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.


Brockton Point is the northeast part of Stanley Park; it borders Burrard Inlet to the north and Coal Harbour to the south. Home to a 100-year-old lighthouse and several hand-carved totem poles made in British Columbia. The festival grounds are located between the Brockton Pavilion and the Totem Poles, within the grounds of the rugby & cricket fields. There is no festival parking on site; please obey all city bylaws on any surrounding roads/lots.


At 1001 acres, Stanley Park, located immediately north of downtown Vancouver, is one of the world's largest urban parks. Attracting more than 8 million visitors every year it's rated the number one urban park in the world! 

Uber/Lyft drop off and pick up location: Brockton Oval

Join us in reducing our carbon footprint and embracing sustainability by choosing eco-friendly modes of transportation like walking, e-scooters, or biking to the festival. Your green journey to the event not only enhances your experience but also contributes to a cleaner and greener future for our planet! Learn More

Self-serve bicycle parking is located by the festival entrance.

Acknowledging the unceded territories

We are committed to Reconciliation and respectfully acknowledge that our festival is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We honour their presence, stewardship and strength in this area since time immemorial. We are grateful to be a guest on this territory.

Help us step up on our sustainability efforts and use Mobi by Shaw Go bike share to commute, run errands, visit friends or ride along the Seawall to the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival at Stanley Park! The nearest Mobi by Shaw Go station is located right behind the main stage – a 1-minute walk to the festival entrances!

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!

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.


Friday September 15Russell Peters | Reggie Watts | Steph Tolev
Hosted by Keith Nahanee | DJ Starting From Scratch | DJ O Show
Doors at 5:30 (VIP) / 6:30 (GA) / Show at 7:45pm

Saturday September 16Kevin Hart | Na’im Lynn | Will ‘Spank’ Horton
Hosted by Katie Westman | DJ O Show
Doors at 5:30 (VIP) / 6:30 (GA) / Show at 7:45pm

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!

  • 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)
  • Your kids! (19+ 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.

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.

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!

Kevin Hart’s performance will be a phone-free experience. Use of phones, smart watches and accessories will not be permitted on the festival grounds during that time. Upon arrival at the event you will be given a Yondr pouch. If you have a General Admission ticket you will be required to secure and lock your phone, smart watch and accessories in the pouch upon entry. If you have a VIP Reserved ticket, at 9:00pm you must place your phone, smart watch and accessories in it and lock it. This process will be monitored by security and event staff. Guests maintain possession of their devices at all times, guests can access their devices during this period only in the designated Phone Use Area within the grounds. All devices will be re-secured in Yondr pouches before returning to the performance space. Event staff will unlock your Yondr pouch as you exit the grounds. Anyone seen using a device (phone, smart watch or accessories) during the performance will be escorted out of the grounds by security. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free experience. All pouches and equipment are routinely sanitized. The Yondr staff is trained and required to follow safety guidelines and hygiene protocols.

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

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!

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.

Folding plastic chairs will be provided at your VIP Reserved tables.

There are no chairs available for rent for General Admission ticket holders. 

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

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!

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.

Nope; everything is live and in person!

Vendors – fire us an email to [email protected] 

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