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Cowapolooza is celebrating it's 21st year this August! Woodstock's favourite summer festival includes free music, kids activities and more! 

The event takes place in Southside Park
Friday, Aug. 16 | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Saturday, Aug. 17 | 2 - 10 p.m.  


Our events wouldn't be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers. Our volunteer program is proudly presented by Zehrs, Woodstock  

Register to be a volunteer

Cowapolooza Country

Cowapolooza Country Lineup - Friday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Artist Schedule

Mike Robins Music, former member of country band Autumn Hill. Mike Robins is now branching into a solo career, best known for One Beer At A Time.

6 - 6:45 p.m.

Elyse Saunders, who is a rising star best known for Never Have I Ever.

7 - 8 p.m.
River Town Saints, whose country music hits include A Little Bit Goes A Long Way, Cherry Bomb, She Got That and more will close out the show! 8:30 - 10 p.m.

Cowapolooza Kids 

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Fun for both the young and young at heart! Enjoy free activities including:

  • busker shows at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • face painters
  • balloon artist
  • inflatables
  • outdoor games
  • and more!

Cowapolooza Rocks

Cowapolooza Rocks Lineup - Saturday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Artist Schedule
Bueller - hits from the 90’s and 2000’s. 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Kasador - Kingston-based rock trio 7 - 8 p.m.
Sloan - The Juno award winning band is best known for hits including The Good in Everyone, Money City Maniacs, The Rest of My Life 8:30 - 10 p.m.

Cowapolooza Rocks presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

Food, Beverage and Marketplace Vendors 

Grab a bite to eat or shop in the marketplace from one the many on-site vendors. You can also grab a seat in our beverage garden, with a main stage view. 

Food Vendors 
Bring your appetite and enjoy some delicious bites from our food vendors!

ATM on-site. Credit and/or debit may be accepted by vendors. 

We are no longer accepting food vendor applications for this event, as we are at the space capacity. Please visit to apply to be a food vendor at this event! 

Beverage Garden 
Brought to you by the Woodstock Lion's Club, the beverage garden will offer thirst quenching favourites, while you enjoy live music with a main stage view.  

*Cash, debit and credit available

Marketplace Vendors

Apply to be a Marketplace Vendor

Support local by visiting the marketplace area!

ATM on-site. Credit and/or debit may be accepted by vendors. 

*Vendors are subject to change 

Parking Options / Event Shuttle Bus

The City of Woodstock is offering a free shuttle bus both Friday and Saturday! Also, free parking is available at many of the large parking lots surrounding Southside Park. 

Event Shuttle Bus/Parking Locations
*Southside Park, past the dry bridge, will be closed to vehicular traffic from Aug. 12 - Aug. 18 for event set-up. 

Event Shuttle Bus 

Friday, Aug. 16 & Saturday, Aug. 17 from 4 p.m. - midnight 

Park for free at the Civic Centre Arena, located at 895 Nellis St., Woodstock, and hop on the FREE shuttle bus to Southside Park. Buses will depart the Civic Centre every 15 minutes. 

The shuttle will also stop on Wellington St. South, at the existing bus stops, between Dundas St. and Peel St. for those looking to park in a Downtown parking lots

NOTE: City Bus Route #7 will also be in service to Southside Park at :08 and :38 past the hour, until 10 p.m. (regular transit fares apply)

Parking Locations Include: 

  • Accessible Parking in Southside Park, 192 Old Wellington St S. near the main washroom facilities.
  • Parking on nearby streets & limited parking in Southside Park, 192 Old Wellington St S.
  • Reeves Community Complex, 369, 375 & 381 Finkle St.
  • Jack Dunn Memorial Parking, 347 Finkle St.
  • College Avenue Secondary School, 700 College Ave
  • St. Mary's Catholic High School, 431 Juliana Dr.  

Cowapolooza FAQ's

Is this a free concert?

Yes, Cowapolooza is a free event. There is no tickets or admission needed to enjoy the music or activities. Vendors will also be on-site with food and merchandise available to purchase. 

Can I bring my own lawn chair

Yes, you are welcome to bring a lawn chair.

Is the venue pet friendly?

Yes, you can bring your furry friends, as long as the animal is on a leash. However, the event is very popular and the live music can be loud so consider your pet's comfort in those environments.

Is this event all ages?

Yes, all ages are welcome to enjoy everything Cowapolooza has to offer! Families won't want to miss Cowapolooza Kids Saturday afternoon.

Is there a beverage garden?

Yes, there is a beverage garden area on-site. Cash, debit and credit will be accepted. This will be the only location alcohol is permitted.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

NO, please do not bring any alcoholic drinks with you on-site. There will be security, police, auxiliary and staff monitoring the event space.

What if there is inclement weather?

We carefully monitor the weather leading up to each event. Cancellation announcements will be posted on this webpage, as well as on all City of Woodstock social media outlets.

Where can I park?

You can find information about our parking options and free event shuttle, which operates Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight above. 

I have dietary requirements, can you accommodate me?

There are a variety of food vendors on-site. Please check each vendor's menu to see if they offer items that fit your needs. You can also bring your own food to the venue.

Where can I find an event schedule?

All up-to-date event information can be found on this webpage,


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Phone: 519-539-1291
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