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SUN AND SALSA FESTIVAL!

This unique festival is known as one of Calgary’s best festivals for its assortment of entertainment, food, and shopping. The streets are closed to traffic for the day and the roads lined with approximately 170 vendors & artisans selling an eclectic mix of products and services for the day.

Kensington - Calgary’s ‘Village in the City’ - invites you to participate in the Salsa Tasting Contest. Kensington businesses will serve up over 500 gallons of 25 different salsas. You get to be the judge. Purchase a bag of chips from our Charities for $3 or 2 for $5, and taste test your way through all the spicy salsa recipes served up by teams of Kensington businesses. Our Charities will also be selling water for $2.

Features
This annual family event takes place along Kensington Road and 10th Street NW. Eight live entertainment stages each feature fantastic performances. They have a diverse selection of entertainment so whether you want to dance and watch some b-boy battles, or watch some exotic cultural dancing, see some crazy and daring street performers, jump on a bike and help power one of stages, or just chill out watching a band you’re sure to be entertained.

The Kids Zone is filled with fun things for the family. From hula-hoop making, maraca making, playing fun games, to our cupcake walk (featuring Crave Cupcakes) there are tons of things for kids to do.

After you’ve sampled all the salsa you can eat, sit and enjoy some drinks and sun on one of the 11 extended patios on the street. Plus, all your favorite Kensington businesses will be open for shopping and the streets will be filled with vendors & artisans with tons of cool things to buy.

Both Kensington Road and 10th Street will be closed for the day. There’s an LRT stop (Sunnyside) right at the Kensington Safeway, so public transit is a great way to beat the crowds. Bike down and use the Good Life Bike valet bike parking at Ant Hill parking lot and know your bike is safe while you wander around.

Festival Contact Info
Website: www.visitcalgary.com/things-to-do/festivals/sun-and-salsa-festival
Phone: (403)[masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Bout 3 blocks away

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here a bit early, in front of the Safeway doors where they are cooking burgers and sausages.
    I'm wearing a blue tank top, plaid shorts and a beige ball cap.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone! We will all meet in the Safeway parking lot to the far right of the entrance doors at 12PM noon. :)

    July 20, 2013

  • Josh W.

    Since there isnt a specified meeting place, how about infront of the safeway by sunnyside station?

    July 20, 2013

  • Shaunna C.

    I'm from Denver. Been to this festival once a couple years ago. It was pretty fun so hopefully this time around I can meet some awesome new people :).

    July 18, 2013

    • Shaunna C.

      I miss it so much! I hope you enjoy your time out there!

      July 19, 2013

  • Kwame

    Where are you guys meeting?

    July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm not 100% sure as ave never been to Kensington before. I will talk with my friend and see what she says, and then get back to you. :)

      July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like an epic time and also a good one to meet you guys I'm stoked

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to go to this. Let me know when and where to meet up with everyone

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is there going to be an area where everyone meets or is everyone just doing there own thing?

    July 13, 2013

    • Gina S

      I'm pretty sure (hope) most of us will/can meet and enjoy the experience together... :D

      July 13, 2013

  • Gina S

    Oh this sounds fun. If I'm in town I will come out. I do love a bag of chips/ nachos with some homemade salsa...and btw my salsa is a thing of beauty :D

    May 29, 2013

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