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The Annual Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture is the premier, all-inclusive flagship festival of Ethnik Festivals Association. It is part of the celebration of Black History (Excellence) in the Month of February each year. Members of the Afro-Canadian/ Caribbean communities come together to celebrate diversity, and inclusivity and share their vibrant cultural traditions with other communities from across Canada. Our goal is to promote leadership and inform and inspire younger generations to express genuine versions of themselves through the lens of Afro-Canadian and many other world art traditions.
The 2024 edition will be a display of creative genius from artists in Calgary, other parts of Canada, and around the world to the viewing pleasure of audiences online across the globe. More so, festival participants get to win lots of consolation prizes during the festival quiz competition
9th February 2024 – Calgary Food War 11am -2 pm.
Taking place at the Village Commons in East Village is our pre-festival activation. This is the official kick-off of the festival where 4 notable Calgarians will be in a cooking competition to be presided over by an International Chef. Other local artists will be performing to the delight of the audience. Limited seating is available. A single event ticket is $25.
9th February 2024 – Festival Day 1 – Emerging Artists Showcase
Taking place at the TELUS Convention Center in downtown Calgary is the new/ emerging artists’ showcase. This event will provide 20 new and emerging local artists with a platform for them to introduce their work to EFAC audiences, and artist peers. Our Emerging Artists will include artists who are newcomers to Calgary and/or are new to pursuing their careers in Calgary. This is from 5 pm to 10 pm. A single event ticket is $25.
10th February 2024 – Festival Day 2
Taking place at the TELUS Convention Center in downtown Calgary, featuring local and international talents/ acts presenting various forms of artistic and cultural presentations. The time is from 11 am – 2 pm, and 3 pm to 7 pm.
A single Festival Bulk Pack Ticket of $40 grants participants access to all the 2 days of festivities or buy a single ticket for each of the preferred events to attend at $25 each, so keep your tickets to gain access to these events. Free entrance for seniors 60 and above, children ages 12 and below. Free entrance for seniors 60 and above, children ages 12 and below.
Join us and WIN BIG. Participants will also have the opportunity of winning gift items especially our annual ICE-CREAM supply for 1 year for 2 winners, courtesy of Righteous Gelato.Filming and Photography Notice –Please be advised that your presence at the Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture either as a member of the audience or performer during the filming/ taping or photography constitutes your consent to the possibility of your voice and likeness being used without compensation, in the unlimited distribution, promotion, advertising, exhibition and exploitation of the program in any and all media by any method or device known or hereafter devised, and you release Ethnik Festivals Association and its subsidiaries from any liability in connection with such usage. Thank you for your understanding.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLAll attendees to the festival including guests and performers are free to wear a mask if they choose to do so.
Local businesses and individuals are encouraged to showcase their goods and services during this festival. For more information about buying a table, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ETHNIK FESTIVAL 2024
The 2024 edition of this festival will also be live-streamed for audiences who will be joining us from other parts of the world. Kindly take note and connect to watch us live via this link https://www.youtube.com/@ethnikfestivals
Grammy Award-Winning Artist
Caribbean Queen of Soca
Ghanaian Dancehall Sensation
Calgary Poet Laureate
Egyptian Folk Dancer/ Performer
Poet. Playwright. Performer
Hip Hop Artist
Cree/ Metis Singer/ Artist
Spoken Word Artist
Singer/ Song Writer
Indian Rock Music Band
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