Friday Night Costume Contest and Parade
Sponsored by Technaflora, the Friday Night Costume Contest and Parade is a Waka staple!
How to enter the Costume Contest: Wear your costume all day on Friday because undercover Waka staff will walk amongst the crowds, choosing finalists throughout the day with a Golden Ticket.
Join the parade! Everyone is invited to join the Costume Parade. Meet at the Main General Store (closest to Main Stage) at 7:15pm. Parade Procession is led by the VibeTribe.
Costume Contest: 7:30pm at Main Stage. Help us choose the winning costume! All finalists with a Golden Ticket will be put on the Main Stage for voting, and the loudest applause wins. Winner gets free tickets to Wakarusa 2014! The Friday Night Costume Contest and Parade is sponsored by Technaflora:
8:00 am – 10:00 am every morning at the Satellite Stage
Join Alice Steuerwald in a daily “Body’s Journey,” starting each morning with a sense of peace and freedom in your body while developing awareness of self through breath and proprioception.
Hoop and Flow
10:30 am – 11:30 am every morning at the Satellite Stage, hoops are provided
Join the STL Hoop Club as they lead four unique and different flow focused days of workshops at the Satellite Stage! The morning starts with a fun warm-up followed by multiple levels of classes with different focuses on flow, movement, and releasing your inner god or goddess. Hoops are available to share. Workshops offered are:
- Falling for the Single Hoop – an introduction offered daily for the new aspiring hooper
- Single Hoop Bliss - for the more advanced hooper
- Double Hoop Bliss, Minis Flare, Single Staff, Double Staff, Hoop Fusion – bring any props you love, suggestions include poi, staff, umbrella, etc.
- Conceptual Partner Hooping – you do not need a partner, we will pair you up
Dress Up and Play
Become a part of the roaming performance troupes with the daily dress up themes!
Thursday: Underwater Fun in the Sun
Friday: The Waka Masquerade
Sunday: Mother Nature and Father Time say goodbye
World Music Workshops with Brandon Draper
Sunday Morning Drum Circle 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Satellite Stage
Saturday Morning Didgeridoo Workshop 11:00 am in Nature’s Nest (near the Satellite Stage)
Brandon Draper is a drum set artist, world percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, father, husband, educator, dreamer, cheer bringer, joy spreader, and happy making sunshine.
Hand percussion instruments are provided for all participants.
Saturday Morning Didgeridoo Workshop – Playing the didgeridoo is an entertaining way to explore the power of breath and sound and increase your lung capacity with healing and revitalizing oxygen. Discover simple deep breathing exercises and explore the mesmerizing primordial sound of the didgeridoo.
Limited PVC didgeridoo’s will be available for purchase at the workshop.
Unified Field Theory with Jamie Janover
Friday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Nature’s Nest, near the Satellite Stage
Learn about Nassim Haramein’s lifelong journey into the geometry of spacetime, which has lead to a coherent understanding of the fundamental structure of the universe and our existence in it.
In this presentation, Jamie Janover will take you on a journey through humanity’s evolution, exposing the changes necessary to produce a Unified Physics; a unification of not only the four forces of nature, but also evolution and the occurrence of consciousness. Haramein’s theory demonstrates as well a parallel between ancient codes in documents and monuments. This all-encompassing theory may prove to be one of the most important discoveries of our time.
Hey look! A giant Ferris Wheel. $5 a ride, $20 for a bracelet; open 12pm to 2am daily.
Get wet and wild, Waka style! $5 a ride, $20 for a bracelet; open 12pm-8pm daily.
Interactive Art Installations and Live Painters
Explore the festival and your creative side.
Wakarusa features many roaming artists, live painters and interactive art installations, such as the Living Chalkboard, pictured above.
More information is available at the Interactive Art and Live Painters page.
The Music Bus ROCKS!
Join in the Open Jams everyday from 12pm-6pm and 2am-?
The Music Bus ROCKS! is located at Campground Vending near the Satellite Stage
The guys from The Music Bus ROCKS! are back again on their magical bus full of instruments, jams, and surprises. This year along with their hands-on Junkyard Orchestra, The Music Bus ROCKS! will transform into The People’s Stage equipped with drums, keys, bass/guitars and amps for anyone to come on board and jam! Join us for special late night performances from TransContinental Trip, the brainchild of The Music Bus ROCKS!, AMRITA, and other Waka artists. See you on the bus!
Shopping & Eating!
Shop at the Wakarusa Merchandise Tent, visit one of 100 Arts & Crafts Vendors, or grub out with 24-hour Food Vendors
Wakarusa guarantees a unique shopping experience to fit anyone’s styles, tastes and pocket book. Shopping areas include The Midway (pictured above), Revival Village, and Campground Vending.
Conscious Alliance Food Drive
Fight hunger and get a super cool, super limited, super 3-D and totally free poster!
Wakarusa and The Conscious Alliance are proud to host the annual ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive.
All patrons that donate 20 nonperishable food items at the “Art That Feeds” Gallery (check your program for location) will receive a FREE Wakarusa Music Festival 3D Lenticular limited-edition poster.
Learn more here!
Fight litter and get totally free stuff!
Bring a full bag of recycling to the Recycalusa Booth (check your program for location) and earn free stuff like band merchandise and vendor goods. Help us sort the bag of recycling and earn a free raffle ticket for a drawing to win free Wakarusa 2014 tickets! Learn more about Recycalusa.
Experience the Ozarks
Hiking, tall Pines and sturdy Oaks, waterfalls, wildlife watching, Mulberry River, fresh air, sky gazing…
Canoe and Raft Rentals at Riverside
Through our friends at Byrd’s Adventure Center, we are offering canoe, kayak, raft and tube rentals directly at Riverside, complete with free shuttles! Please visit our Canoe Rental Pagefor more information, including if you would like to bring your own canoe to Wakarusa.
You’ll find some great fishing opportunities at Mulberry Mountain.
Fish one of our four stocked mini-lakes or enjoy private access to 1.5 mile of the Mulberry River.
Note: An Arkansas fishing license is required to fish on these lakes.