HERE IS THE EVENT SCHEDULE:
HERE IS THE EVENT MAP:
DO I HAVE TO BUY A SEPARATE TICKET FOR THE CONCERT?
No, your admission to the festival includes all the entertainment.
Admission at the gate:
Adult (21+)- $30
Student- 13-20- $12.50
Senior- 65+ – $25
Children to age 12- FREE
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?
The Canadiana Fest is going to be held at the Arcadia Creek festival site in downtown Kalamazoo. The street address is 145 E. Water Street, and you can access a map here.
WHERE IS A GOOD PLACE TO PARK?
There are several lots, parking ramps, and metered spots near the festival site. You can find a parking map HERE. You can also park for FREE at the Bronson employee lot at the corner of East Lovell Street and Portage Street. It’s an approximately 10 minute walk to the festival site. Learn more HERE.
WHAT DOES THE VIP TICKET INCLUDE?
ADDED 10/3 = Jones Dairy Farm will be grilling up hot food for VIP guests!
Enjoy Canadiana Fest in style! Enter at the west gate on Koopsen’s Alley for NO WAITING! The VIP ticket includes tastings of Ontario wines by certified sommelier Austin Shynal, delicious finger foods, bites and tastings across the day by local chefs, access to a private luxury portable bathroom, covered tables and seating area, a no wait dedicated craft beer trailer, exclusive access to the stage with outdoor cocktail tables and seating.
Everyone needs a ticket to access the VIP area, including kids. Adults who are drinking will need the 21+ wrist band acquired by showing ID at the gate.
I BOUGHT TICKETS IN ADVANCE. WHERE SHOULD I GO?
You made the right call! Pre-purchased ticketholders can enter the festival through the main entrance on Water Street. You will need to have the Eventbrite QR code ready to be scanned.
VIP ticket holders – Enter through the no wait gate on the west side of the park on Koopsens Alley. You will need to have the Eventbrite QR code ready to be scanned.
I DIDN’T BUY ADVANCE TICKETS AND NEED TO PURCHASE THEM ON-SITE. WHAT ABOUT ME?
Not a problem, either. In this instance you should head to the main entrance at the bridge on Water Street. Please arrive early – we are likely to sell out!
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN LAWN CHAIRS?
Yes, in fact, we recommend it! Lawn chairs and blankets are a great way to ensure you have your own comfortable seat. If you choose to bring a bagged lawn chair, please remove the chair from the bag when going through security.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO ATTEND?
There is not an age limit. Kids are welcome! After 7 PM all kids under the age of 17 must be with an adult. Kids under 12 get into the festival for free.
Please keep in mind that alcohol is being consumed at this event and make your decision wisely.
Kids need a ticket to get into the VIP area and will have their hand marked if under 21.
WHAT CAN I BRING AND WHAT SHOULD I LEAVE AT HOME?
Only bags that measure 8” x 6″ x 8″ or less will be admitted. Guests will be asked to return all restricted items back to their vehicle. Guests who are caught in the festival site with a restricted item(s) will have the object confiscated and may be subject to ejection. Our security team reserves the right to search any and all bags before granting access to the festival.
- bags smaller than 8” x 6″ x 8″ or less
- plastic baby bottles if you have a child in your party
- lawn chairs
- cameras still and video ( tri-, uni-, or mono- pods are prohibited)
- umbrellas (excluding golf umbrellas and umbrellas with a metal tip)
- animals (except certified service animals or service animals in training)
- bags larger than 8” x 6″ x 8″
- any bottles that are not baby bottles for a child in your party
- filming equipment such as tri-, uni-, or mono- pods
- weapons of ANY kind
- laser devices/pointers
- noisemaking devices of any kind
- obscene or indecent clothing
- selfie sticks
- objects that can be used as missiles or projectiles including but not limited to sticks, bats, clubs, frisbees, beachballs, etc.
- skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, hover boards, Segways, scooters, bikes or similar devices
- squirt guns including super soakers
- sticks, including signs attached to sticks
- toy weapons of any kind
- unmanned aerial vehicles/drones
HOW DO YOU PURCHASE THE FOOD/BEER/SOFT DRINKS FROM THE VENDORS?
Tickets will be sold at booths inside the festival.
All food vendors will take tickets priced at $3 in exchange for food/drink. NOTE THAT VENDORS MAY REQUIRE MORE THAN ONE TICKET PER ITEM
Water/domestic soda/iced tea are $3/ticket. Beer/alcohol tickets are a different color and marked BEER and are also $3/ticket.
Please note: UNUSED TICKETS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
HOW DO WE GET DRINKS?
Alcoholic beverages are available in designated areas under the dome on the festival grounds or in the VIP tent, if you have purchased a VIP ticket. Drinks must be paid for using drink tickets, which are available at convenient kiosks for the price of $3 per ticket. Vendors may ask more than 1 ticket per item.
If you plan on drinking, you WILL need to show your ID at the gate and get a 21+ wristband. Please have your ID ready when you arrive. Anyone seen with an alcoholic beverage without a 21+ wristband will be removed from the event.
WHAT ABOUT NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS?
We have water, soda, and juice available for one ticket apiece.
DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARD, OR IS IT CASH ONLY?
Our admission gates and all our ticket booths accept both cash and credit card. We also have an ATM located on site.
DO YOU ALLOW RE-ENTRY?
We allow re-entry prior to 7:15 PM. You will receive a stamp as you leave the venue. No stamp = no re-entry. There is NO re-entry if you leave the festival after 7:15 PM.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the festival grounds for Candiana Fest. Only service animals with their required identification are allowed.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Canadiana Fest is a rain or shine event and will continue if it’s raining normally. If there is lightning and/or severe weather in the vicinity of the festival, everyone will be evacuated from the event. We recommend heading to local businesses or parking decks. Posts will be made on social media when it’s safe to come back. In this case, re-entry will be permitted to everyone regardless of the time.