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    • Author Tourism London
    • Date November 7, 2023
  • A wildly popular event, the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival (GOCF), announced today that it is doubling down on the laughter and good times by increasing its comedy and entertainment festival from four cities to eight in 2024, naming London, Ontario as a new expansion site. Delivering a one-of-a-kind experience, GOCF will take over Harris Park from July 19-21, 2024.

    Reflecting on the journey of the festival, Brennan McFaul, Vice President of Nashville based Trixstar Entertainment said, “GOCF began in Summer 2021 during what was a very challenging time for all of us. People needed to laugh, people needed support, people needed to work, people needed a distraction and people needed to be together. We are so grateful that we were able to give people those things in 2021 in one market, growing to two markets in 2022, then four markets in 2023, and now in eight markets all across Canada and into the U.S. in 2024.” McFaul adds, “we have listened intently to the feedback from all of the community stakeholders over the last few years and we are so excited to share the festival's evolution with everyone, especially the fans!”

    Committed to creating a festival environment in which everyone feels welcome, GOCF, produced by Trixstar LIVE, has raised and donated over $350,000 to local charities across Canada to date while they continue to strive towards creating a diverse, inclusive and safe experience that celebrates and features all forms of performance comedy, from local emerging acts to superstars. The festival pledges to continually evolve their robust green event practices year over year, making certain that they leave nothing but laughter in their wake, while also improving accessibility efforts to ensure everyone has access to the same festival experience. With a vision of creating impactful events that make a difference in each community the festival visits, Trixstar LIVE works to give back and connect in every market they exist. Creating events with purpose and experiences that create change.


    EDMONTON, AB – Kinsmen Park – July 12-14
    WINNIPEG, MB – Assiniboine Park – July 19-21
    LONDON, ON – Harris Park – July 19-21
    OTTAWA, ON – LeBreton Flats – August 9-11
    HALIFAX, NS – Garrison Grounds – August 9-11
    CALGARY, AB – Prince’s Island Park – August 23-25
    SPOKANE, WA – ONE Spokane Stadium – August 23-25
    VANCOUVER, BC – Stanley Park – September 13-15 (Dates Tentative)

    For more information, ticket on sale announcements and additional festival details including lineups, please visit www.GreatOutdoorsComedyFestival.com.

    Media Contacts

    Red Umbrella P.R.

    Natalie Wakabayashi
    Director, Culture & Entertainment Tourism, Tourism London
    226.926.0134 | nwakabayashi@londontourism.ca

    About the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival

    GOCF is an inclusive and safe experience that celebrates and features all forms of performance comedy, from locals to superstars; all while supporting the communities and beautiful parks we visit through donations and the power of laughter.


    About Trixstar LIVE

    Trixstar LIVE is a 360º, event management, consultation, marketing and operations firm that activates both city and rural markets across North America with festivals, concerts, celebrity experiences, brand activations and keynote speaker engagements. Creating impactful experiences that make a difference in people’s lives and in the community, Trixstar LIVE is committed to strengthening the communities we’re lucky enough to live, work, listen and laugh in.


    About Tourism London

    Tourism London, the city’s destination marketing organization since 1996, is a trailblazer in developing real experiences, promoting its vibrant and diverse visitor destination and attracting and hosting people with warm, genuine hospitality. We enhance the reputation of our city and grow the resilience of our sustainable tourism ecosystem by driving tourism visits and spending, collaborating with industry partners and enriching our community.

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