FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How much is the entry fee?
A: It’s FREE! Our sponsors foot the entire bill for street activities.
Q: Is there parking close by, and what does it cost?
A: There are hundreds of parking spots on the streets and in the parking lots behind the shops. See the map to find where the parking lots are. Oh, by the way, parking is FREE as well.
Q: Can you get a drink at the Festival?
A: Yes, most of our restaurants are fully licensed. And the pubs bring their patios right onto the street.
Q: Are there things for young children to do?
A: We have a dedicated Kids Zone which will include family and children activities, community/family vendors and youth performance stage during the day on Saturday.
Q: What are the Festival times?
A: The festival will run on Main Street on Friday from 6pm to 11 pm and on Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm. Activities in Morgan Park will be held on Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Q: What time do the roads actually close?
A: Markham Main Street North (Hwy 48) and the side streets leading to it close at 3 pm on Friday and will remained closed overnight until 11 pm on Saturday. Main Street will be closed from Highway 7 north to Bullock/Parkway.
Q: How do I get there?
A: It’s easy, please visit the Map Page to see how.
Q: Can I get there by transit?
A: Yes. To find exact directions, visit the York Region Transit website, www.yrt.ca, or the Toronto Transit Commission’s website, www.ttc.ca, and you will find downloadable route maps.
Q: Are there places to sit down and is there any shade?
A: Yes, there’s plenty of shade, and park benches located up and down the street. Also, the restaurants and pubs are all open, and some of them will have patios extended into the street.
Q: Is it wheelchair accessible?
A: The festival is held on the street, which is fully accessible. Some of the historical shops on the street are not accessible. There is handicap parking in the public parking lots just off Main Street.
Q: What if it rains?
A: The festival goes on, rain or shine.
Q: Where do I get an Entertainment schedule?
A: We will be publishing a schedule as soon as we finalize all the entertainment and activities. You can see it by clicking here.
Q: Is the Markham Farmers’ Market still being held on Saturday morning?
A: Yes, the Farmer’s Market is an important part of the Festival. However, this year the market will be located in a slighted different location and will be published as we get closer to the date of the festival in June.
Q: Are there public washroom facilities?
A: Yes, there is a very nice public washroom on Robinson Street east of Main Street. There are Men’s, Women’s and Handicap washrooms.