What do you get when three festivals merge into one? GlobalFest 2010.

Friday until August 28, Elliston Park plays host to the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival, the Golder Associates OneWorld Festival, and —new this year — the daily Night Market.

At sundown Friday, Germany will kick off the fireworks portion with nearly 30 minutes of explosive magic synchronized to music; Italy follows on Sunday, Portugal on Tuesday, Spain on Thursday, and the finale on Saturday.

“These are the biggest fireworks ever fired in the city,” said spokesperson Bryan Francisco.
“No air-vehicles are allowed over our site.”

Before each fireworks fest, families can enjoy 24 cultural pavilions, a dozen food stations, and three performance stages —known as the OneWorld Festival — and buy ethno-cultural goods from the 12 vendors that make up the Night Market.

On “off nights,” visitors can see the Night Market as well as cultural performances and select vendors for free, said Francisco.