Globalfest celebrates the city’s multiculturalism for five days every August, ending with a bang each night—literally. The international fireworks festival is the main draw here, with different countries asserting their explosive dominance, from the Philippines to crowd-favourite Italy. Choreographed fireworks routines are set to music, magically reflecting off the pond in Elliston Park. There’s also a night market to taste the city’s cultural diversity as well as other special events, including a human rights forum and youth forum. For tickets go to globalfest.ca.