The Rosé Picnic: Covid-19 Response

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date June 1, 2020
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Dear Patrons of The Rosé Picnic,

First and foremost, we owe you, our loyal picnic patrons, an apology for the delay in communicating the fate of The Rosé Picnic. We respect that you have been patient with us and for that we cannot thank you enough.

In light of the City of Toronto’s announcement with respect to events and festivals being cancelled until August 31st this summer, the 4th edition of The Rosé Picnic originally scheduled to take place this July at Fort York will be postponed until Friday July 23rd and Saturday July 24th, 2021 at Fort York. We will be providing regular updates to all ticket holders by email with additional information regarding ticket options for 2021.

The health and well-being of the community, our picnic patrons, our partners, and our staff is greatly important to us. The facts are clear, the impact of COVID-19 puts everyone at risk this summer, both by producing or attending larger-scale consumer events, festivals, and concerts.

To our loyal and lovely lovers of rosé and everything pink, your support throughout these challenging times is deeply appreciated. Our Picnic planning for 2021 is already being worked on, artists are being confirmed, and our team is dedicated to making The Rosé Picnic 2021 the best one yet! As ticket holders, you will have multiple options to choose from as we move ahead with our planning:

  • All GA and VIP tickets that have been purchased to date (June 1, 2020) will be honoured at Fort York next summer on either Friday July 23 or Saturday July 24, 2021.
  • All 2020 GA ticket holders will be upgraded to a VIP experience for 2021: access to VIP entrance, all access pass, and a complimentary glass of wine redeemable at your entry gate.
  • We will be confirming headlining acts for both days and ticket holders that purchased tickets prior to May 1, 2020 will have an exclusive window to choose their preferred day to attend in 2021.
  • Ticket holders that purchased their tickets prior to May 1, 2020 will receive a complimentary “Rosélicious” Welcome Package on either Friday July 23rd or Saturday July 24th, 2021 upon entry. If you choose not to accept your upgraded VIP experience for 2021, please reach out to us at to begin a refund process. Please note that refunds will take 3-4 weeks to process and we are not accepting refund applications submitted after Sunday June 7th at 11:59 PM EST.

We are so grateful for our fan base that we have built in just three short years. To show our appreciation for you, we will also be hosting Canada’s first ever virtual Picnic on Saturday, July 11th 2020. “The Virtual Rosé Picnic” will happen live and all ticket holders that purchased their tickets prior to May 1, 2020 will be granted free access to The Virtual Rosé Picnic (in addition to the 2021 perks listed above).

For more information and a full breakdown of our 2020 Virtual Picnic, please visit us at and check in with us on our social media channels where we will be providing regular updates as well as sharing information about our exciting 2021 The Rosé Picnic plans!

Lastly, to our fans and sponsors, we would like to say THANK YOU for your patience and understanding at this time. We remain hopeful for better days ahead.

Until then, stay healthy, stay happy, and stay PINK!

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If The Rosé Picnic is cancelled or postponed, The Rosé Picnic may, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall have the right to: (i) issue a full/partial refund; (ii) not issue any refunds; (iii) reschedule the event; or (iv) provide a comparable ‘make good’ option. The decision of The Rosé Picnic in such event shall be deemed final and binding. You have the sole responsibility of verifying if the event is cancelled or postponed. If the event is cancelled or postponed, The Rosé Picnic will take reasonable steps to inform you, including by posting updates through this website . The Rosé Picnic, shall in no event be held liable for any damage and/or expense incurred by you as a result of the event being cancelled or postponed. The tickets purchased for The Rosé Picnic are for the Picnic and not for the performances and/or concerts taking place within the event. All Picnic performers, including headliners, are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice. No exchange or refund will be issued if a Picnic performer is changed or if such performance is cancelled, rescheduled or delayed and The Rosé Picnic shall in no event be held liable for any damage and/or expense incurred by you as a result of such change, cancellation, rescheduling or delay. The Rosé Picnic is a ‘rain or shine’ event.

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