Information on Car Passes for Constellation 2023
ALL vehicles entering the site need a Car Pass. A car pass gives your vehicle entry into the event, and all cars are parked in designated parking areas. A limited number of RV Permits are available, and you can find more information on those here: RV and Car Camping Permits. We encourage as much carpooling as possible!
Constellation 2023 will not have Car Camping Permits. All cars must be kept in designated parking areas when not loading or unloading during designated times. Review Gate Hours to learn about entry and unloading hours. Theme Camps that require vehicles in their camp must list them in the Theme Camp Application.
What about parking off-site? All event-related cars must be parked on-site because we don’t want to push our impact out to the surrounding community.
Constellation does not endorse any off-site parking options. If you do decide to park off-site and catch a ride, you will not be able to drop your infrastructure at the Gate before going off-site to park, as we do not have room at the Gate to turn vehicles around nor space to store your items while you do this.
If you do decide to park off-site, know that YOU are a representative of Constellation out in the community – your actions can affect the security of the event and potentially threaten our ability to continue to have our event. Please remember Civic Responsibility that is an important principle!
Car Pass FAQs
Q: I just want to drive on-site, unload my gear, and park in the parking lot. Do I need a car pass?
A: Yes, every vehicle entering the site requires a car pass. There are no exceptions. Unless you plan to take an Uber to the event or have someone drop you off, you need a car pass! The car pass will be collected at the gate, at the same time that you redeem your ticket.
Q: Why do I need a car pass?
A: We don’t want to take space away from theme camps and art and open camping, so we need to limit the number of cars. Knowing how many cars to plan for helps us with arrival and exodus, as well as makes planning for Gate and Parking much easier on our team leads!
Q: How do I get them?
A: You can purchase the car pass from the ticketing system while purchasing your tickets. Car passes are also transferrable, similar to tickets, and many pop up in aftermarket sales.
Q: How much are car passes? And will they increase in price closer to the event?
A: Car passes cost $25. The price will not increase.
Q: How many car passes are you selling?
A: The exact number depends on the number of tickets sold, as well as site conditions leading up to the event. Typically around 500-600 car passes are sold.
Q: Do RV’s need a car pass?
A: YES, RVs need an RV Permit to attend, which includes their parking pass. A limited number of RV Permits are available. NO RV HOOKUPS ARE AVAILABLE. More information on RV Permits can be found here: RV and Car Camping Permits.
Q: I am driving a van and plan to camp in it. Do I need a car pass to sleep in my van? What if I need my car on-site but want to sleep in a tent?
A: If you are sleeping in a camper van you need to purchase an RV Pass and you must be located in the RV Section. We are not permitting car camping, so you can only camp in your vehicle in the RV Section or in a tent without your car. If you are part of a Theme Camp that requires your vehicle as infrastructure, that much be included in the Theme Camp Application.
Q: My vehicle is towing a trailer – do I need two passes?
A: Nope, you only need one pass for a vehicle towing a trailer.
Q: I am with a theme camp and driving a truck with all our infrastructure. Do I need a car pass? How can I keep my truck parked at my camp to store our gear?
A: Yes, every vehicle entering the site needs a car pass, including theme camp infrastructure. If you wish to apply to park a car, trailer, or truck within your Theme Camp, please note this during your Theme Camp application.
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