On July 20th, 2014 from 11am – 5pm the Sun and Salsa Festival heats up Kensington as thousands of people descend on the neighbourhood to sample salsas, watch crazy performances, shop from all of our street merchants, and just sit on a patio relaxing in the summer sun. With so much to see and do it’s no wonder this Festival is one of Calgary’s favorites. 

There are lots of ways to get down to the Festival to enjoy the fun. See below for more information.

Our salsas are a definite highlight of the Festival. Be sure to buy a bag of chips to help support our two charities, the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association and Norfolk Housing and sample all of the free salsas on offer.

Vendor Registration

With close to 100,000 people who come down to take part in the Festival this is a great opportunity for you to connect and sell to people.  You can register today or find out more about the festival here.

What’s happening?

The Festival happens on Sunday July 20 from 11am – 5pm. With so much to do and at the Sun and Salsa Festival it’s hard you’ll be here all day having fun!

We have 6 stages that feature street performers, dancers, in-line skate demos, and other interactive performances. We’re just booking those now and when we know who’s going where we’ll post the schedule here.

There is a huge art mural being painted during the festival. You’ll be able to watch it as it gets finished and talk with the artists who designed and painted it.

We’re partnered with Open Streets and they have tons of really fun things for you to try out. You can join in the painting fun and help paint a street mandala, hop on a mini-bike and have a race, or power a speaker for one the stage. It’s great fun for the whole family.

Plus we have tons of salsa for you to sample! Buy a bag of chips and support our two charities – Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association and Norfolk Housing then walk around and sample all the fantastic salsa at the Festival.

Contact Info

General Inquiries, Vendor Registration & Sponsorship Opportunities: Kaya Konopnicki p.403-829-9175 e. kaya@engagedevents.ca

At the junction of 10th Street and Kensington Road NW, just across the Bow River from the downtown core.

Kensington is close to the heart of Calgary and easily reached by most of the city’s major access routes.

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On-street public parking is easily accessible throughout the village!

Plus it's FREE evenings and all-day Sundays - a benefit that cannot be found in many of Calgary's commercial areas!

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