Marda Gras

Community Partner
Marda Gras Street Festival

Marda Gras Street Festival

Sunday August 8, 2021 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Marda Gras is a FREE family-friendly event attracts over 35,000 visitors from all over Calgary. On the second Sunday in August the streets of Marda Loop come alive with the annual festival.

Come and enjoy live music, dance and cultural performances, a fun kids area, unique shopping and lots of great food! There is something for each member of the family and best of all it’s FREE to attend!

SEE YOU IN 2021

April 7, 2020

Dearest Festival Friends,

We are saddened to announce that in accordance with provincial health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the best interests of the community, the August 2020 edition of the annual Marda Gras Street Festival has been cancelled.

We understand this decision is very disappointing to many Calgarians. Marda Gras is a long standing annual event in Marda Loop that brings connectivity, fun and vibrancy to our community, and is one of 166 Calgary events impacted this summer. However, the health and welfare of the public remain a top priority, for Marda Gras and for our partners at the City of Calgary and the Marda Loop BIA.

Marda Gras will be back in August 2021 and we look forward to celebrating with you upon its return. Thank you for your continued support and for the indomitable community spirit felt each and every year at this festival! Our resilience and love for our city will help to see us through these difficult times, and we will once again gather as a community.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

Virtual Hugs,

The Organizers of the Marda Gras Street Festival

Getting to Marda Gras

Getting to Marda Gras

33rd Avenue SW between 18th and 22nd Street

Marda Gras is hosted among the streets of Marda Loop, on 33rd Avenue SW between 18th and 22nd street.

Free parking will be available at the Military Museum and a Shuttle Service from Southland Transportation. Sorry no dogs on the bus!

Shuttle and Parking Map
Getting to Marda Gras
Vendors
Vendors

Vendors

Register & Pay Online

Part of what makes Marda Gras unique is the vendors!  Adding something special to the culture and atmosphere of the event, the festival welcomes all styles of vendor to showcase their products and services. Register to participate today! 

Vendor Registration
Volunteers

Volunteers

Become part of the family

Marda Gras is a large event over 35,000 visitors and volunteers are a major contribution to that success.

Volunteers are encouraged to register with us and join a warm, welcoming Marda Gras family committed to excellence.

Volunteer Registration
Volunteers