12 stunning photos from this year's FREE Glowfest YYC event

Feb 15 2019, 7:03 pm

Downtown Calgary has come alive thanks to a five-day winter light festival.

Glowfest YYC features local, national, and international artists from February 14 to 18, and what’s even better is that the festival is completely free to attend.

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Each night from 5 pm to 11 pm, public spaces throughout the downtown core will be lit with one-of-a-kind installations, projections, theatrical experiences, and interactive light art.

The installations will be linked to the Festival Hubs where festival goers can find information, refreshments, and special performances.

The festival kicked off last night just in time for Valentine’s Day, with interactive installations, amazing photo ops, and seriously romantic settings.

Take a look below at a few of our favourite photos from the first day of the festivities!

 

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The festival also includes nightly events, most of which being located at Olympic Plaza.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Thursday, February 14: Valentines Day Event ‘Love Lights’ at Olympic Plaza
  • Friday, February 15: ‘MakeFashion’ fashion show at Brookfield Place Calgary
  • Saturday, February 16: BassBus presents: Nightlight at Olympic Plaza
  • Sunday, February 17: Glow LIVE at Olympic Plaza
  • Monday, February 18: XL103 Family Skating Party at Olympic Plaza

Music performed by Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, JJ Shiplett, The Static Shift, and Brad Saunders is also planned for the festival.

A map of all art installations and special events can be found on the festival website for you to start planning that perfect winter walk.

GLOW Downtown Winter Light Festival 2019

When: February 14 to 18

Time: 5 to 11 pm

Where: In the heart of downtown Calgary

Admission: Free!