Where is SquidFest?

SquidFest is hosted by The Town of Holyrood. As the festival showcases events all over town here are some other locations we may have events:

  • Holy Cross Park, Holyrood Access Road
  • George Cove Mountain, Salmonier Line
  • The Marine Institute, North Side Road
  • The Royal Canadian Legion, 648 Conception Bay Highway
  • Star of the Sea, 396 Conception Bay Highway
What are SquidFest dates this year?

July 17 – 21, 2024

What are your festival policies?

Please see below:

  • All patrons who wish to purchase, consume or hold alcohol must be at least 19 years of age and must have valid, one-piece, government-issued, photo identification:
    • A valid driver’s license with a photograph
    • Newfoundland Photo Card
    • Canadian Passport
    • Canadian Citizenship Card with a photograph
    • Canadian Armed Forces identification card
  • Staff and management reserve the right to refuse entry or service to any individual or party;
  • Individuals demonstrating signs of intoxication will not be allowed to enter or will be refused service and ejected from the festival;
  • No alcoholic beverages of any kind are permitted to be brought onto or removed from the premises;
  • Smoking of any kind is prohibited and can be caused for ejection;
  • Staff and management reserve the right to refuse entry or eject patrons based on clothing or apparel deemed to be inappropriate or offensive;
  • The following behaviors are grounds for ejection:
    • Rowdiness, violent or aggressive behavior
    • Use or possession of illegal narcotics
    • Vandalism or theft
    • Engaging in conduct that may cause harm to yourself or others
    • Noncompliance with a staff request
    • Disobeying any festival policy
  • No refunds or exchanges of any kind will occur if a patron is ejected based on action above.

Please enjoy responsibly!

Are the festival grounds accessible?

Byrne’s Road will be closed for the Gig on the Green however we do allow those with a Wheelchair Parking Pass access the road to park in our designated zones next to the field. We will also have an accessible portable toilet on site for use during the show.

Do you allow re-entry?

Yes, we do let participants re-enter onto the festival site however after 10:00 pm there is no re-entry after you leave.

Is there food to purchase?

Yes! We will have 3-4 food vendors on site. Please check back closer to the event and we’ll have our food vendors listed. Keep in mind many food vendors take cash only.

I have more questions, who can I contact?

Please feel free to contact the Town of Holyrood if you have more SquidFest related questions. You can email [email protected] or call 229-7252 ext. 0 and our reception desk will be glad to help you out.

How do I get a ticket for any SquidFest event?

Tickets for any SquidFest event can be purchased online.

What transportation methods are available for the Beach Party?

Cab Transportation

Provided by Tobin’s Taxi
(709) 229-7017

Bus Transportation

Provided by Bursey’s Bus Service
(709) 834-5510
[email protected]

Bluefin Camp Ground and RV Park Shuttle Services

All SquidFest campers will have access to shuttle service from the Bluefin Camp Ground & RV Park every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 pm

SquidFest Park & Ride

SquidFest will be dedicating the Eastern Health Building (363 Conception Bay Highway) for Festival Parking. Shuttle service runs from Eastern Health to the Festival Grounds every 30 minutes starting at 5:45 pm and ending end of show.

Accessible Transportation
Free Service for those needing accessible transportation. Available on demand for the Holyrood area by calling or emailing the phone number or email above.

Holyrood General Transportation
Available on demand for the Holyrood area by contacting the phone number or email above. Cash payments only. Costing is dependent on location.

Outside of Holyrood Shuttle Bus Services
Bursey’s Bus Services: To book your ride contact the information above

Paradise: 7:00 pm pick-up at Cod Father’s (1354 Topsail Rd), Return: 30 mins after the show ends $20 each way.

CBS: 7:15 pm pick-up Shenanigans, Return 30 mins after the show ends with stops along the main road ending at  Shenanigans. $15 each way.

Harbour Main/Avondale: Pick-up times upon request (call to book). Return 30 mins after the show, and stops along the main road. $15 each way.

We can arrange pick-ups at any location at any time. Please contact the information above to schedule your ride.

What is the cost to attend SquidFest?

Every event will have a different ticket price.

Where can I park my RV or pitch a tent?

The Bluefin is a campground and RV Park located at the top of the Holyrood Access Road. For special SquidFest rates please contact BlueFin at (877) 744-5550. We will have a shuttle running from this location throughout the night. Please see the question above for more details on transportation.

What accommodations do you have in Holyrood?

For a complete list of accommodations please see Lodging.

Is there an ATM on site?

There is no ATM on site. The Festival Grounds is approximately a 5-minute walk from a RBC located on the Conception Bay Highway.

What can I bring to the concert area?

Festival participants are more than welcome to bring a camping chair and water with them into the concert area.