The Sun and Salsa Festival - An Annual Tradition in Kensington

Posted by on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 9:01pm.

On Sunday, the annual Kensington Sun and Salsa Festival took place and even the rainstorm that arrived in the late afternoon didn't keep visitors away. There were huge crowds arriving at the 21st annual event that included street performances, shopping and a lot of food.


There were 32 various salsas available from businesses in the local Calgary area that people could sample. From mild to spicy, guests were encouraged to try out all of the salsa recipes and then place a vote for their ultimate favorite.

The fun took place from 11 AM to 5 PM in Kensington. People were sampling the food, watching the crazy performances and shopping at the various stores along the street. Others spent some time relaxing on patios during the day.

There were six stages that featured street performers, in-line skating demonstrations, dancers and interactive performances. There was also a gigantic art mural that was being painted and guests could talk with the creative artists that painted and designed it.

It was great fun for people of all ages. Visitors were invited to have a race on a mini-bike and join in with the painting of a street mandela. Of course, the salsa tasting was the main reason why a lot of people decided to come to take in the excitement.

People visiting the festival could purchase a bag of chips to contribute to the two charities that the festival supports including Norfolk Housing and the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association. Visitors that were armed with chips could then sample the amazing salsa at the event.

If you missed it this year, make sure that you join in the fun at the festival next year. It's a great way to sample a variety of salsa while having some fun in the sun.

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