Vendor Registration (Now Closed)

Artisan - Handmade by Owner

Home based artisan business with handmade products and no retail location. Products MUST be made by owner. If you do not make the products by hand you are in the small business category.

Price: $150.00

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Buskers (Performance Only)

Performance only.

Price: $10.00

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Buskers (Retail)

With a retail component. For example, caricaturists or recorded music for sale. Sale of vendor products is not permitted.

Price: $25.00

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Corporate Business

Incorporated businesses with more than one existing retail location. I.e. Retail and grocery stores, financial institutions, realtors, professional services, fitness centers, travel agencies, franchises, restaurants, attractions and telecommunications companies.

Price: $600.00

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Food and Beverage - Packaged

Packaged, homemade or commercially made food or drink products: jams, oils, sauces, honey, cereal, chocolate, baked goods, ice cream, chips, candy, coffee, teas, kombucha, drink mixes, fresh fruit juices, lemonade. Alcohol sales are not permitted.  NO cooking, heating or preparation on site is allowed. Vendors cooking, warming or heating food items must be in a food truck or trailer unit.

Price: $300.00

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Food Truck or Trailer

SOLD OUT FOR 2023 - Mobile food trucks and trailers who are self contained. Please provide the length of the unit when registering.

Price: $650

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Marda Loop BIA Businesses

Businesses who reside within the boundaries of the Marda Loop BIA. Two booth space maximum.

Price: $75.00

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Not-for-Profit Organizations

Not-for-profit or charitable organizations.

Price: $250.00

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Political Groups

Political party affiliates, elected officials, campaigns, or political candidacy

Price: $350.00

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Small Business

Importers, consignment, product representatives, businesses whose products are designed or purchased outside of Canada and imported for resale, or existing products that have been acquired for direct resale - one retail location maximum. Multiple locations are considered Corporate vendors.

Price: $300.00

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The Marda Gras Street Festival has built a lasting impression with its audience. Year after year, the streets of Marda Loop are packed with excited and engaged attendees, eager to experience the fun and vitality this festival has to offer.

  • 35,000 attendees
  • Ages 18 – 54
  • Young Families
  • Urban Explorers
  • Empty Nesters
  • Community-oriented
  • Household income is 25-50% higher than Calgary median
  • Marda Loop is one of Calgary’s fastest-growing inner city communities – growing more than 10% in the past 5 years!


Registration through the website with a credit card is the only form of payment. We no longer accept cheques.


10’ x 10’ space

8’ banquet table

Lots of promotion and advertising on radio, TV and social media!

40,000 attendees!


Marda Gras is a rain or shine event and has a NO REFUND POLICY after registration is complete.

Registration is first come, first served and there is no deadline to register. However it is recommended to register early as to not miss out on the opportunity to participate.

Vendors must arrive onsite at the time indicated on their set up instructions. The streets are closed to vehicular traffic at 9 am sharp.

Power and water are NOT provided to vendors. Generators are not permitted except for food trucks/trailers.

All vendor tents must have a CAN/ULC-S109 fire retardancy certificate and be weighted with 25 lbs per leg. The weight must be tied to the tent frame. This is an issue of public safety. A city building inspector will ask you to take down your tent if you do not have proper weights for your tent.

The festival does its best to meet vendor requests, however we do not guarantee specific locations.

All items must be kept within 10′ of the curb. Display racks and tables included. You will be asked to move your display if you do not adhere to this policy.

Please note that you will be required to meet all provincial and municipal regulations.

If you require a tent and would like to rent one, please contact Shannon at

If you are selling food, you must comply with Alberta Health Services standards and either complete a temporary food establishment vendor notification form or have an AHS mobile permit Number (CGY-000). A form must be completed if you are sampling items or selling pre-packaged goods such as pop or popcorn. Send this completed form to

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