Please visit our 4 radio station websites and social media pages for 2016 photos, videos, interviews and more! Riptide Music Festival is produced by 104.3 The Shark, 102.7 The Beach, 790 The Ticket and 101.5 LITE FM.

Join our station newsletters to find out exclusive Riptide info & learn how you can meet the bands!



December 2 & 3, 2017

Shuttle parking lots open: 10:00 am Saturday & 10:00 am Sunday

Show times: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Saturday & 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday

Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
1100 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Complete Ticket Solutions, Inc.
Phone: (954) 889.0875
Toll Free: (877) 877.7677

On-Site Day-of Festival Box Office:
Riptide entrance gates
Located at Harbor Dr. & A1A
1100 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Riptide Music Festival will take place rain or shine. Please plan your attire & arrangements accordingly for a festival on the sand. If there are severe weather circumstances, we may postpone, evacuate, or cancel the event.

Tune in to our 4 radio stations, 104.3 The Shark, 101.5 LITE FM, 102.7 The Beach, and 790 The Ticket for up-to-date weather reports and info.


By purchasing a ticket to Riptide, you agree to submit to a thorough search, including emptying your pockets and bags, having all of your items examined, and a full pat-down. A search will be done at the entrance gate prior to entry. There is no re-entry once admitted to the festival. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags and prohibited items at home. Any prohibited item that is confiscated will not be held or returned.


Please respect our city & respect Fort Lauderdale Beach. Please pick up any trash you come across and limit any plastic you bring to the beach. Be smart, be aware of your surroundings, and please remember to drink responsibly.

We have a zero-tolerance policy for drug use and possession. Police officers will be working inside and outside of the festival, and all narcotics laws will be strictly enforced. Be responsible and make smart Riptide choices!


  • Blankets
  • Beach towels
  • Low-rise beach chairs (must be set up in the designated chair zone)
  • Prescription medicine (in a marked bottle with proper matching ID)
  • Non-professional & personal cameras (NO professional cameras or recording devices)
  • GoPros
  • One (1) sealed water bottle up to 2 liters in size
  • Small backpacks & purses (maximum 12″x12″)
  • Camelbacks, but they must be empty
  • Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries
  • Sealed sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Fanny packs


  • NO alcohol
  • NO noise makers, horns, whistles, musical instruments, or boom boxes
  • NO plastic sipper bottles, glass bottles or glass containers
  • NO potential projectiles, frisbees, footballs, etc.
  • NO camcorders, professional cameras, or recording devices
  • NO tripods, cameras with detachable lenses, or other commercial uses
  • NO cans, coolers of any size, ice chests, picnic baskets, thermoses
  • NO wallets with chains
  • NO inflatables
  • NO umbrellas
  • NO tents or large chairs
  • NO weapons of any kind
  • NO baby strollers or small wagons for toddlers
  • NO fireworks or explosives
  • NO illegal drugs or illicit substances of any kind
  • NO outside food & drink
  • NO animals (with the exception of pre-approved service animals)
  • NO skateboards, bicycles, motorized vehicles or scooters
  • NO selfie sticks of any kind
  • NO drones (with or without cameras) or any unmanned flying vehicle
  • NO laser pointers
  • NO paint, sharpies or permanent markers
  • NO items to obstruct other fan’s views (kites, flag poles, large signs, etc)

*This list is subject to change without notification.


  • NO re-entry per day
  • NO refunds or exchanges
  • NO sitting in designated standing crowd areas
  • NO moshing or crowd-surfing
  • NO unauthorized or unlicensed vendors
  • NO camping or tailgating
  • NO unauthorized solicitation or vending, flyers, stickers, etc.


  • Your ticket
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Your photo ID
  • Cash/debit card
  • Good vibes, smiles, bathing suits & festive costumes encouraged!


We welcome everyone to Riptide Music Festival! We strive to make our beach environment accessible to our guests with disabilities & all music lovers. Riptide will feature accessible restrooms and other amenities, as well as designated areas for wheelchair users and their companions. Please stop by our Customer Service Tent during the festival if you have any questions or need assistance.

Still have questions about our accessible services & accommodations? Please use our Contact Form below.


For ticketing questions, please visit our Ticketing FAQ.

Q: What time does Riptide start & end each day?
A: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 – Gates open: 11am; Show ends: 10pm.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 – Gates open: 11am; Show ends: 8pm.

Q: Will set times get posted in advance?
A: Yes, set times have now been released. View now. Note: The lineup is subject to change.

Q: Can I see a festival map ahead of time?
A: Yes. A map showing our stage location, food, bathrooms, etc. is available here and on our 4 radio station websites.

Q: Where is the closest airport?
A: The nearest airport is Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), 320 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.

Q: Is re-entry allowed?
A: No, there is no re-entry once admitted into the festival.

Q: What is the camera policy?
A: Professional photographers must obtain a photo pass using our media submission form. Professional video cameras are not permitted.

Q: What can I bring with me?
A: See our complete list of Acceptable and Prohibited Items above.

Q: Is there access to the ocean?
A: No, Riptide Music Festival attendees will not be allowed to enter the ocean while inside our festival grounds.

Q: Is the Riptide Music Festival area handicap accessible?
A: Yes, there is an accessible viewing area and handicap bathrooms.

Q: Can I volunteer to work Riptide?
A: We do not accept volunteers. However, you can apply to work this year’s Riptide Music Festival, as a paid Part-Time Promotions Assistant for our radio stations here.

Q: Will there be ATM machines?
A: Yes, ATMs will be available inside the Riptide Music Festival grounds. Locations will be marked on the festival map.

Q: Do you have Hotel suggestions?
A: Yes, check out our partner hotels for special Riptide room rates online & book your rooms now!

Q: Will any roads be closed?
A: Nope, no roads will be closed.

Q: Will there be food and drink available for purchase?
A: Yes! There will be plenty of food and drink options in our #BiteMe Food Court. We will also have vegetarian and vegan options available.

Q: Are kids allowed?
A: Absolutely! The Riptide Music Festival is All Ages. Plus, all kids 2 and under get in for FREE! Any child over the age of 2 will require a regular purchased ticket.

Q: Is there seating at the festival?
A: There are no seats at the festival, but you are allowed to bring your own beach blankets, towels and low-rise beach chairs. There is a designated Chair Zone where you will be allowed to set up your chairs for the day.

Q: Will There be Meet & Greet Opportunities with the Riptide Bands?
A: Yes! Visit our 4 radio station’s websites for details on how you can win a chance to meet the Riptide bands,,,, and

Q: What’s the bad weather policy?
A: Riptide Music Festival will go on rain or shine! However, if there are severe weather circumstances, we may postpone, evacuate, or cancel the event.

Q: Can I park my boat in the ocean or anchor off-shore?
A: There will be NO boat anchoring offshore of the Riptide Music Festival. There are protected coral reefs. Please if you are coming by boat, reach out to the local marinas for assistance with docking. The offshore area will be heavily patrolled to prevent boats from anchoring.

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Before contacting us, please see if your question is answered in the FAQ above. For questions regarding your ticket, please contact Complete Ticket Solutions. For photo and press media credential requests, complete our media submission form, now available. Thanks!




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