Wed & Sat

Season 37
June 29-Aug 17,

Concert FAQs

You do not need a ticket to attend any of our shows. Admission is always free to the park. 

Tickets are only given out to sponsors to access our VIP area. Please bring your own lawn chairs/blankets and arrive early to get a great view of the stage. Lawn chairs are available to rent for $5/chair at the main entrance to the park.

VIP seating is available to our sponsors and Fest Friends. Click on the button below to become a Fest Friend.


Food and drink, including alcohol, can be purchased onsite at the Marina & Lighthouse Restaurant. You can also purchase food  and non-alcoholic drinks from our food vendors onsite. Note: we do not have a beer tent and alcohol is not served, and cannot be consumed, in the park per City of Peterborough By-laws.

No smoking, vaping, or alcohol is permitted in the park. This includes smoking or vaping cannabis. The designated smoking area is the parking lot on the west side of the park between the park and George St. Police and security services are onsite and will issue $305 tickets to those caught smoking or vaping outside the designated smoking area. See the City of Peterborough’s website for a complete list of By-laws.

No pets are allowed in Del Crary Park per City of Peterborough by-laws including exotic pets (service animals are the exception). Refer to signs around the perimeter of the park.

Yes. Bathrooms are located in the marina building behind the stage and the Art Gallery at the back of park.

At Peterborough Musicfest, we pride ourselves on being Canada’s longest-running free concert series. While we are working towards being barrier-free so that all individuals are able to access free music, the city has limitations within the 4 acre park that we rent. Given the nature of the terrain and our best efforts, there may be some challenges for individuals who require wheelchairs or motorized scooters throughout the entire park. 

Brand new this year, we have created an Accessible Seating Area at the south end of the park, free to persons with disabilities who require seating. This area is accessed on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend individuals arrive early to the park as unfortunately we are not able to block off or reserve seats which is consistent with other concert attendees. 

There are a small number of accessible parking spaces available in the lot next to Del Crary Park, also accessed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Alternatively, there is a drop-off area near the Art Gallery of Peterborough, close to the Accessible Seating Area, for your convenience. Accessible washrooms are located near the ground level of the Lighthouse Pub, and accessible Port-a-potties are provided on our larger concert nights. 

Our professional sound crew works very hard to balance the need to fill a four acre park with excellent quality sound as well as the need of area residents to not feel overwhelmed by our concerts. We recognize that the sound level will not please everyone, and may be too loud for some. This is why we strongly encourage all concert goers – especially children – to wear protective ear wear. If you find yourself in the park without ear plugs, we offer them free of charge, courtesy of Hear Canada, at the info booth and at the entrance to the VIP section every night.

Volunteers are available in the park during our show hours to assist you and answer your questions. Peterborough Paramedics are also onsite for premier shows, please visit their tent at the front entrance, if you require their assistance.

Photography during shows is permitted however, audio and/or videotaping of artist performances is NOT allowed. This includes live-streaming, and is in accordance with copyright laws that are in place to protect the artist’s material.

Please see any volunteer during show hours and they will do their best to help you retrieve your misplaced item(s). Anything that has not been claimed by the end of the evening will be left with the Peterborough Marina office.

Accredited media professionals may send email inquiries within 48hours of the concert date of interest at tickets@ptbomusicfest.ca. Please note: media passes are strictly limited and our local media partners are given priority.

During its history, Peterborough Musicfest has been very lucky in terms of the weather. However, operating in poor weather conditions poses potential problems and safety concerns for Musicfest organizers. While we do our best to proceed with all concerts, the safety of the entertainers, audience and staff/volunteers is our main concern.

If a storm occurs during show time, a cancellation announcement will be made on stage. We will not make a cancellation call until 7:55pm, five minutes before showtime. Rescheduling is not always guaranteed.

To keep up to date on the weather forecast:Check out Environment Canada’s 5-day forecast for Peterborough.

Follow our social media pages for up-to-date information regarding weather.

There is no general public parking at Del Crary Park on show nights, but neighborhood street parking is available nearby. There is also ample parking in the heart of downtown Peterborough, King Street garage as well as Accessible parking and drop off.

Accessible Parking & Drop Off

We have a small number of on-site accessible parking spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional spaces can be had across the street at the Marketplace Plaza. There is a drop-off area at the entrance to the park on Rink St. just off of George St.Peterborough Memorial Centre – a pleasant 10-minute walk from the park.

Concert FAQs