Downtown Calgary

POSTPONED - glow Downtown Winter Light Festival

glow Downtown Winter Light Festival officially postponed until February 2022

In light of the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, and with the health and safety of all Calgarians in mind, glow Downtown Winter Light Festival 2021 is officially postponed until February 2022.

 After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our festival partners and artists scheduled to appear, the Calgary Downtown Association determined that it would be best to suspend the planned activities for glow from February 11 – 14, 2021.

 As one of Calgary’s pioneer winter events, our hearts were incredibly heavy to come to this decision but trusts that postponing glow was the right thing to do to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of Calgarians, and the hundreds of arts and events professionals who work tirelessly to produce glow each year. We want to thank all of the talented artists, vendors, businesses, staff and community groups for their understanding.

 "Making the decision to postpone to 2022 was difficult on so many levels. We had really hoped we could start the New Year on a much brighter note, but as time progressed it became clear that postponing is what needed to happen,” says Jennifer Rempel, Calgary Downtown Association, General Manager. “The 2022 glow Downtown Winter Light Festival will be a true celebration of artistic talent and community spirit. "We will take all the lessons, successes and challenges from 2020-21, and continue to navigate this evolving situation so that our 2022 glow events can beam brighter and safely light up Downtown Calgary for everyone to enjoy."

The glow team, along with the Calgary Downtown Association board are working closely with the City of Calgary for a safe and fun festival next February 17 – 20, 2022. 

 In the meantime, we encourage Calgarians to please continue to follow public health measures, check in on your loved ones, and support local whenever possible.

 Thank you for your support Calgary. We’ll see you at #glowfest2022!

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