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What to know before heading to Ubbi Dubbi this weekend



FORT WORTH, Texas — The time has come for festivalgoers to descend on Panther Island for the Ubbi Dubbi Festival.

If you’re one of the many heading out there this weekend, below is a list of things you need to know before you head out. 


Festivities take place on Saturday and Sunday, with shows beginning in the afternoon and running all night.

Day 1: Saturday, May 25

Day 2: Sunday, May 26


The festival will take place rain or shine, excluding life-threatening weather. Please keep up to date on local weather reports on the Spectrum News 1 weather page.

Parking and Rideshare

Parking lots open at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is $25 per day. Cash and credit payment methods are accepted. If purchasing a parking pass online, be careful to select the correct day you attend!

For those catching a rideshare or copping a ride from friends and family, you can find the rideshare dropoff and pick-up location at 1000 Calvert St. Look for Rideshare signage as you approach the area.

ADA parking is available to those with valid handicap placards, plates and permits, as well as the applicable proof that it belongs to them.

For more information about ADA accessible parking and entry, contact

Acceptable/prohibited items

Every attendee will be searched prior to entry, which includes emptying your pockets and bags, a full pat-down, an examination of items brought with you and potential removal of your shoes. Police officers work both inside and outside our events with the aid of K9 units. All narcotics laws are strictly enforced. Event staff reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

The following items are accepted within the festival grounds:

  • Mobile phones, portable chargers, external batteries
  • Handheld camera devices (GoPro, digital phone, point-and-shoot cameras, disposable cameras)
  • Portable battery chargers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Dust and surgical masks
  • Hand Sanitizer (up to 2oz)
  • Wet Wipes (Factory sealed upon entry)
  • Smalls bag, single-compartment bags, plush bags, and purses (Maximum 12″x12″)
  • Fanny packs (Maximum 10″ x 9″)
  • Hats
  • Binoculars
  • Ponchos
  • Earplugs
  • Reusable aluminum water bottles (arrive empty)
  • Clear plastic water bottle (Arrive Empty)
  • Factory sealed single serve plastic water bottle (Limit one per person)
  • Hydration backpacks, Camelbaks, Bota, etc. Bladder must be removable, transparent and subject to inspection
  • Misting fans
  • Glowsticks, flow-wands, batons, or orbs
  • LED gloves or LED microlights.
  • Orbits, flowlights, poi, or pixel whips
  • Hula hoops (Including LED)
  • Glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
  • Sunglasses, kaleidoscope glasses, and goggles
  • Lip liner, lip gloss, lipstick, sealed ChapStick.
  • Dry makeup (no liquid makeup)
  • Factory sealed packs of gum
  • Factory sealed eye drops
  • Factory sealed tampons
  • Factory sealed sunscreen (travel size, non-aerosol)
  • Factory sealed deodorant (travel size, non-aerosol)
  • Factory sealed packs of cigarettes
  • Factory sealed/disposable E-cigarettes, vape pens, and cartridges
  • Refillable vape devices (chambers must arrive empty)
  • Lighters
  • Plastic tarps and blankets
  • Inflatables (deflated upon entry)
  • Fatheads and posters
  • Festival totems or decorated pool noodles

The following items are prohibited within the festival grounds:

  • Illegal substances.
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Unsealed over the counter medications or vitamins
  • Vicks inhaler, vapoInhalers
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Massagers
  • Laser pointers
  • Pacifiers
  • Gas masks
  • Glass, cans, cups, or coolers
  • Open containers
  • Helium balloons
  • Markers, pens or spray paint
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • Stuffed animals or dolls
  • Stickers or flyers or promotional signage
  • Inflated toys, balls, balloons (must arrive un-inflated)
  • Sports equipment
  • Tents, umbrellas, hammocks or chairs
  • Camping gear
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner or other detergents
  • Hydration backpacks that contain non-removable and/or opaque bladders, which impede inspection of contents
  • Backpacks, purses, or bags larger than 12″ x 12″
  • Multi-pocket bags
  • Luggage
  • Unsealed cigarette packs
  • Pre-pilled refillable vape devices (chambers must arrive empty)
  • Unsealed tampons
  • Liquid makeup
  • Unsealed or aerosol sunscreen
  • Outside food, beverages, or candy
  • Musical instruments (including whistles, etc)
  • Tactical gear
  • Costumes that resemble public safety uniforms (police, SWAT, fire, security, or medical)
  • Walkie talkies
  • Professional-grade tripods, monopods, go-pro sticks
  • Fireworks, flammable products, projectiles, or explosives
  • Chinese lanterns
  • Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray)
  • Professional recording equipment—photo, video, or audio (including detachable lenses, tripods, Big Zooms)
  • Vending without permit
  • Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Bicycles, scooters, go carts, skate boards, hoverboards, or ATVs.
  • Open fires or grills
  • Generators
  • Items deemed as posing a threat to the safe enjoyment of the concert by management

Lost & Found

Lost & Found is located just inside the entrance to the festival from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. After 11:30 p.m., Lost & Found can be found at the box office just outside the festival entrance until 12:30 a.m.

On day two of the festival, at 2 p.m. all IDS, collected from day one, will be stored at the festival box office outside the event. All other items will be at the Lost & Found location just inside the entrance to the festival until 9:30 p.m., when all Lost & Found items can be found at the box office just outside the festival entrance until 10:30 p.m.

On Monday, May 27, Lost & Found will be located at The Shack from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Afterward, please reach out to to inquire about your lost items up to Monday, June 10. Note, you will be subject to a shipping fee if your item is found.

For more information about headliners, and what the festival has to offer, visit the Ubbu Dubbi website.

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