WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT FRIENDS FESTIVAL?
You can expect 20 DJ's, food trucks, free outdoor yoga, street performers, a vendor village, beer gardens, and a whole bunch of sweet people hanging out having the best day of the summer!
IS THE FESTIVAL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Yes anyone is welcome.
IS THE FESTIVAL ALL AGES?
Yes, although the music portion is located inside the beer gardens so you must be 19 or older to enter that area.
ARE THERE BEER GARDENS?
Of course there are! Yeooooooooooow! But don’t forget your ID!
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL LOCATED?
The festival is located in Saskatoon at River Landing along Spadina Cresent between Ave A & Ave B south (beside the Farmer’s Market). See Map HERE
IS THE EVENT OUTDOORS?
Yes. Except for the after party in indoors at Earls/Bacchus.
WHAT IS THE DATE OF THE EVENT?
Saturday July 16th, 2016
WHAT TIME DOES THE FESTIVAL START?
Free yoga begins at 10:30 am Main festival opens at Noon
WHAT TIME DOES IT END?
11pm but then the festival continues with 2 room after party at Earls/Bacchus.
WHAT’S THE COST TO GET IN?
All areas of the festival are FREE until 5PM. Anyone wanting to stay after 5PM will need to have a ticket or purchase one.
-Advance festival tickets are only $15 (this includes entry to festival and after party so you can see all the DJ's)
HOW CAN I GET TICKETS?
Visit one of our official ticket vendors or get in touch with one of our ticket sellers. You can find more info on the TICKETS section of the website.
ARE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE?
WILL I BE ABLE TO BUY A TICKET AT THE GATE?
Yes, but it will be more so we recommend buying an ADVANCE ticket for only $15 that gets you into everything!
ARE DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED FOR TICKETS OR AT THE EVENT?
No. Cash only
WHAT ARTISTS ARE PLAYING – WHEN & WHERE DO THEY PLAY?
Please refer to the LINE UP page of this website for this info.
HOW DO I JOIN IN ON THE FREE OUTDOOR YOGA CLASS?
All you gotta do is bring your yoga mat and yourself! Professional yoga instructor Matthew Yausie will be leading the class as well as supplying the beats! The class will begin at 10:30am on the River Landing lookout. The class will run from 10:30am - Noon
WILL THERE BE FOOD THERE?
Yes, Saskatoon’s best food trucks will be on site so come hungry! You can see which trucks will be in attendance HERE.
WILL THERE BE BATHROOMS?
Yes, there will be portable washrooms around the event site.
WILL THERE BE AN ATM ON SITE?
Yes, but it's always wise to bring extra casj just in case.
WILL THERE BE SECURITY?
Yes, security will be on site at all times to ensure the safety of all patrons.
It's a festival... dress up, have fun!
WILL THERE BE MERCHANDISE & RETAIL VENDORS AT THE FESTIVAL?
Yes, there will be a mix of different retail vendors and booths to check out so bring extra cash!
WHERE IS THE OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY?
BACCHUS LOUNGE (EARLS)
2 room Party with 8 DJ's. Both rooms start at 10PM.
$10 entry for walkups. Free for advance ticket holders.
WILL MY FESTIVAL WRISTBAND GET ME INTO THE AFTER PARTY?
If you purchased an ADVANCE festival ticket (before July 16th) your wristband includes free entry into the after party.
WILL THERE BE MUSICAL ACTS BESIDES DJ / ELECTRONIC?
All the artists performing this year will be DJ acts except a select few acts will also be vocal and/or hip hop performers. Also some acts will have some other live elements as well.
I’M AN ARTIST… CAN I PLAY AT THE FESTIVAL?
All the spots have been filled for 2016 but contact us early for next year because we love new talent!
CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR FRIENDS FESTIVAL?
We can always use extra help! Please email us at and let us know you are interested.
WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION?
HOW CAN I BECOME A SPONSOR OR A VENDOR?
Please email us at
ARE DOGS ALLOWED?
Yes, but if they are aggressive or causing issues they will have to leave.
ARE DOLPHINS, KANGAROOS, OR SLOTHS ALLOWED?
As long as they are friendly and good around large groups of people…bring em down!
CAN I BRING A BACK PACK?
Yes, but it will be searched by security for any dodgey or shady possessions.
CAN I BRING MY OWN ALCHOHOL?
No. There will be craft beer and mixed drinks available for purchase once inside the beer gardens.
WHAT IF I AM CAUGHT USING/POSSESSING/SELLING ILLEGAL DRUGS?
We have a zero tolerance policy for this. You will be turned over to the authorities.
WHAT IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT?
Re-read this whole page from top to bottom 3 times over and if you still don't have the answer go to our contact page and hit us up! :)