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Lineup

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Schedule

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Floating

Float

How does this thing work? It’s EASY! The gates at Cool River Ranch open at 8am to all tubers on Saturday and Sunday. Once you show up you will be pointed towards the box office where you can redeem your tubing passes, camping passes, and concert tickets. If you are camping you can check in to your campsite starting on Friday at 2pm-11pm. See our Tubing and Camping page for more information on camping. Once you get your wristbands we will have a large tent and tubing staging area near the box office that tubers will wait for the shuttles. Once your turn arrives to hop on the shuttle, the shuttle will take you a few miles up river and drop you off at our river drop in location. Then, you FLOAT about 2 1/2 miles back to Cool River Ranch. The FLOAT takes about 2.5-4 hours so come prepared! Once you arrive at Cool River Ranch river exit you will be directed up the hill to the concert gates! Feel free to go back to your car and change or whatever you need to do before you come party at the concert. Easy Peazy!

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Buy tickets

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How it works

  • Buy your pre sale ticket HERE! Buy early to avoid lines and pay less!
  • Buy VIP and upgrade ticket packages HERE!
  • Parking on site at Cool River Ranch is $10 Per Day – cash only.
  • Cool River Ranch open for tubing at 8am Saturday and Sunday.
  • Concert gates at Cool River Ranch open 2pm-1am Saturday and 2pm-11pm Sunday.
  • Float Fest will have some of the best local food and drink vendors on site!
  • Free camping is included in all tickets!
  • Check out our Tubing and Camping Info page for more detailed information.
  • Single tubing packages are available here
  • Camping parking is $20 for Saturday arrival and $30 for Friday arrival.
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Shuttles

$35 round trip from Austin & San Antonio

$15 round trip from San Marcos

Pick Up Locations

DOWNTOWN SAN MARCOS, TX – SCHOOL BUSES
SAN MARCOS 2 H-E-B GROCERY, 200 W. HOPKINS, 78666
$15 DAILY $25 2-DAY
DOWNTOWN AUSTIN, TX – AIR CONDITIONED MOTOR COACHES
WHOLE FOODS PARKING LOT, 525 N. LAMAR BLVD, 78703
$35 DAILY $60 2- DAY
SAN ANTONIO, TX – AIR CONDITIONED MOTOR COACHES
SOUTH FLORES MARKET H-E-B GROCERY, 516 S. FLORES, 78204
$35 DAILY $60 2- DAY
PATRONS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THEMSELVES TO AND FROM PICK UP LOCATIONS. THERE ARE BOTH PAID AND LIMITED FREE LOTS IN VERY CLOSE PROXIMITY TO PICKUPS.

Shuttle Service Times

TO THE PARTY:

BUSES WILL BE DEPARTING ON THE HOUR, EVERY HOUR STARTING AT 8AM WITH THE FINAL BUSES DEPARTURE TO THE EVENT AT 6PM. THE LAST SHUTTLE PICK-UP TO GO TO THE FESTIVAL WILL BE AT 6:00PM

THERE WILL BE NO SHUTTLE TRANSFERS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:00PM – 9:00PM EACH DAY. THEN BEGINNING AT 9:00PM BUSSES WILL BEGIN LINING UP AT THEIR DESIGNATED PICK-UP LOCATION AT THE FESTIVAL TO TAKE YOU BACK.

COMING HOME:

BUSES WILL STAGE STARTING AT 9PM AND LEAVE WHEN FULL, WITH THE FINAL BUS LEAVING NO LATER THAN 45 MINUTES POST FINAL ACT. YOU ARE GUARANTEED A SEAT EACH NIGHT UNTIL 45 MINUTES AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF FINAL ACT.

PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR DATE, AND FROM THERE YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO SELECT YOUR TIME TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO ROLLING YOU TO THE FLOAT.

ALL QUESTIONS PLEASE SEND TO TICKETS@BUSBANK.COM

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Cooler Tubes & Parking

  1. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING FOR DAY PASSES
  2. CAR CAMPING IS ALLOWED IN CAMPGROUNDS
  3. YOU MUST BUY A CAMPING PARKING PASS TO ENTER CAMPGROUNDS
  4. ALL GATES CLOSE EACH NIGHT 1 HOUR AFTER CONCERT ENDS
  5. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO BUY YOUR PARKING PASS IN ADVANCE TO SAVE TIME
  6. CASH ONLY ON SITE
  7. PARKING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
  8. EARLY CAMPING LOAD IN WILL BE FROM 9AM-12AM ON FRIDAY JULY 21ST - ALL GATES WILL CLOSE AT 12AM

Location

Cool River Ranch | 601 DUPuy ranch rd | Martindale, tx 78655

Location

Cool River Ranch | 601 DUPuy ranch rd | Martindale, tx 78655

Coming from Austin

South on I-35 to San Marcos
Head east at HWY 123 exit
First red light go left
Follow 621 to Scull Road and go left
Turn left into venue at the first curve

Coming from San Antonio

South on I-35 to San Marcos
Head east at HWY 123 exit
First red light go left
Follow 621 to Scull Road and go left
Turn left into venue at the first curve

Parking on site at cool river ranch is $10 per car

Cash only

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Vip experience

VIP Passes Include:

  1. All Day Complimentary Water and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  2. Air Conditioned Bathrooms with attendants
  3. Two Shower Passes for Campgrounds
  4. AC Lounge with comfy lounge seating
  5. Side Stage Elevated Viewing Deck on both stages
  6. Skip the line for tubing shuttles
  7. Front of stage viewing area on both stages
  8. Complementary Massages
  9. Tubing for two days
  10. Weekend Camping
  11. Rapid Entry
  12. Food Truck
  13. Free WIFI
  14. Bar
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Frigid Float Lounge

All new this year is our FRIGID FLOAT LOUNGE! For additional $30 with any ticket package you gain access to our Frigid Float Lounge that is pumped full of the coldest air possible! The lounge will have comfortable seating and wifi so you can get out of the sun and re-charge. The ranch gets down in the 70's at night so not to worry for all you campers out there. But when you get off the river and dance your booty off and break a sweat, we got you with some coooooold AC!!

Tubing and camping info

  • Tubing shuttles open at 8am and close at 6pm.
  • Tubing shuttles to tubing drop off end at 5pm (starting your tubing after 3pm is not recommended as the tubing trip is about 2.5-4 hours depending on river flow)
  • Tubing is first come first serve.
  • You will pick up your tubing wristband at the box office.
  • Cooler Tubes will be available to rent at the box office for $15 each. They will be available for purchase at the box office as well but it is HIGHLY recommended to buy them in advance.
  • You must have a tubing wristband to access tubing shuttles.
  •  We offer single day and two day tubing packages HERE.  Single day comes with one tube rental and shuttle ride. Additional tube rental/shuttle rides are $20 each and will be available at the festival box office.
  • There will be a large tent for shade at the tubing shuttle pick up near the box office. Gates for the concert open at 2pm.
  • You can bring your own tube but the price of the tube wristband comes with a tube rental and there are no discounts for bringing your own tube.
  • Camping available Friday July 21st from 9am-12am. Load in on Saturday July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd will begin at 12am.
  • Early Camping load in begins on Friday July 21st from 2-11pm.  Load in on Saturday July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd will begin at 11pm.
  • Camping passes are included in all tickets.
  • Camping spots are first come first serve
  • Ranch gates and camping gates are closed every night one hour after the concert.
  • No entry or exit after gates are locked each night.
  • 24 Hour security provided in campgrounds
  • No hooks up / No electricity
  • Bathrooms provided for campers
  • No campfires or outside fires allowed
  • Camping parking is $30 for Friday-Monday and $20 for Saturday-Monday.
  • You can park your car at your campsite or in our parking lot. You can pre-purchase your parking tickets with your concert tickets on our website HERE.
  • No Fireworks allowed at the ranch.  Violators will be asked to leave.
  • Showers will be available on site for $5 per shower per person.
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Maps

On site map

Directions

On site map

Large Site Map Schedule Site Map

Directions

Direction Map
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FAq

Do you float the river while listening to music? No. Those two activities happen separately. You float the river in the morning or afternoon, then when you’re done tubing at Cool River Ranch, you head over to the concert to enjoy the music! We recommend you float early!
Yes, you can bring your own tube, but you will still have to pay for a floating pass. This pass gets you on the shuttle, which will drop you off upstream so you can float back down to the concert.
Of course! However, you’ll have to leave whatever you have left in your car before entering the festival grounds for the concert.
Well first of all, we love the San Marcos River and are committed to leaving it in better condition than we found it. To that end, we’ve hired professionals to clean up whatever mess is left. Also, Don’s Fish Camp does weekly clean ups of the river and will also be assisting in the cleanup pre AND post event. Together we can make this both a fun and an environmentally responsible event!
No, of course not! Tubing is first come first serve. Feel free to just come enjoy the shows!
Live music starts at 2pm!
Camping passes allow you to sleep at the venue on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. You’ll want to stay each night so you can wake up early and hit the river to make sure you’re done floating before the music starts. You’ll want to stay every night so you can party all day and not have to worry about how you’re getting home. Check out will be Monday morning. Bottom line is, you’ll want to camp!
You should be prepared to camp outside under the stars. There won’t be electricity and for safety reasons you won’t be able to light a fire (but you shouldn’t need one to keep you warm on a Texas night in July!). There won’t be running water, but we will be providing porta potties for when nature calls. You’ll need to bring a tent, a sleeping bag, and rations to get you through the night. Parking is $30 for Friday-Monday or $20 for Saturday-Monday- cash only.
Yes, grills are allowed. Just no open fires
Of course, available to all campers 24hrs a day.
There is no specific size to each campsite. It’s first come first serve. There is plenty of room for your giant tent and all your friends!
Yes, you can park next to your tent. Parking for campers is $20.
See our site map for more RV spaces are $100 per vehicle. There are no electrical or water hookups provided.
Yes, you can bring some food and beverages including alcohol inside the campgrounds.
No. Campgrounds will close one hour after the concert ends each night and 12am on Friday and you may not exit and return after gates are locked. So be sure you bring everything you need!

Let us know if you have any other questions and we'll get them answered here!

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Vendors and volounteers

  • Float fest is accepting
  • applications for vendors
  • and volounteers for:
  • 2018
  • Intrested vendors, please email:
    vendors@floatfest.net
  • Prospective volounteers, please email:
    volunteers@floatfest.net
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General information

What to bring (inside concert gates)

  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas (small handheld style)
  • Softsided coolers (small size only, spprox. 10″L x 7″H
  • Baby Strollers
  • Portable/collapsible chair (individual units only; no”doublewide” connecting chairs)
  • Regular­size,unframed, backpacks
  • Empty CamelBak
  • Empty plastic or aluminum water bottle
  • Ice in soft­sided cooler or CamelBak (small sized cooler only; approx. 10″L x 7″W x 7″ H)
  • Binoculars
  • Personal camera equipment, i.e. digital cameras, point­&­click digital cameras or film cameras. No detachable lenses of any kind.

Health and Safety

Float Fest will have medical aid at the festival grounds in the designated areas. Please see our site map for first aid stations before arriving at the festival. We will also have directionals at the fest. Please take this very seriously. Accidents can happen anywhere at anytime. So please be prepared. We want you to be safe!

What not to bring (inside concert gates)

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Framed or large backpacks
  • Alcohol (alcohol is sold at the Festival, byob for the river float is allowed)
  • Glass containers
  • Food or beverages
  • Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles
  • Bicycles inside Festival grounds
  • Carts of any kind (including Red Wagons)
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • Fireworks
  • Explosives
  • Large umbrellas
  • Non­collapsible chairs
  • Hard­sided coolers
  • Tents
  • Pets (except service dogs)
  • Video equipment. No video recording will be allowed.
  • Professional still camera equipment. No professional zoom lenses, stands, tripods or commercial use rigs
  • Audio recording equipment endors allowed.

Health and Safety

Float Fest will have medical aid at the festival grounds in the designated areas. Please see our site map for first aid stations before arriving at the festival. We will also have directionals at the fest. Please take this very seriously. Accidents can happen anywhere at anytime. So please be prepared. We want you to be safe!
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Sponsors

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Food Vendors

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Contact

ARTIST BOOKING

Booking@FloatFest.net

VENDORS

Vendors@FloatFest.net

Sponsors

Sponsors@FloatFest.net

Ticket info

Info@FloatFest.net

Press

Press@FloatFest.net