THE HOW TO’S & DID YOU KNOWS OF THE FESTIVAL
THAT KEEP EVERYONE SMILING
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.
Our main Festival site is Sir Winston Churchill Square at 99 Street and 102 A Avenue. It’s the heart of downtown in Edmonton’s Arts District, right in front of City Hall.
StreetFest is open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. Entrance is free and all outdoor performances are in the pass-the-hat tradition.
GETTING HERE AND HOME AGAIN
Underground parking is available at the Stanley A. Milner Library, The Citadel Theatre and City Hall. Many outdoor parking lots are located within two or three blocks.
Check out our Information Station for Festival Guides, current performance schedules, raffle tickets, Late Night Madness tickets and programming information.
DAILY PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES
The FUNtertainment begins at 11:30am and ends 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 with our volunteers for schedule updates at the Information Station onsite and or Twitter @edmontonspf!
WEATHER OR NOT
We are a 99.9% outdoor Festival. Please be sure to double check the weather forecast before you join us on the Square. We adjust performance schedules according to the weather conditions and our crowds. Your enjoyment and safety are first in our thoughts and plans. When you arrive at Sir Winston Churchill Square, please go to our Information Station for the latest updates.
We’ve all got to make a living. Street performers work so hard – they make it look easy! Please reward them for their FUNtertaining tricks and flips. We encourage you to put cash into their hats. Change is available at the Information Station.
MAKE A DONATION TO STREETFEST
Keep us on the street where we belong by making a donation to the Festival and/or by purchasing a ticket to our onsite raffle. All donations go towards our public programming. Donations to the Festival are accepted at the Information Station or online here!
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COMMON SENSE RULES
Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and comfortable footwear will help ensure you have a FUNreal 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.
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! Be sure to take in the fun at Kids’ World and the Be Your Own Busker Tent.
If you need assistance, just ask. We’re here to help!