The Gorge Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue overlooking the Columbia River located at 754 Silica Rd., George, Washington. It is a nine time winner of Pollstar Magazine‘s award for Best Outdoor Music Venue and won the Top Amphitheatre prize at the 2013 Billboard Touring Awards.
ARRIVE EARLY if you are camping and want to arrive before the crowds. Camp Watershed opens at 1:00pm on Thursday, July 30th.
If you choose to arrive on Thursday night or Friday, leave yourself plenty of time and anticipate hold ups.
The festival gates will open each day at 1pm Friday- Sunday.
Check wsdot.wa.gov for highway traffic information.
Festivities on Friday and Saturday will take place until about 12:30am.
The show will end Sunday at approximately 11:15pm.
These times may change a little.
Average highs are 90F and average lows around 60F that time of year.
Typically it is hot & sunny with a nice steady breeze.
Check the forecast before you leave and stake that tent down properly, we get a good gust of wind out there every so often.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!
No, only approved and licensed vendors are allowed inside the Gorge or Camp Watershed.
EMAIL us for availability information.
Unfortunately not, the nearest Greyhound stop is about 14 miles away in Quincy and Amtrak stops in Wenatchee 45 miles from the venue.
There is a cool little flight from SEATAC to Wenatchee, where there are a couple of rental car options at Pangborn Airport.
Yes you can, and there is no extra charge.
It is TBD but please refer to the to the website here for up-to date info regarding the recreation areas and boat launches.
New for 2015, we will be issuing WRISTBANDS prior to the festival that will act as your ticket to allow access for all 3 days.
Wristband distribution will BEGIN June 1, 2015. Distribution will take some time so please don’t panic if it may take a few weeks to get to you.
Once you receive your wristband, please take good care of it. We cannot replace lost wristbands.
Don’t lose or break it. You will need to bring your wristband with you to the festival to get access!
Wristbands that have been tampered with or removed will be void.
Lost wristbands cannot be replaced.
No, once you put your wristband on when you get to the festival, it needs to be on tight enough that it does not slide off.
Will call is at the Box Office located just north of the Gorge main entrance.
Box Office hours will be:
Thursday 07/31 – 1pm-10pm
Friday 8/1 – 11am-10pm
Saturday 8/2 – 11am-10pm
Sunday 8/3 – 11am-10pm
Nope, there are no print at home options for this show and 3-day passes are wristbands only. We are not issuing paper tickets for 3-day passes.
Be really careful buying anywhere other than the official Ticketmaster website or Ticketmaster outlets, we see far too many forgeries and bad tickets, and they will not get you into the Festival.
Children age 2 and under are free.
Yes we do, make sure you have a Washington State approved valid picture ID.
Not sure if you have an acceptable form of ID?
Check here: liq.wa.gov
You can bring one 20oz factory sealed bottle of water and a small (1 gallon) clear bag of
That would be a no.
Yes you can, though the stroller will be subject to a search.
You’d be surprised what people try to hide behind the kid!
You can, but please advise the security guard at the gate and they will call the medics, who will assist you.
Recent changes to WA state law regarding marijuana are a little confusing, but the law clearly states that the use and even the display of marijuana in public is still illegal.
Please respect & obey the law. We will not be permitting marijuana into the Amphitheatre.
It pokes people’s eyes out and obscures the view of the person behind you.
For the most part, only port-a-johns are available.
There are hand wash facilities adjacent to the Honey Buckets.
If you are lucky enough to have a VIP ticket, the Cliff House VIP club has good old flushing restrooms.
Yes, we do.
Yes, ask any staff member and they will point you in the right direction.
You can find sunscreen and other little necessities at both the General Store at the campground and in the Gorge venue store.
Yes we do! Check out all the information HERE.
There is no overnight parking allowed in any parking lot.
The only overnight parking is in the campground.
You can bring a low-profile beach style chair. The seat should be no more than 9” off the ground and the it should not have a high back. Lawn chairs are also available for rent at the venue.
ARRIVE EARLY if you are planning to camp and want to beat the crowds! The campground will open at 1:00pm on Thursday, July 3oth.
If you plan to arrive Thursday night/Friday, please expect hold ups.
All patrons must leave the campground by noon on Monday, Aug. 3rd.
Hot & cold showers are available.Showers in the regular camping area are located at the Pivot.
Separate shower facilities are provided within the Premier and Terrace areas.
There are designated disabled camping zones available for those with current, valid disabled placards or plates.Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.
There are ADA accessible showers and portable ADA accessible restrooms in this area. Additional ADA accessible showers are located a short distance away at the Pivot.
There is a regular disabled shuttle service between the campground and the venue for those with special needs.
As long as you are of age, alcohol is permitted within the confines of your individual campsite.No open containers or alcohol consumption is allowed in the public areas or on the roads.
Camping sites are allocated as you arrive.Spaces cannot be held or reserved, so if you want to camp in groups, you must arrive at the same time.
Campers/Trailers/Motorhomes are welcome in any camping area.However, PREMIER, TERRACE, and BIG RIG are better suited to larger vehicles (Class A and larger Class C for example).
YES! Everyone will need a 3-day Festival WRISTBAND in order to enter all campgrounds. Get a 3-day Festival Wristband.
Yes. The store has a wide variety of beer, soft drinks and snacks, and some of those little necessities you may have forgotten, such as sunscreen, basic toiletries, etc.The General Store is located close to GATE D.
We allow however many people you can legally fit in your vehicle.
No. Do not bring any pets, not because we don’t like them – we are all animal lovers here.If we see a pet in a car or running around the camp ground unattended, we will alert the authorities and your vehicle may be entered and the pet taken to a shelter for its own welfare. You may be subject to prosecution for cruelty to animals.
Service animals are the only exception, and are permitted.
If you are planning on staying the weekend in a friend’s RV or tent and you are traveling in a separate vehicle, or you just want to leave your car overnight at the Gorge for whatever reason, you will need to visit Camp Watershed Gate D to purchase a weekend camping ticket.Of course, if you want to park during the DAY (not overnight), the general parking lot is available at no additional cost.
All camping passes are sold per vehicle.
Welcome everyone to Watershed Festival 2015! We look forward to seeing you! Once you receive your festival package via delivery, included will be your high tech, RFID-enabled 3-day wristband that serves as your admission ticket to enter the festival fast – all with a quick tap of your wristband!
YOUR 3-DAY WRISTBAND IS YOUR TICKET, YOU CANNOT ENTER THE FESTIVAL WITHOUT IT. DO NOT PUT ON YOUR WRISTBAND UNTIL THE FIRST DAY OF THE FESTIVAL AND DO NOT REMOVE YOUR WRISTBAND UNTIL THE LAST DAY OR ELSE YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED BACK IN.
IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH YOUR WRISTBAND AND/OR DELIVERY, PLEASE REACH OUT CUSTOMER SUPPORT.
REGISTER EARLY: Don’t forget to personalize your wristband before the festival. Registering your wristband will assign it under your account. REGISTER YOUR WRISTBAND HERE!
IMPORTANT: Do not put on your wristband until the first day you arrive at the festival!
Grab your registered wristband. Place it on your RIGHT wrist. DO NOT tighten yet.
Place only one finger between the band and your wrist. Ask your festival buddy to help you tighten the wristband to a comfortable position.
Your festival buddy will grip the tail while holding the plastic body. Slowly pull the cloth through the wristband’s lock to tighten, ensuring that it is securely fastened. It is a one-way locking mechanism.
And that’s it, you are all set! DO NOT cut the tail of the wristband or tamper with it. DO NOT remove it. Keep your wristband on at all times throughout the duration of the festival.
For general questions on Watershed 3-Day Festival passes, please see our TICKETS page.
Note we will not be selling any single day passes.
For questions or concerns about a specific ticket order, please contact: Ticketmaster Customer Service at 800-745-3000.
For general questions on Watershed Camping, please visit our CAMPING pages.
For questions or concerns about a specific camping order, please contact: Ticketmaster Customer Service at 800-745-3000.
Please submit requests to vend to: VENDORS. Vendor application deadline is July 1, 2015.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: SPONSORSHIP.