 (Single admission; tickets are night specific)
    VIP Festival Pass - $240.00 (Single admission to all six nights)

    Tickets can be purchased at all Calgary Co-op Customer Service Offices, First Calgary and Chinook Financial Branches, Marlborough Mall, London Drugs, or at www.globalfest.ca
    Early bird offer is valid from May 28 – July 1, 2017.
    Ticket and GlobalPass quantities are limited and while supplies last.
    All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.

  • Canada150 is coming up this Saturday and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate with you!

    GlobalFest will be selling tickets and GlobalPasses at East Village, Fort Calgary, and online at special promotional prices.

  • Click here to VOLUNTEER NOW!


    GlobalFest is now accepting online volunteer applications. We are looking for new & returning volunteers to help with The Human Rights Forum presented by UNAC at Calgary Public Library, and GlobalFest at Elliston Park. Volunteers will be able to contribute to their community while enjoying the sights and sounds of the festival.
    All ages are welcome to volunteer* - those under 14 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
    • Festival t-shirt
    • Volunteer parking (not provided for Human Rights Forum volunteers)
    • Complimentary snacks and beverages
    • Site pass for all 6 nights of the festival
    • Volunteer appreciation celebration
    • Opportunity to be part of "Alberta's Most Explosive Festival!"
    *All volunteers must commit to working a minimum of 3 shifts.



    Photo credits: 

    Top 2 - Lisa Amos

    Bottom - Steve Coutts

    Courtesy of J&J Lawrence Photography

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