This past Sunday we joined (practically) everyone in Calgary for the 4th Street Lilac Festival. It was a perfect sunny day and everyone was happy to get out and enjoy the live music, food, artists and people-watching.
4th Street is part of Calgary’s Mission District, with numerous great restaurants, shops and art galleries. Today the street was pedestrian only, with more than 500 vendors showcasing arts and crafts, organizations and charities, and of course lots of food.
A sunny day at the 4th Street Lilac Festival
Lots of music
People of all ages
Dancing in the street
Food and unique shopping
Many of the food vendors were mini versions of 4th street restaurants, so it was a great way to sample their offerings. Our favourite was the bratwurst from Wurst.
If you missed the 4th Street Lilac Festival, don’t despair! Here’s a roundup of Calgary summer festivals.
If you would like more information about the next Lilac Festival check the official Lilac Festival website.