Frequently Asked Questions

For more information contact 705-474-0626 Customer Service or Ext. 2329 or Ext. 2335

Where is the Summer in the Park Festival located?

The Summer in the Park Festival is located at the Community Waterfront Park in North Bay, Ontario. The Community Waterfront Park is located next to Discovery North Bay Museum, 100 Ferguson Street, North Bay.

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately, no. It’s much better for your pet to stay at home.
Service animals are, however, allowed on the festival grounds.

Is smoking allowed at the festival?

Summer in the Park is a non-smoking event. Patrons are asked to refrain from smoking at the festival for the duration of the event.

Is my Drone or GoPro welcome?

No unfortunately GoPro’s, Drones and other remote flying devices are not permitted on the festival grounds.

What time does the Box Office/Will Call open on the festival grounds?

Friday August 4th 3pm – 10pm
Saturday August 5th 11am – 10pm

How do I get my VIP wristband?

VIP wristbands can only be picked up on the grounds at the Box Office/Will Call starting at 3pm on Friday August 4th.  This way you will get your goodie bag!

What time do the gates open to the gated/concert area?*

Friday August 4, 5:00 pm
Saturday August 5, 5:00 pm
*may be subject to change

What should I bring?

Folding chair, hat, jacket or sweater, sun screen and maybe rain gear for rainy weather...of course that's not going to happen!
There will be various types of food vendors on site with a variety of food/snacks and beverages for sale. Remember - alcohol will be served and can only be consumed within the confines of the beer gardens.

Will the festival have a lost and found?

Any lost items will be brought to the Info Booth Tent located behind the Discovery North Bay Museum.

What if it rains?

The Summer in the Park Festival will continue in rain or shine. We encourage you to bring rain gear.

Where can I purchase tickets?

*** IN-PERSON ***
Tickets can be purchased at the Customer Service Center, first floor, City Hall, 200 McIntyre Street E., North Bay, The Capitol Centre Box Office, 150 Main St. E., North Bay, Canadian Tire Store North Bay, Parkers Independent Grocers North Bay, North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce and CIBC Locations.

*** Online ***

You may order your tickets using a secure website. Ticket Hub

Will ATM services be available?

Yes. There will be an ATM machine on the festival grounds. Please refer to the map for its location.

Will this be a safe event?

The Summer in the Park Festival is a family friendly event. However, we do employ North Bay Police Services to patrol the grounds and front gates at all times to ensure a safe time for everyone.

Accessibility - Is the festival site accessible?

We’ve done everything we can to make sure the venue is wheelchair-accessible. However, due to the ground’s natural terrain and size, it can be difficult to manoeuvre a wheelchair. The festival’s Accessibility Ambassadors & Festival Services Volunteers do offer push service. Accessibility Ambassadors & Festival Services volunteers will be roaming the site to offer assistance. There is an elevated platform in the main bowl designated for patrons using wheelchairs with a view of the Main Stage.

Lawn chairs are permitted throughout the site and we encourage those who may have difficulty standing for long periods to bring them.

Will there be souvenirs for sale? Can I meet the Artists?

Yes, there will be a designated area where you will be able to purchase merchandise from your favourite artists. In addition, your favourite artists may be available to sign merchandise.
Please note - some artists are unable to stay to sign autographs.

Will there be washroom facilities at the event?

Yes, there will be portable toilets on the grounds.

Can I bring food into the gated/concert area?

Yes, outside food is allowed inside the gated areas.

Will there be somewhere I can fill up my water bottle outside of the gated/concert area?

Yes. The TD Friends of the Environment Quench Buggy will be on site during the entire festival. There is no charge and you may fill up as often as you want. Don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottles! Please note the TD Friends of the Environment Quench Buggy does not service the gated/concert area.

Can I bring beverages into the gated/concert area?

Unfortunately, for safety reasons no outside beverages are allowed inside the gated areas. Please note there is no water bottle filling station in the gated/concert area.

Will there be a baby change area at the event?

Yes. It will be located next to the information tent.

I want to be a volunteer, what is involved?

Please see our volunteer section of the website for more information.

I want to be a vendor at the festival?

Please see our vendor section of the website for more information.

I want to perform at the festival?

Please see the artist submission section of the website for more information.

Do I need a festival wristband for the inflatable land?

No. Festival wristbands are only required for the gated/concert area of the festival. All activities such as the inflatable land, community groups and vendors do not require a festival wristband.

Does my child require a wristband to get into the gated/concert portion of the event?

Children 10 and under are free and do not require a festival wristband to get into gated/concert area.

Can I bring my bicycle and what can I do with it when I’m there?

The Summer in the Park Festival is continuing to make an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and in doing so we encourage people to ride their bicycles to the festival grounds. For safety reasons when you arrive at the festival grounds we ask that you dismount from your bicycle and bring it to the “Free Secure Bike Zone”. It’s similar to valet parking for your bike! Your bike will be safe and sound while you enjoy your time at the festival.

Are skateboards and/or rollerblades allowed on festival grounds?

No. Due to safety reasons we do not allow skateboards or rollerblades on the festival grounds. If you are on a skateboard you will be asked to dismount and walk with it and if you are on rollerblades we will ask that they be removed.

Is there a licensed area?

Yes. It is located within the gated/concert area and requires a wristband to gain entry. Please note you must be the age of majority to enter this area. The hours of operation for the licensed area will coincide with the opening hours of the gates.

What is there to do while in North Bay?

There is so much to see and do while you are visiting North Bay. You may want to take a cruise on the Chief Commanda, enjoy a leisurely walk along the City’s beautiful boardwalk at the waterfront, swim at one of many beaches in the City, take in the amazing sunsets, explore the Kate Pace Way Trails and Discovery North Bay Museum. North Bay also has a wide variety of culturally diverse restaurants to enjoy a meal or, quite simply just relax and enjoy your visit.
Please visit North Bay Things to See and Do for more information.