Shuttles & Parking

#RFE2022 will have school buses shuttling people back and forth to the Elora Centre For The Arts (across the street from the festival grounds, 75 Melville St, Elora).

We've got a $2 suggested donation to ride the bus. Every little bit helps us to pay for this service. So don't forget your loose change.

 

Shuttle hours

Friday • 4:30 pm to Midnight
Saturday • 11:15 am to Midnight
Sunday • 11:15 am to Midnight

 

Guelph stops
  • The Bookshelf41 Quebec St, Guelph, ON
  • Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Rd., Guelph, ON
  • Drops off at Elora Centre For The Arts (75 Melville St, Elora, ON, across the street from the festival grounds)
Fergus stops
  • The Breadalbane Inn, 487 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON
  • Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave E, Fergus, ON (lots of parking available here!)
  • Drops off at Elora Centre For The Arts (75 Melville St, Elora, ON, across the street from the festival grounds)
Elora stops
  • Overflow camping/Grand River Raceway, 7445 Wellington County Rd 21, Elora, ON (lots of parking available here!)
  • Elora Gorge Conservation Area, 7400 Wellington County Rd 21, Elora, ON
  • Drops off at Elora Centre For The Arts (75 Melville St, Elora, ON, across the street from the festival grounds)

All festival shuttle buses will run in continuous loops. If the bus hasn't arrived yet, be patient ... the next shuttle is on the way! Meet some new Riverfriends while you are waiting.

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.

Signs will mark where the bus stops at each shuttle stop. They look a little something like this:

Parking

Driving to Elora? That's cool. We are less than 30 minutes away from 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. Now here's where you can park:

Grand River Raceway

Riverfest's main parking lot is at the Grand River Raceway. Park here and take a shuttle over to the fest! The raceway is at 7445 Wellington County Rd 21, Elora, ON.

Street parking

There is an abundance of street parking all over Elora, including near the festival grounds.

When parking on the street, be sure to take into consideration that people live here. Try to stay off of lawns and don't block driveways. Or we will get yelled at!

Elora Centre for the Arts

Accessible parking only, free of charge with a permit, is available at the Elora Centre for the Arts (75 Melville St, Elora, ON, across the street from the festival grounds).

Bike parking at the festival

We can't forget about our biking friends. We'll have a specific spot to lockup your bike, near the festival gates. Don't forget your bike lock, helmet and light (if you are biking home at night)! Please be respectful of foot traffic when biking in and out of the festival grounds.