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Houston International Festival 2012

Houston International Festival

Houston International Festival 2012

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Regular - April 29
iFest Admission (13+ years old), 11AM - 8PM
$15.00 $1.29
Youth - April 29
iFest Admission (3-12 years old), 11AM - 8PM
$4.00 $1.07
VIP Lounge - April 29
iFest Admission (13+ years old), 11AM - 8PM

VIP Lounge access

$30.00 $1.59
Group (20+) - April 29
iFest Admission (13+ years old), 11AM - 8PM

Must purchase 20 or more tickets to be valid
$9.50 $1.18

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Event Details

Ticket InformationFast Facts | Dates & Hours | Directions | Parking | Map | 

Rules Schmules | Transportation | Where to Stay



Ticket Information
Regular, Early Bird, Super Early Bird, Youth and VIP Lounge tickets are date-specific and good for admission only on the date noted. NO REFUNDS ALL SALES FINAL.


 available online only

  • Good for all four days of iFest
  • One Admission to the Festival
  • Access to VIP Lounge which includes:
  • shade, seating, and a perfect view of the Bud Light World Music Stage
  • private cash bar serving beer, wine and spirits
  • VIP restrooms
  • Free Parking Pass
  • Commemorative T-shirt


available online only

  • Admission to the festival on the date specified.
  • Access to VIP Lounge which includes:
  • shade, seating, and a great view of the Bud Light World Music Stage
  • private cash bar serving beer, wine and spirits
  • VIP restrooms
**everyone above 3 years old must have a VIP Lounge ticket to enter


(includes Early Bird, Super Early Bird, Regular, and Youth tickets)

  • Admission to the festival.
  • General admission tickets are good for admission on one festival day. 
  • Note tickets are good only for the date specified on the ticket and may not be used on other festival days.
  • Group Ticket Prices are good for 20 or more people
  • If you have a corporate group or a group of more than 50 people - let's talk - send us an email at tickets@ifest.org

Fast Facts

  • Save time and money and buy advance tickets online now! Tickets will also be available at the gate ($18 Adult/$5 Youth), as will VIP packages.

  • Children under 3 years of age are free.

  • Sorry, no refunds or cancellations in the event of rain. The Festival will take place rain or shine.

  • ATMs are available onsite. Schedule will be available at ticket and coupon booths throughout the Festival - schedule is subject to change without notice.

  • Food and beverage booths and game vendors accept coupons only
  • Coupons are sold in sheets of 9 for $10.00
  • Single coupons are available at $1.50
  • Credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, VISA, and Discover) can be used to purchase coupons at coupon booths throughout the site.
  • Bicycle racks available at entrance located at Smith & McKinney.
  • For the safety and security of all our festival peeps, security will be performing bag checks at each gate entrance.

Dates & Hours 

April 21 - 22 and 28 - 29
Admission ticket required per day

Saturdays 11am to 8pm
Sundays 11am to 8pm

  • I-45 North: Exit Dallas/Pierce
  • I-45 South: Exit Downtown
  • I-10 East: Exit San Jacinto/Main
  • I-10 West: Exit Downtown Smith
  • US-59 South: Exit Louisiana

Road Closures

  • Walker - between Smith and Bagby

  • Bagby – between Walker and Dallas

  • McKinney – between I-45 off-ramp and Smith

  • Lamar – between Smith and Bagby

  • Outbound Allen Parkway – between Bagby and I-45 overpass just west of Sam Houston Park

  • Inbound Allen Parkway – between I-45 / Clay St. split and Bagby

Where to Park

Brookfield Parking Garage
Brookfield Parking Garage

340 W. Dallas at Clay
$5 to park
Surface lot ($5) parking is also available at W. Dallas & Clay (401 W. Dallas) and available for $10 in the Heritage Clay Parking Garage at 1200 Bagby at Clay.
On-street parking is available and free on Saturdays after 6 pm and all day Sunday. Visit aninteractive map to see other parking options that are convenient to your destination, a list of other major garages that support downtown events and also tips for making parking hassle-free.
If you wanna ride your bike, we've got bike racks available at our entrance at Smith & McKinney.

Festival Map

Houston iFest Map


Rules Shmules

In the interest of public safety (and so everyone can enjoy iFest), please forget you have these items or that they exist in your world. Items to be left at home include:

  • Pets - dogs, amphibians, reptiles, snakes, birds, etc.  We love 'em but Houston City Ordinance does not allow pets of any kind 
  • Alcohol and other beverages including bottled water
  • Coolers
  • Food
  • In-line skates
  • Laser pointers
  • Radios
  • Skateboards
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons
  • Apologies, but due to performer's contracts no recording devices are allowed during live performances. Any person found in possession of such equipment - audio recording devices, video recording equipment, professional camera equipment - will be asked to leave the venue and all film and tape will be confiscated.

Please note that for the safety and security of all our festival peeps, security will be performing bag checks at each gate entrance. Lawn chairs are ok to bring but they will also be checked at the gate.

How to Get Here

Easy access by way of METRO. Call 713-635-4000 or visit METRO for information on routes and schedules and all METRO services.

Where to Stay 

Where to Stay for iFest
Houston iFest Hotels
Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown
400 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas, United States 77002-4777
Telephone: 713-759-0202   Fax: 713-759-1166
Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown:  Please request the Houston International Festival Attendee Rate of $95/night available April 21 - 22 and 28 - 29
 Houston Downtown Hotels Hotels Downtown Houston
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002 USA 
Reservation Line: 
888-421-1442 or 402-592-6464
Hyatt Regency Houston:  To reserve your room, please click the link below for the weekend you wish to attend.

To reserve your room by phone, call the Hyatt Regency Passkey Reservation line at 888-421-1442, and ask for the reservations department. Tell them you would like to make a reservation under the guest room block for Houston International Festival, April 20-23, 2012 or April 27-30, 2012, grouping code G-IFO2, to receive the special discounted festival rate.


I ordered my ticket online, how will I RECEIVE my ticket?
All tickets are e-tickets. Check your email inbox for your Order Confirmation from Eventbrite. Your e-tickets will be attached to your order confirmation email. Make sure to print them out and bring them to the event. Or go green and download the Eventbrite app on your smart phone! IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.

Do I need to PRINT out my tickets?
Not necessarily. Feel free to print out your tickets and bring them to the event entrance. Or go green and download the Eventbrite app on your smart phone!

I bought two tickets, and they both have my name on them. Will this be a problem?
No. The name on your ticket does not matter. Just make sure the bar code on your ticket(s) are not damaged when you print them out. If you want to change the name on your order, click here.

I bought a VIP Lounge ticket and haven't recieved my parking pass?

Please email us at tickets@ifest.org and include your order number please.



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