Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any questions about the festival please look through these first before contacting us. If you still cannot find the answer to your question on this page or any other page of this site then please do go ahead and get a hold of us through the contact form to the right with any not-so frequently asked questions.

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What should I bring?
  • food (or cash buy food from Icehouse)
  • beverage (or cash to purchase onsite)
  • warm clothing
  • flash light
  • re-usable water drinking device
  • bug spray
  • a blanket to lay on
  • dancing shoes (or no shoes at all)
  • camping gear
  • a smile on your face
When should I arrive?

Gates open at 2:00pm.

Lawn seating is first come first served.

Parking is very very limited.

Please attempt to carpool, bike or ride a scooter.

How can I help?

Volunteer opportunities abound!

Visit the volunteer page.

What if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event. Bands and film will continue as long as severe weather doesn’t threaten the safety of our performers or attendees. The Square Lake Festival does reserve the right to pause performances or (in the worst case scenario) change or alter the schedule due to inclement weather. Please prepare yourself accordingly. (expect the worst)

How do I get there?
Location Page


From the Twin Cities: take Hwy 36 east toward Stillwater. Turn left on Manning Trail. Proceed 6.9 miles on Manning Trail and turn right on Square Lake Trail. (Look for festival signs or signs for Square Lake County Park) Go 4.3 miles on Square Lake Trail and then turn right on Partridge Rd. Go 1/2 a mile and the festival is on your left at the top of the hill.

On the day of the event, call #651-204-0775 for a recording of driving directions to the festival.

Most attendees will want to budget about one hour to travel from the Twin Cities.

What should I NOT bring?
  • Dogs
  • Illegal things
  • Frowns
Will the Square Lake Festival sell out?

Well, in terms of ticket sales, Yes, in previous years the festival has sold out all available tickets in advance.

In terms of “selling out” – it’s not likely but if you would like to help further solidify the future of Square Lake Film & Music Festival then please consider becoming a sponsor or advertising on this site. email for more info

Is this a conspiracy of the liberal media?


But, probably not.

What if I bought a ticket but now can't go?

We are definitely sorry to hear that, unfortunately the tickets are nonrefundable. We would encourage you to bless someone else with tickets to an amazing sold out event!