What should I bring to the Arouse Festival?
a water bottle
a yoga mat
a yoga block or meditation cushion for your comfort
a large towel
a hand towel
a pen & notepad or journal
an open, curious mind!
What can I expect?
There will be three workshops offered simultaneously at each workshop session throughout the weekend, so you can follow your curiosity. Each workshop is taught by an expert, trained, and inspiring instructor. You can expect lots of loving support as you explore yourself and others. You can also expect to join in a community of open-hearted, curious and caring, self-identified men.
Who can attend? Will I feel welcome?
All self-identified men and people with lived experience as men are welcome. This includes gay, queer, bisexual, cis-, and trans- adult men. You must be 18 years or older. We welcome all body shapes and ethnicities.
Can trans men and non-binary folk attend?
Definitely. The volunteers and presenters have taken steps to ensure your comfort and safety at Arouse.
I can't participate the entire weekend. Can I still attend?
I can't afford the full ticket price, but I want to attend.
Buy early bird tickets now and save a lot over the cost of tickets in June.
Get on our e-list to be notified of any discounts & promotional offers.
There are a limited number of volunteer/workstudy discounts for folks who work as volunteers during the event.
Limited partial scholarships may also be available, based on financial need and benefactor funding.
How can I save money on my ticket price?
Buy your ticket now!
Save $95 on Early-Bird tickets bought before May 1st.
Save $50 on May Special tickets purchased before June 1st.
Can I smoke at the festival?
Can I drink or get high before or during the festival?
This is a weekend that's both fun & sober. Many of the workshops touch on deep, sensitive, and personal topics. You will get the most out of this weekend, and have the most fun, if you have clarity, presence, & focus. Thus we ask that you not indulge in alcohol or other mind-altering substances before or during the festival.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I bought a ticket, but now I can't go. Can I get a refund?
All ticket sales are final. But you can transfer your admission ticket to another man. Just contact us by email with your name and the name of the person taking over your ticket. It's also helpful if your friend brings a printed copy of your ticket receipt.
Do you have accommodations for disabilities?
Our site has a wheelchair access entrance to the north of the main entrance on 12th Ave. Once inside, the facility is fully wheelchair-accessible.
Hearing-impaired or deaf individuals should contact festival organizers in advance to secure an ASL interpreter willing and able to attend the festival.
Low-vision or blind individuals should contact festival organizers in advance to discuss accommodations.
We are not able to accommodate emotional support animals at this site.
Is parking available?
I have more questions...
We have answers!
The 1-page Weekend Schedule looks fuzzy on my phone or tablet. How can I read it?
Tap or click on the fuzzy preview image and that should open up the actual 1-page Schedule PDF document on your device.
How can I help others attend, even if they can't afford the full ticket price?
There are three ways you can help others attend:
Buy an extra ticket for a friend! These make unique, outstanding gifts!
Buy a benefactor ticket. The surplus funds beyond the current ticket price will be deposited in the festival's Scholarship Fund, to help others attend Arouse Festival.
Donate to the GoFundMe Arouse Festival Scholarship Fund. This is a great way to help others, even if you won't be attending Arouse Festival yourself.