Shaw Millenium Park is across the street from the Downtown Kerby Centre West LRT station. Remember, if you drive you can park anywhere downtown and take the LRT free in the downtown core!
The Bow river’s south bike/pedestrian pathway is just two blocks north of the festival site.
Street and pay parking are within easy walking distance to the festival site. Drop off passengers in west lane of 11th Street (heading south). There is no parking on site.
During festival hours, the Calgary Bluesfest main gate is located on the south end of the park, on 9th Ave SW. The Kerby Centre, where our Twilight Blues Series takes place, is across the road from the festival site at 1133 7 Ave SW
About the Venue
Calgary Bluesfest at Shaw Millennium Park is a family friendly event. Children 12 & under are admitted free. Please keep an eye on your children but should you get separated, please look for one another in the Bluesfest store, where the 50/50 is located.
Food & Beverage
There will be a tasty selection offered by our YYC food Trucks, plus alcohol and non-alcohol beverages available. You may bring your own snacks but you will not be permitted to bring your own alcohol on site.
Stroll through our colourful arts market and shop for locally handcrafted items. Be sure to drop by the Calgary Bluesfest merchandise tent for festival souvenirs and music.
Calgary Bluesfest Merchandise Tent
Find Calgary Bluesfest headline artist recordings, festival souvenirs and more in our festival merchandise tent. Artists will visit this area to sign autographs after their Mainstage performances.
We will be providing ATMs for cash, should you run out or need to top off. You’ll need cash for the bar and festival/artist merchandise. Tickets can be purchased online or on your phone.
Shaw Millenium Park is a wheelchair friendly venue. There will be a safe drop-off zone for handicapped (must be marked vehicles). To access, enter parking lot on 11th St. SW just south of Mewata Armory. The Kerby Centre is also wheelchair friendly.
Look for the Red Cross on the First Aid tent, it will be manned by St. John’s Ambulance volunteers.
Information / Lost Persons
For festival information and a safe haven for those separated from their caregivers, look for the info/lost persons tent in our store.
You may bring your festival chairs to sit on, please ensure the legs are 12″ or less or you will be asked to move to the back of the park.
Please leave your pets at home, they are not permitted on the festival site.
Greening Up the Site
Calgary Bluesfest continues to reduce its environmental footprint. Please use the many recycling bins available on the site and bring your water bottles, there will be refill stations on site for fresh water.
This year we ask that if you choose to, or if you see others wearing a mask and social distancing, please respect one another’s choices. We are also providing enhanced sanitization. If you are showing any symptoms, please refrain from attending.
For all Your Travel Needs
Calgary Bluesfest Host Hotel
Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary
708 – 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1H2
The Ramada is 10 minutes walk from the summer festival site, and 1 block from public transit (which stops right across from the site).
Special Rate For Festival Attendees
** Breakfast is included with both room packages **
or call 1-800-661-8684 or local call (403)263-7600
*** To get the special rate you must deal with the hotel directly. No booking at internet travel agencies such as Expedia, Travelzoo, etc.