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High Times Presents
Reggae on the River


damian "jr. gong" marley + toots & the maytals + sizzla + more to be announced!

French's Camp

657 North US Highway 101, Garberville, CA 95542

Aug 02 - Aug 04

Friday August 2nd, 2019- Sunday August 4th, 2019.

Camping arrivals begin on Friday August 2nd at 9 AM

No Thursday arrivals will be allowed.

Bowl Door Times:

VIP: Fri/Sat/Sun 11:00 AM PST

GA: Fri/Sat/Sun 11:30 AM PST

657 North US Highway 101 Garberville California, 95542

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley

Toots & The Maytals


More to be announced soon!

Box office opens on Thursday (8/1) at 6PM PST until Sunday (8/5) at 5PM PST. The box office is open 24/7. 

*please note you must exchange your ticket for a wristband before the box office closes or you will not be admitted in the festival.

Reggae on the River® 2019 will take place at French’s Camp, which is located approximately 10 miles south of Garberville at: 657 North US Highway 101, near Piercy, CA

If you’re going to be plotting the location via a GPS or smart device mapping service and your device cannot initially locate the address, try using “Garberville, CA 95542” as the city associated with the address like this: 657 North US Highway 101, Garberville, CA 95542

From Eureka/ Arcata (and points north): Take Highway 101 south and follow to Richardson Grove State Park (approx 5 miles south of Garberville). Continue south on Hwy 101 and just after you exit the park you’ll see the entrance to the festival on your left. Travel past the entrance to the festival and turn around at the Cook’s Valley turnoff (approximately ¼ mile). Get back in northbound lane on 101 and take a right into the festival entrance.

Festival is 8.8 miles south of Garberville, CA on Hwy 101. From San Francisco (and points south): Take Highway 101 north and proceed to 3 miles north of Piercy, CA. Take a right into the festival entrance. Festival is 190 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza on Hwy 101. Festival is 58.8 miles north of Willits, CA on Hwy 101. Festival is 3.0 miles north of Exit #627 on Hwy. 101.

To be posted in June!

This is an all ages event. Childen 12 and under are free with paid adult.

There is a cannabis village which is strictly for patrons  21 and over, no exceptions. If you don't have a valid ID you will not be allowed admission into the village.

Tickets at the door are not guaranteed, only available if the festival does not sell out.  Tickets are cheaper online so buy in advance and save.

You'll be given a wristband to wear all weekend. Don't remove the wristband until the event has ended.

Do not tamper with or remove your wristband, unless you're not returning to the event. Your wristband is your ticket. Wristbands are not replaceable. If you remove your wristband you will need to purchase another ticket.

YES, daily re-entry is permitted. You must be wearing your wristband to return.

YES. Each time you enter.

Firearms, fireworks or firecrakers

charcoal BBQs (propane are ok, with a fire extinguisher)

Glass bottles

no private generators

no private sound systems

no nitrous tanks or illegal drugs

no private ATVs or motorcylces on site

no illegal vending (all vendors must be registered with the festival in advance)

Weapons Skateboards, bikes, hoverboards, scooters or rollerblades

 Professional Photo/Video equipment including drones 

Pets or other animals (certified service animals are permitted) 

*please note all vehicles and camps are subject to security inspection 

- All attendees are expected to adhere to the festivals strict pack it in- pack it out philosophy. 

Trash and recycling barrels are conveniently located around the venue for standard camp trash and recycling.

A Photo ID

Drinking/camp water- lots of it (at least 1 gallon per person/ per day); please help us conserve water use on site.

Cooler and ice- *ice will also available for purchase on site

Small tent and sleeping gear

Shade for your tent- its hot and sunny on the river bar (though please be mindful of size limitations as large shade structures or oversized tents will not be allowed); please also note there will be no private shade structures allowed in the concert bowl this year

Layers of clothing- though it is hot in the day, nights can be quite chilly so make sure you’re prepared with layers

Organic biodegradable sunscreen/soap only- please help us protect the Eel River and be sure to use our public showers for bathing, not the river.

Snacks- though we want you to support the non-profit food vendors in the concert bowl, you should also plan to have some camp food on hand. 

Water toys- part of the festival fun is enjoying the river, but please note there is no lifeguard on duty and all swimming is at your own risk 

Flashlight- it can get dark in the campground at night so don’t forget this basic necessity (and bring plenty of batteries too!) 

Most importantly- Irie vibes and good attitude!!! Happy Reggae!

All cars pay to park, no ins-and-outs. There is limited onsite and offsite parking so please purchase and save, in advance. There is no parking by the gas station and we do not suggest anyone do that as they will be subject to tow. There is no parking on the side of the highway.  Vehicles will be ticketed and towed.

Event is rain or shine. Your wristband is a ticket to High Times Presents Reggae on the River, and not for a specific artist/vendor/podcast. Lineup subject to change.



All general admission and VIP passes include camping

ADA camping accommodations are available but please fill out this form

If you have any questions reach out to Tanya - or 707-497-9319.

No, we offer 3-day weekend passes only. We do NOT offer single day RV passes

Important info

Reggae on the River is an annual music festival in Northern California, nestled along the south fork of the Eel river amongst the redwood trees. 35 years running, this cultural gathering has long been  North America's premier live-reggae concert destination. Originally conceived as a fundraiser for the Mateel Community Center, the event has become known from Jamaica to Humboldt as the place to be on the first weekend in August. Get your tickets and camping spots now!



HIGH TIMES events are fully accessible events, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the festival amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our patrons. The following explains the services provided this year. For any accessibility-related questions please email us at We will do our best to help you have an awesome experience.


Please Note: Our access center is located at our box office. All security, staff and personnel can provide any assistance locating the box office which is located at our event main entrance. 

What you can expect at the access center

  • Get your ADA questions answered.

  • Learn about other accessibility services.

  • Support navigating the festival / event. 

Wristband Policies

  • DO NOT remove your wristband for the duration the festival

  • Lost or stolen wristbands will not be replaced


The venue is fully navigable for people with mobility disabilities. There are accessible pathways connected throughout the venue including parking, entrances, stages, vendors and all other activity areas. For more information about accessible pathways please inquire at the Access Center. We encourage our guests with mobility disabilities to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters as long distances will need to be navigated. If you need to recharge your motorized wheelchair, you may do so at the Access Center. Patrons should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices. Chargers must use a 110-volt, 20 amp circuit.

We will not be providing wheelchair or scooter rentals.


There is one location for ADA Parking which is the onsite lot located closest to the venue.

To access the ADA parking areas, identification will be checked to ensure legitimate use. The person whom the ADA placard or plate is issued to must be present in the vehicle as a driver or a passenger.

*Please note that it is against the law to park in an accessible parking space without the required ADA credentials or to fraudulently use someone else’s in order to gain access to ADA parking spots.*


Service animals are permitted throughout the festival grounds; however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Only legitimate service animals will be allowed within the festival footprint. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away.

If you are bringing a service animal, make sure to check in at the closest ADA Access Center for registration. Only legitimate service animals that are properly trained and under the proper care of their owners will be provided with the appropriate credentials.

Due to large-scale service animal fraud and for the protection of all festival patrons, service animals must be screened and registered at the Access Center immediately upon entry to the site.

  • All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

  • Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area.

  • Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.

  • All animals should have legally required vaccinations which may checked


  • ATMs & Concessions: All ATMs and concessions are fully accessible and located throughout the venue. If assistance is required, please confer with a festival staff member.

  • First Aid: We have a First Aid location in the venue,  kindly ask any staff or security member for guidance. 

  • Special Dietary Needs: The venue will have food vendors that provide gluten-free dietary options. For those with special dietary needs beyond the festival food service, please contact us at for further information.


In continually trying to make our festival more accessible we encourage you to contact us at for any of your accessibility-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about ADA policies or our services please reach out to us.