Maps, Directions & Parking for April 3

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About Soo Pass Ranch

Soo Pass Ranch has extensive festival grounds that accommodate up to 50,000 people, including 7,000 reserved seats, and multiple campgrounds. Fully developed as a concert venue, the Soo Pass Ranch has a permanent stage and backstage compound, catering and production facilities including permanent sound towers and mix station. The concert bowl also contains 50+ concession stands, and locations for dozens of additional portable concessions. WE Fest invested heavily in developing the concert site, including bringing city sewer and water lines to the ranch, which allows for running water, and permanent rest rooms in the concert bowl.

Situated on the shores of Lake Sallie, and in the meadows and woods surrounding the concert bowl, the Soo Pass Ranch campgrounds are easily accessed through pedestrian underpasses beneath the two highways that flank the concert bowl. The campgrounds are well groomed, with lighting and permanent shower houses. There are multiple lane entrances to each campground, which allows for faster ingress for camping vehicles at major events.

SOO PASS RANCH PARKING at the

NEW HILLTOP PARKING AND TRANSIT AREA

The new Hilltop Parking & Transit area is located approximately 1 mile from the WE Fest concert venue, between County Hwy 22 and 260th Ave, at 130th St. It includes new parking lots, a designated area for ridesharing, drop-off, and pick-up, as well as charter bus parking. Additionally, a free shuttle service will bring guests to and from Hilltop Parking to the to the West Gate. This location aims to reduce traffic on the roads leading to the West and East Gates and provide convenient parking for hundreds of vehicles.

 

NEW! Single-Day DAILY and 3-Day PARKING at Soo Pass Ranch

Location: 130th St between Cty Hwy 22 and 260th Ave at the Hilltop Campground & Transportation Hub

Parking attendants: Thursday – Sunday, 1 pm—10 pm. Parking can be purchased in advance via the festival website or onsite, as space is available. There is a convenient shuttle service to and from the lot to the West Gate entrance. The shuttle operates from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Single-day & 3 Day Parking does not include overnight parking. Daily parking vehicles must exit by 2:30 a.m. or risk being towed.

 

VIP Single-Day & 3-Day PARKING

Location: Cty Hwy 22 at East gate (follow signs for lot entry)

This parking area is an easy walk to the East VIP Gate. VIP Single-Day & 3Day Parking does not include overnight parking.  Daily parking vehicle must must exit by 2:30 am or risk being towed. Tailgating is not allowed. 

 

ADA Parking

Location: Inside the East Entrance of Soo Pass Ranch on Cty Hwy 22

This parking area is located inside the East Entrance. A pre-purchased 3-Day ADA parking pass is required to enter. Additional ADA parking is available at the Hilltop Parking area and may be purchase upon arrival. ADA license plate, hangtag or placard are required. 

All vehicles parked in Day Parking lots must exit by 2:30 am or risk being towed.

HILLTOP SHUTTLE

Patrons will use the convenient shuttle service to and from the Hilltop parking lots to the West Gate entrance. The shuttle operates from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

PRIVATE AND CHARTER BUSES

Private and Charter Buses must use the Hilltop Transit area. Access passes are available to purchase upon arrival for $100 valid Thursday – Saturday. The bus patrons can use the free Hilltop shuttle to the West Gate.  For more information, email us at info@wefest.com

 

DETROIT LAKES SHUTTLE

Consider taking the shuttle from Detroit Lakes to WE Fest, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. Park for FREE during the day in the Becker County Fairgrounds (1310 Rossman Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501). Then enjoy unlimited rides to and from WE Fest. Shuttles run every 20 minutes from noon to 2 am, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, making stops at the Fairgrounds (within walking distance to the beach!) and at WE Fest West Gate.

  • If you are a WE Fest camper, you can take the shuttle for FREE into town. Show your WE Fest camping wristband and ride for free.
  • If you are using the shuttle to get to/from the event and are NOT a camper; you can PARK for FREE at the Fairgrounds and purchase a wristband with CASH at the Becker County Fairgrounds.
  • Shuttle wristbands: $25 for all 3 days or $10 each day

Check with your hotel. Anderson Bus runs a hotel shuttle from almost all Detroit Lakes hotels from 1pm – 1:30am each day.

OFF-SITE LODGING

If you are not staying at SOO PASS RANCH, book your accommodation early!! The best resource for finding available options are with Detroit Lakes Chamber. Check out the Plan your Stay page or call 218-847-9202.