You’ve got your tickets to the 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival!
You’ve voted for the 2015 Golden Kitty Award!
You’ve snapped a picture of Blue Beard and submitted it to “See Your Cat on the Big Screen!”
You’ve created a one of a kind costume for the Cat Costume Contest—and yes you look exactly like your cat “Kitty Perry”!
It’s a week before the festival! Now what?
Countdown to Internet Cat Video Festival 2015
In just days the Walker Art Center will take over St. Paul’s CHS Field and become a haven for cat lovers!
To help communicate the full range of fun and delight we have planned for you, and, more importantly, to help you plan for the event, we have compiled this guide that will hopefully answer your questions and make your 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival your most fun and memorable yet!
Tickets! Tickets! Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets are on sale here!
All seats are general admission. And hold on to your ticket stub – it gets you FREE admission to the Walker Art Center (a $14 value). Will call will be at the CHS Field box office adjacent to the main entrance starting at 6:30 pm.
Can I bring my cat?
No. Please leave all pets at home including cats and dogs. Due to the venue’s rules, animals are not allowed at this event with the exception of service animals.
What time do the videos start?
The actual cat videos will start at dusk (approximately 8:30 pm).
What happens before the videos?
We encourage you to come early to check out the cat video festival artists, community partners and sponsors! We’ve got a bunch of fun and quirky cat-tivities planned especially for you!
Live painting by Yuya Negishi
Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
We Have Cats Roaming Improv
The Animal Humane Society
Saintly City Cat Club
The Cafe’ Meow
And much more!
Will the Internet Cat Video Festival be ADA accessible?
The event will be ASL interpreted, and wheelchair-accessible seating is available. We also have an area that will be roped off for ADA access. For more information about accessibility, call 612.375.7564 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Folding chairs are available for those joining friends/family with wheelchairs on the concourse level of the stadium. The ASL viewing area will be directly in front of the stage on the field.
Where will I sit?
The festival is general seating. You may have heard that it was super packed in the past – this year is no exception; we expect 10,000 guests at this year’s festival. But no worries, there is room enough for everyone! Take a seat in the stands or find your place on a blanket in the field.
CHS Field is big enough for everybody, and the act of watching cat videos together will make you feel that much closer to your neighbors, literally and emotionally.
How do I get to CHS Field?
CHS Field is conveniently located off of I-94 and Highway 52 at 360 Broadway Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.
Plan ahead! Consider biking, walking or taking public transit to Catvidfest.
Bike – The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition is planning a ride to CHS Field from Gold Medal Park in downtown Minneapolis! What better way to see the festival than biking with a cackle of cat lovers! Check out this link—Group Ride to Internet Cat Video Festival Facebook Invite—for more information.
There are also NiceRide stations’s all over downtown St. Paul!
Bus / Light rail – The Metro Transit Light Rail (Green Line) drops off right at Union Depot. Walk two blocks and you are at CHS Field.
Walk – It’s going to be a lovely evening. Stretch those legs!
- No reserved seating is available; all space is first-come, first-served.
- No lawn chairs, as they makes sightlines difficult for your new friends behind you.
- No shade is available on the field, so bring proper sun protection.
- Have fun!
Food & Drink
- No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.
- No outside food or beverages are allowed, but there will be plenty of choices from CHS Field vendors during the festival.
- CHS has ballpark fare: pizza, burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, cheese curds, sandwiches, fries, etc. Concession stands are located all around the concourse.
What if it rains?
We hope it doesn’t! But in case of severe weather, this event will be held Tuesday, August 25, and your original tickets will be honored.
We are just so happy you are joining us for the 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival! It’s going to be a fun and fantastic feline feista!