Ithaca Reggae Fest is dedicated to the protection of Cayuga Lake through a conscious celebration of Ithaca’s legendary reggae community and its history.
Event dates, pre-parties, after-parties, venue locations, etc.
|FYAH IPA Release Party @ Ithaca Beer Co.||June 8th|
|(122 Ithaca Beer Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850)|
|Thousands of One|
|Official Fest Pre-Party @ The Haunt||Friday June 28|
|(702 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850)|
|Selector DJ Sound Clash||7:00pm-1:00am|
|Inspired by legendary Jamaican dancehalls, Ithaca Reggae Fest is proud to host the DJ Selector Sound Clash to kick off the festival on Friday night!|
|Spanning all genres of Reggae, from Dancehall to Ragga, Rub-a-dub to Roots, Reggaeton to… a few surprises, the Friday night Sound Clash promises to move your body with mashups between Team DJ ha-MEEN, DJ Evo Evolution, DJ Rockmon - and Team DJ Ziggy, Proper Philth, DJ SolarLion!|
|The Sound Clash will be MC’d by Mike Judah of Reggae Explosions (LIVE Thursday Mornings on WICB.org) and SistaAna.|
|West Indian Flavor Food Service||7:00pm-12:00am|
|Main Event @ Stewart Park||Saturday June 29|
|(1 James L Gibbs Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850)|
|The Analougue Sons*||2:00-2:30pm|
|Cha Cha & The Medicinals||2:30-3:30pm|
|The Analougue Sons*||3:30-4:00pm|
|The Analougue Sons*||5:00-5:30pm|
|The Analougue Sons*||6:30-7:00pm|
|Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad||7:00-8:00pm|
|The Analougue Sons*||8:00-8:30pm|
|Mykal Rose w/ Sly & Robbie||8:30-10:00pm|
|(*Changeover Sets on Leslie Puryear Stage)|
|Official Fest After-Party @ The Haunt||June 29|
|(702 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850)|
|The Crucials (w/s/g)||10:30pm-1:00am|
|$30 Weekend Pass|
|$20 Saturday Only|
|$40 Weekend Pass|
|$30 Saturday Only|
|Day Of Price|
|$40 Saturday Only|
Education Village is an aggregation of dedicated water protectors, scientists, and community activists collaborating to protect and restore the health of Cayuga Lake. Explore interactive activities while learning essential information inviting you to join our mission for a healthy, cleaner, sustainable Cayuga Lake. Water is life and we are all stewards of our water in the Finger Lakes and around the world. Today’s the day!
Wellness Village is a space to enjoy wellness activities throughout the day under the natural shade of beautiful willow trees in Stewart Park. Your well being at the festival is important to us and we encourage you to take a break during the day to experience a yoga class, a meditation, a massage, or a delicious conversation with friends and family. Enjoy the day!
Youth Village is created by the community for the community. Please bring your junior reggae fans to the festival and enjoy some of our many engaging activities for youth. We’ll have festival crafts, face painting, lawn games, bubble play, and more. Yoga and percussion games will happen throughout the day. And if you need a place to unwind with your littles, we’ll have a dedicated area with a cozy book nook, simple toys, and a nursing area for mamas. All youth under 16 are FREE at the festival!
International Food Village
Positive vibes highly recommended (all day every day)
ZERO PLASTIC allowed (Thanks being part of the PLASTIC FREE revolution)
Reusable bottles recommended (FREE WATER)
Kids under 16 are FREE at the Stewart Park Venue (Family vibes all day)
Coolers allowed and will be searched on your way into the Stewart Park Venue (No Outside Alcohol or Plastic Bottles)
No outside alcohol inside the gate of the Stewart Park Venue (alcohol is allowed outside the gate in Stewart Park)
No plastic bottles allowed inside the gate of the Stewart Park Venue
Folding chairs are allowed in the Stewart Park Venue (chairs will be searched at the gate)
Folding umbrellas are allowed at the Stewart Park Venue (umbrellas will be searched at the gate)
Onsite port-a-johns will be available in the Stewart Park Venue
No dogs allowed in the Stewart Park Venue (dogs are allowed outside the gate in Stewart Park)
No weapons, fireworks or explosives of any kind allowed (all bags will be searched)
On-site camping is not available. Ithaca Reggae Fest takes place at Stewart Park in Ithaca, NY. Unfortunately, this park is only open during daylight hours and does not have options for camping. However, you may find information about camping in and around Ithaca here. Alternatively, you can find information about other lodging options, such as hotels or B&Bs, here.
Transportation & Parking
Parking Lots (follow the festival parking signs)
Lot #1 Boynton Middle School (1601 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850) Distance = 0.5 miles
Lot #2 Ithaca High School (1401 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850) Distance = 0.7 miles
TCAT Route (13X & 13) will pick you up behind the IHS football field by the “Festival Bus Stop” sign. The same route (13X & 13) stops downtown at the Green St. Garage (126 E. Green Street) and Seneca St. Garage (215 N. Tioga Street), and multiple other stops throughout the downtown area. FREE TCAT FARE for anyone attending Ithaca Reggae Fest!
LimeBike will also have an abundance of LimeBike’s available in both parking lots for you to ride to Stewart Park. You can park them in the LimeBike sponsored Bike Valet, where all bikes are welcome. After the festivities are over you can ride a LimeBike back to your car, back to your house, or ride one to the after party at The Haunt (best option).
Ithaca Reggae Fest Playlist
2018 Recap Video
Ithaca Reggae Fest 2018: Clinton Fearon “Love is a Conquerer”