FAQ

WATERLOO CITY CENTRE
100 REGINA STREET SOUTH, WATERLOO
FESTIVAL DATES AND TIMES
3:30pm-10:30pm
FRIDAY, JUL 19
3pm-10:30pm
SATURDAY, JUL 20
SUNDAY, JUL 21
12:30pm-4pm


GETTING HERE

ACCESSIBILITY
SAFE SPACE FOR ALL
PARKING

BIKE VALET
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

SMOKING

WEATHER

VIP ADMISSION

 

 



 

TRAVEL

If driving, the best way to access the festival grounds is via Regina Street. Regina also gives you access to numerous parking lots including FREE parking at the UpTown Parkade off Regina St all weekend from Friday the 20th at 4 pm through Sunday the 22nd at 6 pm. Compliments of UpTown Waterloo Businesses.

From Region of Waterloo International Airport

  • Turn right off of the Airport grounds and travel north on Fountain Street North.

  • Turn left onto Victoria Street (HWY 7).

  • Turn left onto Bruce Street.

  • Turn right onto HWY 85 NORTH exit.

  • Take the Bridgeport Street exit, travel WEST on Bridgeport Street (a right turn from the off-ramp)

  • (Bridgeport Street becomes one-way only).

  • Continue to the intersection of Bridgeport Road East and Regina Street North.

  • To reach the Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival, turn left on to Regina Street, passing through the intersection of Erb and Regina (traffic lights).

  • There is parking to your left in the Station Lot and parking to your right accessed from Willis Way. The festival takes place in the Waterloo City Centre parking lot, across from Willis Way.

Total travel time: 19 minutes, 15 kms (approximate).

From Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Toronto (YYZ)

  • Travel on HWY 401 WEST from Pearson International Airport.

  • Take the HWY 8 WEST exit 278 into KITCHENER.

  • Take the HWY 7 exit toward GUELPH/HWY 85/WATERLOO.

  • Take the Bridgeport Street exit, travel WEST on Bridgeport Street (a right turn from the off-ramp)

  • (Bridgeport Street becomes one-way only).

  • Continue to the intersection of Bridgeport Road East and Regina Street North.

  • To reach the Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival, turn left on to Regina Street, passing through the intersection of Erb and Regina (traffic lights).

  • There is parking to your left in the Station Lot and parking to your right accessed from Willis Way. The festival takes place in the Waterloo City Centre parking lot, across from Willis Way.

Total travel time: 45min, 76 kms (approximate).

From Detroit/Windsor, USA/Canada Border

  • Travel on HWY 401 EAST from DETROIT/WINDSOR.

  • Take the HWY 8 WEST exit 278 into KITCHENER/WATERLOO.

  • Turn right (NORTH) when exiting the off-ramp (Note: when exiting HWY 401, you will temporarily leave the multi-lane highway).

  • Continue on HWY 8. Exit onto HWY 8/KITCHENER (rejoining the multi-lane highway).

  • Take the HWY 7 exit toward GUELPH/HWY 85/WATERLOO.

  • Take the Bridgeport Street exit, travel WEST on Bridgeport Street (a right turn from the off-ramp)

  • (Bridgeport Street becomes one-way only).

  • Continue to the intersection of Bridgeport Road East and Regina Street North.

  • To reach the Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival, turn left on to Regina Street, passing through the intersection of Erb and Regina (traffic lights).

  • There is parking to your left in the Station Lot and parking to your right accessed from Willis Way. The festival takes place in the Waterloo City Centre parking lot, across from Willis Way.

Total travel time: 3 hrs, 15 min, 293 kms (approximate).

ACCESSIBILITY

We welcome attendees with disabilities and are dedicated to making everyone's experience comfortable.

Our pathways and entrances are accessible and we welcome service dogs within the festival grounds. If there is anything else we can do to assist with making your visit more comfortable, please let us know. 

 

SAFE SPACE

Our festival welcomes persons of any race, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or age. We want all of our attendees to feel safe within the festival grounds. The Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival will not tolerate harassment or abuse of any kind. Anyone who is found to be violating this policy will be removed from the festival grounds. 

PARKING

Parking in the UpTown Parkade is FREE during the jazz festival after 4:00 pm on Friday, July 20th and all day on Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd, compliments of UpTown Waterloo Businesses.

There are plenty of other parking options available in the city’s core. On-street parking regulations permit FREE time-controlled parking for durations of one, two or three hours depending on the location.

On-street signage provides users with time-control limits, however, on-street parking is not permitted between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Parking in the Waterloo Town Square lots is time controlled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays with two-hour free parking permitted during this time frame.

Parking outside these hours and on weekends is free and is not time controlled. But parking is always prohibited there between 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Time-controlled parking encourages parking turnover by short-term customers and opens up space for newly arriving patrons.

Long-term paid parking is available in the centrally located UpTown Waterloo Parkade for people who will be staying for a longer visit.

For more information, please contact the City of Waterloo’s parking programs division at 519-886-2310 x 30340.

 

 

BIKE VALET

The City of Waterloo is excited to once again be offering Bike Valet at Jazz Fest.

Bike Valet is running from:

Friday July 19 5:45pm-10:30pm

Saturday July 20 3:30pm-10:30pm

Sunday July 21 noon-4:30pm

 

 

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Alcoholic beverages are served on site. No outside beverages may be brought into the festival grounds. 

 

 

SMOKING

We kindly ask that our patrons refrain from smoking while attending the festival. 

 

 

WEATHER

We run rain or shine! We only close for severe weather, such as lightening. 

VIP ADMISSION

VIP Admission can be purchased. Click here to find out more. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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