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Lilac Festival 2013 Kicks off

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By Glynn Galla

Last May 26, 2013 was the annual Lilac Festival at the downtown Calgary; it started around 10:00 in the morning and lasted at 6:00 in the afternoon. An estimated 120,000 visitors flocked and joined this Flower Festival in town. With a perfect 17 degrees weather condition that Sunday, many had enjoyed the street festival has to offer.

The event were participated with different organizations, such as; Cancer Awareness Movement, Globalfest Fireworks, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary Fringe Festival. The colorful free street festival also shows cases the local talents of Calgary, many were glad and enjoying the beats of the rising bands, listening to the sound of the double bass, the cirque like acts of exhibitionist, the dance moves of teens as they heats up the 4th street and many more.

The flea market style was one of the must see in the festival that features a wide variety of unique and indigenous products, from necklace to bracelet, to anklet to earrings and to hats. You can also buy fresh baked breads and fresh flowers. Colorful dresses, summer wears, and other accessories are few of the things you can find at the festive street. Food Truck lane was also a blockbuster at the event, providing great food like delicious burgers, hot fries, fresh donut holes, and many others.

The festival conquers along the neighborhood of Mission and Beltline, community, stretching from 13th avenue south all the way down to Elbow Drive.  As this event run in its 24th year, many enjoyed it as it serves to them the festival that would start the official summer of the season, thanks to the 4th Street Business Revitalization Zone Program that started it all. They festival takes place annually on the last Sunday of May.









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