FAQ

How much does it cost to register to the Great Lakes Surf Festival?
Our event day pass is $30. This pass will allow you to participate in numerous events on Saturday August 18th. By registering, you will receive a free GLSF T-shirt and our shaka Sticker. You will also be eligible to win free products, via raffle, including a new 2018 NAISH Paddleboard valued at $1,800.

Do I need to be present at the event to win raffle prizes?
Those that would like to register for the event but are unable to attend are still eligible to receive the free t-shirt, sticker, and be eligible to win the NAISH Paddleboard.

Where can I purchase tickets for GLSF?
Passes, camping reservations, and GLSF products are only available for purchase through our websites. No other websites or organizations are allowed to sell or resell these products. Unfortunately, we will not be able to honor any fraudulent passes or reservations that are not purchased through our website.

Are tickets refundable?
Registration to the GLSF is not refundable. Our stickers, hat, and poster are not exchangeable or refundable. Our t-shirts are exchangeable but you will incur all shipping charges. Due to this, we ask that you carefully select your products and sizing.

How much is beach camping and how big is the site?
The tent site is 18'x18' so that should accommodate a 4-person tent. The cost for the site is $50/night and camping is available for both Friday (August 17th) and Saturday (August 18) . Please keep in mind that if you book both nights that there will be no showers since it is primitive camping, however, we will have plenty of port-a-johns. If this is an issue, we recommend that you book just one night. There is a two adult maximum per site. Kids are welcomed but no pets are allowed on the beach. There will be a check in at both the Tent camping area entrance and also the RV/Trailer camping entrance. At check in you will receive your site number and your camping wristbands. Sites will be assigned via a random draw. We will have a community style fire at the tent camping area and you are allowed to bring in food and a cooler for your space. At least one person within the site will need to be registered for the festival day pass on Saturday, which is an additional $30. As part of the festival registration, you will receive a complimentary t-shirt and sticker, which are valued at $26. The day pass will also allow you to participate in our numerous workshops and clinics, at no additional cost. Check in is 6:00 PM and check out is 10:00 AM.

How much is RV camping?
We will have a limited number of RV spots at an adjacent lot that is walking distance to the beach. The rate is $90/night and these spots are available for both Friday, August 17th and Saturday August 18th. Check in is 6:00 PM and check out is 10:00 AM. RV/Trailer sites are roughly 18×40 in size.

What are the hours of GLSF?
The main event on Saturday will start at 10:00 AM and last until 9:00 PM.

Is there an age limit to register?
You must be 16 years of age or older. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

How do I volunteer?
We welcome volunteers. Those interested can register on the site by filling out our volunteer form. Volunteer will receive a free event day pass including an event t-shirt.

Will there be music?
At this time, we are not sure if the will be music at GLSF. Please join us on SM to receive updates on this and other topics.

What Can I bring/Not bring in to festival ground?
GLSF is a family friendly event and kids are welcomed as long as they are accompanied by an adult. No Pets are allowed on the beach per city rules. No loud music, fireworks, alcohol or drugs.

Will there be food at GLSF?
YES! We will have food vendors at GLSF during the main event on Saturday.

Where can I park?
You can park anywhere along beach street or at any or Pere Marquette park parking lots. Come early if you want to park close. There is normally a line for people waiting to get it. and some parking spaces can be up to 1/2 mile away.

Is there shade/ rain cover available?
GLSF is an open air event so if there is a chance of rain please bring proper coverage.

Can I bring a pop up tent?
No, our site plan is not built to handle pop up tents, but you are welcome to set them up outside the event space on the beach.

Are those camping in tents guaranteed a parking space?
Campers are not guaranteed a space but setup for tents and trailers starts at 10:00 AM. Based on that time there are plenty of spaces still available.

Where can I contact the organizer with any other questions?
info@greatlakessurffestival.com