Tortuga Music Festival 2016 is finally here! What is Tortuga? Why, it's only the biggest 3-day beachside music festival featuring the some of the best country, rock and roots music! This annual concert event usually takes place Friday to Sunday on Las Olas beach, Fort Lauderdale's premier beach destination. Concert tickets are given as passes -- you can buy a one day pass for any of the three days, or buy one ticket for all three days.
If you feel guilty about having so much fun, take comfort in knowing that Tortuga Music Festival 2016 works hand in hand with the Rock the Ocean Foundation. Rock the Ocean strives to increase awareness, raise public support and mitigate the damage done to our oceans.
How to Get There
Tortuga Music Festival 2016 is on the beach, so parking is at a premium. We don't advise driving down to the beach, as traffic is typically a stand-still. To accommodate the concertgoers, there are multiple shuttles available that take people between free parking at the Galleria Mall, and the festival. To get to Galleria Mall from our Hollywood Hotel, simply head east on Hollywood Blvd, get on I95 heading North, and get off on the Sunrise Blvd exit. Head East, the Galleria Mall will be on your right. Multiple signs will point to Tortuga Free parking, so they'll be hard to miss. If you do not have a car, no worries! Ask our hotel front desk staff about shuttle services that could take you from the front door of our hotel, to Fort Lauderdale.
What to Bring
This is Florida, so it will be hot. Wear something light, preferably beach wear, and something to cover up if you burn in the sun easily. Do not forget sunblock! Even if you don't typically burn, you may burn down here -- the sun is intense. You can bring in your own water bottle of up to 1 liter, or an empty water container up to 2 liters (to get water at the festival). You will not be allowed to bring in any outside food or unsealed beverages, especially alcoholic beverages. You will also not be allowed to bring in tents, large beach umbrellas or coolers. If you are travelling with your kids, bring them! Kids are welcome at the festival. Kids 10 and under get in for free!
Ready for a weekend of great music and beach fun? Come, stay with us, and enjoy Tortuga Music Festival 2016!
To book your stay at Quality Inn - Hollywood Blvd & Port Everglades Cruise Port, visit Choice Hotels Booking or call the hotel at (954) 981-1800.