Cool River Ranch outside San Marcos,  is the location for the coolest, wettest concert happening in 2018. If you love floating the river, and you love great live music, Float Fest is the show of the summer that you don't want to miss. Set for July 21st and 22nd, it's stacked with regional and national artists.

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Festivals are great venues to see tons of artists that you already love, all at once, in one venue across multiple days. For sometimes less than what you would pay for decent seats to see most of these acts, you can get the full experience for under $200 per person. Full weekend passes start at just over $100 per person. There is a new Frigid  Float Lounge this year, you can pay a little extra, and have access to one of my favorite things, air-conditioning .

This festival is special because of the option to just watch the concerts like a normal outside event with two stages, or grab a tube and float around in the cool waters of the San Marcos river, with an adult beverage in your hand. Glass Animals, Snoop Dog, Modest Mouse, and Lil Wayne, all stand out as a must see.