WE FEST Music Festival in Detroit Lakes
Aug 3 - Aug 5
39th Annual WE FEST
When: August 3 – 5, 2023
Where: Soo Pass Dude Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Hotel Accommodations are booked separately from event tickets.
To Book your room, call The Lodge (directly) at 218-847-8439.
GUEST SHUTTLE services to/from The Lodge & We Fest 1p-1:30a daily (fee applies).
CofC FREE Shuttle Thu–Sat: Noon-2a; every 20 min. w/stops at Fairgrounds near beach & at We Fest West Gate.
Since WE Fest began in 1983, it has been one of the leading country music festivals in the nation. Twice nominated for the Country Music Association’s prestigious Best Special Event award, the WE Fest is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding events of its kind in the nation.
WE Fest 2023 Headliners: Morgan Wallen, Brad Paisley, Kane Brown, Brothers Osborne, Gabby Barrett, Chase Rice, Travis Tritt, Blackberry Smoke, Ernest, Bailey Zimmerman, Neal McCoy, Jo Dee Messina, Ashland Craft, Ben Burgess and Ashley Cooke, with Main Stage Host, Cowboy Troy, and more.
Expect lineups for the Country Club Stage and Barn Stage to be announced in the coming weeks. This year, the Country Club is upping its game with a bigger footprint, more private performances on the Country Club stage and surprise guests! Passes for the Country Club are available to purchase but supplies are limited. Get yours while you can!
2023 We Fest Headliners
LODGE ON LAKE DETROIT BOOKING NOTE
ALWAYS a HOT Item; Book NOW before they’re gone.
Note: Minimum Stay is 3 Nights for We Fest weekend.
Full prepayment is required to guarantee each reservation.
Once prepaid, deposits are non-refundable, and reservations are non-cancellable. No exceptions.
Any “no shows” on the date of arrival, forfeit the full deposit; all remaining reservation dates are released.
Reservations are non-changeable and non-transferrable.
A deposit may not be transferred to another person, nor applied to a future stay.
Additional WE FEST Details
Book hotel lodging separately from event tickets. “Click to Call” The Lodge on Lake Detroit directly at 218-847-8439
for best room rate and availability.
Parking: We offer GA Parking, GA Accessible Parking, and VIP Weekend Parking. Please review the ticketing descriptions above for more details on these options. Single Day Parking is sold onsite at the event and may not be available based on availability.
Use of cameras in the concert area: Small cameras will be allowed in the venue area. Professional cameras and video cameras will NOT be allowed. This includes any camera with a detachable lens.
Pets at We Fest No pets. Please let your pets at home. They are not allowed in the venue or camping areas. Service animals will be permitted with proper paperwork and registration. For more information on bringing a service animal to the event, please visit the We Fest accessibility page.
WE Fest Shuttle Service Information: The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce has arranged for shuttle bus service to and from We Fest. Save the hassle of all the festival traffic, finding a parking place, and then walking from the parking area.
- Service times: Thursday – Saturday: Noon to 2 a.m. Shuttle run every 20 minutes with stops at the Fairgrounds near the beach & at the We Fest West Gate.
- Cost: $10 – Daily Pass | $25 – All 3 Days | Campers free (show wristband)
- Pickup Locations: Becker County Fairground and Downtown Detroit Lakes @ Washington Avenue
- Parking: Free
- For More Information: Call the Chamber at 218-847-9202
About WE FEST
WE Fest offices are located on the Scenic Soo Pass Ranch, which also contains a natural amphitheater that accommodates up to 50,000 people, including 7,000 reserved seats, and 10 separate campgrounds with a total camping capacity of 35,000 people. WE Fest employs a year-round staff of professional sales, marketing and administrative staff.
Fully developed as a concert venue, the Soo Pass Ranch has a permanent stage and backstage compound, including air-conditioned dressing rooms with running water, catering and production facilities, including permanent sound towers and mix station. The concert bowl also contains 50 permanent concession stands, and locations for dozens of additional portable concessions. The company has invested heavily in developing the concert site, including bringing city sewer and water lines to the ranch, which allows for running water, and permanent rest rooms in the concert bowl.
Best Hotels Near We Fest in Detroit Lakes
The Lodge on Lake Detroit & The Spa Within
WE Fest is a massive country music festival that takes place annually in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The host venue is a large plot known as Soo Pass Ranch that affords visitors from all over the opportunity to enjoy three full days of top-notch country music entertainment and a festive environmen. While many attendees prefer to camp on-site, hotels in Detroit Lakes are booked to capacity each year for folks that want to kick back with all the creature comforts of a modern hotel. If you’re looking for the best hotel near We Fest, start with the Detroit Lakes hotel consistently voted top hotel by TripAdvisor Guests. Best Western Premier The Lodge On Lake Detroit is a Lifestyle Lakefront Minnesota Hotel, offering a great location that is directly across Big Detroit Lake from The Lodge (6.5 mi). The Lodge is a natural to host a crowd of We Fest visitors, as it hosts live musical entertainment throughout the year in its Fireside Lobby.
With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, we stand out among other lodging choices in Detroit Lakes, MN. For couples or family getaways, we offer a variety of rooms and suites with king, queen or two queen beds. Our free hot breakfast (currently using Grab & Go Bags while Covid precautions are in place), free local calls, indoor heated pool and fitness center make the hotel a great place to recharge between enjoying Detroit Lakes attractions and activities. View hotel detail.
All rooms feature lakefront views, free Wi-Fi and wired internet, flat-screen TVs with extended channels. Rooms are equipped with mini-frige, microwaves, and coffee makers and are pet and smoke free. View accommodation detail.
Detroit Lakes Day Spa: The Spa Within at The Lodge offers an extensive menu of select spa treatment services, many of which are signature treatments exclusive to this spa. These revitalizing treatments include the use of warm and cold basalt stones for face and body, and a variety of facials and massage therapies that are sure to induce a state of deep relaxation.