I went to the Marda Gras Street Festival in Marda Loop today to help with Naheed Nenshi’s mayoral campaign. Unfortunately it rained for about two hours, but after that it was quite nice. The sun even made an appearance and warmed things up a bit. I had never been to Marda Gras before, so was a little surprised that it was basically local businesses vying to hock their wares. Unlike at Kensington’s Sun and Salsa Festival, there were no street performers or such there to entertain the crowds. On the up-side, there seemed to be a stronger “green” presence, with Green Calgary, MEC, Don’t Be A Tosser, and a couple other organizations there. Overall it was a good time, but quite honestly there is not as much to do there as at other street festivals I’ve been to.
Marda Gras Festival