28 May 2012

Lilac Festival


Yesterday I hit up the Lilac Festival in Downtown Calgary


Each year, the restaurant district of 4th Street SW 
is closed down for the day to hold this special event


A day kicked off with a parade and followed by 
free entertainment, music, performers, buskers... 


And plenty of food trucks from all over Calgary


Balloon animal "artist"


I believe he made a little dog here...


Performing for the crowd


Belly dancers


Fun inflatable signs


Walking through the crowds


Inspirational cloth wall hangings


Checking out the food trucks


The Happy Truck, "Get HAPPY Here!"


Lot's of tents selling trinkets, clothing, jewelry, etc.


More street views


Cute wallets and coin purses at one of the tents (I 
should have bought the brown guy on the far left!)


An amazing musician/singer


Johnnie Et Les Parias = Johnnie And The Outcasts


The Pita Mascot


More walking...


Separate closed off area for Calgary's New Rock Alternative


Peeking through the fence...


All and all I enjoyed my time at the Lilac Festival. It's definitely a family-friendly 
event and the free music and entertainment was fantastic. Plus the huge variety of 
unique food trucks was a wonderful way to feature the many food styles and cultures!


3 comments:

glutenfreehappytummy.com said... [reply]

fun! i love street fairs! thanks for sharing!!

haridelle said... [reply]

The brown guy is Japanese, by the way :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

The lilac festival looks fun!! I haven't heard of it before.

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