Things You Should Know

Festival hours 2017:

Saturday, June 10 Kick-off Concert (Ticketed Event)  2:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sunday, June 11 Canada 150 Celebration!  2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 11 to Wednesday, June 14 - Club Series  tba -  Downtown Burlington
Thursday, June 15   6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Friday, June 16    12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday, June 17 Grande Festival Parade  11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday, June 17  12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sunday, June 18  12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • We are a very green festival and have aggressive waste diversion goals.  Help us our by putting your waste in the proper receptacle and support our Eco Team volunteers who sort all garbage bags by hand!
  • Water bottle refilling - as part of our Simply Green initiatives, please bring your refillable bottle or buy one onsite at the Festival and use our convenient and free water-refilling station. 
  • Bikes - Ride your bike down! Please dismount when you get to the Festival and lock it up on the street or check in at our secure Bike Corral located behind the Waterfront Hotel. 
  • Parking is limited Downtown -- Try our Shuttle Program from the Fairview GO Station.
  • Security – We will be conducting bag checks during the festival so please do NOT bring glass containers/weapons/illegal substances/alcohol to the Festival. Any items found during the checks which are considered illegal or inappropriate for our festival will be confiscated and could lead to criminal charges. 
  • Privacy - As the Festival is a public event, pictures and video may be taken at any time.
  • City of Burlington Parks are smoke-free.
  • Accessibility - Our staff and volunteers are aware of accessibility and vulnerable people policies. For questions or concerns please contact us at If you require assistance or have any questions regarding accessibility while at the Festival, please inquire at the main Welcome Centre.
  • Weather – This is an outdoor event and subject to weather conditions.  Under severe weather i.e. lightning, the show will cease and the park will be evacuated. You may need a jacket at night and bring sunscreen for day.
  • Pets - Please do not bring your pets. We all love them however the heat, the crowds, the food, potentially other dogs are all factors that are not good for your pets.