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Calgary Lilac Festival 2015: The Ultimate One-Day Spring Event

  • May 13, 2015
  • By Cody Battershill

Calgary's Lilac Festival 2015 is Almost Here!

Are you looking for some of the best local cultural activities and events happening this spring in YYC? Look no further than the 4th Street Lilac Festival, one of the largest events in Calgary of its kind happening in just a few weeks’ time on May 31st, 2015!

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Join over 100,000 visitors on this very special day in Calgary`s cultural scene and have a ton of fun going between countless food vendors, artisan shops, live entertainment & music and everything else that this world-class event has to offer.

Here`s the hype that you should know about the annual Calgary Lilac Festival:

Quick Facts

  • When – May 31st, 2015, 10:00am to 6:00pm (one day event)
  • Where – 4th Street SW between 13th Avenue & Elbow Drive SW
  • Cost – free admission
  • One of Calgary`s biggest celebrations of community and culture
  • Over 100,000 visitors annually
  • Food-truck lane
  • More than 500 different vendors


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Located along 4th Street SW in the neighbourhoods of Connaught and Mission, the event strip is covered with a wide variety of top-notch restaurants and pubs with patios are a great place to watch the festival in comfort.

Many people flock to these patios during early hours of the event with family & friends so that they have just that, a place where they can go out from and explore then come back to and sit anytime during the event.

If you can see yourself enjoying the Calgary Lilac Festival this way, make sure you get to your spot of choice to get a table as early as possible because they fill up very quickly!

Seven Stages

The first live performance of the day starts at 11:15am on the Avi Urban Avenue 18th Street SW stage, just one of the seven found along the festivals strip between 13th Avenue and Elbow Drive SW. Other stages include:I Love YYC Spring

  • CJAY / Virgin / Funny FM / Elbow Drive Main Stage
  • Branded / Date Night 23rd Avenue Stage
  • Metro 20th Avenue Stage
  • KOOL 101.5 18th Avenue Kids Stage
  • x92 15th Avenue Stage
  • AMP RADIO 13th Avenue Stage

See a ton of unique performances ranging from choreographed dances and rock bands to stand-up comedy and martial arts – see the full schedule of Calgary Lilac Festival Performances here.

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