Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival Camping FAQ and Reminders!
You can see our What TO Bring and What NOT To Bring List HERE
Q: How much is a camping pass? Are there single day camping passes available?
A: Camping pass price varies depending on the campground. Check our tickets page for details. All Camping Passes are good for the Thursday before the festival at 2pm until the Monday following the festival at 11am. Camping passes are for the entire weekend only.
Q: When do the festival campgrounds open?
A: Campground gates opens at 2pm the Thursday before the festival starts. All campers must be gone by 11am the Monday following the festival. All camping attendees MUST be 18 years of age or older & have a valid I.D. or be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. NO exceptions.
Q: Have many people are allowed per campsite?
A: One Camping Pass = 4 people max. Camping Pass is per vehicle. 4 people max per vehicle. Extra people require extra passes, for all campgrounds. Children 12 and under count for half occupancy towards the max 4 persons per camp site, rounded up to the closest whole number.
Q. Can I reserve my campsite?
You cannot reserve a space in any of our campgrounds ahead of time. Please arrive with your entire group if you want to guarantee camping together.
Q: Where are the Kaslo Jazz Etc. festival campgrounds? How far are they from the festival grounds? Can I walk or bike?
A: South Beach campground is located just outside the south bridge when you enter Kaslo. It is approx 10-15 minute walk from the festival site. Jazzlo Bay Campground is the closest to the festival as it is directly above the grounds. Yes, please bring your bike! There are no vehicles permitted on the dirt road to the festival so we encourage biking to and from the festival/campgrounds. We provide bike racks outside the main gate at the festival. We also provide a free shuttle. See below for details.
Q: Is there a shuttle from the campgrounds to the festival grounds?
A: Yes! We provide a free shuttle that goes to and from the festival and all the campgrounds throughout the weekend. See the festival shuttle route and schedule here: kaslojazzfest.com/the-festival
Q: I bought a camping pass but am no longer able to attend the festival/have somewhere else to stay, can I get a refund?
A: The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival has a policy of no refunds. If you can’t make it to the festival/have somewhere else to stay there are a couple options: You can transfer your camping pass to someone you know via your confirmation e-mail (see our Tickets FAQ for more info) or you can try and sell your camping pass (at face value only!) through our Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival Community Page
Q: Can I purchase a camping pass when I arrive?
A: Subject to availability, Campground tickets may be available at the campgrounds starting the Thursday before the festival, at 2pm. That said – many of the campgrounds sell out in advance! Grab your tickets here and guarantee your spot.
Q: Do I need to bring my camping pass to the campground?
A: Yes. Once you have bought your camping pass, you can either print it out or download it to a smart device and bring it to the gate. Remember: All camping attendees MUST be 18 years of age or older & have a valid I.D. or be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. NO exceptions. When you arrive at one of the festival campgrounds you must present your valid I.D. to match the name on our list and your camping pass.
Q: I’ve bought my camping pass but can’t arrive when the campground gates open. Am I still guaranteed a spot?
A: Yes. If you have purchased a camping pass you will get a spot. It just isn’t guaranteed you will be beside your crew as it is first come first serve.
Q: Can I have my vehicle at my campsite? Can I have my vehicle AND my RV/trailer at my campsite?
A: You can only bring one vehicle per campsite. If you have a vehicle separate from the vehicle that will be at your campsite, then you must park it outside the campground.
Q: Can I take my vehicle out of the campground after I’ve entered?
A: No. Once you have parked at your campsite your vehicle must remain there until you leave. If your vehicle exits the campground before the end of the festival your vehicle will not be granted access back in and you will lose your camping spot. Only emergency vehicles can enter and exit throughout the weekend as necessary.
Q: After I drop my RV/trailer off at my campsite, where do I park my vehicle?
A: If your vehicle is separate from the vehicle at your campsite, you must park outside of the campground. There is free parking all around Kaslo.
Q: My friends are arriving before/after me. Can we still camp together?
A: Campsites are first come first serve and there is no guarantee that you and your friends will be able to camp beside each other. We do not reserve campsites. Best to plan to arrive at the same time!
Q: I am volunteering/vending at Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival. What do I do about camping?
A: Volunteer Camping is available. Camping is not included for vendors. Contact your Volunteer/Vendor co-ordinator for details.
Q: The festival was so fun! Can we keep the party going at our campsite?
A: We enforce quiet time at 12AM at all festival campgrounds. This means no loud noise, partying, music, or playing of instruments after midnight. Please respect your neighbours and keep your partying quiet at the campgrounds. If you do not abide by these rules you may be asked to leave the campground.
Q: Can I bring my dog to my campsite?
A: No. There are no pets (service animals are the exception) allowed at any of the festival campgrounds or the festival grounds.
Q: What party supplies can I bring to the campgrounds?
A: Absolutely no fireworks, tiki torches, glow-sticks, sparklers, or open fires are allowed at any time. Please see our “What not to bring list” for more information.
Q: Can I bring friends that aren’t staying at the campground to visit?
A: Yes. You may have visitors at your campsite until 12AM when quiet time is enforced.
Q: Are there washroom facilities at the festival campgrounds?
A: Yes. All our campgrounds are fairly rustic but we do have flush toilets/hand washing stations at Jazzlo Bay campground, and portapotties at South Beach.
Q: Are there showers provided at the festival campgrounds?
A: Yes! There are pay-per-use showers at Jazzlo Bay Campground. Swimming in Kootenay Lake will also keep you fresh!
Q: Where is the best beach to swim at in Kaslo?
A: South Beach has some of Kaslo’s finest sand, waters and views. Be aware however there are No Lifeguards On Duty. Swim At Your Own Risk.
Although South Beach is further away from the festival grounds, it can be a refreshing, quiet reprieve from the bustling town and festival in between seeing your favourite acts!
Q: Can I have a campfire or propane fire?
A: No. This is very important. Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival occurs during the regions most vulnerable fire season. Due to this extreme danger, absolutely no open fires or propane fires are allowed at any festival campgrounds. Small cooking stoves are acceptable. Please use these with extreme caution and please be very careful with smoking or any other flammables at this time!
Q: Can I bring a small generator?
A: No generators are allowed at any of the festival campgrounds.
Q: What services are provided at the campgrounds?
A: Safety is the highest priority to the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Society and we provide 24 hour Security and First Aid from August 3 until August 7. Kaslo Jazz Etc Society is not responsible for any materials misplaced, lost or stolen. It is recommended you don’t bring valuable items. If you do, please lock them in your vehicle for safety.
Q: Can I buy food at any of the campgrounds?
A: No! You must come prepared or plan to visit the food vendors in the park if you need food!
If you still have questions you can contact the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival CONTACT US
What TO bring to the Festival Site / Campgrounds:
- YOUR TICKET/CAMPING PASS!
- A Jazzy attitude 🙂
- Appropriate Footwear
- Mosquito Repellant
- BE PREPARED FOR ANY KIND OF WEATHER!
- Umbrellas, Tarps, Rain Ponchos
- Sunscreen/Sun Protection
- Tents/Sleeping Bags
- Tent Pegs
- Area Rugs
- Swimwear, Towels, Blankets, Floatation Devices (South Beach is great for floating!)
- Refillable Water Bottles
- Ear Plugs (very useful!)
- Coffee (this can save a morning 🙂 )
- Propane Cook Stoves Allowed (use with extreme caution PLEASE!)
What NOT to bring to the Festival Site / Campgrounds:
Items not listed on this outline may still be prohibited, so please Contact Us if you have any questions!
- No Glass
- No Animals (Service Dogs are permitted)
- No Firewood/Fires/Fireworks/Candles/Torches
- No Propane Fire Rings
- No Generators
- No Loud Stereo Systems
- No Illegal Substances
- No Weapons (Will be confiscated!)
- No Visitors without a camping pass after 12:00AM! Quiet time is enforced at midnight
- No After Parties (Head on to the after parties at the Kaslo Legion! More great music!)
- (YES, THERE WILL BE SECURITY ON-SITE AT THE CAMPGROUNDS)
- No Extra Vehicles Allowed (only 1 per camping pass. Extra vehicles are to be parked outside campgrounds)