FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2012 Seaside Park to Host 18th Annual Festival through 2017 Tickets on Sale Today for Vibes 2013, July 25-28 Bridgeport, CT —The Gathering of the Vibes and the City of Bridgeport have confirmed an agreement to hold the annual music, camping, and arts festival at Seaside Park for five more years, through 2017. The 18th Gathering of the Vibes will return to the shores of the Long Island Sound July 25-28, 2013....
Other than music, we offer unique vending, kids friendly activities, nonprofit outreach, art exhibits and sales, greening and humanities education, musician workshops, and more.
Sorry. Dogs, cats, and other pets are not allowed at Gathering of the Vibes.
Attendees passing through the North Grove ticketing entrance as Day-Ticket holders may enter with:
1-24 oz sealed water bottle per person may pass through the security check point. No Coolers.
Empty hyrdation packs, or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon, may be brought into the festival and filled at our free filling stations.
If you arrive with an opened container, you will have to empty it, however, there will be free filling stations located in the Food Court.
Attendees walking from the camping areas into general assembly areas may pass through security check points with:
1-24 oz sealed or unsealed water per person. No coolers.
Any non-alcohol beverage purchased from a food vendor may pass through security check points.
Per state law, you cannot bring alcohol into the concert or general assembly areas.
Any container larger than 24 oz needs to be emptied and can be refilled at our free water station (located at the Food Court)
Empty hyrdation, or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon, may be brought into General Assembly and filled at our free filling stations.
You need to be approved and pre-registered by our vendor coordinator to vend anything at Vibes. No approval, no vending. Check out our Craft Vending page for more info. Related FAQs [related_posts]
Please follow these links and read the information and requirements very carefully before applying: Craft Vending Information Food Vending Information Related FAQs [related_posts]
We discourage use of your GPS since we actually change the direction of a couple of one-way streets. Please check the link in the answer above closer to show time for up to date directions.
The best directions are on our directions page. They will be posted a couple of weeks before the show. We also have very clear signage from any entry point to Bridgeport.See Directions
Tweed New Haven Regional Airport — HVN — 22.9 mi (30 minutes to Vibes)
Westchester Country Airport — HPN — 35 miles (45 minutes to Vibes)
LaGuardia Airport — LGA — 54 miles (75 minutes to Vibes)
John F. Kennedy International Airpot — JFK — 61 miles (75 minutes to Vibes)
Bradley International Airport (Hartford) — BDL — 71 miles (75 minutes to Vibes)
Newark Liberty International Airport — EWR — 75 miles (90 minutes to Vibes)
(all travel times are approximate and, of course, dependent on time-of-day and traffic conditions)
I’m taking the Port Jefferson Ferry or the Metro Train/Bus to Vibes. Can I get a shuttle from there?
Yes, we will have free Shuttles running from Thursday through Sunday, to and from both the Port Jefferson Ferry and the Bridgeport Transit Center (train and bus). Hours to be posted closer to the event.
If you booked a hotel at one of the selections we have on our website, then we will be providing shuttle service for a nominal fee. For $20 per person, you can ride the shuttle from your hotel to the show, as many times as you like all weekend! Here is our “Hotel Page” with info on booking your hotel reservation today.
There will be several lots for Day Parking and they all will have shuttle service to and from Vibes. When you get close to the venue, please follow the signs to the Day Parking Lots. No one should have to wait more than 15 or 20 minutes for a shuttle. Shuttles will run from 9:00AM until 4:00AM. Your parking fee will include unlimited shuttle rides for that day.
There will be several lots for Day Parking and each will have shuttle service to and from Vibes. When you get close to the venue, please follow the signs to the Day Parking Lots. No one should have to wait more than 15 or 20 minutes for a shuttle. Shuttles will run from 9:00AM until 4:00AM. Your parking fee will include unlimited shuttle rides for that day.
Re-entry by car is discouraged. If you must leave the venue, by car or on foot, please leave your wristband on. You will not be allowed back in with a wristband that has been removed, cut, etc. There will be no way to leave the venue by car during the main ingress during Thursday/Thursday night. If you need to leave Thursday evening, please plan to leave your car outside of the venue in one of our Day Parking lots and take a shuttle. We will do...
Every year, the Wharf Rats set up a sober camp somewhere in the Family Camping area. This year, we are going to pre-register folks for sober camp. Please send your request to SoberCamping@gatheringofthevibes.com.
We do have a Handy Camping area. To qualify for Handy Camping, you need a state issued DMV placard or a letter from your doctor explaining your limited mobility issue. We will accommodate as many campers as possible but Handy Camping fills up before the show. Please register early to guarantee a spot! E-mail your request to HandyCamping@gatheringofthevibes.com. Please limit one Handy Pass per request as this area fills up quickly.
Note: There are an extremely limited number of spots for Handi RV’s. Please contact the office once you have purchased your RV pass if you will need to be parked near the Handi Campig area.
You may camp in Family Camping but this does not guarantee it will be quiet! There will be very young children who most likely wake up early, babies crying at night, etc. It will be a different camping experience, but not necessarily “quiet.” If you want to sign up, please see the instructions above.
I will have children with me and would like to camp in a Family Friendly area. How can I reserve a spot?
Vibes prides itself on being one of the most family-friendly music fesitvals in the business. Please e-mail FamilyCamping@gatheringofthevibes.com with your request. We will be happy to accommodate you on a first-come-first-served basis. Please check out our “Kids and Families” page for info on all our great kids and teens activities!