Tortuga Music Festival

Experience the three-day, multi-stage Tortuga Music Festival in Fort. Lauderdale, FL. Help to support ocean conservation efforts at the same time!

Event information

Party on the sands of Fort Lauderdale for a whole weekend and have an unforgettable experience at the Tortuga Music Festival. The Tortuga Music Festival welcomes some of the most renowned artists in country and rock music, with a goal of creating a memorable event while raising awareness for marine preservation.

The ticket sales revenue will be used to help marine flora and fauna through Conservation Village partners. Over one million dollars has been raised and donated to ocean conservation initiatives, and it is not going to stop any time soon.

The festival is held at very the tip of Florida, and each year music lovers from across the globe flock to the beaches of Fort Lauderdale. There are no parking areas or onsite campgrounds, so you will want to choose a campground nearby for RV camping. In unique fashion with the event, you can also arrive at the festival using water taxis.

The festival has no age restrictions, and kids under the age of six can enter free of charge. All you need is a daily pass, a good attitude, a willingness to help preserve marine life, and to be prepared to enjoy some music.


Tickets are purchased online, and you get to choose from various pass options. Generally, there are single-day pass tickets, three-day pass tickets, VIP and Super VIP three-day pass tickets. You can also reserve lockers online if you need a place to put all of your stuff during the festival.

If you wish to experience the whole event with the best vantage point, then you can reserve the Captains Cabanas, a large space for up to 20 guests with all sorts of festival perks. Once you have completed the online purchase, you will receive a wristband that serves as a ticket. They will notify you once your wristband is about to be shipped, so will have a rough idea when you can expect to receive it.

Don’t lose or tamper with the wristband as it will be made void, and if you lose it, there is no way to replace it. You should register your wristband a few weeks before the festival; you can do this either via their website or official app. If you think your order has been lost in the mail, or if you need to change the address where it should be sent, you should reach out to the festival's ticket agency directly, and explain the situation. Make sure to read in detail what each pass gets you when you purchase tickets.

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The address you need to get to is 1100 Seabreeze Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316. You can access the location from two directions. One is from E. Las Olas Blvd, and the other one is S.E. 17th Street. Motorists can use either of these roads to get onto Seabreeze Blvd. and continue to the destination.

Parking areas

Tortuga Music Festival does not offer onsite parking options. Remember to consider peak traffic times. Festival officials advise that you arrive early, and come prepared to enjoy the crowds. RV campers may prefer carpool from their campsite to the festival area to minimize parking needs.

Public Transportation

You can take Broward County Transit to get near the designated location, as they are public transportation provider for Fort Lauderdale. Since this festival is at the beach, festival-goers will sometimes take a water taxi to the event. Privately hired transportation is also an option.

Where to stay


Tortuga does not offer onsite camping during this festival; attendees can easily rely on nearby compounds. Festival guests will find plenty of camping options in the Fort Lauderdale area.


The Fort Lauderdale area retains an atmosphere perfect for RV camping. Even though you cannot access the festival with your RV, you will still have options where you can camp nearby. You will find several quality RV campgrounds within 20 to 30 minutes driving distance from the festival. Since these campgrounds are specifically tailored to accommodate RV guests, they cover all types of hookups and grant you plenty of parking space.

You can also look forward to an array of amenities like swimming, game rooms, and bike rentals at some of the RV locations in and around Fort Lauderdale. You will likely spend most of your day at the festival. So, you can look forward to your nearby campground offering you a great place to relax and regroup for the next full day of music and fun at the Tortuga Music Festival.

Getting around

The most cost-efficient way to get from your compound or hotel to the music festival is public transport. It would be wise to look up Broward County Transit schedule so that you know where and when you need to be. If you plan to be there for the entirety of the festival, you can mix it up and get there using the water taxi service as well. Some festival guests may choose to rent a bike or bring their own for local transportation. Remember that you will need to be prepared to lock the bike off-site of the festival grounds.

What to pack


The festival takes place on a beach, so pack your swimsuit and favorite beach shoes, but remember to bring warmer clothes and a raincoat. You can pack everything in a backpack and then leave it in a locker so that you don’t have to carry it around with you all the time. Also, bring sunglasses, a hat, and a small personal pack for items you wish to keep with you.


There are several items that you should bring with you to this beach festival. On the top of your list should be sunscreen. You can pack a small bag of snacks and bring empty water bottles (you can fill them up there). You should also bring a beach towel and low-profile beach chairs or inflatable seating. You will also be allowed to bring in a small camera with no detachable zoom lens or flash to take the pictures of the event.

Much like any other large festival, there are things that you are not allowed to bring. You cannot bring your own alcohol, animals, illegal substances, or a weapon of any kind. Tents, flags, totem poles, fireworks, bikes and motorbikes, skateboards, selfie sticks, drones, zoom cameras, toys, and iPads are all on the list of forbidden items. Be sure to check current festival guidelines as some regulations are subject to change.

Health & Safety

You are on the beach; you need to protect yourself from UV radiation and apply sunscreen during the day. You are allowed to take prescription medicine inside, so long as the name matches your photo ID, you should be allowed to bring it. Also, make sure you mention any medications to the guard before the search to avoid confusion.

Where to eat


You can bring your own food as fitting to festival guidelines, but you cannot prepare a meal once inside since cooking equipment is not permitted. Remember to check your campground’s regulations for current cooking options. Campfire guidelines may depend on existing fire risks.


Luckily, there are plenty of meal options in the vicinity of the festival site. The Fort Lauderdale area has a number of seafood restaurants and a few great pizza places, so every day, before and after concerts, you can treat yourself with some quality Florida cuisine. Guests will also find a variety of food and alcohol vendors at the beach site.


Tortuga Music Festival offers a wide selection of food and drink vendors. Food vendors cover an array of food types such as vegetarian options, or gluten-free food, but guests can expect different vendors every year. In addition to food and drink vendors, there will also be craft vendors where you can purchase various handmade as well as festival theme items. The festival offers a ‘cashless’ option to the required wristbands. It is recommended that guests bring some cash or a card in case it may be needed.



Tortuga is all about having fun, preserving marine environments, and enjoying quality music. It is also important that everyone is safe and remains aware of current security regulations due to the number of guests. There will be security check-ins before entering, and security staff will keep a watchful eye for any potential safety issues. If you need assistance, you can reach out to a staff member, and they will direct you at that time.


Tortuga is all about having fun, preserving marine environments, and enjoying quality music. It is also important that everyone is safe and remains aware of current security regulations due to the number of guests. There will be security check-ins before entering, and security staff will keep a watchful eye for any potential safety issues. If you need assistance, you can reach out to a staff member, and they will direct you at that time.


First aid stations will be positioned on site, so if you are in need of assistance, you can ask any staff member to point you in the right direction. Also, if you are carrying any prescribed medicine, especially diabetic insulin, you will need to inform the staff upon entry. Medications must remain in labeled containers.