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Frequently Asked Questions
All times are approximate and are subject to change.
12:30PM — DOORS OPEN FOR VIP
1:00PM — DOORS OPEN
2:00PM — OPENING ACT WINNER
FAITHFUL TO ONE
2:30PM — TRIP LEE
3:25PM — BRITT NICOLE
4:35PM — RED
6:00PM — JEREMY CAMP
8:05PM — MERCYME
Fish Fest will wrap up around 9:30pm
They can be purchased at the door August 16. Cash and credit card accepted. Sorry, no checks!
Please note that a $2.00 per ticket service fee applies to all ticket purchases, except for cash sales at the door on August 16.Advanced (ended 8/15 at 5pm)
- Adult GA (ages 13+): $20
- Child GA (ages 6-12): $10
- VIP (ages 6+): $40 SOLD OUT
VIP includes seating in the VIP area (bring your own chair/blanket) and early entry!
- Group GA: N/A
- Adult GA (ages 13+): $30
- Child GA (ages 6-12): $15
- VIP: N/A
- Group GA: N/A
Ticket pre-sale ends Friday, August 15 at 5:00pm.
The VIP (SOLD OUT) section is directly in front of the stage (extending the length of the stage). VIP includes: Premium seating area in front of stage, early entry into Fish Fest, and a Fish Fest t-shirt.
Kids 5 and under are FREE. Children ages 6-12 require a child's ticket and children 13+ require an adult ticket for General Admission.
No. Ticket prices are lower than year's past and with a full day of music, you are getting a lot of bang for your buck.
Venue & Parking
Fish Fest will be held in Riverfront Park in Salem located at 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301.
Fish Fest starts at 2:30pm with doors opening at 1:00pm for General Admission. Doors open for VIP ticket holders at 12:30pm.
Re-entry will be allowed with hand-stamp only (obtain your hand stamp when you enter the event, or before you leave the gates)
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).
No. Pets will not be allowed in Fish Fest unless they are an ADA service animal.
Please don't bring the following:
- Outside food or drink
- Pets (except ADA service animals)
- Drugs or Alcohol
- Bikes or skateboards
No. Seating in all sections is on a first-come, first-served basis on the grass, so please arrive early for the best possible seats.
Both General Admission and VIP 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 will be allowed as not to block the view of other festival goers — so bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen!
The VIP (SOLD OUT) section is directly in front of the stage (extending the length of the stage) and is limited on the number of people who will be in that area, restricted to those holding VIP tickets for admittance/re-admittance.
The General Admission area includes the lawn/ground seating not fenced off for the VIP section.
Accommodations can be made for handicap seating in all ticket levels — please see a security team member the day of the show and they can assist you. Please be aware that the venue is a grass field.
Food & Drink
No. Outside food and drink will not be allowed inside Fish Fest. However, there will be plenty affordable and delicious dining options in the food court.
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.