FAQ

How much does it cost to register to the Great Lakes Surf Festival?
We have three event entry options for adults and one kids (16 and Under) pass (Must be accompanied by an adult). These options are:

- Adult GLSF2019 General Event Pass $20: Enjoy workshops, yoga, music, board swap, and our free raffle. Does not cover lessons or board demo.

- Adult GLSF2019 Active Event Pass - $40: Enjoy entire event including surf and SUP lessons and our board demo.

- Kids (16 years and younger and must accompanied by an adult) Event Pass - $10: Enjoy the entire event.

Adult Pro Am Racing Event Pass - $70:
Includes event entry, all event amenities and activities, and registrations for the Pro Am race. First 50 registrants receive a 2019 Pro Am Excel race jersey ($40 value).

Registration to the GLSF is not refundable, therefore, we ask that you carefully select your purchase choices.

Do I need to be present at the event to win raffle prizes?
YES.

Where can I purchase tickets for GLSF?
Passes, camping reservations, and GLSF products are only available for purchase through our website. 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 merchandise are not exchangeable or refundable. Due to this, we kindly ask that you carefully select your purchase choices, 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 16th) and Saturday (August 17th) . 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 four 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. All campers must be registered for the festival day pass on Saturday, which is an additional cost (See our registration page for options). The day pass will also allow you to participate in our numerous workshops and clinics, at no additional cost.

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 16th and Saturday August 17th. RV/Trailer sites are roughly 18×40 in size.

What time is ttent and RV camping check-in and check-out time?
Tent and RV Campers Check in is at 7:00 PM- Midnight on Friday August 16th. It is from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday August 17th. Checkout is 10:00 AM.

What are the hours of GLSF?
The main event on Saturday will start at 11:00 AM and last until 7:00 PM.

Is there an age limit to register?
No. Anyone can register.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?
YES!! We have a great line-up of local bands.

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?
YES!! Campers are guaranteed a parking space

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