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KEY FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Updated August 8, 2013

FESTIVAL OPERATING TIMES:
12:00pm-10:00pm

MAIN GATE:
12:00PM-9:00PM
Located on the east side of the Shadbolt Centre
Available to patrons holding tickets, e-tickets, picking up and purchasing tickets
Single tickets are available for purchase at the box office on festival day

WESTGATE:
12:00PM-6:00PM
Located on the west side of the Shadbolt Centre
Available to patrons with tickets and e-tickets only

WILL CALL:
Purchased or reserved ticket pick up

ACCESSIBLITY*:
The park walkway is wheelchair accessible, and there will be special needs seating available on site. Should you require special needs seating, please contact the Shadbolt Centre Box office at 604.205.3000 where arrangements will be made for you. Parking is available in the surface lot off Deer Lake Avenue at Shadbolt Centre accessed from the east end of Deer Lake Avenue at Canada Way.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Low back beach style chairs-not more than 8” in height off the ground. Higher chairs must sit in the back to avoid obstructing the view of others
  • Maximum blanket size:
  • Individual 6’x3’
  • Couple 6’x6’
  • Maximum cooler size: 22’ long x 15’high x 15’ wide. Larger coolers will not be permitted
  • on the site
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Water (commercially sealed plastic bottles)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats and sunglasses
  • Jackets (rain)
  • Ear plugs(for sensitive ears)

AVAILABLE ON SITE:

  • ATM machines
  • Washrooms (portable)
  • Water
  • A variety of food and beverages for purchase from vendors
  • Beer and wine service (must be of 19 years of age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages and produce 2 pieces of valid ID where one must be photo ID)
  • First Aid tents
  • Event merchandise
  • Local artisan wares for purchase
  • Designated smoking area
  • Lost and Found
  • Special Needs Seating*
  • Family Activity Area
  • Bike racks

NOT ALLOWED ON FESTIVAL SITE:

  • Large tents or tarps
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer and wine available for purchase on site
  • Glass containers or cans
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons
  • Frisbees or balls
  • Umbrellas or shaded canopies
  • Animals (working dogs permitted)
  • Flags, signs on sticks or banners
  • Barbeques or fires
  • Audio or video recording devices
  • Musical Instruments
  • Laser pointers

KIDS ACTIVITIES:
ABC Recycling presents the Blues Family Area 1:00pm-6:00pm Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times. Alcohol is not permitted within the area.

  • Guitar making (1:00pm-5:00pm)
  • Art activities
  • Face painting
  • Play structure