Both full weekend packages and day passes are available for the 2018 Rapids & Grass Beer Festival. See below for ticketing options (day passes located below packages).

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Full Weekend Packages


The Ultimate VIP Experience + Surf Hotel package is the only way to secure a room at the brand new Surf Hotel for Rapids & Grass weekend.  The property is adjacent to the festival grounds and overlooks the Arkansas River. Wake up in a comfortable King size bed and enjoy three epic days of drinking craft beer, tons of great music each day, after parties each night in the Ivy Ballroom, a Sunday rafting trip followed by Leftover Salmon, and hanging out in one of Colorado's most beautiful places. This brand new experience is the only way to ensure access to all weekend events!

With the purchase of the Surf Hotel 3-Day VIP Festival Package, the following is included:

  • (1) King size bed in the Surf Hotel with mountain or festival views,
  • All access wristband to the weekend festivities including Leftover Salmon's SOLD OUT show
  • (2) Rapids & Grass Beer Festival VIP passes. Benefits include early entrance to unlimited tastings from 48 breweries (VIP only tasting hour 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.) and access to all live music at The Beach.
  • (2) seats on the Sunday Freedom Float Raft Trip, a 7-mile, Class 3 raft trip with River Runners that begins just a few steps from the hotel. Trip starts at the festival grounds and takes out at River Runners' Riverside Grill where food & drinks will be available for purchase, plus FREE live music from Chain Station. The perfect warm-up for Leftover Salmon that evening.
  • Grand Opening of the Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel: 
    • (2) tickets to Rapidgrass - June, 29th @ 10:00 p.m.
    • (2) tickets to DJ Logic - June 30th @ 10:00 p.m.
    • (2) tickets to Leftover Salmon - July 1st @ 7:00 p.m.

*Hotel rooms must be booked separately through the Surf Hotel. Click RESERVE above to see lodging options. With the purchase of a hotel room, all of the above package perks are included.

**Additional Ultimate VIP Experience tickets available upon request for rooms selected that sleep more than two guests.


VIP Beer Festival: $75

Enter the beer tasting an hour early and get the first samples from our 50 breweries. Also includes access to all live music at The Beach stage.

GA Beer Festival: $50

Includes unlimited tasting from 50 breweries and access to all live music at The Beach stage.

Music Only / designated driver: $25

Includes access to all live music at The Beach stage on Saturday, June 30th. 

Freedom Float: $60

Tickets ON SALE 4/27 @ 10:00 a.m. Ride the rapids of the Arkansas with the River Runners crew on Sunday, July 1st. The 7 mile float will start from The Venue at South Main Square and takes you down a section of Class 3 whitewater to the Riverside Grill. Hang out on a beautiful sandy beach and enjoy food and drinks for purchase from Riverside Grill. A shuttle will bring you back to the starting point when you are ready.

Tent + Car Camping: $15

ONE TENT per ticket. Spaces allow enough room to park your car next to your tent.

RV Camping: $20

Camping trailers and motor homes 24' or under are allowed in the camping area. There are no RV hookups within the camping area.

**No pets are allowed in the camping area or the festival grounds. We love animals, but please leave them at home.

after parties @ Ivy Ballroom

rapidgrass - friday, june 29th: FREE

Wrap up a night of free music at The Beach with more free music from Rapidgrass at the Ivy Ballroom. Space limited, please reserve your ticket.

DJ LOGIC - Saturday, june 30th: $20

After the beer tasting and music at The Beach ends, head to the Ivy Ballroom for an After Party with DJ Logic.

leftover salmon - sunday, july 1st: $50

Tickets ON SALE 4/27 @ 10:00 a.m.! The official debut of the brand new Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel will be Sunday, July 1st and will feature Leftover Salmon!

**Tickets must be purchased on the Ivy Ballroom website. Click button below.