Ticketing Information

Reserve Tickets

Early Access (Fest Pass Holders)

As a perk to purchasing a Fest Pass in advance of Lit Fest, Fest Pass holders will receive early access to Ticketed and Reserved programs on May 8 through May 15. Fest Pass holders will receive an email prior to May 8, containing an access code to be inputted at time of purchases and reservations, in order to be granted early access to tickets. This code is not eligible to be shared with any additional party or person(s) other than the fest pass holder.

General Admission

Ticketed and Reserved programs will be open to the general public for purchase and reservation on May 15th through June 11th.

Ticketed vs. Reserved Programs

Ticketed Programs

‘Ticketed’ headlining author programs are exclusive events and require a purchase in order to attend. Your purchased ticket secures your guaranteed entrance into the program. There are no assigned seats for these events.

Ticketed author programs are expected to sell out. Please purchase your ticket ahead of Lit Fest if you plan to attend these events. Those with a ticket will take first priority. Walk ups will only be accepted in the event that there are open seats available. In the event that these Ticketed events are not sold out, attendees are eligible to purchase tickets for these programs on-site, at face value.

Ticketed headlining author programs include:

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Senator Al Franken

Reserved Programs

‘Reserved’ featured author programs are FREE. Reservations are recommended in order to guarantee entrance to the event. Your reserved ticket secures your entrance into the program. There are no assigned seats for these events.

Reserved author programs have the potential to reach capacity. It is highly recommended these tickets are reserved ahead of Lit Fest if you plan to attend these events. Those with a ticket will take first priority. Walk ups will be accepted in the event that there are open seats available.

For more information on your favorite authors, please view the lineup on our ‘Featured Authors’ page.