Festival Info

Purchase a reserved seat at your chosen table and bring a single-person collapsible camping chair to sit in comfort (plastic folding chairs will be waiting for you at your table)NOTE: You may be sitting with others if you are not purchasing every seat at the table.

Order drinks directly from your 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! If you have General Admission tickets, there is a regular full-service bar  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! Festival approved chairs must be single person, collapsible, not recline or have protruding leg rests/coverings. Blankets/tarps (max size 6′ x 6′) and approved festival chairs are permitted in designated General Admission areas. Chairs are NOT available for rent for General Admission ticket holders.


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.


Official GOCF Shuttle details below! Prince's Island Park is part of the pathway and hiking trail system lining both sides of the Bow River; primary access via 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!


Need accommodations while visiting Calgary? We’ve got you covered! In partnership with the Calgary Hotel Association, stay and save at one of their many unique hotels and make memories before and after attending the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival!


We are committed to Reconciliation and respectfully acknowledge that our festival is situated on the unceded traditional territories of 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. We honour their presence, stewardship and strength in this area since time immemorial. We are grateful to be a guest on this territory.

Hop on the official GOCF shuttle to and from the event from PURE Casino Calgary (1420 Meridian Rd NE).
$20 shuttle ticket includes your seat on the bus, a burger & a beer (at the casino restaurant)! Parking is free at the casino. Bus leaves PURE Casino Calgary at 5:45pm and returns from Prince's Island Park after the show ends at 11:00pm.
Looking to add some extra laughter to your comedy night? Pop by The Garden – Powered by Chinook Cannabis for all your cannabis needs! Swing through to kick back, relax, play some yard games and enjoy the chill garden vibes. The Garden will be providing a special curated cannabis menu for the Great Outdoor Comedy Festival which will be available on their website for pre-purchase closer to the date, or available during the event, with both options being delivered straight to you at the festival grounds.

Interested in partnering or activating your brand at the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival? Email us!


A huge thank you to all of our festival supporters – we couldn’t do it without you!


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 ([email protected]) or text us at 888-488-GOCF(4623) and we’ll 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 [email protected] with your order information and they will help you out!

Not this year; something we will look at in the future. Every ticket is sold for its individual single day access.

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 August 25Nick Offerman  | Sam Morril | Dan Soder | Hosted by Noor Kidwai | DJ Kav

Saturday August 26Jonathan Van Ness  | Monet X Change | Hosted by Priyanka | Featuring Karla MarxDJ MollyFi 

Sunday August 27Andrew Schulz | Annie Lederman | Mark Gagnon | Hosted by Todd Ness | DJ Kav 

Exact comedian stage times will not be posted as the schedule is subject to change. Make sure to come down early and enjoy the festivities!

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.

Outside cannabis is prohibited and attendees will be subject to search upon arrival. Purchases of cannabis products will be available through The Garden, an on-site cannabis experience, with cannabis delivered straight to the show! Pre-purchases will be available 3 days before the show, and will be ready for pick up 1 hour after doors open – stay tuned for the menu!

Check relax in The Garden, the festival’s designated cannabis consumption area, powered by Chinook Cannabis! All cannabis products must be consumed with the cannabis consumption area. 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.

Nope; everything is live and in person!

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

Hop on the official GOCF shuttle to and from the event from PURE Casino Calgary (1420 Meridian Rd NE).

$20 shuttle ticket includes your seat on the bus, a burger & a beer! Parking is free at the casino. Bus leaves PURE Casino Calgary at 5:45pm and returns from Prince’s Island Park after the show ends at 11:00pm.

Friday: BUY NOW
Saturday: BUY NOW
Sunday: BUY NOW

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 accessible within their own limitations of being a natural uneven grass 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! A designated viewing area for those in wheelchairs and their +1 can be arranged Read more about our Accessibility efforts here!

Yes, we are happy to assist! Please reach out to us at [email protected] and we will arrange for a designated space in the General Admission area with an ASL interpreter for you. Read more about our Accessibility efforts here!

No, these events are all NO MINORS – no exceptions.

  • 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
  • Festival approved camping chair
  • Blanket/tarp (max size 6′ x 6′)
  • 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)
  • No outside cannabis allowed
  • 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.

Vendors – fire us an email to [email protected] 

Volunteers and Bar staff – visit our JOIN THE TEAM page for more info and to apply!