July 23-24, 2022
Gonzales, TX
Coca Cola Float Fest
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The Ranch

The land sits near the Battle of Gonzales, in which Texas notably gained its independence from Mexico.” to this “The land sits near the historic site where the Battle of Gonzales took place.

Surrounded by the Guadalupe River, the ranch offers a beautiful, private spread for our ‘Float Fanatics’ to experience a weekend full of activities and memories. It’s the best place to relax, float and celebrate the rich history and “birthplace of Texas”.

Come and Float It

Location & Maps

Address

1 CR 197,
GONZALES, TX 78629

Coming from Austin

  • 183 South
  • Pass I-10
  • 16 miles and venue is on left side of 183

Coming from San Antonio

  • I-10 East
  • South at 183
  • 14 miles on left side of 183

Coming from Houston

  • I-10 west to Gonzales exits

FAQs

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 on the Guadalupe River, you head over to the concert to enjoy the music! We recommend you float early!
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. We will have cases of beer and ice for sale in our general store so bring your cooler and stock up at the ranch!
CAN I PARK MY CAR NEXT TO MY TENT?
Yes, please see our camping page and parking page for more information. You will need a camping pass to park your car by your tent.
SO CAMPING, WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT?
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!
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.
ARE RESTROOMS AVAILABLE?
Of course, available to all campers 24hrs a day.
BUT I DON’T REALLY WANT TO FLOAT, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE ME ARE YOU?
No, of course not! Tubing is first come first serve. Feel free to just come enjoy the shows!
CAN I BRING FOOD AND DRINKS INSIDE THE CAMPGROUNDS?
Yes, you can bring some food and beverages including alcohol inside the campgrounds.
WHAT ARE THE PROHIBITED OR BANNED ITEMS?
  • NO Weapons of any Kind (Including Firearms, Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, etc).
  • NO fireworks
  • NO open fires
  • NO full-size propane pits of any kind, small camping stones ok
  • NO glass of any kind
  • NO glass lighting
  • NO large sound systems – respect your neighbors in the campgrounds
  • NO gas-powered generators
  • NO bicycles, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles (including, but not limited to: golf carts, ATVs, motor scooters, powered skateboards).
  • NO Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
  • NO box trucks or buses or trailers (a camping trailer is OK, but it is considered an RV which requires an RV pass).
  • NO handing out promo items such as stickers or flyers
  • NO Markers, Pens, or Spray Paint
  • NO logo wrapped canopy tents or branded vehicles
  • NO lasers or pointer devices
  • NO tanks of compressed air, helium, nitrous, etc.
  • NO Illegal Substances
  • NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
  • NO Unsealed Over the Counter Medications or Vitamins
  • NO Vicks Inhaler, VapoInhalers
  • NO Animals (except service animals)
  • NO Massagers
  • NO Laser Pointers
  • NO Pacifiers
  • NO Gas Masks
  • NO Native American Headdresses
  • NO Glass, Cans, Cups, or Coolers. Cans, cups, and coolers (allowed in the campgrounds only)
  • NO Open Containers
  • NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
  • NO Stuffed Animals or Dolls
  • NO Tents, Umbrellas, Hammocks, or Chairs (except in authorized camping areas)
  • NO Hydration Backpacks that contain non-removable and/or opaque bladders, which impede inspection of contents.
  • NO Backpacks, Purses, or Bags larger than 12″ x 12″ (except in campgrounds)
  • NO Multi-Pocket Bags (except in campgrounds)
  • NO Luggage (except in campgrounds)
  • NO Unsealed Cigarette Packs.
  • NO Pre-Filled Refillable Vape Devices (Chambers must arrive empty).
  • NO Unsealed Tampons, Liquid Makeup, Aerosol Sunscreen or unsealed toiletry items (allowed in campgrounds only)
  • NO Outside Food, Beverages, or Candy, (except in campgrounds)
  • NO Musical Instruments (including Whistles, etc).
  • NO Tactical Gear, Walkie Talkies, etc.
  • NO Fireworks, Flammable Products, Projectiles, or Explosives.
  • NO Chinese Lanterns.
  • NO Professional Recording Equipment – Photo, Video, or Audio (Including Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms, Monopods, Go-Pro Sticks, etc).
  • NO Vending Without Permit.
  • NO Totems which contain metal or wooden pieces, sharpened elements, or are capable of being pounded into the ground or hurting others. Totems and flags without these pieces are deemed safe and adhering to these guidelines will be allowed.
  • NO Items deemed as posing a threat to the safe enjoyment of the concert by management.
CAN I BRING A GRILL OR BBQ COOKER?
Yes, grills are allowed. Just no open fires.
SURE, THIS WHOLE THING SOUNDS AMAZING, BUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO KEEP THE RIVER CLEAN?
Well first of all, we love the Guadalupe 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. Together we can make this both a fun and an environmentally responsible event!
WHAT TIME DOES THE SHOW START?
Live music starts at 2pm!
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 July!). There won’t be running water, but we will be providing porta potties for when nature calls. We will provide showers for $5 per shower per person and water stations to fill up your water bottle for free! You’ll need to bring a tent, a sleeping bag, and rations to get you through the night. We will have a general store on site as well with beer, ice, drinks, snacks, sundries, and more.
DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BUY A TICKET?
Kids under 10 are free.
HOW BIG ARE THE CAMPSITES?
Campsites are 20×20 and are first come first serve.
ARE RV’S ALLOWED?
Please see our RV packages page for more info.
CAN I LEAVE THE CAMPGROUND AT NIGHT?
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!

General Store

LOCATED AT THE HUB OF THE FESTIVAL SITE, FLOAT FEST GENERAL STORE WILL HAVE ALL YOUR CONVENIENCE NEEDS IN ONE PLACE. BEER, ICE, COLD DRINKS, SNACKS, AND MORE! CHECK OUT OUR MENU FOR MORE!

Beverages

BEER AND SELTZER
COCA-COLA PRODUCTS
GLACEAU SMARTWATER
TOPO CHICO SPARKLING MINERAL WATER
MONSTER ENERGY DRINKS
POWERADE
JUICES
COLD COFFEE DRINKS
ICE

Snacks

ASSORTED CHIPS
FRUIT SNACK
CLIFF BAR
BANANAS
JERKY
POPCORN
CANDY
COOKIES
RICE KRISPIES
BLOW POPS
GUM
NUTS
TRAILMIX

Supplies

SUNSCREEN
EARPLUGS
BANDANAS
LIGHTERS
WET WIPES
PAPER TOWELS
CAMEL CRUSH
MARLBORO LIGHT
AMERICAN SPIRIT

Self Care

ADVIL
TUMS
DEOD0RANT
TAMPONS
CHAPSTICK
TISSUES
EYE DROPS
BAND-AIDS
EMERGENCY
HAND SANITIZER
ALLERGY RELIEF
SOAP
TOOTHBRUSH
TOOTHPASTE
LOTION

Items subject to change based on availability.

Prohibited Items

Safety is our priority.

Vehicle searches will be conducted upon entry to the festival grounds, please plan accordingly.

All bags will be searched upon entry to the concert grounds. Items subject to change without notice.

• NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND – Including Firearms, Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, etc. These items will be confiscated via Local Authorities and Police.
• NO fireworks, open fires, flammable products, projectiles, or explosives
• NO full-size propane pits of any kind, small camping stones ok
• NO glass of any kind, including glass lighting
• NO large sound systems – respect your neighbors in the campgrounds!
• NO gas-powered generators
• NO bicycles, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles (including, but not limited to: golf carts, ATVs, motor scooters, powered skateboards).
• NO Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
• NO box trucks or buses or trailers (a camping trailer is OK, but it is considered an RV which requires an RV pass).
• NO Markers, Pens, or Spray Paint
• NO logo wrapped canopy tents or branded vehicles
• NO lasers or pointer devices
• NO tanks of compressed air, helium, nitrous, etc.
• NO Illegal Substances, Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
• NO Unsealed Over the Counter Medications or Vitamins
• NO Vicks Inhaler, VapoInhalers, Pacifiers
• NO Animals (except service animals)
• NO Massagers
• NO Gas Masks
• NO Native American Headdresses
• NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
• NO Stuffed Animals or Dolls
• NO Tents, Umbrellas, Hammocks, or Chairs (except in authorized camping areas)
• NO Hydration Backpacks that contain non-removable and/or opaque bladders, which impede inspection of contents.
• NO Backpacks, Purses, or Bags larger than 12″ x 12″, must be clear (except in campgrounds).
• NO Backpacks, Purses, or Bags larger than 12″ x 12″, must be clear (except in campgrounds).
• NO Multi-Pocket Bags (except in campgrounds)
• NO Luggage (except in campgrounds)
• NO Unsealed Cigarette Packs or Pre-Filled Refillable Vape Devices (Chambers must arrive empty).
• NO Unsealed Tampons, Liquid Makeup, Aerosol Sunscreen or unsealed toiletry items (allowed in campgrounds only)
• NO Musical Instruments (including Whistles, etc).
• NO Tactical Gear, Walkie Talkies, etc.
• NO Chinese Lanterns.
• NO Professional Recording Equipment – Photo, Video, or Audio (Including Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms, Monopods, Go-Pro Sticks, etc).
• NO Totems which contain metal or wooden pieces, sharpened elements, or are capable of being pounded into the ground or hurting others. Totems and flags without these pieces are deemed safe and adhering to these guidelines will be allowed.
NO Items deemed as posing a threat to the safe enjoyment of the concert by management.

Medical

  • 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.
  • Accidents can happen anywhere at any time, so please be prepared. We want you to be safe!