The Steps to StreetFest
July 10 – 15 in Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park
StreetFest is a curated Festival. This means all of the artists you see have been invited by our Artistic Producer Shelley Switzer, who works year-round to bring you the best of the best. We all have a role to play: we invite them, they perform and you pay them! Please be generous. This is truly how the artists earn their pay, and you the audience are their boss. Change is available at the Information Station.
Due to construction and other projects on Sir Winston Churchill Square, our home for the 2018 festival will be at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park – also known as Gazebo Park (8303 104 street, between Gateway Blvd and Calgary Trail). It’s the Southside. Where they have that other festival. Not downtown.
EVERYONE IS INVITED!
StreetFest is a public festival and is fully accessible. No admission ticket is required, all outdoor performances are in the pass-the-hat tradition.
Have a question? We’re here to help! Visit the Information Station for programming, site information, raffle tickets, Late Night Madness tickets, and to fill out our StreetFest survey. Or watch our for our Mobile Information Team around the Festival Site. Get Festival information at your finger tips by downloading the StreetFest APP.
DAILY PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES
LOL’s and OMG’s begin at 11:30 am and end with a Troupe du Jour variety show at 10 pm daily. Performances will be adapted to suit the weather and crowds, but we will do our best to predict a schedule throughout the day. Download the Edmonton StreetFest APP for the most up to date schedule at your fingertips. Available for iPhone and Android.
FOCUSED CIRCLE SHOWS
The pitch – that’s where the magic happens… like, actually. The pitch is the place where our focused circle show performers share their act with the audience. They are located all around the Festival site. Head there for more LOLs, OMGs and LMAOs!
Kids’ World offers performances, activities and interactive playtime catered specifically to our young and young at heart patrons. Kids’ World is open from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm daily (Sunday, July 15 until 3 pm).
Thank you to our Kids’ World Equipment Sponsor, Servus.
BE YOUR OWN BUSKER
Learn the tricks of the trade like juggling and hula hooping. Play some fun games, plus, Sampler Café is back!
Thank you to our Be Your Own Busker Equipment Sponsor, Servus and Community Building Games Sponsor, CSU 52.
NOW WITH MORE PIAZZA! MAGIC, MUSIC AND MERCHANTS
Discover a unique StreetFest experience in the new Piazza, located between the Library and Knox Church on 84th Avenue. Be enchanted by magicians, musicians and merchants!
NOW WITH MORE IN THE INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION ZONE
The classiest port-a-potty in the world, the original human fountain, and a classic carnival sideshow: the weird, impossible and just downright silly comes alive in the Interactive Installation Zone, located in the Walterdale Theatre parking lot.
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for some amazing, hilarious and talented roving performers. They could be from outerspace, under the sea or a fairyland far away– anything is possible.
WEATHER OR NOT
We are a 99.9% outdoor Festival. We adjust performance schedules according to the weather conditions and our crowds. Your enjoyment and safety are first in our thoughts and plans. Make sure your APP notifications are turned on to receive last minute schedule adjustments due to inclement weather or follow us on Twitter @YegStreetFest.
MAKE A DONATION TO STREETFEST
Keep us on the street where we belong by making a donation to the Festival. All donations go towards our public programming. Donations to the Festival are accepted at the Information Station, online, or through the StreetFest APP.
Purchase a Raffle Ticket at the Information Station or from one of our roving Raffle Team members, for your chance to win a trip for two to San Francisco generously sponsored by Edmonton International Airport and the Westin/Marriott Group.
Join the conversation! For Festival updates follow us on Instagram & Facebook @EdmontonStreetFest and Twitter @YegStreetFest. Don’t forget to use #edmontonstreetfest so we can see your StreetFest memories!
COMMON SENSE RULES
- Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and comfortable footwear will help ensure everyone has a great time.
- Please supervise your children at all times.
- Bottled water is available for purchase.
- Vendors sell a wide range of festival-style snacks and beverages.
- Please turn off your phone during performances.
- Videotaping performances is not permitted.
- For their own comfort and safety as well as Festival patrons’, pets are not allowed on the Festival site. Please leave your dogs, cats, iguanas, turtles or any other four legged, furry, or feathered friends at home.
If you’re coming with a group, ensure all children or others requiring supervision are easily recognizable – matching hats, shirts or wristbands work wonderfully. Daycares, Camp Groups, and parents, take this opportunity to teach children how it works at our Festival – load ‘em up with loonies and twoonies!
If you need assistance, just ask. We’re here to help!