THURSDAY

JUN 13, 2024

Afro-Caribbean night

Doors opening at 5 p.m.

Closing the site  at 11 p.m

 

FRIDAY

JUNE 14, 2024

School matinee

(Access by invitation only)

Doors opening at 10 a.m.

Closing the site at 1 p.m

 

Hip-Hop and Rap vibes

Doors opening at 5 p.m.

Apéro Franco: 5 to 7 p.m.

Show on the main stage at 7 p.m.

Closing doors  at 11 p.m.

 

 

 

SATURDAY

JUNE 15, 2024

Family Matinee

Doors opening at 10 a.m.

Closing doors  at 1 p.m

 

Eclectic Pop Night

Doors opening at 5 p.m.

Apéro Franco: 5 to 7 p.m.

Show on the main stage at 7 p.m.

Closing the site at 11 p.m.

 

 

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL HAPPENING?

MAJOR’S HILL PARK

Major’s Hill Park is located in the heart of Ottawa, near the Alexandra Bridge.

Entrance to the site: from Mackenzie Avenue

 

 

WEATHER

NO MATTER THE WEATHER !

Note that come rain or shine, the festival will still take place.

TRAVELS

PARKING

  • The festival encourages car pooling.
  • Nearby parking lots: Musée des Beaux-Arts or Marché By.
  • The festival does not offer reserved parking for festival-goers. However, we recommend that you consult the City of Ottawa website to find available spaces in park-and-ride lots.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • The festival encourages the use of public transport.
  • Stop looking for parking and make the most of your outing.
  • Plan your trip
     

BIKE PARK

Take advantage of our secure bicycle parking, available throughout the festival. We want to make your experience as convenient as possible, while encouraging sustainable modes of transport.

TO RESPECT

  • Behavior: Any form of violence, harassment, discrimination or disruptive behavior is strictly forbidden. Offenders will be expelled from the site without refund.
  • Security checks: All participants and their belongings may be subject to security checks at the entrance and inside the site.

ADVICE: To speed up waiting times at the gates, we encourage everyone to bring only what is essential, and ideally only what will suit you.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Drugs and illegal substances
  • Alcoholic beverages not purchased on site
  • Inflammable or explosive products
  • Sharp objects
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Glass of any kind
  • Bicycles inside the festival site. A bike park is available near the main entrance.
  • Professional photographic equipment, video equipment or audio recording devices (without multimedia/photo pass)
  • Drones or other remote-controlled flying devices
  • Musical instruments, horns or noisemakers
  • Walkie-talkies or radio equipment
  • Scooters, carts or customized motorized vehicles (except accessibility devices such as wheelchairs)
  • Unauthorized sale of products or services
  • Guerrilla marketing
  • Paint or permanent markers
  • Tents
  • Megaphones
  • Banners or flags other than Franco (no flagpoles)
  • Small portable umbrellas

AUTHORIZED ITEMS

  • Cell phones
  • Food, small meals (please bring your food in small plastic bags or reusable containers – no glass containers of any kind will be allowed)
  • Reusable water bottles (we have filling stations!)
  • Sealed plastic or aluminum drinks
  • Small backpacks, bags and purses.
  • Changing bags and bags specifically required for medical purposes will be allowed – ALL BAGS WILL BE DRAWN OUT!
  • Beach blankets and towels, sun cream, rain ponchos
  • Personal cameras without removable lenses.
  • Medication in its original packaging.
  • Prescription medication must match the name of the person bringing it to the festival.
  • Narcan spray (no needles). First aid and security personnel are equipped with naloxone and trained to administer it safely. Report any use of naloxone immediately to first aid so that the patient can receive further medical assessment.
  • Baby strollers (for children) that can be left at the bike park at your convenience.
  • Small folding garden chairs
  • Registered service animals

 

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

  • First aid:The first-aid station is available on site and is located near the festival entrance. In case of need, please contact a member of staff or security.
  • Hydration and food: Food vendors and a water fountain are available on site. It is advisable to stay hydrated and eat regularly.
  • Alcohol and drugs: The consumption of alcohol is permitted on the festival site only. Smoking or use of drugs or any illicit substance is strictly forbidden and punishable by law.

ENVIRONMENT

  • Cleanliness: Refuse and recycling garbage cans are available on site. Please use them to keep the site clean.
  • Respect for green spaces: Please respect green spaces and do not damage vegetation or infrastructure.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

  • Recording: Audio or video recording and photography of performances with professional equipment is prohibited without prior authorization from the organizers.
  • Image rights: By participating in the festival, you accept that photos and videos of you may be taken and used for promotional purposes by the organizers.

 

LIABILITY

  • Personal belongings : The organizers are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. A lost and found service is available at the festival entrance.
  • Force majeure: The organizers cannot be held responsible in the event of cancellation or modification of the program due to circumstances beyond their control.

CLAIMS AND COMPLAINTS

  • If you encounter any problems during the festival or have any questions, please ask our volunteers for help or go to the main entrance. A security supervisor will be able to help you.
  • However, claims or complaints must be addressed to the organizers in writing via the following e-mail address: info@ffo.ca 

 

METHOD OF PAYMENT

No ATMs are available on site. Food concessions accept credit/debit cards and cash. Make sure you have them with you if you plan to buy food or items from our exhibitors.

HAPPY FESTIVAL FRANCO!  ]