Ready to come out of winter hibernation? It's almost time for The 4th Street Lilac Festival! It will transform 4th Street into a party where you can rediscover the best that the city has to offer in the spring and summer months. There will be over 500 vendors on 4th Street so you'll be able to check out the best food, drinks, crafts, artisan goods and organizations in Calgary. This massive festival draws more than 100,000 people!
It wouldn't be a festival without plenty of live music and beer gardens. There are going to be six stages where you'll see over 30 performances. No matter which corner of the festival you're checking out, you'll be able to listen to emerging local artists show off their skills. Imagine chilling in a beer garden with friends in the sun while people listening to live music!
The Lilac Festival is the unofficial start to the festival season in Calgary and it's a sign that Winter is finally out of the picture for a while! It's also a signal that it's almost Summer patio season and you'll get a chance to find your new favourite spot for kicking back in the sunshine in 2019.
The pedestrian-friendly festival is a unique chance to explore 4th street at a different pace full of live music, performance, shopping and the best food. The party gets started at 10 AM with an actual parade!
The Lilac Festival is happening on Sunday, June 2 from 10 AM to 6 PM on 4th Street between 13th Avenue and Elbow Drive SW. It's totally free to attend! For more info, check out their website.