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Weekend Round-up August 17 to 19

This weekend calls for beautiful weather so get outdoors and take in some fantastic summertime traditions!

Friday 17 – Saturday 18  The Calgary International ReggaeFest runs Friday and Saturday at Shaw Millenium Park. Visitors can expect hot performances by Bryan Art, Cherine Anderson and Jermaine Cowan. Also enjoy Caribbean cuisine, beer garden and a youth area. Tickets are available at Calgary Co-op locations or by calling 403-355-5696.

Photo: courtesy Globalfest

Saturday 18  This year Globalfest celebrates a decade of spectacular fireworks displays from around the world. On Saturday night, Mexico displays its dazzling “Fiesta!” display led by designer Jorge Marquez. Musical accompaniment includes “Tequila” by the Cincinatti Pops and “Thunder” from Cirque du Soleil’s Totem performance. The festival runs until August 26.

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19  The fifth annual Spaghetti Western Festival celebrates alternative and traditional country and western music, 2 pm – 9 pm daily at Olympic Plaza. Admission is free. Hosted by local country-folk singer-songwriter Matt Masters, the festival features contemporary country and western musicians including Atomic Duo from Austin, Texas and Calgary’s own T. Buckley.

After-parties will be held at Palomino Smokehouse on Saturday and The Ironwood Stage & Grill on Sunday. Doors open at 9 pm, $10 cover. Follow festival updates on Twitter: @SpagWestFest.

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