Festival FAQs


What are the Dates & Times of the Festival?

  • Friday, April 26th – 6:00 p.m. – midnight
  • Saturday, April 27th – 11:00 a.m. – midnight

Where will Tickets be Sold?


  • $15 - 2-Day Pass
  • $10 - Kids 2 Day (6-10yrs old, when accompanied by a paid adult ticket)
  • $10 - Single Day Pass
  • $5 - Kids Single Day Pass (6-10yrs old, when accompanied by a paid adult ticket)
  •  Children 5 & Under are FREE

Online Prices increase on Friday, April 26th 

to At the Gate Pricing (See Below).

If you buy a ticket online you will need to exchange your ticket for a wristband at the gate.


  • $25 - 2- Day Pass
  • $15 -Single Day Pass
  • $10 - Kids 2 Day (6-10yrs old, when accompanied by a paid adult ticket)
  • $5 - Kids Single Day Pass (6-10yrs old, when accompanied by a paid adult ticket)
  •  Children 5 & Under are FREE

Where is the festival located?

  • The Festival will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival Grounds located near 301 S. 4th Street in downtown Temple, behind the Temple Police Department

Where is the festival entrance? 

  • The festival entrance is located near 301 S. 4th Street (S. 4th Street and Avenue C)
  • Gates will open at 6:00pm on Friday and 11:00 am on Saturday

Where to Park?

  • There are several free parking lots located in the downtown Temple area near the Festival. Parking is first come, first serve, so we recommend arriving to the festival early or carpool.

What Can/Can’t we bring with us?


  • Baby Strollers
  • Wagons
  • Purse
  • Diaper Bags
  • Cameras –  no professional photo or video cameras will be allowed
  • Umbrella (regular size only: no patio or golf umbrella)
  • Portable/collapsible chair (Individual seat only; no double wide or connecting chairs)


  • Backpacks
  • Aerosol containers, including sunscreen and personal beauty products
  • Any and all professional audio recording equipment
  • Any and all professional photography or video equipment. Video recording will not be allowed
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Coolers of any kind
  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
  • Non-collapsible chairs
  • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, carts or any personal motorized vehicles (Exceptions will be made for medical use)
  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind


Exit & Re-Entry:

  • All ticket holders will receive a wristband which allows them to enter & exit the festival as needed. Do not remove your wristband if you plan to come back to the festival.

How do we buy drinks?

  • You will be able to purchase drink tickets for beer at ticket booths located near the drink tent locations throughout the festival grounds.  You will be able to trade these tickets in for beer and drinks at will.

What payment methods will be accepted? 

  • Cash and Credit Card Only
  • Some food & retail vendors may not accept credit cards, however an ATM will be onsite if cash is needed

Is the carnival included in the price of a ticket?

  • Your Bloomin’ wristband gives you access to the carnival on Friday and/or Saturday, however carnival rides and activities will be an additional cost.

What time will the musical acts take the stage?

  • Friday – 6:30pm-10:30pm*
  • Saturday – 4:30pm-10:30pm*


Who is performing this year?

  • Once available, artists and performance schedule can be found online at BloominTemple.com

How can I volunteer?

  • Please visit BloominTemple.com and click on the volunteer application. A list of available positions and time slots are shown in the application.

Can I still become a vendor?

  • Yes, Vendor applications can be found online. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th. 

What happens if it rains?

  • In the case of severe weather, festival officials will work closely with police and band management to ensure maximum safety. Canceled or delayed performances will only occur during severe weather situations.