What safety precautions will be in place?
We will maintain the health and safety precautions put in place by ACL Music Festival. There is currently no local requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test, vaccine card or vaccine record for entry at this event. If you are unvaccinated, the CDC encourages you to bring and wear your mask, but Austin Parks Foundation will not require masks for entry.
Austin Parks Foundation encourages all patrons and staff to look out for one another and not attend Party for the Parks if you are feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of illness.
If you have questions about vaccines or want to get a vaccine, visit vaccines.gov to find a healthcare provider near you. Current information about COVID-19, Monkeypox and recommendations for isolation and quarantine can be found at CDC.gov.
What’s the schedule?
5:45PM – PLUS Check-in Opens
6:00PM – PLUS Party begins
6:45PM – GA Check-in Opens
7:00PM – Main Event Begins
Your printed program will have a schedule of the full night’s events!
What food options are available?
Locally-sourced, upscale dining options are available to both PLUS and General Admission ticket holders, including tacos and mexican-inspired sides. Veggie and Gluten-Free options available upon request.
What drink options are available?
Each ticket to Party for the Parks provides access to open bars with a selection of locally-sourced beer, wine and cocktails. Party for the Parks PLUS ticket holders will have access to an exclusive VIP lounge with upgraded drinks and handmade cocktails. All bars will include non-alcoholic options.
Who is able to attend the event?
Party for the Parks is a 21+ event. Due to the nature of the event, we’re asking that guests do not bring children. Additionally, pets are not allowed in the ACL Music Festival Grounds. This party is rain or shine! The forecast shows partly cloudy skies and lows of 68 degrees for the evening, but this is Texas, so plan to dress accordingly.
What to Wear?
This party is “Snappy Casual”—rock your favorite sundress, jeans or whatever you’d wear to the office. Remember, this party is in the park so comfortable shoes are a must.
Where is Check-In?
Check-in will be at the Lady Bird festival entrance on Stratford Drive. No need to print a ticket – just give your name at the entrance. Need to update your guest list? Visit GiveSmart to update guest names, add your credit card for easy checkout, and more.
Why do you need to fundraise? Where does the money go?
Austin Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing peoples’ lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better. In our increasingly dense city, where health and a sense of connection are of the utmost importance, the need for parks has never been more urgent. We rely on the generosity of our community to deliver our mission and to develop, maintain, and improve the nearly 300 parks all across the city, meaning your dollars stretch far and wide!
How do I participate in the silent auction?
The Silent Auction is open until October 12, at 9:00PM. Check out our amazing silent auction items and place your bids here!
Can I donate even if I don’t attend the event?
Absolutely! You can give back to APF at any time. Please consider helping us improve the quality of life in Austin by making a donation of any size here or by participating in the silent auction.
Will parking be available? If so, where can I park?
There are plenty of ways to get to Zilker Park! Remember: there is no parking at Zilker Park or in the surrounding neighborhoods during ACL Fest, so we’d recommend taking advantage of alternative modes of transportation first:
Bicycles, Scooters + Walking:
By far the easiest route to the park! Bike parking is available on Stratford Drive after crossing the Mopac Pedestrian Bridge. Additional bike and scooter parking will be located at Toomey Rd. and Sterzing St. and on Azie Morton Rd. Take the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail for easy access to the festival grounds.
Get around without worry! Ride share drop-off and pickup will be located right at the festival entrance. Show your ride share receipt at registration to be entered to win a pair of 2023 ACL Music Festival passes.
CapMetro offers several bus routes operating near Zilker Park. Check out the MetroRapid Route 803 and other options at capmetro.org/plan.
Is parking available? Where do I park?
We strongly encourage guests to arrange safe, alternative modes of transportation as your first choice. Some parking will be available for GA and PLUS guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
When arriving at the park, follow directional signage for Party for the Parks. From there, follow signs for Lot D or Lot F to park. Shuttles willl be available in both lots to take guests to the ACL Festival Lady Bird Entrance. Download further driving directions here.
PLUS Parking and Valet:
PLUS Valet parking will be available near the venue for guests on a first-come, first-served basis at Austin High.
Look for directional Valet signage on the left by the Austin High Tennis Courts. Once parked, walk across the MoPac pedestrian bridge to the shuttle pick-up. Shuttles will be available to take guests to the ACL Festival Lady Bird Entrance. Download further driving directions here.
How do I purchase a ticket?
You can purchase General Admission and Party for the Parks PLUS tickets here. Get yours before they’re gone!
How do I know my ticket purchase was completed?
You will receive an email with your ticket confirmation details. Don’t see an email? Check your SPAM folder if you don’t see an email within 2 hours of ticket purchase. Still don’t see an email? Contact our team: email@example.com for help.
I’m already a sponsor – how do I give you my guest names?
Please contact Shannon Cunningham with sponsor guest names.
How do I sponsor Party for the Parks?
If you are interested in sponsoring Party for the Parks, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I get for becoming a sponsor?
Sponsorships are tailored to meet the needs and objectives of our corporate partners, benefits include: VIP food and drinks and an elevated cocktail experience, Brand recognition in promotional materials including electronic and print applications on-site, before and after the big day, and a dedicated volunteer park project managed by APF for your team. Contact email@example.com for more information.