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Great Outdoors Comedy Festival

Event Details

Date:
to
Time:
Gates open at 5:30 pm (VIP), 6:30 pm (GA)
Location:
Lyric Theatre Field

The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival (GOCF) is a third-party, adults-only (18+) comedy event presented by Trixstar LIVE taking place in Assiniboine Park on July 19, 20, and 21. It is an outdoor, cabaret style showcase for up-and-coming local talent and headliners with massive followings and global comedy specials.

GOCF has been a showcase for some of the biggest names in comedy and now, it's coming to Winnipeg!

The ticketed event will be hosted in a large, fenced area in front of the Lyric Theatre and run over the course of three evenings on July 19, 20 and 21.

Visit the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival website for more information about the event and to purchase tickets.

For people visiting the Park and/or attending the event, please be aware there will be some adjustments to Park operations on July 19, 20 and 21.

HOURS OF OPERATIONS

  • The Park Café will be open with extended hours (open 9:00 am – 7:00 pm or later)
  • The Domo Trolley will close early at 3:00 pm (open 10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
  • The Nature Playground will close early at 12:00 pm (open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm)

The Zoo, Leaf, Pavilion, Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar and other Park attractions will operate with regular hours of operation.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

  • Vehicle access will be restricted around the Lyric Field starting at 3:00 pm.
  • Road closures:
    • Assiniboine Park Drive around the Lyric field will be CLOSED from 3:00 pm to midnight
    • Assiniboine Park Drive from Wellington to the Mayor’s Grove will be CLOSED to incoming traffic from 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • The entire Park will be closed to incoming traffic no later than 5:00 pm with exceptions for:
    • emergency vehicles and Park/event staff and volunteers
    • people visiting The Leaf and/or Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar (at The Leaf with access from the Park entrance at Roblin/Corydon and Shaftesbury Blvd)
    • taxi and ride share drop-offs for the event (at The Pavilion with access from the Park entrance at Roblin/Corydon and Shaftesbury Blvd)
    • accessible event parking (enter at 2595 Roblin Boulevard)
    • paid event parking, see below

PAID EVENT PARKING

Due to the scale of the event and anticipated attendance, parking will be very limited inside the Park.

The GOCF is encouraging ticket purchasers to use public transit, taxis or other ride share options, or their on-site bike valet and park-and-ride services.

Limited paid event parking for GOCF ticket purchasers will be available in the Park at designated Zoo parking lots:

  • access to paid parking will only be from the Zoo parking lot at 2595 Roblin Boulevard
  • $20 per vehicle – payment by credit or debit only, cash will not be accepted

SHOW CONTENT

Message from the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival: We wish to inform the surrounding community that during the Festival hours (afternoon sound checks and evening performances) there will be amplified sound and some performances may contain adult content. As organizers, we appreciate your understanding and hope to keep disruptions minimal. We are incredibly excited to be bringing our festival to Winnipeg this year and we hope this is only the first of many years being a part of the Winnipeg summer festival schedule.

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