WHICH FESTIVALS TAKE PLACE ON GEORGE STREET THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
There are 3 main festivals annually on George Street:
Canada’s BIG Birthday Bash (TBA)
George Street Festival (Aug 1-7, 2019)
George Street Mardi Gras (TBA)
In addition, there are sometimes other special events that might include performances on the main stage in Prince Edward Plaza. Please follow George Street on Facebook and Twitter for info/updates.
ARE THERE ANY ALL AGES EVENTS DURING THE 2018 GEORGE STREET FESTIVAL?
The third day of each George Street Festival is a Saturday, and that day is free and all-ages until 6pm! In recent years it has started with Yoga On George (a free and all-ages yoga session on the street 11am-12pm), and there’s family fun and live entertainment all afternoon. Bring the whole family! Gates go up at 6pm when it becomes 19+ and ticketed again.
In addition, we're pleased to offer the all-ages, free-of-charge George Street Summer Concert Series during summers (starting in 2018). This year's Summer Concert Series is yet to be announced.
DO I NEED THE “AFTER 11 STREET PARTY” TICKET IF I ALREADY HAVE A REGULAR TICKET?
If you’re already on the street with your regular ticket for any night of #GSF2018, you’re golden. The After-11 tickets are for patrons arriving after 11pm (when the big concerts are finished).
Pro tip: Street capacity increases after 11pm, so even if the big concert has sold out, don’t worry – you can still get on the street and join the fun at 11pm! (Ages 19+)
HOW LONG HAS THE GEORGE STREET FESTIVAL BEEN OCCURRING?
Started in 1984, 2019 marks the 35th Annual George Street Festival.
HOW CAN MY BAND APPLY TO PLAY DURING A FESTIVAL ON GEORGE STREET?
The George Street Association receives applications from hundreds of bands across Canada to play at our Festivals and unfortunately we cannot accommodate all the requests. The George Street Association Entertainment Committee reviews all submissions and attempts to strike a balance between local bands and those from outside the Province. If you would like to enter our database and apply for a gig on George Street, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY CAN'T I RE-ENTER GEORGE STREET IF I LEAVE DURING A FESTIVAL?
Due to event capacity restrictions imposed by the City of St. John’s Special Events Advisory Committee (SEAC) and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department, strict control must be kept regarding the actual number of patrons on George Street at any one time. With multiple entrances and exits to George Street, maintaining the street as a concert venue is a complex process and requires that Security implement a no re-entry policy. Once you leave George Street after 6:00 pm, you must pay to get back on – no exceptions.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT TO ORGANIZE A PUB CRAWL ON GEORGE STREET FOR MY OFFICE / REUNION / STAG / WEDDING PARTY / COLLEAGUES?
MY ID WAS CONFISCATED BY SECURITY DURING A FESTIVAL ON GEORGE STREET, HOW CAN I GET IT BACK?
All confiscated IDs are retained by the George Street Association for a period of up to one (1) week following the George Street Festival, and will be destroyed after that time period has elapsed. Email email@example.com or, if your ID was confiscated at a particular establishment on George Street you should first contact that establishment directly to inquire.
I LOST AN ITEM DURING A FESTIVAL, IS THERE ANYBODY I CONTACT TO DETERMINE IF IT HAS BEEN FOUND?
ARE THERE SPECIFIC WHEELCHAIR VIEWING AREAS ON GEORGE STREET DURING EACH FESTIVAL?
There is a designated wheelchair viewing area accessible from Duckworth Street. Patrons (and their handlers) can be directed to this area by security staff at each of the entry gates. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER DURING THE FESTIVAL, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?