Summer is the best time of the year for several reasons. Be it pool parties or music festivals; summer is the top time of the year for some splash, fun, and sun. Down in Texas, summers mean that residents and visitors find anything and everything to stay cool. To enjoy a day out, locals usually spend it at a pool or indulge in water sports to beat the heat. Concert organizers seized the opportunity to introduce a great way to spend a hot summer weekend.
The Float Fest happens at San Marcos in Texas, where some of the best artists perform. A wide array of music genres are covered at the festival. Concertgoers can listen to the live music played and cruise down the river with their choice of cold beverage in hand. The Float Fest has become a massive hit over the years, and residents and visitors use the opportunity to get some Texas sun without being burnt.
What To Expect At The Festival
The Festival offers visitors a chance to camp out at the huge Cool River Ranch. The tickets include the camping pass so that party goers can take their party late into the night. Some people prefer staying at a hotel, and the good news is that there are a few choice hotels that are close to the venue. Public transport runs to and from the site to famous places in the city.
You don’t have to worry about dealing with the massive crowds attending the festival. Unlike the big festivals around the world that are popular and entirely inconvenient for attending, this festival is perfect if you want something unique. However, don’t count on the fact that this hidden jewel of a festival will stay hidden for long. With the growing popularity of the festival, the organizers have been allowing room for an extra 20,000 people every year.
Going down in the record as the only music festival that is both outdoors and on the river with a facility to camp, Float Fest is a hidden gem, in music festival history. To be able to give down the river and enjoy music is a fantastic way to live the unique Texas life. Imagine tubing down the river listening to artists such as Snoop Dogg or Jay Z perform; that’s the kind of perfection that awaits party attendees.
Things To Know Ahead
If you are one of those people who cannot stand summers at all, then stay away from this festival. This festival is strictly for those who don’t mind a hot and wet blanket thrown over them. The heat is as expected it would be at a desert, but the river is the reprieve from the heat. You are definitely going to need a lot of sunscreens, and if you have sensitive skin, you are definitely going to be fried. The good news is there is a float just for people with sensitive skin called the Frigid Lounge which will give you some shade before you are ready to jump into the party again.
When dressing for the festival, don’t get too excited. Pack a very light bag when you head here and just bare basics. Perhaps all you need are swimmers or a bikini with enough of sunblock and you are good to go. A light sweater and some shorts for the cool night is perfect for evening wear too.