Festival Info

Enjoy the show from your very own VIP Reserved Table! Purchase your table in groups of 2-6 people and bring a folding camping chair to sit in comfort.  Patrons with VIP Reserved Table tickets have access to use the General Admission offerings as well!

Order drinks and merchandise directly from your VIP Reserved Table by scanning a QR code and paying with your phone via all major credit cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay. Sit back and relax as our event staff will deliver your drinks straight to your seat! (Merchandise will be picked up at the designated tent.) If you have General Admission tickets, there is a regular full-service bar and merch tent set up to order. Food trucks will be on site with a variety of offerings for every diet.

Enjoy the live comedy in the comfort of your own camping chair! If you do not have your own chair or bring one that does not adhere to the festival guidelines you will be provided with a folding plastic chair upon entry (free for VIP ticket holders, not available for General Admission). Blankets, towels and approved festival chairs are permitted in designated GA area.

CALGARY FESTIVAL INFO
JUNE 24-26, 2022 - PRINCE'S ISLAND PARK
FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Located on an island on the Bow River, immediately north of downtown Calgary, the park is linked by three bridges to Eau Claire and downtown Calgary and a north bridge to Memorial Drive and the community of Crescent Heights.

GETTING HERE

Prince's Island Park is part of the pathway and hiking trail system lining both sides of the Bow River. Primary access to the island can be attained by a number of footbridges as part of the Bow River Pathway. Downtown C-train (route 201 & 202) takes one ~700m to the park. The nearest bus stop is 7617 of the routes 31 & 419. There are some paid lots nearby; please be respectful of the surrounding communities when coming and going from the event!

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WHERE TO STAY

Need accommodations while visiting Calgary? We've got you covered! In partnership with the Calgary Hotel Association stay at one of their many downtown locations with savings and extra perks as a Great Outdoors Comedy Festival attendee!

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we are located on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

EDMONTON FESTIVAL INFO
AUGUST 12-14, 2022 - EDMONTON EXHIBITION LANDS RACETRACK INFIELD
FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Over 350,000 square feet of event space at the historic Northlands Park Racetrack with a hybrid setup of VIP Reserved Tables and General Admission space to see your favourite comedians live!

GETTING HERE

There is paid parking ($15) available in the EXPO Centre parking lot to the east of the grounds or a ride share drop-off near the festival entrance in the old casino parking lot. Please be respectful of the surrounding communities when coming and going from the event! Coliseum or Stadium Station are the nearest LRT stops to the front gates.

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WHERE TO STAY

Need accommodations while in town? We've got you covered! In partnership with Edmonton ‘s Best Hotels stay at one of their many locations around Edmonton with savings and extra perks as a Great Outdoors Comedy Festival attendee!

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries and whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Don’t panic! If you are having any technical difficulties on the ticketing system, please visit support.tixr.com and submit a Support Ticket (blue button at the top right) and a Tixr Customer Service Agent will help you out! Tickets for The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival are only sold online.

If your Postal Code is giving you an error, try entering it without a space in the middle. If that doesn’t work, please reach out to Tixr Support and they can definitely help you through it!

You absolutely can as long as inventory is available and you are upgrading to the same Ticket Tier or higher. Email support@tixr.com with your order information and they will help you out!

Festival approved chairs must be single person, collapsible, not recline or have protruding leg rests/coverings. Chairs not adhering to festival guidelines will not be permitted through the gates.

Friday June 24 – David Spade, Whitney Cummings, Donnell Rawlings

Saturday June 25 – Chris Redd, Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, James Austin Johnson

Sunday June 26 – Bill Burr, Dean Delray, Nate Craig

Friday August 12 – WTFriday ft. Nick Swardson, Bobby Lee, Pauly Shore & Becky Robinson – BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Doors 5pm, Show 6:30pm

Saturday August 13 – Amy Schumer and Friends – BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm

Sunday August 14 – Tom Segura, Trevor Wallace, Michael Blaustein, Ricky Velez, Maddy Smith – BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Doors 6pm, Show 7:20pm

Plus local comedians, improv groups and DJs!!

The festival site is fully licensed! Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, as well as various food options including options for those with dietary restrictions. Small commercially sealed snacks are allowed in, within reason.

Nope; everything is live and in person!

Nope! You are buying all the seats at that table and it’s all yours!

Nope; if you are buying a table for 4 people, you will get 4 separate bar codes for admission.

Currently there is no mandate;  this could change and we will be following any local or regional mandates for an outdoor festival at the time of the show.

There will be no re-entry for this festival. Please ensure you have everything you need for the day before you arrive on site!

There is no dedicated festival shuttle service; please be respectful of the surrounding communities when coming and going from the event and obey all city parking restrictions. Please do not drink and drive – if you need help getting a cab after the show find a Security member or Festival Management and we can help you find your way!

The event grounds are fully handicapped accessible within their own limitations of being a natural uneven grass/clay surface.  Accessible washrooms will be available on site. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to assist or make your experience more accommodating!

No, these events are all 18+.

Outside cannabis is prohibited and attendees will be subject to search upon arrival. Purchase of cannabis at the event will be available through our local vendor, Chinook Cannabis with delivery straight to the grounds!

The festival will have a designated cannabis consumption area, powered by Chinook Cannabis, and a designated smoking area. All cannabis products must be consumed within the cannabis consumption area (The Chinook Garden). Standard laws apply in regard to selling or illegal use of the product which will be governed by local police services. Please respect others around you when smoking.

Fear not! There are Customer Service tents located at each bar (choose the one nearest your table) to assist in placing your order! Each table has a specific QR code and a direct URL to go to on your mobile device so do not try to scan other codes or you’ll be sending drinks their way!

The system will allow for orders for your entire table, however you are only allowed up to two alcoholic beverage servings per person at each table as per AGLC legislations. If you order more than you are allotted or there are too many drinks on your table, the Event Service Staff may have to bring it back at a later time. Staff and Security has the right to cut off alcohol sales to any patrons that are overly intoxicated and there are no refunds.

  • Government issued photo identification
  • A jacket or blanket for the cooler evenings
  • Soft-sided backpacks or collapsible soft-sided wagons for carrying your belongings are acceptable; please tuck them under your table!
  • A charged up phone!
  • Credit card
  • Sunglasses
  • Up to 1L of water (must be factory sealed) per person is allowed
  • Small commercially sealed snacks are allowed, within reason
  • No outside drinks are permitted (only up to 1L of water in a factory sealed bottle)
  • No home made food permitted (commercially sealed snacks only)
  • Your kids! (18+ event)
  • Glass containers or glass of any kind
  • Hard-sided coolers or wagons
  • Chairs that do not collapse, two-person chairs, couches, etc
  • Umbrellas over 42″ in diameter (cannot have metal or pointed tips)
  • Large banners or signs
  • Professional cameras, GoPros, selfie sticks, drones or audio/video recording devices
  • Tents or pole structures of any kind
  • Pets (service animals only)
  • Frisbees, sports balls, beach balls, etc
  • Weapons or anything that could resemble a weapon
  • Gang insignia, offensive signs/clothing, etc
  • Noise makers, fireworks, laser pointers, pocket knives, tools or any other potentially harmful items

All guests and their belongings will be subject to search prior to entering the festival site. Security and Festival Management reserves the right to refuse entry to persons and/or belongings at their discretion.

Fire us an email at volunteeryyc@trixstar.com (for Calgary) or volunteeryeg@trixstar.com (for Edmonton) and we’ll reach out closer to the festival with application and shift details!

Fire us a detailed email to hello@trixstarlive.com and we’ll put you in contact with the right person!