Thunder Bay Transit "Ticket to Ride" - July 5-7, 2019

Bluesfest and Thunder Bay Transit have partnered to create an exciting joint initiative where Bluesfest ticket holders are able to use Transit for free. This initiative is not only to increase concert goers, but to ease traffic congestion & parking requirements, lower the event’s carbon footprint, help eliminate drinking and driving, and introduce Transit to new passengers. No matter where you live in Transit’s service area, ticket holders are able to take Transit for the full valid date of their Bluesfest ticket.

For more information, or to plan your route, please vist Thunder Bay Transit

There will also be free parking at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium with a Blues Fest Shuttle and the #2 Crosstown route that will take Festival goers to the Waterfront Terminal. From there, please use the Camelot St. crosswalk to Prince Arthur's Landing.


The Gate opens at 3:30 pm pm on Friday, July 5, and at 12:00 noon on both Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7.

The gate closes at 9:30 pm each night.


Ticket holders may access the site from the Camelot Street pedestrian cross-walk.

Production, and Vendor Parking is only available from the north end overpass. For those with VIP Sponsor Parking Passes only, the entrance is through the Pearl Street park entrance.

No regular parking onsite. Free parking at the Heart of the Harbour Parkade from 6:00 pm Friday and 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Handicapped parking on Marina Park site; limited spaces available, on a first come, first served basis, and only with a valid City of Thunder Bay handicap parking pass.

Free parking available at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. You may access Thunder Bay Transit from the Beverley St. Bus Stop - directly across from the Auditorium. Parking at the Auditorium Parking Lot is at your own risk.


Ticket holders attending the Thunder Bay Blues Festival will be subject to a voluntary search.

Acceptable identification (driver's license, passport, BYID card, Age of Majority, Canadian Armed Forces id card) may be requested. Individuals under 30 years old must be prepared to show id.

All bags and lawn chairs will be checked by security.

No pets. No bicycles.

Ticket holders not adhering to these requests may be denied access to the site. Thanks for helping ensure safety and security during the Blues Festival.