June 24th and 25th, 2023, a Saturday and Sunday. Gates open 10:00 AM until 11:59 PM each day. Box office closes at 10:00 PM each day.
This year's festival takes place at County Line Ranch, in Southern Humboldt County California. Located on the banks of the South Fork of the Eel River.
240 Cooks Valley Rd, Piercy, CA 95587
Everyone, all ages! And as is true at every all ages Mateel Community Center events, kids 12 and under get in free!
Yes! Camping is available for the weekend. Both GA, VIP, and RV options. GA camping passes are good for up to 2 people arriving together, and are located down on the riverbed. VIP camping passes are per person, and are in a prime location inside the festival. RV camping is per vehicle. All campers must also purchase an admission ticket.
Yes, all parking is within walking distance to the festival entrance.
There is ample parking available. We will also provide disabled parking, and drop offs.
Parking is $40 for the weekend, or $20 for the day. There will be no in and outs, if you leave you will have to pay the parking fee again. This was a condition of our permit to lower our overall car emissions for the event. Please plan accordingly.
People may come and go. All wristbands are valid from 10am open until 12am close on the days designated (Saturday One Day, Sunday One Day or Weekend Pass)
Parking is NOT in and out, if you leave, you will have to pay for parking again.
Yes! We will be offering shuttles this year between Redway, Garberville, Benbow, and Richardson Grove. Shuttle riders will be dropped at the front Box Office of the festival. There will be a little walk from there to the festival grounds. Shuttles will run from 930am till at least 1230am on both Saturday and Sunday.
You CAN bring folding chairs and empty water bottles (free water filling stations on property)
You CAN NOT bring coolers, outside food, outside drink, weapons of any kind, laser pointers, drones, or professional audio/video/photo equipment without expressly written permission from the Mateel.
Working Service Dogs are encouraged to be identified with vest and require current county registration/vaccination tags. No companion animals. All animals need to be immunized against rabies and other diseases common to that type of animal. All vaccinations must be current, and animals must be in good health. Service animals must wear an owner identification tag (which includes the name and phone number of the owner) at all times. Service animals must be on a leash, harness or other type of restraint at all times, unless you are unable to retain an animal on leash due to your disability.
Swimming in this area is strongly discouraged. Summer Arts and Music festival grounds do not include the river. The festival does not provide any lifeguards or medical coverage of river areas. Any patron leaving festival grounds does so at their own risk.
Mateel is not liable for any loss of life and personal belongings. If you enter the water, you do so at your own risk and release the Mateel of any liability upon doing so.
Cellular service is not reliable. The property has service when no one is there but phones do not work once people arrive. Text messaging sometimes works but is not reliable. Expect not to have cell service. And unfortunately, as of now, there is no internet services on festival grounds either. Unplug and enjoy with us!
There will be a limited number of RV spaces available. Dry RV camping only, no hookups. Generators MUST BE ONBOARD. Generator Quiet hours are 12 am-8am. Every RV camper must have an admission ticket sold separately.
No bikes are allowed except for staff.