The Lilac Festival was cancelled the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Calgary’s 4th Street Lilac Festival is planning a grand — and expanded — return in 2022 after two years of being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The popular annual festival that stretches from downtown to Mission is slated for a comeback this June for the first time since 2019, with eyes on a larger event than ever before.
Typically, Lilac Festival takes over Fourth Street between 13th Avenue and Elbow Drive S.W. for a single day every June, but this year it will extend its reaches, taking over a section of 17th Avenue from Second Street to Fifth Street S.W. for the first time.
“Expect an extra stage, packed with live entertainment … along with more vendors and extended patios for ample opportunities to celebrate the return of Lilac Festival in the Calgary community,” reads a post on the festival’s Facebook page.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing 17th Avenue along for the ride!”
The free one-day street festival is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For vendors that would like to participate in the event, registration is open until May 1.
For more information, visit lilacfestival.net.