Heaven Fest is today!
The address: 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO 80538
The Z Parking Lot is where parents can drop of their kids.
Yes, Heaven Fest will have over 50 bands playing on 7 different stages. Yes, there will be amazing music and rock stars prowling around the grounds. Yes, you may just get a chance to ask your favorite band a question at the Vox stage… But did you know that Heaven Fest has TONS of special attractions that don’t have anything to do with music? You don’t want to miss these things:
Baptisms. We are having baptisms again this year so get ready. If you’ve been waiting to get baptized, pray about doing it at Heaven Fest. We’ve seen, in years past, incredible stories of fathers baptising their sons, grandfathers baptising their grandaughters… It’s a beautiful thing.
Skate Park. There will be a skate park with demos by Pro and Semi-Pro Skaters. These guys through down on the ramp and when it come to evangelism. They will lay out the Gospel in a real, raw, unapologetic way.
Vision Experience Hall. On the south side of the First National Bank building, there will be a walk-through adoption experience that you won’t want to miss. Here the stories of kids who are currently in the foster care system in Colorado and stories of kids who need to know the love of the Father all over the world.
Kidz area. Bouncy Castles, Fun, Games, Attentive Adult Supervision and More! Check out the Kidz area for tons of kid-friendly activities.
heaven fest tattoos. There will be spray on Heaven Fest tattoos at the Heaven Fest Store this year! It’s our first year doing this so we’re very excited to see everyone sporting these fashionable tattoos.
Chill Tent. If you feel a little overheated, feel free to stop by the chill tent located by the Colorado Christian University Stage. Nursing Moms, special needs, overheated? Take a moment to chill out and relax in the Chill Tent.
Prayer Crane. Hoisted high above the festival, intercessors will be praying on behalf of the people at Heaven Fest. They will be asking God to pour out His Spirit on every single person on the grounds. That they would encounter the heart of God.
Smile Booth. Look like your on stage with your favorite artists. We have giant cardboard cutouts of all of your favorite bands! You too can be a rockstar at the Smile Booth located on the grass in front of the Budweiser Event Center.
Did I Mention Free Water?!?!?!
It’s set up week at Heaven Fest! Check out a view of the grounds from the top of the Budweiser Event Center… With all the stages being built and vendors moving in, it looks like a small city has been established in the past few days!
Join us at 9 pm for Jesus THE Headliner! As the sun is setting over the Rocky Mountains, we shut down every stage except one, and gather thousands of people together for the Main Event where we make Jesus the Headliner! The band isn’t named, nor are the speakers, because its not about their names… It’s about Jesus’ Name!
Helping people connect with the Father-heart of God is what Heaven Fest is all about! During the main event, people from several different walks of life will take time to pause, to worship, and to meet with their Creator.
Adoption. Adoption is HUGE on Father’s Heart, and so we’re going to do 2 things. First, we’re going to welcome the Spirit of Adoption to invade Heaven Fest so that people’s hearts will cry out, “Abba, Father”. Second, we’re also teaming up with several AMAZING organizations to communicate God’s heart for adoption! We’ll have walk-through experiences, The Heart Gallery, and tons of people to talk with to help you advocate for Adoption right where you live! GNARLY!!!
Government. In an election year, where fear, hatred, division, and dishonor rule the Church and culture, we are going to invite people to repent and BLESS their enemies…. OHHHH MAN!!!! If there was ever a time for the Church to stand up under the banner of LOVE…. NOW WOULD BE GOOD!!!
Go Tickets. People that don’t know Jesus YET are so dear to His heart! That’s why we are partnering with churches and ministries all over Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico to distribute 40,000 “GO” tickets to their friends that don’t know Jesus… YET!! That’s $1.4M worth of tickets! We’re inviting people to ASK JESUS who they should give a ticket to, then PRAY every day at 7:28 for them, and then WALK with them after the gathering… ASK // PRAY @ 7:28 // WALK
Giving. Heaven Fest is a platform that enables the Rocky Mountain Region to give to organizations that serve the poor, the hungry, the exploited, and the fatherless! Heaven Fest is a FREE gathering where we invite every person to be outrageous givers, just like Father God! We come together, hang out, hear some great music, encounter God’s Heart, and give a TON of money to organizations that engage in some serious Kingdom mischief!! In this way, Heaven Fest is a GIANT fundraiser for the poor!! LOVE IT!!!
The Church Family. Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but our Family doesn’t really like hanging out with each other apart from gatherings like Heaven Fest, and that will change when God releases REVIVAL/TRANSFORMATION/AWAKENING/RENEWAL to the Rocky Mountain Region. But right now, Father wants Heaven Fest to function as a Family Reunion that brings together different denominations, races, and generations, because He’s a Dad, who wants to hang out with His kids… every flavor of them!
Revival. From the beginning of Heaven Fest, we’ve earnestly prayed that God would use Heaven Fest as a catalyst for REVIVAL/ TRANSFORMATION/ AWAKENING/ RENEWAL. Prayer has preceded nearly every reviving movement throughout history and prayer is THE REASON Heaven Fest works… straight up. So, we take it seriously, and we LOVE IT!
Those in need. We recognize the potential power in a young person that is captivated by God’s heart for the poor. So, we intentionally partner with organizations that bring creative, engaging walk-through experiences to impact the hearts of this generation. If Jesus plants a dream in an 8-year-old heart to care for the poor, in HIS name, how could that young person affect the world for the next 20 years? This is LEGACY… this is long-lasting… this is KINGDOM MISCHIEF!!!
24/7 Worship and Prayer. We are teaming up with an organization called Lite the Fire to kick off continuous, non-stop, 24-7 worship and prayer around the state of Colorado, starting the day of Heaven Fest! This 24-7 worship and prayer movement will take place in churches, businesses, schools, and jails all around Colorado! It’s going to be KILLER! If you want to join in the fun, fill out the form and we’ll hook you up!
Find out everything you need to know about the Vision behind Heaven Fest here!
Join us at The Ranch in Loveland from 8 am – 5 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday to help set stages, parking and other fun stuff. Check in at The Mckee building a little early. Wear comfy clothes and good closed-toe shoes. Bring your sunscreen and water bottle and we’ll even feed you! Get all the great Set-Up Volunteer FAQ’s right here! If you don’t see an answer to your question, you may email email@example.com.
P. S. We LOVE families who like to volunteer together, but we do have some guidelines!
If you are volunteering for Setup and/or Teardown, your kids ages 13 and older can volunteer with you (serving in the same module and position you are serving in) if you bring a signed Teen Volunteer Liability Waiver on the day of service.
If your kids are 18 or older, they can volunteer for Setup, Teardown or Day Of and may sign their own waiver online.
If your kids are under the age of 13, they are welcome to attend the festival but may not volunteer. If you feel that they are not old enough to be alone while you are serving a set-up shift, please make arrangements for childcare.
Please bring your own refillable, personal-sized plastic container and visit one of the Watermill Express trucks to refill. The Ranch will also provide water for purchase by Ovations.
Stadium Medical and our own trained public health and safety professionals will staff first aid stations around the festival grounds. Sun-screen, bug-spray, band-aids are available and you can also enjoy some shade in the nice CHILL TENT before you actually need medical attention!
Security provided by Larimer County Sheriff’s Department. Heaven Fest also has professional law enforcement and volunteer security staff in red shirts marked “Safety.”
You may leave and re-enter as long as your wristband is still intact on your wrist. Anyone on the grounds without a wristband will be escorted to Front Gate to purchase a ticket.
There are free port-o-let facilities located throughout the festival grounds. The Ranch also provides several indoor bathrooms in 2 buildings.
Look for the clearly-marked booths near both Front Gate entrances to deal with any questions you have while you are at the festival. Lost and Found is located at the Guest Services booths.
Official Heaven Fest merchandise is exclusively available at the HF Stores located on the grounds. Look for official programs, t-shirts, hats, sunglasses and more.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the Front Gate. Cash only for most vendors and retailers. ATM machines are located around the festival. Checks, money orders and traveler’s checks will not be accepted. We suggest you bring enough cash to pay for parking, vendor merchandise and additional expenses to avoid potentially long lines or waiting for the ATM to be serviced.
Plus a bunch of bands on a lot of stages and meet 7 greets and The Compassion walk-through experience and tons of adoption information and the family of God getting together and raising huge amoiunts of money for organizations that serve the poor, the exploited, the orphan, and, you know – other stuff.
The weather forecast for Heaven Fest 2012 is hot, hot and hot with some sun thrown in there, too.
We’ve got a bunch of ways to keep you from “dying”: refillable water bottle stations and a chill tent for starters. Then we have the air-conditioned 24-7 Stage in the 1st National Bank building plus the Vision Experience, also air-conditioned, where you can meet the Heaevn Fest beneficiaries, the organizations that serve the poor, the exploited and the orphan.
Last year, lots of people tried to sneak in pop-tents for shade…and lots of people got their tents taken away from them. We totally understand the desire to bring in a tent, but we’ve got a very great LEGAL option for you this year.
If you’ve got a large group, or someone who may need more shade for medical reasons, you can rent a 10×10 pop tent for the entire day of Heaven Fest. These are pre-approved and pre-permitted and there are a limited number of them available. The tents will be located near the three Main Stages, so you’ll be close enough to enjoy the music while avoiding heat stroke and the cost is $150.00 for the all day rental (Gates opening at 10 am – 11 pm after the Main Event).
We’ll hang a big sign with your name on it and help you get security if anyone tries to squat in your tent! Please note that we will only provide a tent so be sure to still bring your chairs, blankets, coolers, etc. (within regulation of course. All of the specifics of what is allowed in the festival can be found here.)
Please know that you are NOT allowed to sell anything from your tent, including the use of your tent! Tents are only for personal use. Not to be used to distribute information for any type of group, charity, etc. If the tents are damaged by renters, there will be an extra $100 charge.
Rent your personal shade tent space here!
The deadline to purchase shade tent space is Thursday, July 26th at midnight.
Check out the released stage schedules for Heaven Fest! Please use this information to plan your day or you can just wing it the day of! There’s always something exciting to explore. Have fun!
Feel free to use these stage schedules to plan out your day at Heaven Fest. And remember, the Vox Stage to where artists get up close and personal with the audience, telling stories, answering questions, and so much more. You never know what you’ll get at the Vox Stage! Maybe you’ll even hear a special acoustic song from one of your favorite artists.
Nobody likes to be told “no” but there are certain things we just can’t let through the gates at Heaven Fest for your safety and enjoyment, as much as anyone else’s!
No beer, alcohol or illegal substances of any kind – no how, no way! You won’t need them! Anyone found under the influence will be escorted off the premises by law enforcement.
No bicycles, scooters, ATVs, motorized vehicles of ANY kind. Why? Because the fest grounds are walkable and we want to keep 40,000 people, including you, safe!
SIDE NOTE: We DO have a designated Skateboard Park. If you are under 18, you’ll need a signed waiver from your parent or guardian. Get that here.
No fireworks, balloons, permanent markers or spray paint please. You know why!
No pets or animals on the festival grounds and for the love of pete – do NOT leave them in your car! Heaven Fest is a human-only festival. But when we all get to heaven…
Grandma’s 7-foot long couch, the dining room chairs and your backyard gazebo are a big, fat NO, too! If you want to bring seating, may we suggest a nice picnic blanket or a low-slung (no more than 12″ off the ground) beach-style chair. Ya know – so people can see over and around you!
Don’t bring glass containers or cans and no large, hard-sided coolers, please. Why? Because Ovations at The Ranch has secured a large number of amazing food vendors especially for HF-attendees with a huge variety of delicious food for your enjoyment! YOU CAN bring a 12″ x 12″ x 12″ soft-sided cooler with some snacks and a refillable plastic water container or Thermos for drinking.
Leave your weapons, knives, guns, pocket knives and pepper spray at home. Don’t bring hurtful stuff. We have security to keep you safe.
Leave your worries somewhere, too. Come and experience Heaven Fest and we hope you’ll run smack-dab into the Presence of the Lord and find out a little more about the Father’s Heart while you’re here! Plus – ya know, the music…
See ya soon!
Jeanie Rhoades, festival director