Friday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN!
Welcome to Grovestock, the Roaring Fork Valley’s very own festival of the arts, music, and movement! We’re excited to invite you to experience a weekend full of expression, adventure, and connection at Sunlight Mountain. Whether you’re seeking live music during the day or late-night EDM sets until 3:00 AM on the main stage, we’ve got you covered. We would love for you to participate in building YOUR art and join our volunteer team to help make this event even more special. Plus, explore our festival map to plan YOUR adventure, peep the lineup, buy tickets or even apply for an art grant. Don’t miss out on this three-day, two-night event filled with good vibes and fun!
PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE!
There is truly something for everyone at Grovestock. Whether you are a family seeking a weekend getaway or a late-night party animal, planning your experience and knowing what to bring can help you choose the right ticket for the desired experience. Click below to start planning your festival experience and get tips on what to expect.
To ensure your comfort during your stay at the festival, it’s important to bring everything you need. Keep in mind that this is early September in Colorado, at an elevation of 8000 ft. The camping areas are gravel lots, so be sure to bring adequate tarps, padding, and shade. We recommend that you bring everything you would typically bring on a camping trip.
The camping areas and Day Parking lots are a short walk away with some elevation change. You are encouraged to enjoy the delicious food and beverages provided by our vendors. However, we recommend bringing your own favorite sustenance for the weekend to ensure your satisfaction. Please note that no alcohol will be allowed past the Festival Entrance Gate. Sunlight’s Bar(s) will provide drinks inside the Festival Grounds.
Don’t forget to pack essential items such as your tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, camp table, camp stove, camp chairs, toothbrush, sunscreen, water bottle, and any other personal necessities. Please note that you may not have cell phone service, so plan accordingly.
Please keep in mind that you are responsible for feeding and hydrating yourself during the event. While food and beverages will be sold, they may not be available all day or night.
Tickets for Grovestock can be purchased online or at the gate. It is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance to avoid long waits at the gate. There are several ticket options available depending on the length of your stay and what you want to experience. Daytime and Nighttime tickets are available, and each allows access at different times during the festival. Be sure to check the Festival Hours to choose the right ticket for you and your group.
If you purchase a Daytime Ticket, you will need to leave the festival by 9:00pm each night. If you purchase a Night Ticket, it is recommended that you consider camping to avoid drunk driving and to protect the event. If you do have to leave at night, be sure to have a designated driver for you and your group.
The third ticket option is the Weekend Camping Pass, which includes access to all daytime and nighttime hours, as well as camping on Friday and Saturday. If you purchase a Daytime Pass, you can upgrade it to a Night Pass on site, though prices and availability may vary.
Camping passes may be purchased separately online or at the gate. Overnight campers must abide by check-in and check-out times, and space is limited, so it’s recommended that you purchase your camping pass in advance. Be sure to check the festival schedule and map to plan your adventure.
Please note that you must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket and sign a waiver. All ticket holders must have a signed waiver to enter the festival grounds. If you are 17 or younger, you must be accompanied by an adult and have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver for entry. By signing the waiver, you agree to follow the festival rules and guidelines.
We are excited to invite the community to join us for camping during the festival this year. The event was designed with camping in mind. The camping area at Sunlight will be divided into two main sections: a car camping section in the upper part and a tents-only section in the lower area near the Dance Tents, Sacred Fire, and the Festival Entrance Pathway.
It’s important to note that the campsites closest to the festival will be more lively throughout the night. However, we kindly ask campers in the uppermost car camping lots to respect each other’s need for quiet time. We recommend that families with children choose their camping spot accordingly.
The Sacred Fire will be burning throughout each night, and we welcome the community to gather around it to share acoustic music, stories, and connect with one another. It’s important to respect your fellow campers as we are all sharing Sunlight’s space together. Please keep in mind that some lighting will be used throughout the night for safety purposes. Security personnel will also be available and roaming the area.
Upon arrival at the festival, your tickets will be checked at the gate. If you’re planning to park your car for the day, the Day Parking area is located in Sunlight’s main parking lots. If you’re tent camping and wish to drop off your camping gear near your site, simply speak with the people at the gate. The parking attendants will guide you to the Gear Drop Turnaround. We kindly request that you unload your camping equipment within 10 minutes to allow others to do the same. Afterward, you can return to the Day Parking lots to park your vehicle.
Attention all thrill-seeking, adventure-loving volunteers! Grovestock Festival 2023 is calling on YOU to help us create the most epic event of the year! We need your help to build and run Grovestock Festival at Sunlight Mountain, and in return, we’re offering some seriously awesome Volunteer Rewards.
Not only will you have the opportunity to be a part of the magic and excitement of the festival, but you’ll also receive some pretty sweet perks based on the number of hours you contribute. Get ready to hit the slopes in 2024 with a Day Ski Pass to Sunlight, or chow down on some delicious work meals and enjoy a weekend of music, art, vendors, and camping!
So how can you score these Volunteer Rewards? All you need to do is sign up for a minimum of 5 hours of volunteer work, and you’ll receive a Day Ticket and one meal. But if you really want to kick it up a notch, put in 10 hours and you’ll earn a Weekend Ticket and 2 meals! Keep going and you could earn a Weekend Ticket, Camping Pass, and even a Day Ski Pass to Sunlight 2023!
The rewards don’t stop there! Volunteers who put in 20 hours of work will receive a Weekend Ticket, Camping Pass, 4 work meals, and a Day Ski Pass to Sunlight 2023! And for those who really want to go above and beyond, put in 40 hours of work and you’ll score TWO Weekend Passes, a Camping Pass, 6 work meals, and a Day Ski Pass to Sunlight 2023!
But most importantly, your help is essential to the success of Grovestock Festival 2023. We couldn’t do it without you, and we appreciate your dedication and hard work to help make this event unforgettable. So sign up now and join the Grovestock family for an unforgettable adventure in the beautiful mountains of Colorado!
This year, the Kid’s Zone at Grovestock will be hosted by Rainbow Lightning, a grassroots, Denver-based nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a safe environment for youth and the community. Their mission is to inspire and empower young minds to stay clear and substance-free while fostering holistic development through their guiding principles of sustainability, wellness, creativity, self-expression, community, growth, and love.
The Kid’s Zone offers a weekend filled with co-creative activities and interactive educational experiences, providing a wide range of artistic outlets without limitations. Rainbow Lightning is committed to minimizing their carbon footprint and powers the entire camp and workshops using a homemade solar-powered generator.
Some of the activities in the Kid’s Zone include sewing, costume making, tie-dying, and face painting (in preparation for daily parades), as well as workshops on primitive skills and permaculture to promote sustainable futures. There are also sessions on yoga, qi gong, movement, and play to keep our bodies limber and healthy. Additionally, there are daily open mics and talent showcases to create a musical flow and foster teamwork.
The goal of the Rainbow Lightning village is to provide a fun and educational experience for all attendees. They aim to impart valuable life skills and create lasting memories. To support this offering at Grovestock, you can purchase the Rainbow Lightning Add-on along with your ticket, either online or at the gate.
Please note that anyone aged 17 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal adult guardian. To learn more about the Rainbow Lightning Team, visit their website at http://www.rainbowlightning.org/.
Get ready to unleash your creativity and dive into a world of art, music, and healing at Grovestock Festival 2023! We’ve got an exciting lineup of workshops that are absolutely free to attend. From yoga and meditation to live art demonstrations and dance performances, there’s something for everyone.
Check out our festival schedule and plan out your time at Grovestock to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the amazing workshops we have in store for you. But keep in mind, space is limited, so arrive early to secure your spot.
We welcome you to join any of our classes, gatherings, or healing sessions, but please be respectful of everyone in attendance. We operate on a first come, first serve basis, so let’s create a positive and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. We can’t wait to see you at Grovestock Festival 2023!
Grovestock is a festival that values artistic expression and encourages artists to showcase their work in the rugged and natural setting of Sunlight Mountain. As you explore the festival grounds, you will come across hidden treasures, such as the Hammock Forest, The Sacred Fire, Movement Space, and Fire Garden, among others. We invite you to become a part of these exhibits and immerse yourself in the art and culture of Grovestock.
We ask that you be respectful of all art on the festival grounds and refrain from damaging or removing any artwork. The artists have worked hard to create these exhibits, and we want to ensure that they are preserved for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the artists and learn more about their inspiration and creative process.
Grovestock is a celebration of art, music, and community, and we are excited to share this experience with you.
- YES – Attendees MUST wear a wristband at all times – no exceptions.
PLEASE be mindful of Fire Danger – dry grass, sticks and trees. Don’t ruin it for everyone! And please don’t throw cigarette buts on the ground.
- YES – This is a leave no trace event, so take care of your own trash, pickup others trash if you see it outside a trash receptacle.
- YES – Drive Safely – 5mph on all roads.
- YES – Bring 1 Gallon of water per day for every camp member.
- YES – Cooperation and participation is appreciated.
- YES – Be kind, share, make new friends.
- YES – Bring your instrument(s), we love music, there might be open mic times throughout the event.
- YES – Be safe. Be smart. Don’t do anything stupid. It’s really that simple.
- YES – We strongly recommend bringing your own first aid kit.
- YES – Dance freely.
- YES – Dogs on a leash at all times. Pick up after your dog. You will get one warning after that you will be asked to leave. No puppies or Dogs with any history of “Dog Drama” zero tolerance for dog fights, you will be asked to put your dog away either in your tent or RV.
- YES – Bring an open minded attitude.
- YES – Bring your Art.
- YES – Group Gifts are encouraged.
- NO – Campsite fires. Only camp stoves are allowed. We will have designated group fires burning as long as there are no fire bans preventing them at the time.
- NO – Underage drinking. This is the law and will be strictly enforced.
- NO – You cannot bring your own alcohol into the event.
- NO – Glass.
- NO – Fireworks or Laser pointers.
- NO – Firearms or weapons of any kind.
- NO – open fires or unauthorized fire dancing except in designated areas.
- NO – Generators are NOT allowed in the camping area.
- NO – Absolutely NO outside alcohol is not permitted on the festival grounds, however you may bring your own alcohol to your campsite. We encourage people to stay mindful when consuming alcohol. No human drama will be tolerated.
- NO – Entry or Reentry after Midnight . You can leave whenever you want but after midnight no one will be allowed in. Please be responsible and do not drink and drive.