Frequently Asked Questions

What time is the Festival?
Gates open at 2:30 PM, and the Festival begins at 3:00 PM.  We end as the Sun sets.


Where is the festival?
The Ascend Summer Solstice Festival takes place at the Cold Spring Waterfront at Dockside Park in Cold Spring, NY.


Can I take public transportation?
Yes! We highly recommend traveling to the festival via public transportation. Cold Spring is located just 70 minutes from NYC on Metro-North.  You can walk from the train station to Dockside Park in just a few minutes.  Walking directions can be found here.


I’m driving to the Festival, how do I get there?
The Festival address is Dockside Park at 34 West Street in Cold Spring , NY.  The GPS coordinates are 41.4178˚N, 73.9621˚W.


Where can I park?
Your best bet is to park in the Metro-North commuter parking lot (free on weekends) and take the short stroll over to Dockside. There is also parking in the commuter lot near the Riverview Restaurant on Fair Street. As parking in the village of Cold Spring is extremely limited, we do not recommend on-street parking.


How much are tickets?
Adult tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Children’s tickets are $10, children under 5 are free with an adult. Taxes and fees are additional.


Where can I buy tickets?
Please visit eventbrite to buy tickets in advance. Tickets are also available at the gate.


I just want to come for music, can I buy a music only ticket?
There will be a very limited number of music only tickets released the day of the event, admission begins at 7:30 PM.  


Can I come for free?
This year we are offering FREE admission to 2019 High School graduates. Congratulations Class of 2019!


What musicians are playing?
Our lineup includes a DJ Dance Party with Tim Love Lee, an acoustic set with Thunderstorm Artis (coming all the way from Hawaii!) and Hayley Jane and the Primates closing out the Solstice.


Who are the yoga teachers?
This year we are lucky enough to have Julian Paik from our own Ascend Studio, Lauren Buckles teaching Kids Yoga and Amy Pearce-Hayden from Tantra Yoga in Madison, WI.


What else is there to do at the Festival?
Shop with our vendors, grab a bite to eat, receive a massage or other healing treatment, take a stroll or simply relax by the beautiful Hudson River.


What if it rains?
The Ascend Summer Solstice is held rain or shine!  In the event of rain, we will have tenting over the yoga practice space.


Can I bring my pet?
We love animals, but please, service animals only.


What should I wear?
We recommend wearing layers that are comfortable for yoga and dancing.


What should I bring?
Please come with an open heart and mind.  Sunscreen, bug spray, a yoga mat and your dancing feet are also a good idea!


Is childcare available?
No, but…


Is this event family friendly?
YES! While we don’t offer childcare, we do have plenty of activities for children. From music and crafts to Kid’s Yoga, all ages are welcome to attend.


Will there be food and drink?
Of course! There will be both food vendors and a bar for adult beverages (beer, wine, and spiked seltzer.) Not to mention, Cold Spring’s Main Street is just a short walk away. There you will find even more options available to you.


Is there a hashtag?
In fact, there are three! Please use #ascendfestival #ascendsummersolstice and #ascendcoldspring. We can’t wait to see and like your posts!