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1) Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, but pets of any kind are not allowed on the Festival site with the exception of seeing eye dogs. Please do not tie your dog to the fence or leave them in your car.

2) Is there somewhere safe I can lock my bike?

Yes, there is bicycle parking available along the south entrance road. Bikes cannot be brought into the site.

3) What are the hours of the festival?

The gates open @ 12 and the festival ends at 9:30pm. Please be respectful to Cates Park’s neighbors when leaving the site.

4) Can I bring my own food?

Yes, by all means, but please try to minimize the amount of garbage you leave behind. Please note that alcohol is not permitted on the Festival grounds.

5) Can I buy food at the fest?

Absolutely. There are numerous food vendors selling a variety of foods and beverages. From traditional Filipino noodles to Jamaician food to veggie burgers to iced coffees. When you buy from these vendors, it supports the festival too!!!!

6) Does UTV still provide free shuttles?

Yes, they leave approximately every 30 mins from Broadway Skytrain starting@ 11am (though they have no fixed schedule). The last bus leaves Cates @ 9:45pm after the fest.

7) Is there parking at Cates?

There is minimal parking on-site and we strongly encourage you to take a shuttle, public transit or ride your bike.

8) Is the fest wheelchair accessible?

Yes it is and we do have a drop-off area on-site for people with disabilities and a limited amount of parking spots as well. Please let our parking staff know if you require one of these designated spots.

9) Can you explain the festival admission policy?

Admissions are $10-$20 sliding scale at the gate (there are no “advance” tickets.) There are also a limited amount of $5 low income tickets available at the MAIN gates only. However, we need to re-emphasize that we heavily rely on day-of revenue, (primarily admissions) to cover our expenses and therefore we ask that you consider:

$10 for modest incomes and students
$15-$20 for part time workers
$20 for full time workers.

Aside from free events, you cannot go to any other major festival in Vancouver for $10-$20 (and no service charge to boot!) We also suggest if you cannot afford to attend the festival, you please consider volunteering.

10) Who organizes UTV?

The core co-ordinating group is comprised of 9 people, (all unpaid staff)), supplemented by our excellent crew in the last few months leading up to the fest. We also rely on our 120+ volunteers who help us run the show on the day-of

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