Sunday May 26th, 2012 marks the 24rd Annual 4th Street Lilac Festival.
This free one day event is the start up to Calgary's vibrant festival season, and encourages citizens to shake off their winter blues and reintroduce themselves to the thriving creative community in our city.
Each spring, thousands of attendees come out to enjoy the unique and pedestrian friendly 4th Street venue, offering an array of musical talent, artisan vendors, quality entertainment and some perfect people watching.
At the Lilac Festival, there is an activity made for all ages. This could mean a jump in the bouncer for the kids, discovering a great new band, choosing a perfect summer patio or searching for a trendy fashion; there is no shortage of things happening.
The 4th Street Festival Society works diligently to provide an ideal environment for new and emerging local musicians to showcase their talents. There are six stages hosting over 30 performances throughout the day, offering artists exposure to an often brand new audience. A recent new addition to the event programming includes the "Underage Stage", which promotes Alberta's youth in support of their bright future in music.
4th Street is host to over 500 vendors that vary from artisan crafts, to imported wares, to community organizations. 2012 is an exciting year for vendors as well. "Food Truck Lane" will provide a new dimension to the festival and give festivalgoer’s a chance to check what the entire buzz is about.
The 4th Street Lilac Festival looks forward to another great year, hosting the best and brightest in Calgary's cultural community!
More information at www.lilacfestival.net