515 ALIVE ON-SITE CAMPING
Camp on site and never miss any of the action! Water Works is a massive urban park directly outside of Downtown Des Moines and it's as beautiful as can be! The park itself gives off the vibe of being secluded in a music paradise but just behind the thick tree line is our beautiful downtown. It’s truly a hybrid city-festival/camping-festival. Camping allows travelers (and locals!) an easier on-site option that is much cheaper and convenient than hotels. Camping music festivals have their own cultures and tight knit communities, and we are excited to integrate that into 515 Alive once again! These spaces will be VERY limited. Camping spots will be available to less than 30% of our estimated total number of attendees. Festival ticket holders without camping wristbands/passes WILL NOT be able to enter the camping area at any point. Each person entering a camping area must have their own camping ticket purchased!
GPS LOCATION FOR CAMPING ENTRANCE: 4100 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, IA
CAMPING IS LIMITED & 18+
INDIVIDUAL CAMPING PASSES ARE NEEDED FOR EVERYONE CAMPING.
THEY ARE NOT PER SPOT, THEY ARE PER PERSON.
VERY IMPORTANT CAMPING RULES AND REGULATIONS.
Camping check-in/box office opens at 9am Friday Aug 16.
All tent campers must be 18 years old.
ALL campers must have a GA or VIP 2 DAY pass purchased in ADDITION to their camping pass.
ALL CAMPING PASSES ARE PER PERSON. These are not per site.
ONLY people with a camping wristband will be allowed in the camping areas.
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED INSIDE THE CAMPGROUNDS!
All camping spots are first come first serve. We recommend arriving as close to 9am on August 16th as possible. Although all camp spots should have ample space and will be close to the venue, the sooner you arrive and go through the security check the sooner you can start partying!
There will be designated times that the cars in camping can leave the venue. We will post exact times closer to the event.
All vehicles and guests will be searched before entry into the campgrounds.
GENERAL CAMPING INFO
CAPACITY IS LIMITED - 30% of the estIMATED total # of attendees
After the move to the amphitheater, camping this year is one general area on the west end of the park. Unfortunately there was no closer option for premier camping so all premier camping ticket holders will automatically be refunded down to the GA camping price point. Camping is strictly 18+. Water Works is an extremely large and beautiful park with plenty of space for campsites. There are VERY limited spots available. Less than 30% of the festival attendees will secure camping spots.
Because camping is now further away from the festival grounds we are offering a FREE shuttle to take you to the festival. The shuttle will pick you up directly outside of the campgrounds starting at 3pm and bring you right by the entrance of the festival. It will also take you back to the campsite from the festival grounds at any time until midnight
Camping sites are a VERY short walk to parking
Camping spots come with FREE PARKING & FREE SHUTTLES TO THE VENUE
Campers can ALSO get shuttled to the venue after parties with the purchase of a shuttle pass on the after party ticketing page.
No personal open fires
Small propane grills are allowed
Camping has a separate car entrance
Camping passes allow early access to festival at 9am 8/16
For any additional questions - email info@515Alive.com