All sales final. No returns, refunds, or exchanges after purchase has been completed.

Yes, please bring:

  • Your tickets
  • Bottles of water
  • A blanket or lawn chair (not necessary if you’ve purchased reserved seating in Gold Circle or Premium levels)
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

No, thank you:

  • Outside food or drink (except water)
  • No coolers
  • High-back chairs
  • No umbrellas, tents, canopies or anything that would block someone’s view
  • Drugs, alcohol, fireworks, or weapons
  • Please no smoking within the festival gates (there is no designated smoking area)
  • Bikes or skateboards
  • Animals, except service animals
  • Professional audio or video recording devices

Check out this year’s venue map

Schedule

Who's playing when?

A performance schedule will be posted closer to the event date.

Click here to view the schedule.

When do doors open?

Doors open at 12:00 pm

When does Fish Fest start and end?

Music starts at 2:00pm and continues through the evening until around 9:30pm.

Tickets

How do I purchase tickets?

Advanced tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. Buy Now.

Advanced tickets sales will begin Friday, February 26 at 10am.

General Admission can also be purchased at the door August 19 (if they are not sold out). Cash and credit card accepted. No checks please.

All sales final. No returns, refunds, or exchanges after purchase has been completed.

How much are tickets?

Ticket fees are not included in pricing below.

Advanced (ends 8/18 at 11:59pm)

  • General Admission
    • Adult – $27 || Ages 13+ || Bring a blanket or chair
    • Child – $13 || Ages 6-12, 5 & under are FREE || Bring a blanket or chair
  • Gold Circle – $115
    First 5 rows || Reserved Seating || Children require a ticket unless able to sit on a lap (2 & under)
  • Premium – $60
    11 rows behind Gold Circle || Reserved Seating || Children require a ticket unless able to sit on a lap (2 & under)

At the Door

  • General Admission
    • Adult – $35 || Ages 13+ || Bring a blanket or chair
    • Child – $18 || Ages 6-12, 5 & under are FREE || Bring a blanket or chair
  • Gold Circle – N/A
  • Premium – N/A

Are kids free?

Kids 5 and under are FREE in the General Admission area. Children ages 6-12 require a child’s ticket and children 13+ require an adult ticket for General Admission.

Children are required to have a ticket for Gold Circle and Premium seating areas unless they are sitting on your lap (under 2 years old). There is not a discount for child in these ticket levels

Is there a group discount?

No. With a full day of music, you are getting a lot of bang for your buck.

Venue & Parking

Where is Fish Fest held?

Fish Fest will be held in Riverfront Park in Salem located at 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301.

Is there re-entry?

Re-entry will be allowed. Each attendee will receive an event wristband for re-entry.

Where can I park and how much is parking?

Parking is FREE and available surrounding the park and downtown Salem. Click here to check out Salem’s parking guide (Rivefront Park is on the left side of the map).

Can I bring my pet to Fish Fest?

No. Pets will not be allowed in Fish Fest unless they are an ADA service animal.

Seating

Is seating reserved?

Seating is only reserved in the Gold Circle and Premium level areas and a chair is provided.

General Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis on the grass, so please arrive early for the best possible seats. You are welcome to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and are encouraged to bring low-back (beach) chairs for the consideration of others. Absolutely no umbrellas, caonpies, or tents will be allowed as not to block the view of other festival goers — so bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen!

Where are the Gold Circle & Premium areas?

Reserved seating is available! This means you have an assigned chair!

Gold Circle (first 5 rows) and Premium (11 rows behind Gold Circle) are directly in front of the stage, extending the length of the stage, and is restricted to those holding reserved seating tickets and/or wristbands for admittance/re-admittance.

Where do General Admission sit?

The General Admission area includes the lawn/ground seating not fenced off for the Gold Circle and Premium sections.

Is there handicap or ADA seating?

There are seats within Gold Circle and Premium set aside for ADA seating. Please purchase an ADA ticket in the reserved section you and your guests would like to sit in.

Purchase an ADA General Admission for everyone in your group. This will get your access to the ADA section within the General Admission area. Please read more details before purchasing.

Food & Drink

Can I bring my own food in?

No. Outside food and drink (except for water) will not be allowed inside Fish Fest. However, there will be plenty affordable and delicious dining options in the food court.

Can I leave my food at the front gate?

No. The front gate is not equipped to store coolers and bags of food and is a hazard to attendees and staff. The station is not responsible for food and bags left unattended.

Other Help

If you do not see the answer to your question on this page, please email Beckii Schiffer (Web Admin) using our contact form here, or call 503-786-0600 for assistance. We will also have staff members on-site at the festival who can help you with your questions.