Earthdance General Information
Gates open on Friday, September 22nd at 11am. We ask that you do not arrive before this time unless you are Staff, Vendor, or Approved Theme Camp.
- Friday, September 22nd: 11am – 3am
- Saturday, September 23rd: 11am -3am
- Sunday, September 24th: 11am – 7pm
All participants must vacate the festival grounds by 11:00am on Monday September 25th,
Please remember to take all your belongings and your trash from your camping area. This is a leave no trace event.
General Admissions is the first step on your journey into Earthdance Florida. This is an 18+ event. A valid I.D. will be checked to receive your wristband. No I.D. = No Entrance.
ALL attendees must receive a wristband at Admissions to enter. No exceptions. Anyone without a wristband will be escorted off-site.
There will be early entry ONLY for Registered Vendors, Artists, Volunteers, and Theme Camps on Thursday September 21st from 10am – 10pm. NO EXCEPTIONS.
There will be no vehicle access into the festival during the event. However, you will have access to your vehicle 24/7. Campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers. Have fun and be Creative ~ Decorate your temporary home for all to enjoy! You can Register for your Theme Camp HERE and enjoy the perks. There is also a Campsite Contest you can participate in too! Campers are responsible for their own trash. Bring trash bags and separate your landfill from your recycling items. Recycling items can be given to our Earth Guardian’s Recycling HQ. Learn how you can be an Earth Guardian HERE!
Below are your Camping + Parking Options:
All vehicles on festival grounds will need either a General Parking Pass, Car-Base Camping Parking Pass, or RV Parking Pass, or VIP Parking Pass to enter festival grounds.
1. General Parking
All Co-creators that choose this option will park in our general parking lot whether you are camping onsite in general camping or coming and going from an offsite location. Everyone is responsible for carrying their camping gear to the general camping area within the festival grounds. Free Re-Entry.
All Co-creators that choose this option will park their vehicle at their campsite location the entire duration of the festival. There are a limited amount of spots available.
3. RV Camping
All Co-creators that choose this option will park their RV at their campsite location the entire duration of the festival. There are no hook-ups or dump-sites.
3. VIP Camping
If you want hassle-free camping and enjoyable amenities then this is the upgrade for you. Learn more about our VIP Campsite and Gear Rental Program HERE.
*The Parking Fees for these options are located HERE and need to be purcased before arrival. Car-base, RV, & VIP will sell out again so ACT FAST!
* There is free Re-entry for General Parking Only. Base Camping and RV Camping must stay parked the entire duration of festival.
This is a Leave No Trace festival and venue. Please respect the land.
Campers are responsible for their own trash. Bring trash bags and separate your landfill from your recycling items. Recycling items can be given to our Earth Guardian’s Recycling + Compost HQ.
There will be recycling and trash stations inside the festival grounds in every Main Gathering Space. We ask that you separate your trash on festival grounds properly at these stations and that you keep your cigarette butts off the ground.
We are working towards creating a zero-waste environment. You can help by bringing reusable eating utensils, plates, cups, and cloth napkins, and by removing products from packaging before arrival.
Please look over the Earth Guardian Checklist before arriving. We encourage everyone to take part in doing your part as an Earth Guardian. You could even earn Cool Gear if you participate in helping with our efforts in making Earthdance Florida the most Environmentally Conscious Earthdance Festival to date!
Ice will be available onsite for you to purchase at the General Store. Ice will cost $5 per 10lb bag.
Access to our Community Pool and Solar Showers will be available daily from 8am to 8pm.
No Glass is allowed in these areas or the entire festival!
Please keep in mind you are not the only one that utilizes these areas and we ask that you keep it just as clean when you leave as it was when you arrived. There will be trash + recycling stations in these areas, utilize them!
For the showers, bring your own soaps and hair products. We will have an area set up for any donated items you want to leave for others to use.
All Art, Flow, Energy, Earth Skills and Sustainable talks, workshops and other services are included in the price of your entry, and are fee-free throughout the event! Take Advantage of learning a new modality and/or meet inspiring teachers and fellow students. These workshop facilitators and healers are all volunteering their time and energy in sharing their gifts with you – please respond in kind gratitude.
Earthdance Florida offers many inspiring talks & workshops. Look in our program schedule (coming this July) for workshop location, descriptions and times.
Earthdance Florida is a commUNITY Co-Creation. We create, teach, learn, share, and inspire each other and we have many environments to share these beautiful attributes of each other.
Participation in our SPACE THEME is highly enouraged. Learn more about applying for a Theme Camp HERE!
We have 3 beautiful sound stages and performance stage spaces; an Art Environment filled with interactive art, art installations and an art gallery; a Workshop Environment that leads to our nightly Sacred Fire and Drum Circle; and many sacred spaces to relax the mind, body, and spirit!
Guest Services will be located at the General Store. This is where our friendly staff will be ready to answer any questions you may have and help you find your way. This is also a location where you can drop off any Lost + Found Items.
Our Market Place just gets more diverse, fun and interactive every year. It is filled with 30+ Unique Local Artisans and a good variety of Food Vendors that have Vegan and Omnivore options. It is always a special treat when our Street Performers entertain the area. There is never a dull moment here!
There will be a variety of Food Vendors (including vegetarian and vegan options) and a Communal Eating Environment. Many will be running 24 hours a day. Food, hot coffee, water and other cold beverages will also be available at the General Store.
There will be a bar that serves mixed drinks, wine + beer. Hours of Operation will be announced soon.
This is strictly a 21+ Environment and IDs will be checked. Underage drinking will not be tolerated and violators will be escorted off premises.
There will be ATM’s located at the General Store.
Lost + Found will be located at the General Store. If you lose something or someone, check there first. The General Store will be clearly marked on the event map.
Earthdance Florida is an outdoor festival and will take place rain or shine, so come prepared for hot days, the bright sun and the chance of rain.
We will have trained professional medical care available on site 24/7. The medical team’s location will be clearly marked on the site map. In case of emergency during the event, alert the nearest staff member immediately.
Our Sanctuary is a safe decompression space for individuals undergoing difficult emotional experiences. These experiences can be triggered by a number of different stimuli including, but not limited to, substance use, sensory over-stimulation, domestic disputes, emotional release, etc.
We provide an ambient environment where individuals can be brought to decompress within the event but without disturbing experiences of others within the event, and vice versa. Our trained staff utilizes harm reduction principles of non-judgment and compassion when dealing with patrons that encourages them to comfortably work through whatever it is they are going through.
Sanctuary will be clearly marked on the site map and located in a quiet protected environment in close proximity to Medical.
Danesafe, a harm reduction organization, will be on-site promoting health, safety, and educational information on drugs.
Instead of turning our backs on these subjects we will face them head on and give our participants the tools they need to make healthy life choices.
Our Security team are here to assist and protect all of our participants. We value each person as part of our co-creation and intend to create a safe space. Our Security staff will be available and easy to find throughout all areas of the festival.
Don’t feel like camping? Here are three hotels within 5 miles of Maddox Ranch:
Laquinta Inn and Suites Lakeland West
1024 Lakeland Park Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33809
3260 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33805
Hyatt Place Lakeland Center
525 W. Orange St. Lakeland, FL 33815
- Your Ticket + ID
- Trash Bags for Landfill + Recycling
- Phone / Camera (Non-pro)
- Comfy Clothes + Costumes
- Food Utensils + Containers
- Tent + Camping Gear
- Food, Snacks + Drinks
- Essential Toiletries and Medications
- Yoga Mat
- Earthdance’s Schedule of Events (Available in August!)
- Awake and Aware Consciousness
- Love and Community Spirit
Come to EARTHDANCE Prepared… check out this ULTIMATE FESTIVAL PACKING LIST!
- No Glass
- No Pets
- No Knives / Weapons, etc
- No Fireworks / Explosives
- No Drugs + Drug Paraphernalia
- No Nitrous Oxide Tanks
- No Bad Vibes
- 3 Stages filled with International, National and Local Live Acts, Bands + DJs
- Unique and talented Performance Acts, Cirque Acts and Dancers on our Theatre Stage along with Roaming Performance Space Kreaturez throughout!
- High Quality Sound and Lighting
- Interactive Realms with sitting areas, beautiful decor, and lighting
- Fire Performances and Effigy Burn
- Global Synchronized Prayer for Peace on Saturday at 7pm!
- Nightly Sacred Bonfire and Drum Circle
- Live Mural Painters, Art Installations, Art Gallery and Community Art Wall
- Presentations and Workshops on Art, Flow, Energy, Movement, Yoga, Earth Skills, Sustainability, Relationships/Love, and much more
- A space for your interactive campsite, art and creative flow!
- Solar Showers – Available from 8am to 8pm daily
- Pool – Available from 8am to 8pm daily
- Portable toilets
- General Store that includes Camping Gear to Purchase
- Food, Drink and Craft Vendors
- Beer + Wine Vendor
- Recycling Stations
Make sure you arrive with your worries laid to rest and your feet ready to dance on the greatest dance floor of all: Mother Earth! ♥
Vendor Applications are now available HERE. Theme Camping, Sponsorship, & Volunteer Applications will be available in May. There will be no Performer, Artist, or Presenters Applications this year.
Phase 1 line-up has been released! Full Festival Line-up will be out in July.
This is an 18+ event.
All ticket purchases include General Camping. There are upgrade options for Car-Base Camping, RV Camping, or VIP Camping.
All vehicles on festival grounds will need either a General Parking Pass, Car-Base Camping Parking Pass, VIP Camping Parking Pass, or RV Camping Parking Pass that are available for sale HERE. There are a limited amount of Passes available for Car-Base, VIP, and RV Camping and will sell out so ACT FAST. We suggest to car-pool or find rideshares to the event.
NO PETS. Unless your dog is a certified service animal, leave all pets at home. Our festival is not a suitable environment for creatures; it is loud and there are lots of people – this is for all our safety.
Theme Camping & Participation in our SPACE THEME is highly encouraged! Registration for theme Camping is now available! All Theme Camps must register and be accepted before setting up on site. There are many perks in registering a theme camp.
Please be conscious of generator placement, the hours of use, and the noise. Consider bringing and decorating a generator cover – plywood walls with an open top. Conceal your cords, or flag them with neon tape. If your generator is identified as being disruptive you’ll be asked to turn it off. This is out of consideration for the group experience.
Earthdance Florida is accessible to all guests with disabilities. We continually seek to improve accessibility and we ask tat you contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments, questions, and/or suggestions.
You can always transfer your ticket to a friend by logging into your order through the Eventbrite website or through your order confirmation. If the person who you have sold your ticket to chooses to sell it again, the original purchaser is the only one who can edit the information a second time. You cannot transfer your ticket from one type to another. All purchases are FINAL.
Bicycles are not encouraged at Earthdance Florida, and are not really necessary. Maddox Ranch is an intimate and relatively small venue. You’ll find everything within comfortable walking distance.
If you require ADA assistance in getting around the event grounds please contact email@example.com.
Yes, just log into your order through the Eventbrite page or through your email confirmation.
WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS FOR PURCHASED TICKETS. If you made a mistake in your purchase, email us immediately. If you have an emergency, we will explore what can be done on a case-by-case basis, but we always encourage finding a friend who will take the ticket off your hands at face value.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org