Flow Fest Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I have to register for Flow Fest?
Yes, anyone intending on partaking in any practice or workshop during Flow Fest must register for the festival. Registration can be completed online ahead of time or in person. Pre-registration and day-of registration will be held at Group Check-In. See festival map for directions.

Do I have to reserve a space for the classes I want to attend?
No. All classes (except for elevated experiences) are filled on a first come first serve basis. All participants must have their Flow Fest wristband (acquired during registration) to participate. To ensure you have a spot in a class, we suggest arriving 15-20 minutes early.

Is Flow Fest free?
Yes. Most Flow Fest practices and workshops are free and open to the public, as well as access to the Kombucha Sampling, Vendor Village, and live music. Standard daily parking fees ($6 for cars) will apply.

Who will be instructing the classes?
All Flow Fest classes will be led by local yoga instructors. All Flow Fest instructors are certified instructors who were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants.

What types of classes will Flow Fest have?
Flow Fest features a wide variety of classes. From straightforward practices such as Slow Flow, All Levels Flow and Power Flow to classes with a more unique twist like Glow Yoga, Slow Reggae Flow or Doga. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, you will be able to find the perfect class. Check out the full schedule on the Flow Fest webpage.

Is this a family friendly event?
Yes; Flow Fest has multiple offerings suitable for the family such as kids or family yoga.

Do I need a ticket for the live music? Is there seating for the music?
No, like all Whitewater festivals, the music and free and open for the public to attend. Standard daily parking fees ($6 per car) will apply. There is no seating on the Belmont Abbey Island, but attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Who will be in the Flow Fest Vendor Village?
Flow Fest’s Vendor Village will feature a diverse showing of yoga brands, local artisans, and wellness professionals. The full list can be found on the Flow Fest webpage.

Will there be food available on site?
Yes, the Whitewater Center has a variety of food and beverage locations on-site that provide several different options. For breakfast items, grab-n-go snacks or meals, and vegetarian/vegan friendly offerings swing by The Market. For a full sit-down meal, visit River’s Edge Bar and Grill. Made-to-order food and a wide variety of beers can be found at the Pumphouse Biergarten. Kombucha Sampling takes place Saturday 11am – 5pm on Belmont Abbey Island. Please note, the Whitewater Center does not allow outside food or beverage.

Can I take an Uber or Lyft to the festival?
Yes. There will be a designated ride sharing meeting point on the Whitewater Parkway. This location is about a half a mile walk to the main facility. Riders looking to be dropped off or picked up directly from the main facility will be subject to pay the standard daily parking fees.

What will traffic be like during the festival?
The Whitewater Center will have staff on site to help the flow of traffic. Minor delays can be expected during most of the day due to the additional foot traffic. Peak traffic times will occur 2 hours before the music begins through the end of the night. Please plan your departure time accordingly based off heavier traffic.

In the event of extreme traffic, CMPD reserves the right to reroute or temporarily close the Whitewater Center Parkway or other surrounding public roads. Pay close attention to the Whitewater Center’s Facebook page for updates.

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