Children 12 and under are FREE with an accompanying adult. Complimentary children’s tickets can be picked up from Will Call at the Main Gate on August 6. No advance bookings necessary.

Food Trucks coming to Burnaby Blues + Roots will be announced closer to the festival date.

Beer and wine service are available onsite with last call at 8:30 pm. You must be of 19 years of age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. Please be prepared to produce 2 pieces of valid ID, including 1 photo ID. There are ATMs on site.

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages within the following guidelines:

  • No hard sided coolers are permitted on site.
  • Backpacks and soft sided coolers must be no larger than 18” x 12” x 12” (bags will be measured at the site entrance for compliance).
  • No outside alcohol is permitted on site.
  • No glass bottles are permitted on site.
  • Commercially sealed plastic bottles are welcome.
  • No knives are permitted on site (please prepare your food in advance).

Feel free to bring a refillable water bottle to use at our water filling stations.

On Saturday, August 6, gates open at noon. Will call and box office open at 11 am for ticket pick-up and sales.

There is no parking available onsite. Please consider using public transit, taxis, bicycles, ridesharing or an offsite parking lot.

Complimentary shuttle service will be provided from two locations:

BCIT parking lots D, E, F and G

  • Rate: $5.25 (day)
  • Shuttles will pick up and drop off at Lot D entrance starting Saturday at 10:30 am and run throughout the day.

Brentwood Skytrain Station

  • Shuttles will pick up patrons on Alpha St starting Saturday at 10:30 am and run throughout the day.

Bike racks will be provided at the Main Gate.

The park walkway is wheelchair accessible, and accessible seating will be available on site. If you require accessible seating, please contact the Shadbolt Centre Box office at 604-205-3000 to make arrangements.

SPARC permit parking is available at the Shadbolt Centre in the surface lot as space permits.

Most food and merchandise vendors accept credit cards. There are ATMs available on site.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, please contact us: shadboltvolunteer@burnaby.ca.

If you are interested in being a food vendor at our outdoor festival, please send us a letter listing the previous events or festivals you sold at, a photograph of your booth set up and a menu with prices. Contact Josie Santiago, Food Services Event Leader at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts: foodtrucks@burnaby.ca or 604-205-3046.

If you are interested in being a merchandise vendor, please contact Lois Dawson, Special Events Officer: lois.dawson@burnaby.ca or 604-205-3003.

Lawn chairs are permitted. Please leave all tents, tarps, umbrellas or wagons at home.

Yes. You will need to get your hand stamped at the gate before you exit.

No, there is no smoking or vaping (including tobacco and cannabis products) permitted in Deer Lake Park.