Beakerhead is going downtown for the 2019 edition of the festival, it announced today in a press release.The art, science and engineering mash-up festival runs Sept. 18-22 and will have its big finale on Prince’s Island Park on Sept. 21.“Beakerhead is a fun, unique and local creation that offers a new experience every year,” said Calgary Downtown Association executive director Marco De Iaco in a press release. “We’re excited to host this event downtown.”The last two years, the festival had set up installations and ran its finale at Fort Calgary.
Serpent Mother shows its flames at the launch of Beakerhead at Fort Calgary on Wednesday September 13, 2017.
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“Be prepared for fire-breathing monsters, roaming engineered contraptions, glowing fashion, inventions of mammoth proportion, food, drink and much more madness,” Beakerhead said in the press release.This year’s fun includes Paraluna, “a whirling, tilting, pulsating, 35-foot-wide umbrella of 17,000 LED lights choreographed to classical music”; and For Science!, a performance that is “Blue Man Group meets Bill Nye.”Tickets and the full Beakerhead schedule is available at beakerhead.com.