How much is it to get in?
General Admission is FREE for everyone! VIP Experience passes are available also.
Where do I park?
Parking in Downtown Lakeland is FREE after 5pm and all weekend long, including city owned permit spaces and metered lots. Download the Parkmobile app for a parking map, detailed Parkmobile instructions, and more.
Still want more information on parking? Please see the LDDA Parking Brochure here:
What is the VIP Experience?
The VIP experience is the best way to fest at Suncoast Credit Union SwantoberFest Lakeland!
You start at the VIP Tent, where you’ll receive your commemorative Stein, which gets you four (4) of your favorite beer, or beverage, of choice - including choice of red or white wine.
Bottled Water is complimentary. The VIP Tent is placed strategically so you can see all the action on the stage, the Outrageous Olympiad, and enjoy dancing fun!
From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, air-conditioned restrooms will be available
Also included in your VIP Experience is a plate of traditional and delicious German fare - delivered to the VIP Tent!
In our VIP Tent, we will also be offering a VIP Concierge that will assist you in having the best time possible. Run out of juice on your phone taking all those lederhosen pics? No problem – we’ll charge it for you! Didn’t think ahead to book a hotel room downtown – we can get that reservation for you in a jiffy! So join us for a few brats and a few rounds of chicken dance and never worry about lines or tickets. Learn more on our VIP page HERE, or purchase your VIP tickets HERE.
Where can I stay downtown?
We want everyone to have a fun time at Suncoast Credit Union SwantoberFest Lakeland and what’s better than being able to walk home at the end of the night?
Our hospitality partners at The Terrace Hotel & Grille in downtown Lakeland is offering a special rate of $89/night (plus taxes) for the night of the event. Just mention the "Lakeland Chamber of Commerce" for rate. Offer available before cut-off date of 8/22/18. Call (863) 688-0800 for reservations. For more information, please contact:
Sophia Huffaker, Catering Manager
The Terrace Hotel & Grille, 329 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5046
(863) 688-0800 | email@example.com
What can I bring to Suncoast Credit Union SwantoberFest Lakeland?
Small bags and backpacks (smaller than 17″x12″x10″, subject to search)
Water (factory sealed, up to 1 liter)
Wheelchairs and medical scooters
Strollers for children
Hand-held still cameras
OK, so what items are NOT permitted?
Please leave the following items at home:
Alcohol (we will provide on-site) and other beverages (except sealed water up to 1 liter)
Glass containers or outside Steins
Coolers and thermoses
Umbrellas and tents (anything that can obstruct the view of others)
Video and audio recording equipment
Skateboards and Segways
Weapons, illicit drugs and other contraband
Can I bring a mug or stein from other festivals or from my home?
No, steins from other events are not allowed. We will sell official commemorative steins (14 oz.) this year and you will be able to bring that to next year’s event! Be sure to get your new mug at the fest.
Is this a kid-friendly event?
Suncoast Credit Union SwantoberFest Lakeland is a family-friendly event! We have a kids’ area with kid-friendly games until 8:00 PM and lots of activities at the Kinder Platz on Kentucky Avenue - including a Root Beer Garden!
Is this a dog-friendly event?
Suncoast Credit Union SwantoberFest Lakeland is a dog friendly event. Please make sure your dog is leashed, has plenty of water and droppings are disposed of properly.
Is photographic or recording equipment permitted at the festival?
Hand held still cameras are permitted. Tripods are not advisable. Audio and video recording devices are NOT permitted.
How can I gain credentials for a press pass?
Please send your contact information to Aaaron@lakelandchamber.com along with link to your publication and related media.