4th Street Business Revitalization Zone
417 1711 4 St SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 1V8
A district for shopping and services filled with artistic creativity and eclectic eats.
|Store Type |||Shopping Areas|
|Cross Street |||4 Street and 17 Avenue|
Profile Last Updated: February 14, 2008
The official Business Revitalization Zone of 4th Street in Calgary is dedicated to improving, beautifying and maintaining public property and public parking in this vibrant community, while marketing and promoting the shopping district. The annual Lilac Festival on the last Sunday in May, a jazz festival each June, regular art walks and the Christmas Festival are some of the events that draw a crowd.
4th Street is known as a dining district thanks to a diversity of establishments that come to life at lunchtime, after work, evenings and late nights. Blind Monk, Earl’s Tin Palace, Il Giardino, Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar, Ouzo Greek Taverna, the Rose and Crown Pub and Peking Dragon are some of the eateries, along with numerous faster food outlets. The area is a model example of urban revitalization, with stores and services from antiques to computers, books to yoga. Florists, travel agents and wellness practitioners also call the street home.
The Fourth Street Public Art Society has installed imaginative sculptures in the area produced by Alberta artists discovered in competitions. The Lilac Festival has been a fixture of the area since the mid-1980s, when entertainers are featured on stages alongside over 600 craft, food and entertainment vendors along the 13 blocks, making the event a highlight of city life each spring time.