Will the street shuffle be happening this year?
We are excited to announce the return of the ever popular and much anticipated Rabba Fine Foods street shuffle happening from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday. Lakeshore Rd. closes to traffic from noon to 6pm. Bands will be performing on both sides of Lakeshore Rd. in front of shops, bars and restaurants. And we encourage you to join us at the end of the street shuffle as we create a second line parade, a tradition of New Orleans, and dance our way into Memorial Park while blowing whistles and carrying umbrellas! Both provided! We bring New Orleans to you!
Do I have to pay to get into the park?
The Festival offers two free stages in the south end of the park and one ticketed stage in the north end of the park.
What happens if it rains?
The Festival is a rain or shine event. Bring an umbrella and/or rain poncho.
Can I purchase food?
We have many food vendors in the south-end of the park in our Vendor Village all offering a variety of food.
What should I bring?
This year, the festival returns to Port Credit Memorial Park, where there is plenty of green, grassy space for everyone, but feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, or some lawn chairs to make the experience that much more comfortable. If the day is sunny, bring a hat and some sunscreen. If the day looks grey, bring an umbrella and catch some exciting entertainment in the rain.
Do you have disabled washrooms?
Yes, there are disabled washrooms throughout the park.
If I want a break from the music, where can I go?
The Festival has a quiet zone behind the Tim Hortons Coffee Truck with picnic benches where you can take a break from the four stages.
What are the Park Rules?
No smoking of any kind including vaping in Memorial Park
Service animals will be allowed to accompany a person with a disability to all areas available to the public. Emotional support animals do not qualify as service animals under the AODA. We are not required to allow emotional support animals in Memorial Park unless the customer provides an identification card or letter from a healthcare practitioner confirming that the customer requires the animal for reasons related to a disability or emotional support.. No proof is required if it is visibly obvious that the customer has a disability and is relying on the animal. The rest/quiet area is designated as a relief area for service animals.
No outside alcohol
No bike riding
No outside food or beverages
No skateboarding, hover boards or Segway’s
Do not leave children unattended
What if I suddenly become ill?
Seek assistance from a volunteer or make your way to the St. John Ambulance tent located inside the gate by the Port Credit Arena entrance to the Park where paramedics will assist you.
What payment methods are accepted?
We accept debit & credit cards as well as cash. We have two ATM’s on site.
How do I get there?
There is a Go Train station located right by the park. There is a MiWay bus stop in front of the Port Credit Library at the main entrance area to the park which includes bicycle parking as well. Go Train is offering a weekend pass for $15.00 or $10.00 per day. Save on gas and parking!
Is there parking available?
Port Credit Arena parking is closed to the public during the Festival. Located at Port Credit Memorial Park (40 Lakeshore Road East) there is limited parking at the municipal lot at the library off Stavebank, and there are municipal lots south of Lakeshore. There is free underground parking assessable off Port Street south of Lakeshore Rd close to Hurontario Street. 3 block from the park.
How or where do I enter Memorial Park?
During the Festival the grounds are accessed through three entrances:
Lakeshore Road East entrance
Entrance at the bottom of the parking lot at the Arena.
Library Parking Lot Entrance