HEART OF THE CITY FESTIVAL IS AN ALL-AGES FESTIVAL WITH FUN THINGS FOR EVERYONE TO DO! HERE ARE THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ENJOY IT EVEN MORE!
FESTIVAL DATES AND TIMES:
SATURDAY, JUNE 5
SUNDAY, JUNE 6
This FAQ is for pre-COVID times, and we hope it will be all correct next years.
IS IT REALLY FREE?
You bet! I mean, we won't throw your money on the ground and stomp on it if you wish to donate to our festival fund, but you don't need to pay to get in. (There are a few things you may wish to purchase while at the festival – food, drink, art, CDs, etc. – so we recommend that you bring a few bucks for that stuff, or access the handy ATM - We make a dollar each time you withdrawl cash!)
The schedule will be posted at the park, and can also be found on an insert in the festival booklet. It is subject to change, though, so keep your ear to the ground, and follow us on twitter for up-to-the-minute updates throughout the festival. The MAIN STAGE starts at 11am, but there is a YOUTH AREA that has events starting at 10am.
The number 5 bus passes in front of the park several times each day, so check out the ETS site and plan your trip with public transport. You could also ride a bike, as there are bike racks in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club (9425 109A Avenue).
This year we will have a cash machine on site, so you can easily purchase artwork, musicians' CDs, merchandise, food, drinks, and maybe even a Heart of the City t-shirt! ($15)
CAN I APPLY TO PLAY AT THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL?
We have now closed applications for our 2018 festival.
ENTRY & SECURITY
You can enter the park from almost any direction, as it is open on all sides, so just keep your eyes open for any fences or signs that inform you as to where you can and can not go.
The festival does not allow drugs or alcohol on-site, but we can not control what people choose to do at home before they arrive. Keep in mind that the festival is family-friendly and any public displays of intoxication may lead to being removed from the park.
Although this year is supposed to be beautiful, we can not control the weather, as much as we wish we could. As previous years have taught us, the weather can be unpredictable in early June. We highly recommend that you come prepared with an umbrella, sun screen, shorts, a wind jacket, bug repellent, snow shoes, skidoo pants and a small inflatable raft in case of flash-floods.