Most importantly, be safe, drink responsibly, and have fun. Other than that, we have a few housekeeping rules:
- NO Weapons of any kind (Seriously)
- NO Drugs (City and state laws regarding marijuana are still conflicting. Be smart.)
- NO Outside Food or Drink (Our vendors are important partners)
- NO Coolers, Chests, Packs, or Sacks (You get the picture)
- NO Parking on the Grass (You will be towed)
- NO Tents, Large Canvasses, or Tarps (They block the view and take up space)
- DON’T Trash Bayou Saint John (Respect the natural resources, they bite!)
- Children Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- PLEASE remove your boats and flotillas in a timely fashion! The city does not technically allow boats to be tied up on Bayou St. John for over 24 hours, and they normally come to remove all remaining boats early Tuesday morning after the festival. Also: no motorized boats allowed!
Please respect our neighbors and neighboring businesses by parking in designated areas. Be conscious of the bayou. Keep your kids close by.
Is it safe to swim in the bayou?
It is not technically safe to swim in Bayou St. John due to wildlife (hello, gators!) and sharp, dangerous debris that lives at the bottom. We highly discourage swimming.
Can I bring my dog?
Sure! Dogs must be on a leash.
Can I bring a chair?
Sure, chairs are welcome. There are designated ‘No Chair Zones’ in front of every stage, so please just don’t set it up there.
How much is a ticket?
The economics of providing a totally free festival are challenging (and rest largely on the changing realities of weather!) To offset the substantial costs of production, infrastructure, security and other fixed festival expenses, the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo will now be Free Until 3. Anyone arriving before 3:00 p.m. will enter free of charge; after 3:00 p.m., festival goers will be charged a gate fee. Friday will be a $5 entry fee. Saturday and Sunday will be a $10 entry fee. Three-day wristbands are available in advance for $20, and those with wristbands will have re-entry privileges. Children under 12 are free all day.
Note: If you have a Canopy Club VIP Pass, you do not need to purchase GA admission. Canopy Club Weekend and Day Passes also include entry into the festival.
Proceeds from the festival support Friends of Bayou St. John, formerly called MotherShip Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes stewardship, cultural appreciation, responsible recreation and initiatives that support a clean, healthy Bayou St. John that is accessible to all. Proceeds from the festival also support our community partners.
Help! I lost something at the festival!
During the festival, lost and found is located at the Merchandise Tent. Click HERE to see a map of the festival. After the festival you can reach out to us at the office by calling 504-488-3865 or e-mailing [email protected]