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Float Fest 2017 is Ready to Rock Your World in San Marcos

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For the fourth year in a row, Float Fest is gearing up to make a splash in San Marcos the weekend of July 22 & 23. Cool River Ranch will once again host this two-day Texas Hill Country festival on its 220 acres in Martindale, combining the opportunity to hear some fantastic live music with that treasured Texas summer pastime of floating on a river—the San Marcos River to be exact. Together, they create the definitive summer festival experience.

Float Fest 2017 is Ready to Rock Your World in San Marcos

Photo: Facebook/FLOAT FEST

As of June 7, general admission weekend passes are $109 but will rise on the opening day of the festival (July 22). For those wanting a splashier experience, VIP weekend passes are still available and going at a rate of $299 until the festival’s opening day when that price jumps to $349. These include all-day complimentary water and non-alcoholic beverages, tubing for two days, weekend camping, complimentary massages, luxury AC lounge, front stage viewing area for both stages, side stage elevated viewing deck, the ability to skip the line for tubing, upgraded bathroom and shower experiences, food truck, and bar area. All tickets are available online and can be purchased at the link provided here.

Float Fest 2017 is Ready to Rock Your World in San Marcos

Photo: Facebook/FLOAT FEST

Shuttle service is available from San Antonio, Austin, and San Marcos. Campgrounds open on Friday, July 21, at 2 p.m. and again on Saturday, July 22, at 9 a.m. Camping spots are on a first-come-first-served basis. Parking prices range from $30 for early camping entry to $20 for the weekend or $10 for day parking. Party-goers are anticipated for this event, as it’s all about fun in the sun, live music and dancing, and drinks. To keep the area clean and to protect the San Marcos River, Float Fest 2017 fans will be both encouraged and expected to remove their trash, and volunteers will be available to garner any garbage bags that might be in need of a dumpster or trash can to call home.

Float Fest 2017 is Ready to Rock Your World in San Marcos
Photo: Facebook/FLOAT FEST

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