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Three reasons to check out Full Bloom Fest this weekend

Concerts, wine gardens, free admission to Lougheed House and garden tours--why not get to Full Bloom Fest this weekend?!
Calgary's Lougheed House Gardens are a historic treasure--not just for flower lovers. Photo: supplied by Lougheed House

The Beltline community’s annual free outdoor festival at Lougheed House gets a new name and new energy this year, with 3 days of all-ages fun and learning, including Pet PAWrades, concerts, outdoor beer & wine gardens, a storytelling circuit, garden tours, food trucks and free admission to Lougheed House. 
“This is a festival where artists and other Calgarians can connect with each other in a safe manner, something of immense value after such a long time of being isolated from each other,” said Holleay Rohm, Programs Manager at Lougheed House. “With COVID-19 still with us, we want to ensure the comfort and safety of the public, our performers, volunteers and staff, and so we are asking people to wear masks and maintain distancing while in the performance areas and inside of Lougheed House.”
1) Fri. Aug 13. From 6-8:30 p.m. join six professional storytellers who'll offer 10-minute stories at 'story stations' throughout the Lougheed House gardens (free admission to Lougheed House).

2) Sat. Aug 14 From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., take in concerts by Michaela Sheedy, Marcus Trummer, The 427s, and Justine Vandergrift. Don't forget to see the Pet PAWrades and enjoy a garden tour.

3) Sun. Aug 15 - From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. enjoy classical music concerts by Eileen Kosasih and Cody Obst, and The Denby Sisters; flamenco guitar concert by Holly Blazina, a garden tour and formal procession with raising of the Metis flag.

All ages are welcome through the weekend, though children aren't admitted to beer and wine gardens.