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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 2023 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
24th February 2023 – Calgary Food War.
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 Canada’s Top Celebrity Chef and Host on National T.V. in the person of Chef Roger Mooking. Other local artists will be performing to the delight of the audience. Limited seating is available.
25th February 2023 – Main Festival Day
Taking place at the TELUS Convention center in downtown Calgary is the main festival activities from 12 noon to 6 pm. Featuring local and international talents/ acts presenting various forms of artistic and cultural presentations.
A single ticket grants participants access to the 2 days of festivities so keep your tickets to gain access to these events. Free entrance for children ages 12 and below.
Tickets available via https://bit.ly/efac2023tickets
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 2023
The 2023 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. The online link will be updated soon.
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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