Where do I park, how much is it and when do lots open?

Parking passes are sold by lot location (view map). Advance purchase at hinterlandiowa.com/ticketing is recommended.

*PARKING UPDATE* – Hinterlanders, unfortunately parking in our lots is sold out and will not be available for purchase onsite. However, you can park immediately west of the festival grounds in St. Charles. There will be many free parking options available. Get a lay of the land here.

If you are able, we highly recommend carpooling with other festival attendees, getting dropped off or using a ride share service.

Keep in mind that Uber and Lyft do come to the festival grounds from Des Moines, but we are unable to guarantee their availability. If you are going to use one, we recommend using their in-app ride scheduling tool. Please view the festival map for where pickup and drop offs will be located.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to having a memorable weekend of music with you.


If you purchased parking in advance… upon arrival, drive to your designated lot and show the parking lot attendant your ticket. After you park, go to the festival entrance to exchange your festival ticket for a wristband.

Tickets that require purchasing a parking pass: General Admission, Gold/Silver/Bronze/General Camping

Tickets with free parking: Saints, VIP, Glamping, RV Camping, Reserved Camping

Large vehicles (longer than 20 feet) will have needed to purchase an RV camping spot and park there. RV passes are sold out for 2021. Motorcycles are allowed in the parking lots and require a parking pass.

All Parking Lots – Check-in is available between 9AM-8PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All cars and campers must exit before Noon on Monday. Single day parkers must exit by midnight each day.

RV and Reserved Camping – Avoid the lines! Check-in is now available — for RV and Reserved Camping only — on Thursday, August 5 from 9AM-8PM. You may also opt to check-in between 9AM-8PM on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. All RVs must exit before Noon on Monday.

Parking Lot Shuttle
We will not be offering shuttles from Des Moines this year. General Parking will have free shuttles running from the lot to the festival grounds starting at 2PM on Friday and 10AM on Saturday & Sunday and running until 1AM each night. There will not be shuttles from St. Charles to the festival grounds.

ADA Parking
Find information on ADA parking here.

Walking to Festival Entrance
You can walk to the festival grounds entrance from all parking lots and camping areas via the marked trail.

View additional information on what to do when you arrive here.

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