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Grouplove, Portugal. The Man, STRFKR, Bun B, Wild Child, Run DMT, Zeale

COOL RIVER RANCH ­ 601 DUPUY RANCH ROAD, MARTINDALE, TX 78655

DRIVING

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: North 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

Parking on site at Cool River Ranch is $10 per car. Cash only.

 GROUPLOVE
GROUPLOVE
PORTUGAL.THE MAN
PORTUGAL.THE MAN
STRFKR
STRFKR
BUN B
BUN B
WILD CHILD
WILD CHILD
RUN DMT
RUN DMT
ZEALE
ZEALE
WHISKEY SHIVERS
WHISKEY SHIVERS
ISHI
ISHI
Roger Sellers
Roger Sellers
Henry+The Invisibles
Henry+The Invisibles
SPEAK and More!!!
SPEAK and More!!!
Grande Comm Stage Do512 Stage
11:00 - 11:45 GAMMA
11:45 - 12:30 Battle of the Bands Winner
12:30 - 1:15 Speak
1:15 - 2:00 Ishi
2:00 - 2:45 Whiskey Shivers
2:50 - 3:35 Roger Sellers
3:40 - 4:25 Henry + The Invisibles
4:30 - 5:15 Wild Child
5:20 - 6:05 Zeale
6:10 - 6:55 STRFKR
7:00 - 7:45 Run DMT
7:50 - 8:50 Portugal The Man
8:55 - 9:40 Bun B
9:45 - 10:45 Grouplove

FLOAT FEST IS ALL ABOUT COMBINING LIVE MUSIC AND FLOATING THE RIVER.

The San Marcos River has several tubing companies to choose from including Don’s Fish Camp andCool River Ranch. Shuttles will be available to shuttle people to the festival grounds from each of these locations. Float the river then stick around for some great music!

WHAT TO BRING

  • 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

  • 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, except for factory­sealed water bottles
  • 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.
Sponsors
Bud Light
Grande Communications
Tequila 512
Tricity
101x
HEB
96 MIx
Don's
do512
deep eddy
beatbox
skydive
Four Hands Home
einstein
eye in the sky
365
Art + Work
study
embassy
yelp
3D Robotics
rowdy
Vendors and Volunteers

Float Fest is accepting applications for vendors and volunteers for 2014. Please email vendors@floatfest.net.

Snowie
Black's Barbecue
Amy's Ice Creams
wahoos
shortbus
stoneys
best wurst
rock



SHUTTLES NOW AVAILABLE!!

Go here for passes

Skyline Party Bus Company is providing the shuttles for Float Fest 2014!!

Two pick-up locations:

Austin - 9300 South Interstate 35 (Walmart Parking Lot off of Slaughter and 35) Pick up time - 9:00am

San Marcos - 1150 River Ridge Parkway (The Grove Apartments) Pick up time 11:00am

Shuttle Passes - $10 round trip

Shuttles will be leaving the concert after 11pm.

THERE WILL ONLY BE THE AMOUNT OF SHUTTLE PRE-SOLD AT THE PICKUP. IF YOU DON'T PRE-BUY YOUR SHUTTLE TICKET THERE IS NO GUARANTIED SPOT FOR YOU ON SHUTTLES AT PICKUP.
Disclaimer: All questions should be directed to Skyline Bus Co at 512-353-5566.


How It Works

  • Buy your pre sale ticket! Buy early to avoid lines and pay less! Click here
  • Buy VIP and upgrade ticket packages here!
  • Parking on site at Cool River Ranch is $10 cash-only.
  • Buy your tubing ticket early and avoid lines! click here
  • Cool River Ranch and Don's Fish Camp open at 9am for tubing. click here
  • Concert gates at Cool River Ranch open at 11am and ends at 11pm. click here
  • Don's Fish Camp has parking as well. You may park at Don's and come to Cool River Ranch across the river!
  • We encourage shuttles to the event. Here is a list of shuttle locations: click here
  • Float Fest will have some of the best local food and drink vendors on site! Check out the food and bar village page here!
Float Fest - Tank
Float Fest - Tank $25
  • Camping available Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31 (Check out by 12pm Monday September 1)
  • Gates for camping opens at 10am on Saturday August 30.
  • Gates are locked at 12am every night.
  • No entry or exit after 12am.
  • 24 hour security provided in camping area.
  • First-come first-served. No reservations.
  • Primitive camping only!
  • Porta potties and water available.
  • No hook-ups/no electricity!
  • No campfires or outside fires allowed!
  • Camping and Concert - 1 Night - $60 click here
  • Camping and Concert - 2 Nights - $70 click here
  • Sunday Camping, Concert, and Tubing - $75 click here
  • Two Day Camping, Concert, and Tubing Pass - $85 click here
  • Don's Fish Camp Tubing and Concert - $45 click here
  • Cool River Ranch Tubing and Concert - $45 click here
  • LINK

FAQ

Float Fest huh? So how does it work?

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 from either Cool River Ranch or Don’s Fish Camp, you head over to the venue to enjoy the music! We recommend you float early!

Can I bring my own tube? And if I bring my own tube, do I still have to pay to float?

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.

I’m floating from Don’s Fish Camp, where do I park when I show up in the morning?

You’ll want to park at Don’s Fish Camp when you arrive and then move after you float.

If I want to float from Don’s Fish Camp, how easy will it be to get from there to the concert at Cool River Ranch after I’m done tubing?

Super easy! If you didn’t want to move your car, shuttles will be available to take you to the show. Otherwise, hop back in your car and drive just across the river to Cool River Ranch. Don’t worry, you’ll only have to pay for parking once!

Can I bring my own drinks for the river?

Of course! However, you’ll have to leave whatever you have left in your car before entering the festival grounds for the concert.

Sure, this whole thing sounds amazing, but what are you doing to keep the river clean?

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. In addition, we’ve partnered with The Meadows Center at Texas State who will be providing volunteers to assist in the cleanup as well. Also, both Cool River Ranch and Don’s Fish Camp do 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!

But I don’t really want to float, you’re not going to make me are you?

No, of course not! You can buy a Concert Only ticket and simply come to enjoy the show.

What time does the show start?

Live music starts at 11:30 am, but we’ll have a DJ kicking off the party starting at 11 AM.

So camping, what’s that all about?

Camping passes allow you to sleep at the venue on both Saturday and Sunday. You’ll want to stay Saturday 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 Sunday so you can party all day and not have to worry about how you’re getting home. Bottom line is, you’ll want to camp!

So what should I be prepared for if I 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 August!). 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.

If I’m sharing a tent with a friend, can I only buy one camping pass?

No, you’ll need to buy one for each person that will be staying the night.

Can I bring a grill or bbq cooker?

Yes, grills are allowed. Just no open fires

Does my child have to buy a ticket?

Kids under 10 are free.

Are showers available?

No showers are available on site.

How big are the campsites?

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!

Can I park my car next to my tent?

There will be no cars allowed inside the camping area. You can park your car very close to the campsite though. The parking field and camping site are very close to each other. See our site map for more information.

Can I bring food and drinks inside the campgrounds?

Yes, you can bring some food and beverages including alcohol inside the campgrounds.

Can I leave the campground at night?

No. campgrounds will close at 12am and you may not exit and return. 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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