There’s a lot to do in Calgary, and this year, I got do participate a bit with the fun in the sun – the Lilac Festival which is located on 4th Street from 10am to 6pm, and the Lilac Festival is normally a 1 day event on a Sunday.
This year, probably had a huge turn out as the weather was really nice, just perfect for outdoor festivities. The streets are full of kiosks that sell items, information and even food!! It’s a great place to sample cuisine up and down 4th street, and in and out around that area!
The lilac festival was full of people, and street entertainers that really attracted a large crowd! Perfect day to spend some time outside with the entertainers and watch them perform!
One of the best things about the Lilac Festival was the fact PC Loblaws Summer Tour joined in the fun and excitement, as they served up samples of their great summer BBQ products!! It was quite the line up, and quite worth it!! We went to Superstore the next day and told ourselves we’ll be purchasing a lot of their products for our next barbeque!
First they gave you a drink, a sample of their sparkling fruit juice. I tried the Peach Mango, and we also got to try the Orange Tangerine flavours – both were excellent! When I went to the store, I saw the same thing, but it was a mocktail, and purchased that instead of juice. It sure is better than coolers, as it doesn’t have the alcohol, and it tasted delicious!
Following that, we got a sample of either a burger slider or a mini sausage. Of course, there are 2 of us, so we had one of each! The sausage was really juicy and jammed packed with flavour! The casing wasn’t tough, it was really quite perfect! The slider was juicy as well – for some reason I thought it would be dry as burgers can tend to be dry, and it would be more prone to drying out as it was small. It wasn’t the case, which was excellent!
Then, the last stop was for ice cream! They had the cutest mini cones, which was the perfect amount for samples! I tried to super delicious Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream and we also tried the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, and the texture we really nice, smooth, creamy and it truly tasted like what it’s suppose to taste like! I would be purchasing PC brand ice cream over summer as I finish up what is left in my freezer. I also found at Superstore PC Waffle bowls, which is something I’m really interested in getting along with my ice cream!
As we were walking up and down 4th Street, we stopped at a few kiosks to grab a bit to eat! We had a plate from Rajdoot Restaurant, which gave us a plate of naan, butter chicken, and tandoori chicken. It was excellent! I hope to actually sit down at their restaurant one day and enjoy! What an excellent way for us to sample the food!
Other places that had samples to buy would be Cruffs – House of Cream puffs, Spolumbo’s Fine Foods and Deli, Fiasco Gelato, Koob (The kabob Factory), Foo King Hot Relish, and much much more!
Besides the few stops I made, there were tons of eating options, and if you’re into eating, I’m afraid you’re reading the wrong blog, but there were lots of things to see at Lilac Festival, and it definitely can take up an entire afternoon! So, lather up on the sunscreen, and let the fun begin again next year!