UCF fans will not want to miss the highly anticipated #UCFastival on April 16. Presented by the CFE Federal Union, the festival will feature the Knights’ annual spring football game at 7 p.m. along with many other exciting activities throughout the day.

The Spring Game is free with online ticket registration and represents one of the many free events for fans to enjoy. The festivities will include a pregame party along with a concert series headlined by Vertical Horizon, Monster Energy Freestyle MX Show demonstrations, food trucks and inflatables for kids.

An exclusive Athletic Director’s VIP Tailgate will also be available for just $55 per person which will include an exclusive acoustic set from Vertical Horizon's lead singer, Matt Scannel. There will be complimentary food beverages, reserved parking and access to premium seating for the Spring Game also. To reserve your spot in the VIP event, you can call  407-UCF-1000 or visit

2016 #UCFastival Timeline:

9 a.m. -- Parking Lots E3 and E6 will be open. Baseball and softball will be open for the general public; parking lots E1, E2 and E8  are open for permit parking only.

12 p.m. – Garages C, Lot C2, D, Lot D2 and H open to general public.

12 p.m. – Memory Mall will open and tailgating will begin

12 p.m. – UCF Baseball vs. USF (ticket required)

2:30 p.m. – The VIP Tent opens

3-3:30 p.m. – The  Monster Energy Freestyle MX Show takes place

3:30-4 p.m. – Country/Rock Cover Band—band and schedule timeslots are subject to change. More information to be announced when it’s finalized.

4-4:30 p.m. – The Monster Energy Freestyle MX Show takes place

4:30-5 p.m. – The Jimmy Buffett Cover Band—band and schedule time slots are subject to change. More information will be announced when it’s finalized.

5-5:30 p.m. – The Monster Energy Freestyle MX Show takes place

5:30-6:15 p.m. – The Vertical Horizon concert takes place

UCF Football Spring Game

6 p.m. – The gates will be opened

7 p.m. – The spring ame will kickoff

Postgame – Fan field access is available

To receive free tickets to the Spring Game, go to before kickoff on April 16. Register online and the free tickets will be delivered to your mobile device or you can print your ticket at home.

You can also visit one of the marketing kiosks around Bright House Networks Stadium (Lot E6, at the UCF baseball game, IOA Plaza, or CFE Arena Plaza). Register in person and receive tickets to the game.

For UCF students, bring a valid student identification and enter through any gate. The Knightmare Rewards check-in will be under the student section on the concourse.

Football recruits are advised to enter through gate 16 at the south side of the stadium.

Parking Information:

Friday, April 15: by permit only, E8 will be open for pre-registered RV parking at 9 a.m. To purchase an E8 RV pass for $55, call 407-UCF-2086 as space will be limited.

Saturday, April 16:  parking lots E6 and E3 will be open. Baseball and softball will be open to the general public; parking lots E1, E2 and E8  will be open for permit parking only.

All of the non-permitted parking lots will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

ADA parking with a valid parking permit: Lot E6, and Garage D (with shuttle service to Gate 13 and back). At 12 p.m., Garage C, Lot C2, Lot D2 Garage D, and Garage H will be open to the general pubic.


Christopher Davis is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future.