. lilac festival

The 25th annual 4th Street Lilac Festival is happening on Sunday May 25, 2014! Festival goers will be delighted with the diverse exhibition of music, vendors, food, and entertainment.  

The day gets started with a parade at 10:00 am, starting at 25 Avenue and 4 Street, and ending at 13 Ave SW. 

Non-stop music and entertainment will get bodies moving with seven stages and 48 unique musical and dance groups, and various street performers.  

Everyone from the shopaholics to those with slightly more frugal tendencies will be inclined to indulge with over 600 craft, food, and clothing vendors along the 13 blocks of the festival. Take the opportunity to support local artists while picking up some eclectic items that will not likely be found anywhere else.  Restaurants lining the streets will also be selling tastes of their menus, allowing a sampling of some of the best food Calgary has to offer.

The festival is a celebration of the blooming of the lilac flower, as the date is harmonious with the time that the flower is most colourful and aromatic.  It is estimated that over 125,000 Calgarians enjoy all the exquisite sights, sounds, and tastes the festival delivers each year. 

More details can be found here.