Marda Gras is a FREE family-friendly event in the heart of Marda Loop and the longest running street festival in Calgary. Take part in a pedestrian friendly, car-free day with your friends and family – shopping local and reconnecting with the community.
This year, the festival’s focus is on the street! Walk the street and connect with your community and local business. There is a full lineup of live music, dance and entertainment for all ages. Local businesses and artisans promote and sell a variety of products and services.
For kids of all ages there will be an exclusive colouring sheet of the Marda Loop neighbourhood, handed out at the Kids Quarter!
Pet Photo Booth and Pet Pageant
Everyone’s favorite part of Marda Gras! Registration to be a pet contestant is now open! Registrations will be donated to Tails of Help pet charity who helps fund essential veterinary care for ill or injured pets of owners who are experiencing financial hardship, with the goal to keep pets healthy and with their loving families.
Register now HERE.
Don’t miss a chance to dress up your pet in costume for a FREE photo in the “Marda Gras Pet Photo Booth”.
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Find out more about the history of Marda Gras here: Visit Marda Loop | Back to the Origins of Marda Gras