Hidden Lake's inaugural Boat Race and Music Festival! Featuring local Arizona acts in the musical genres of rock, roots and country. You don't want to miss seeing these talented artists live, and you may even discover one of them to be your new favorite band! Come shop the vendor market for handmade goods, specialty services and many more unique items. Food trucks will be on site for you to indulge in various cuisines, while craft beer and a selection of wine is available for you to enjoy all while lounging lakeside!

Will I be able to purchase tickets at the gate?

Yes, tickets may be purchased at the gate on the day of the show. However, ticket prices will be at a premium for day of purchases so it's best to get them in advance.

Do I need to bring a physical copy of the ticket to enter the Festival?

Yes, it is recommended to bring a physical copy.

Is re-entry allowed?

Yes, you may exit and re-enter with a wristband on. However, it is under our discretion to prohibit entry if wristbands have been tampered with.

Are children under a certain age able to attend for free?

Children under the age of 12 can enter the festival for free but a ticket must be aquired for their entry.

Do you accept credit cards & debit cards? Will there be ATMs at festival?

Cash, debit and credit are accepted on-site. Most vendors accept credit and debit. There will not be ATMs available.

Do you still have more questions?

Email us at hiddenlakeaz@gmail.com

Can I bring my own lawnchairs?

Yes! It is recommended that you bring your own chairs to sit in. Hidden Lake has tables and chairs available for reservation in the VIP area. If interested email: Reservations@hiddenlakeaz.com

What if it there is inclement weather?

No refunds will be given for inclement weather. Hidden Lake, APBA & SWBRA have the right to delay, postpone or cancel the event if they deem it to be unsafe. We will do our best to rock it out rain or shine!

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Music Begins at 5:30 PM



Race Schedule

Saturday from 10AM - 4PM * live music to follow
Sunday from 10 AM - 2PM * Finals
*times subject to change
Close toed Shoes required in Boat Viewing area

What is APBA?

APBA stands for American Power Boat Association. To find out more about the organization visit their website www.APBA.org

What is Hydroplane boat racing like?

Picture yourself traveling at 60 MPH, not sitting in your 3,000 lb. Chevy, but crouching mere inches above the water, braced in a 125 lb. wooden boat, the wind whistling by your helmet. Your left hand squeezes the throttle; your right hand is glued to the steering wheel. As the boat skims over the surface, your slightest movement affects your ride over the ever-changing contour of the water. Now picture yourself surrounded by as many as 8 other boats, just inches apart. Rough water jolts you and the other boats' spray drenches you; you wait anxiously for your shot to pass your closest opponent, pushing your mind, will, and body to the limit. That’s Stock Outboard Racing in the APBA.

How long is the race 'track'?

Hidden Lakes track will be a 3/4 mile loop. The boats will make 3 - 4 loops before they cross the finish line.

Do you still have more questions?

Email us at hiddenlakeaz@gmail.com

Can I get up close and personal?

Absolutely! We will have lots of shoreline and vantage points to view the races. It is recommended you bring lawnchairs for viewing. You must wear close toed shoes if you want to walk through the 'pits' or get close to the boats.

Do you want to learn how to drive a Stock Hydroplane boat?

We will be hosting a driving school on Saturday AM. Class will begin at 8AM and end with you behind the wheel! Cost for lesson is $75. For more information contact hiddenlakeaz@gmail.com.

What boat classes will be racing?

There will be 7 different classes racing, ASH, CSH, 300 SSH, CSR, 20Ssh and Vintage Mercury 20H.

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Magic Night

CAMPING - SOLD OUT *Email for waitlist

Oh that lake life! Spend the weekend with a group of friends watching boat races, drinking beer and staying under the stars! Camping is off-grid. There is no power, water, power or showers. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE




  • Limited spots available.

  • The fee charged for camping is for the campsite for the ENTIRE weekend, Friday & Saturday departing Sunday. 

  • Camping fee is refundable until 14 days prior.

  • The camping fee includes two tickets for the festival. Each additional camper must purchase festival tickets.

  • We allow up to 8 people per camp spot 

  • Camping spots are approximately 19’x40’ and may not be exact. 

  • Camping is off-grid. There is no water, power hook-ups or showers. 

  • For your convenience portable toilets are available near the campground. If you cause damage to these properties or any other properties onsite you will face eviction and criminal charges.   

  • Your campsite includes one vehicle pass, which will allow one vehicle to enter the campgrounds. A vehicle is anything with a motor, including an RV! If you are hauling a trailer, the trailer will not require a vehicle pass. 

  • Additional vehicles can be parked in general parking. Parking pass is $5 per day or $8 for weekend.

  • 1 RV per site. Maximum of 3 tents and they must fit on site.

  • Camp spots for the festival will be a short walking distance from the festival and lake. 

  • Gates will lock after music ends each night and patrons depart and will remain locked until 6 AM the next day.

  • You can not bring personal food or drinks into the festival, boat race viewing or TopWater area.

  • The festival’s bag policy only allows clear plastic bags, standard one gallon disposable freezer bags or small clutches.

  • Each campsite must be registered to one adult, 18 years of age or older.  This individual accepts full responsibility for the campsite. Any Hidden Lake campground rules broken may mean eviction with NO REFUND, absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Camping stickers must be placed on the motor vehicle belonging to the camping unit.

  • No: ATVs, Golf Carts, Mopeds, Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters, Hoverboards or any other similar devices, with the exception of those permitted for handicap transportation, are allowed. 

  • Please keep the main driving lanes clear for emergency vehicle access at all times. Any vehicles found to be blocking the fire lane will be towed at owner’s expense.

  • Generators will be allowed to operate between 7:00am and Midnight. If your generator makes excessive noise and fumes it will be shut off. People with health-related issues that require generators to run all night must run “whisper mode” to not disturb other campers. Any non-compliance will result in eviction without refund.

  • Please place all bagged garbage in trash bins. Hidden Lake takes pride in our property and our responsibility to the land seriously. We encourage all patrons to NOT let their site become a mess and DO NOT leave trash behind. Our animals and fish depend on us to keep their environment clean and safe.

  • Hidden Lake is not responsible for any materials misplaced, lost, damaged or stolen items or property. It is recommended that you do not bring valuable items. 

  • We love our pets as much as you do, but Hidden Lake strongly recommends that you leave your pets at home. The crowds can cause distress for many animals. If you do bring a pet to Hidden Lake Festival, you are responsible for your pet. Pets must be LEASHED and kept at your campsite at all times. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet. Please keep your pet safe and secured on your campsite. Aggressive pets, Pitbulls, American Stafford breed and Pit Bull breed mixes are not allowed, and will be asked to be removed from the campground. If your dog can't play well with others it will be also be removed from the campground.

  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages, by those of legal drinking age, is allowed in your own camping area only. Alcohol consumption is prohibited on any roadways.

  • Open flame fires are prohibited and only permitted in Hidden Lake fire pits.

  •  Other strictly prohibited Items:

    • Glass bottles or containers

    • Tiki torches

    • Fireworks

    • Cylinders or tanks of compressed air, or helium

    • Paper (Chinese) lanterns


    • Knives, or weapons of any kind

    • Firearms, or any types of explosives or ammunition

  •  Hidden Lake reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person who is violating local, state/provincial, or federal laws, facility rules, or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by management, without refund.

  • Hidden Lake reserves the right to modify or add any rules at any time.

  • Cigarette butts are trash and do not belong on the ground. If you are found to have cigarette butts all over your campsite you will be accessed a $50 fine.



All persons attending Rock the Boat Festival do so at their own risk. No liability is assumed by the property owners, managers, promoters, sponsors or others associated with this event. Rock the Boat Festival is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets, theft, loss or damage of personal property or personal injury. All tickets are non-refundable. All items are subject to availability and prices can change without notice.

Upon entering the venue, you accept your likeness (pictures/videos) may be used as promotional material used by Rock the Boat Festival.

General Festival Policies

·       No refunds, no exchanges – no exceptions.

·       The event is rain or shine. No refunds will be given for any temporary evacuation. Hidden Lake and festival affiliates reserve the right to cancel, delay or postpone festivities due to inclement weather.

·       No pets allowed in festival space.

·       No guns or any weapons allowed onsite, this includes pocket knives (in the venue). Items will be confiscated and not returned.

·       No outside food or drink permitted into the festival grounds.

·       Festival wristband, camping/parking decals must be in sight at all times.

·       Wristbands & camping/parking decals void if tampered with or removed.

·       Line up/set times subject to change without notice.

·       Everyone is subject to search upon entry.

·       The festival is open to all ages. Age 12 & under are free (in general admission and campgrounds).

·       Campers must purchase weekend spot regardless if you are staying both nights spots will be first come first serve. Spots will be open Friday starting at 12PM.