Here is some important information for Rock Fest patrons on how to get there and what to bring to ensure a great Festival experience for all of us!
Besides limited parking on site, we have teamed up with the University of Alberta Parking Services to provide patrons of the festival a deal with exceptional value. At Windsor Car Park, Stadium Car Park, and the Varsity Parking Lot, patron can expect to pay a discounted rate of $5.50. This deal will start at 6pm on Friday, August 17th and last all day Saturday, August 18th. There will be shuttles offering park ‘n ride services from the Windsor Car Park (9217 116 St., within the black circle in the image below), for $2.00 per person to the site. Shuttles run from 2 PM to 10:45 PM on the 17th, and from 10 AM to 10:45 PM on the 18th. There will also be accessible parking for the differently abled, with visible placards, at Hawrelak Park.
How do I get from the parking lot to the site?
Once at the Hawrelak Park parking lot, follow the signs, or the directions from our friendly volunteers, to get to the Main Gate. There will be a golf cart service provided for those with mobility issues helping people from the parking lot to the gate.
PLEASE NOTE: The LRT will be closed from 5am until 1pm on Saturday August 18. Buses will replace LRT service and run every 7-8 minutes. Give yourself extra time. Use bus stops with red “LRT Replacement” signs.
What to expect at the Main Gate
Please have your ticket ready, or ID if you have tickets waiting at the Will Call tent. Children 12 and under are free. All patrons will have bags & coolers searched to ensure safety for all our all of us.
What Can I bring?
Feel free to bring outside food, a lawn chair (beach size only), bug spray, sunscreen, and plastic water bottles.
What can’t I bring?
There will be no glass, weapons, or outside alcohol allowed on the premises.
What services are offered besides the stellar music?
We will have 4 food trucks (Bully, Drift, Royal Treats and Smokehouse BBQ) offering tasty foods and non-alcoholic beverages. A beer tent provides beer, coolers and wine. The Amphitheatre is fully licenced so you may take your drink of choice back to your seats and/or tarp.
Where can I smoke?
There will be no smoking nor vaping within the Amphitheatre per civic bylaws, but a fenced-off smoking section will be accessible for your puffing & vaping enjoyment.
What are the Festival’s hours of operation?
Our gates open at 4 pm Friday, August 17, and at 11 am on Saturday, August 18. The performances end at 10 pm each day, and patrons must leave Hawrelak Park by 11 pm each night.
Where can I stay in Edmonton?
While Edmonton has many hotel possibilities, we recommend the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South. They are offering a discounted price of $125 for the nights of August 16th-19th for any patrons of the Rock Festival.
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
4440 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, AB,
Their Full address is: 4440 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, AB, T6H 5C2
To contact them, use the appropriate number.
Reservations - 1-780-431-5827 (Open Monday to Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm)
Front Desk – 1 – 780-437-6010 (Open 24/7)
Central Reservations 1-800-333-3333 (Open 24/7)