Joining us in Tempe this weekend? With so much to see, hear, and taste, here are the important logistics and tidbits to keep you in the know.
BOX OFFICE + TICKETING 101
The Festival Box Office is located at the Northeast corner of Ash Avenue & Rio Salado Parkway and will be open during the following times:
- Friday, March 1st: 12pm–8pm
- Saturday, March 2nd: 11am–10pm
- Sunday, March 3rd: 11am–9:30pm
Please bring a valid photo ID in order to pick up your wristbands. If your wristband has been lost, stolen, or damaged, visit the Festival Box Office or Wristband Assistance Tent before entering the festival. There is a $20 wristband replacement fee.
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Wristband Activation + Cashless
Wristband activation ensures a smooth process when entering the festival each day and allows you to add emergency contact information to your wristband. All you need to do is enter your wristband ID number (located on the inside of your wristband) and contact info to activate!
You’ll also have the opportunity to register for Cashless – it’s the easy way for you to pay for food, drinks, merch and more with your wristband during the festival. New For 2019: Use your PayPal account to register for Cashless and you might be one of the first 15,000 PayPal users to receive a $5.00 credit applied to your festival wristband. Terms apply*.
Bag Search + Safety
Want to get into the fest as quick as possible? Leave your bag AND liquids at home.
If you DO NOT have a bag, please enter through the No Bag Express Lane. If you DO have a bag, please enter through the Bag Lane and expect delays as bags are open for inspection. Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited. Hydration packs are allowed but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir. Please check the list of prohibited items in advance, listen for the audio announcements and dispose of any item that is not allowed inside the festival.
Do not leave your items unattended. Lockers & Mobile Charging Packs are available for 2-Day and 1-Day rentals, available near the main festival entrance. Click here to reserve your locker in advance to secure best available pricing.
The entrance also has a dedicated Accessibility Lane. If you have questions about accessibility while on-site please visit the main Guest Services booth near the main entrance or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your safety is our top priority. Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for the fest:
- Have Emergency Contact info on your person and your phone lock screen in case emergency personnel need to know (PRO-TIP: Make sure to register your wristband where you will be asked to fill out an Emergency Contact).
- Remember to stay hydrated (visit our Hydration Stations for free, filtered, cool water) and eat regularly at one of the Food Vendors on site.
- Protect yourself from the sun – take breaks and find shade. Sunscreen lotion, hats, and sunglasses are key.
- Keep yourself and your belongings safe – be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your personal items at all times. Lockers are available for rent near the main entrance. If you find something OR lose something, head to a Guest Services tent for our Lost & Found.
- Bring a list of allergies and medications you take in case of medical emergency.
- Dress for the weather – we’re constantly monitoring the weather. Keep an eye on the radar before heading to the Park so you can dress accordingly (rain boots, ponchos, etc).
Innings Festival wants every fan to feel safe at the fest. We will not tolerate any harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, body size, appearance, age or national origin. If you feel like you’re being harassed, are the victim of nonconsensual touching, or otherwise feel unsafe, please report it to the nearest staff member or go to the Medical tent for help.
Download the Mobile App
From creating your own custom schedule to mapping out which stages are where – download The Official Innings Festival Mobile App for Android and iPhone and you’ll have everything you need to know right in the palm of your hand.
Also, remember to opt-in for Push Notifications to stay in the know about schedule changes, giveaways, festival updates and emergency information all weekend long!
Getting to Innings
The entrance to the festival is located at N. Mill Ave and E Rio Salado Parkway. There is no parking at Innings Festival. We encourage fans to take other eco-friendly transportation, including public transportation, ride sharing, walking and biking.
Pick Up & Drop Off
Take a rideshare to and from the festival and enjoy a convenient pickup and drop off location at Ash Ave. between 3rd St. and Rio Salado Pkwy.
ADA Pick-up and Drop-Off is located at Ash Ave. between 3rd St. and Rio Salado Pkwy.
We also encourage fest-goers to use Valley Metro public transit. Attendees can use the Mill Ave/3rd St Valley Metro rail station to get to and from Tempe Beach Park. Use one of the 11 free park-and-rides to access rail stations in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. More information here. Valley Metro also offers bus service with stops adjacent to Tempe Beach Park. Route 48 serves Tempe Beach Park with the nearest stop at Ash Ave/Rio Salado Parkway. Route and schedule information can be found here.
Ample bike parking can be found directly next to the main entrance. While you’re there, check in with Tempe Bicycle Action Group who will be hosting a complimentary bike valet so you can get to Innings even quicker!
The Festival Map
We’ll have appearances by Hall of Famers and Baseball legends at our Speed Pitch and Batting Cages! Baseball activities are free and open to guests during fest hours. Visit either Guest Services tent to sign a waiver and get into the game! Catch appearances from Rollie Fingers, Jim Thome, Roger Clemens, Ryan Dempster, Jake Peavy, Bret Saberhagen, Matt Williams, Sean Casey, Huston Street, Eric Byrnes, and Shawn Estes.
Hey Batter, batter! Come on down to the Batting Cages and try and knock one out of the park. Plus don’t miss appearances by some of MLB’s legendary players!
Strike a pose! Dive into the padding with a glove and ball in your favorite mid-air game saving catch pose.
Come by the speed pitch and try your hand at throwing a fastball! Don’t forget to check the schedule to see when your MLB favorites will be hosting.
Ready to score? Go up against your friends to see who can reach home plate first.
Food at Innings
Enjoy local restaurants putting their spin on festival fare at the Innings Festival. Fan favorites such as Island Noodles, Floridino’s Pizza Muffin Truck, El Jefe Tacos, and many more will be there to cure all your festival cravings.
Take home limited-edition merchandise from the Innings Festival Store, located near the main entrance between Home Plate and Left Field. Grab a festival keepsake like our highly coveted commemorative poster to remember the good times had in the park. From baseball-inspired tees and hats to comfy hoodies and blankets, we’ve got all your bases covered!
Follow along with our official hashtag #InningsFest and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay in the know!