Steps to StreetFest
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.
We’re doin’ it again… in the GAZEBO! Due to construction and other projects on Sir Winston Churchill Square, StreetFest is being welcomed back to Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park (also known as Gazebo Park) for the 2019 Festival. Thank you to the Old Strathcona Businesses Association and residents for welcoming us back into your neighbourhood.
EVERYONE IS INVITED!
StreetFest is a public festival and is wheelchair 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 and site information, raffle tickets and Late Night Madness tickets.
DAILY PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES
Performances kick off each day at 11:30 am and end with a Troupe du Jour variety show at 10pm daily. Performances will be adapted to suit the weather and crowds, but we will do our best to predict a schedule throughout the day. Check out the Now, Next, Soon section for the most up-to-date schedule information.
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.
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 – 6 pm daily (Sunday, July 15 until 3 pm).
BE YOUR OWN BUSKER
Learn the tricks of the trade like juggling and hula hooping, play fun games, or try your DJ’ing skills!
Keep your eyes and ears peeling for some amazing, hilarious and talented roving performers. They could be from storytellers, adventure seekers and fairy hunters – anything is possible.
WEATHER OR NOT
StreetFest is 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 at YegStreetFest.
$35 FOR 35
StreetFest could not run without the generous financial support of incredible people like you. Whether it’s $5, $35 or $350, every donation will be gratefully accepted. A Tax receipt will be provided for any donation amount greater than $25. Donations to the Festival are accepted at the Information Station or online.
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. Recording performances is not permitted.
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!
TRANSPORTATION / PARKING
There are many ways to make it down to the festival site located at 8303 104 street (between Gateway Blvd and Calgary Trail): car, bike, public transit, train, unicycle, hula hoop… you get the picture.
There is no official parking lot for the Festival. Limited parking is available on neighbouring streets and free after 6 pm. Please pay close attention to signage for any restrictions.
All Festival goers are encouraged to utilize ETS. To plan your trip we encourage you to use the etstripplanner.edmonton.ca or call 311.
Whether your bike has two wheels or one, use the City’s new bike lanes to make your way down to the Festival. Plan your trip.
Take advantage of Edmonton’s Pogo CarShare program. It’s easy, just download the App, reserve your vehicle and get going. Membership includes your car, gas and parking! Learn more.
High Level Bridge Streetcar:
In case you missed it, StreetFest is on the Southside again this year. NOT downtown. On the wrong side of the river? Jump on the High Level Bridge Street Car for a bit of history on your way over. Check out stop, fare and schedule information here.
FIND YOUR FESTIVAL
Old Strathcona is a flurry of activity in July. Find your festival and discover all the incredible things happening around StreetFest this year. Make a day of it… or a whole week!