Your safety and enjoyment will always be our highest priorities!
Thank you for helping to make the Waterfront Blues Festival a great event for everyone! We look forward to seeing you July 4th weekend at Waterfront Park.
What to Bring:
• Your pass
• Unlimited number of factory sealed water bottles (or empty reusable bottle)
• One 16x16x8” soft backpack/tote/soft-sided cooler
• One 6x8’ blanket
• One chair per attendee with no maximum seat height.**
Attendees with chair seats more than 12” off the ground will be required to sit in areas specifically designated for “higher chairs.” See map below.**
• Stroller for children
• Phones & personal cameras
Cameras with detachable lens no longer than 4"
• Food & snacks!
Do NOT Bring:
• Glass of any kind
• Hard-sided coolers or picnic baskets, including Styrofoam
• Hard-framed bags/backpacks
• Bags/backpacks larger than 16x16x8”
• Beverages other than water
• Controlled substances (alcohol, marijuana)
• Umbrellas (unless rain is forecasted), tents and canopies
• Fireworks, weapons
• Balls and Frisbees
• Location flags/signs on sticks or poles
• Selfie sticks
• Professional audio or video recording devices
• Cameras with a detachable lens longer than 4"
• Animals, except service animals
• Illegal drugs
For your convenience at the Festival:
• First-aid services
• Bicycle parking
• Concessions including food and drinks
• $1 bottled water with 100% of proceeds benefiting Oregon Food Bank
• Water stations under the Hawthorne Bridge & park fountains
• Misting stations near the two main stages
• Added shade to Oregonian Front Porch Stage area
• Merchandise – Proceeds help feed Oregon families in need
• Pottery from Oregon Potters Association Empty Bowls Booth
• Taller chairs permitted in designated section
• Per City of Portland, all Portland Parks are designated as smoke-free areas starting July 1, 2015.
• Keep passages free. Don’t block aisles, walkways, esplanade or other public areas.
• Dispose of trash in designated receptacles.
• Beer cups are compostable. Dispose of your empty beer cup in designated receptacles.
• No distribution of commercial advertisements.
• Waterfront Blues Festival staff will close entry to Waterfront Park when the audience reaches capacity, as directed by the City of Portland Fire Marshall.
• Obey all federal, state and City of Portland laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
• Do not enter nonpublic areas, i.e. offices, storage, vendor booths, “performers only.”
• Respect property. Don’t take, deface, degrade, damage or destroy property.
• Don’t disrupt or interfere with festival operations.
• No physical or verbal harassment or abuse allowed.
• Obey directions of festival management team and its authorized contractors.
• No video or audio recording of concerts without permission from artist.
The festival site is a public park. The walkway is wheelchair accessible and there is a wheelchair seating area at the top of the bowl. But most of the park is a grassy hill. There is no special festival parking. Attendees park in public lots and on the street. The closest parking garage is at S.W. First and Jefferson, just a few blocks from the festival site.
**Message regarding chairs:
To accommodate chairs of varying heights, the festival bowl is sectioned based on chair height. Note that if you bring a chair that is more than 12” off the ground, you will be asked to sit in an area specifically designated for “higher chairs.”