The Franco Festival Calgary (FFC) celebrates the multiculturalism that exists in the francophone community, culture from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, is displayed with music, dance, food and crafts. FFC is the first Francophone Multicultural festival in Calgary and first took place in 2011. The festival is meant to bring awareness to education, awareness, promotion of immigration and diversity.
The FFC will feature music from Joe Swell, Bombolessé, Youssou Seck, Oktopus, Mireille Moquin, Los Marineros de la Rumba, Peter Ngom, Emile Kanguè, Alain Héroux, Josue Eurico Nsiamfumu, The Haitian Pearls and BMB.
You can also try food from different Francophone cultures at the food vendors and quench your thirst at the Village Brewery Beer Garden.
There will be an area for the Cultural Village that will have paintings, statues, sculptures, jewelry and more from local artists and craftsmen living in Alberta. The Cultural Village is a big part of the festival and is all about celebration, discovery and diversity.
The FFC is family friendly and will have a Children’s Area where the kids can make crafts and play on inflatables for free.
So come down for the weekend and discover Francophone culture.
When: Saturday, July 18 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 19 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Millennium Park– 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary
For more info about you can visit francofestcalgary.com.