Trooper Concert Event Information

June 30, 2024

New for 2024-Parking & Shuttle Service

The Parksville Beach Festival Society is pleased to announce that we have arranged for continuous shuttle service before, during and after the concert from the following parking lots:

  • Ballenas Secondary School, 135 Pym St
  • Heritage Mall (Serious Coffee) 1209 Island Highway
  • The Parksville Exchange (located by City Hall)
  • Resort Drive

Concert attendees will be able to board the shuttle at any of these locations and be dropped off right outside the concert box office.

Cost of this service is by donation (suggested $5.00 for a round trip) and may be paid as you enter the bus. Donations will help cover the cost of transportation.

Riders are allowed to bring their lawn chairs and small picnic baskets onboard.

As this is the opening weekend of Beach Festival, plus a volleyball tournament being held in the park, on-site parking will be very limited therefore the new shuttle service provides a great alternative.

The success of this service will determine if it can be continued for future concerts.  Click here for shuttle stop schedule and Click here for shuttle stop locations.

Additional Parking Info: All parking areas in Parksville Community Park are open to the public and may be utilized on a first-come first-served basis. We anticipate these lots will fill up quickly.

We encourage all concert attendees to consider alternatives, either parking off-site and walking to the theatre or utilizing the new shuttle service.

For those requiring accessible parking there are a limited number of designated accessible spaces available in the park.

Liquor / Beverage Service

Collective Catering and Events will be providing liquor / beverage service provision throughout the concert venue. There will be a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments available to purchase.

All guests are reminded that bottles and containers of any kind are not allowed into the venue and may be confiscated. This includes ALCOHOL AND ANY OTHER LIQUIDS. 

Empty water bottles will be allowed and free potable water will be available on site. 


Parksville Beach Festival Society reserves the right to limit the size of bags, purses or backpacks permitted within the venue as well as other items which may, in the Society’s opinion interfere with the ability of other guests to enjoy the event.

We aim to keep everyone safe and appreciate your cooperation.

General Concert Seating

Bringing your own lawn chairs or blankets is encouraged. As this is a sold-out event, please do not bring lounge or high back chairs that may affect others sight lines.

A limited number of chairs are available for rent at a cost of $5 each.

Concert Wristband Entry

A wristband is required for entry to the concert venue. Those that were initially issued tickets will exchange them for wristbands at the gate.  If you have purchased tickets online but not picked up your wristbands at the McMillan Arts Centre beforehand, they may be picked up at the Box Office with proof of purchase and ID.

Children 12 and under accompanied by a paid adult will be admitted free of charge and do not require a wristband. Proof of age may be requested.

Concert Entry Gates

Gates will open at 4:00 pm.

All attendees will be issued a wristband which will allow them to come and go throughout the event. Personal belongings are the responsibility of attendees.

Once through the bag check and gate, ushers will be available to guide attendees in the placement of their chairs/blankets in rows. This will help maximize seating in the festival area and improve everyone’s concert experience.

Food Trucks

There will also be several food vendors on site

Food vendors include: My Jolly Treats, Farm to Fire Pizza, Bees Knees, Ala Cart Hot Dogs, Dudes Dogs and The Pepper Pot.

Food trucks are located within the fenced festival area and will only be accessible to patrons with festival wristbands.

Small picnic baskets are still allowed


Several portable washrooms are located within the fenced festival area and are only be accessible to patrons with festival wristbands.


We do not expect rain however this is the Island so please dress and prepare accordingly for weather conditions.

Tents are not provided for festival attendees.

Please do not erect tents or umbrellas that can obstruct views of other attendees.

First Aid

First Aid with qualified personnel and equipment will be located onsite

Garbage & Recycling

Garbage and recycling containers will be located throughout the concert area. Kindly assist our festival volunteers by placing your waste in the proper receptacles and helping us to keep the area clean and safe for everyone.

NO Smoking & Vaping

Smoking and vaping are not permitted within the festival venue.


Pets will not be allowed in the concert area, however service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.

Please be prepared to present digital or paper verification.

Ravenhill Road – Access Restricted

Ravenhill Road, which parallels the concert area, will be closed except for emergency vehicles, shuttle buses and Outdoor Theatre traffic.


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