Getting to the 2012 Edmonton Folk Music Festival
August 07, 2012
Edmonton's Folk Music Festival is an annual showcase of world-class music. Here are some things you need to know to make the most of your folk fest experience.
Parking in the adjacent neighbourhoods
There is no on-site parking in the Cloverdale community for the duration of the festival from August 9-12, 2012. Additional parking restrictions will be in effect in the communities of Strathearn and Bonnie Doon for the festival. All parking restrictions will be strictly enforced by bylaw officers in all three communities during the festival. All illegally parked vehicles will be tagged and towed and patrons are reminded to obey all signs.
As parking is restricted, festival-goers are encouraged to use ETS’ shuttle service to get to and from the event site. In addition, the Festival provides a supervised bike lock-up daily for festival goers, which is located near the main gate on 97 Avenue.
NEW – No passenger pick-up at end of the day
To ensure the safety of pedestrians, private vehicles will not be permitted to enter the Cloverdale community for passenger pick up, starting 90 minutes before the end of show each day. Festival goers are encouraged to make alternate arrangements for pick up at the end of the show, or to take transit.
Travel delays can be expected on 98 Avenue through the Cloverdale community and on Connors Road for the duration of the festival.
There will be an increase in pedestrian traffic in and around the festival site. Motorists are asked to drive with care near the festival site.
ETS will get you to the 2012 Edmonton Folk Music Festival with our direct service during the event.
ETS Shuttle Service
On August 9-12, buses will pick up and drop off passengers at:
- South east corner of the U of A Butterdome
87 Avenue & 114 Street westbound
- Folk Music Festival site
Cloverdale Hill Road
Parking at the University is $5 per day when you tell the attendant you're going to the Folk Festival.
Buses run continuously on a 30-minute schedule on:
- Thursday from 3:30 - 11:30pm
- Friday from 3:30pm - 1am
- Saturday from 8:30am - 1am
- Sunday from 8:30am - 11:30pm During the last hour of service each day, buses will be parked on Cloverdale Hill Road beside the festival site for take away service.
Regular ETS fares apply. ETS passes, tickets and transfers are valid for payment.
For more information about ETS:
Check http://www.takeets.com/ under Special Events & Services for further route and schedule details.
Festival-goers are reminded that pets are not permitted into the festival and pet owners are encouraged to leave their animals at home while attending the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Visit the Edmonton Humane Society website for more information about keeping your pet safe, happy and healthy this summer.
For more information:
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