Getting to Elora is easy! We are less than 30 minutes away from several major centres including Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo. Downtown Toronto is just 90 minutes away down the 401 and through Guelph.

Riverfest is held at Bissell Park in Elora, Ontario on the banks of the Grand River, located just two blocks east of downtown at 127 Mill Street E. The park is located across the street from the Elora Centre for the Arts.

If you are driving in from out of town, make sure to look for signage guiding you to Bissell Park.

Share The Bus from Toronto

sharethebus-logo-013eb370970bf268b7f5f28758c7841eComing from Toronto? We have you covered! We’ve partnered with to offer you an affordable way to the festival! Busses pick up and drop off each day from downtown Toronto at the Rogers Centre (Gate 9 Parking, 308 Bremner Blvd., Toronto). Drop off and pick up in Elora is right at the festival gates in Bissell Park.

  • Trips depart Toronto for Bissell Park: Friday at 2:30 p.m., Saturday/Sunday at 10 a.m.
  • Trips return to Toronto from Bissell Park: Friday at 11:55 p.m., late Saturday night at 12:30 a.m. and Sunday at 11 p.m.

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11899804_10155926513565716_5111478941381872334_oFree Shuttle Buses

All three festival shuttle buses will run in continuous loops and are free of charge with a Riverfest Elora ticket. Parking is extremely limited around the Riverfest site… consider parking your car at one of the shuttle bus stops and riding to the fest in style, for free!

Shuttle Bus Hours

  • 3pm to 12:30am on Friday
  • 11am to 1:30am on Saturday
  • 11am to 11pm on Sunday

GuelphGuelph Shuttle Bus

The Guelph shuttle bus will be running in a continuous loop between these three locations. There is ample free parking at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and across the street from it.

  • Riverfest Elora at Bissell Park (127 Mill St. E, Elora)
  • The Bookshelf (41 Quebec Street, downtown Guelph)
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton (725 Imperial Road N, Guelph)

EloraElora Shuttle Bus

The Elora shuttle bus will be running in a continuous loop between these four locations. There is ample free parking at the Grand River Raceway.

  • Riverfest Elora at Bissell Park (127 Mill St. E, Elora)
  • Riverfest Elora overflow camping area (7454 Wellington Rd. 21, Elora, next to Gambrel Barns, near the intersection of County Roads 7 and 21)
  • Main entrance of the Elora Gorge Conservation Area (7400 Wellington County Rd 21, Elora)
  • Parking at the Grand River Raceway (7445 Wellington County Rd 21, Elora)

FergusFergus Shuttle Bus

The Fergus shuttle bus will be running in a continuous loop between these three locations. There is ample free parking at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

  • Riverfest Elora at Bissell Park (127 Mill St. E, Elora)
  • Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (550 Belsyde Ave E, Fergus)
  • The Breadalbane Inn (487 St Andrews St W, Fergus)

Discounted taxi from Kitchener-Waterloo

Coming from the Kitchener-Waterloo area? Waterloo Taxi is offering discounted trips to Bissell Park from anywhere in Kitchener-Waterloo for $49/one way for up to four people. Return rate is the same price. You are encouraged to book in advance by calling 519.888.7777.

11222974_10155926511305716_4741263512206179282_oRiverfest Ride Share

Need a ride from somewhere? Have room in your car? Please visit our Riverfest Ride Share board to find or offer rides.

We’re helping arrange rides from Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Stratford and Guelph.

It’s a great way to help out and make new friends! Yeah for new friends!


There is parking in and around Elora, but no parking on site at Bissell Park. On-site parking will only be available for those with disabilities on a first come, first served basis.

We encourage you to park at a shuttle bus spot and ride into the festival free of charge. There is ample free parking at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Grand River Raceway and the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex shuttle bus stops.