Electric Forest Festival

Getting Here

Driving

Electric Forest is a three-hour drive from Detroit/Ann Arbor and Chicago, and just a little further from St. Louis and Indianapolis. We hope you'll carpool!

Directions From Detroit/Ann Arbor

Just over 3 hours

  1. Merge onto I-696 W / Walter P Reuther FWY via EXIT 18C on the LEFT toward LANSING. 6.7 miles
  2. Keep LEFT to take I-96 W toward LANSING. 74.4 miles
  3. Keep LEFT to take I-96 W toward GD RAPIDS. 90.4 miles
  4. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 1B toward LUDINGTON. 26.1 miles

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Directions From Chicago

About a 3 ½ hour drive

  1. Merge onto I-90 E / I-94 E via the ramp on the LEFT. 7.8 miles
  2. Keep LEFT to take I-90 E via EXIT 59A toward INDIANA TOLL RD (Portions toll) (Crossing into INDIANA). 27.9 miles
  3. Merge onto I-94 E via EXIT 21 toward DETROIT (Crossing into MICHIGAN). 64.5 miles
  4. Merge onto I-196 N / US-31 N via EXIT 34 toward HOLLAND / GD RAPIDS. 45.3 miles
  5. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 44 on the LEFT toward LAKE MICHIGAN / HOLLAND / MUSKEGON / GRAND HAVEN / LUDINGTON. 59.7 miles

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Directions From Indianapolis

Just under 5 hours

  1. Merge onto I-465 N. 9.13 miles
  2. Keep LEFT to take I-65 N via EXIT 20 toward CHICAGO. 137.13 miles
  3. Merge onto I-94 E via EXIT 259B toward TOLEDO / DETROIT (Crossing into MICHIGAN). 67.74 miles
  4. Merge onto I-196 N / US-31 N via EXIT 34 toward HOLLAND/GD RAPIDS. 45.39 miles
  5. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 44 on the LEFT toward LAKE MICHIGAN / HOLLAND / MUSKEGON / GRAND HAVEN / LUDINGTON. 59.80 miles

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Directions From St. Louis

Just over 7 hours

  1. Merge onto I-55 N via the ramp on the LEFT toward ILLINOIS (Crossing into ILLINOIS). 250.8 miles
  2. Merge onto I-80 E via EXIT 250A toward TOLEDO (Portions toll) (Crossing into INDIANA). 52.6 miles
  3. Merge onto I-94 E (Crossing into MICHIGAN). 63.8 miles
  4. Merge onto I-196 N / US-31 N via EXIT 34 toward HOLLAND / GD RAPIDS. 45.3 miles
  5. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 44 on the LEFT toward LAKE MICHIGAN / HOLLAND / MUSKEGON / GRAND HAVEN / LUDINGTON. 59.7 miles

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Directions From the Upper Peninsula

About 7 hours

  1. Merge onto I-76 S towards GAYLORD
  2. Take exit 282 for M-32 toward I-75 BUS / Downtown / Gaylord. 0.3 miles
  3. Turn RIGHT onto M-32 W / W Main St. Continue to follow M-32 W. 4.1 miles
  4. Turn LEFT onto Alba Rd / County Rd 42. 13.1 miles
  5. Slight Left onto US-131 S / Mackinaw Trail. Continue to follow US-131 S. 85.6 miles
  6. Take exit 153 for US-10 W and turn RIGHT onto US-10 W. 6 miles
  7. Turn RIGHT onto M-37 N / US-10 W / Michigan Ave. 3 miles
  8. Turn LEFT onto US-10 W. 26.9 miles
  9. Turn LEFT onto US-31 S. 33.1 miles

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Public Transportation

Electric Forest encourages taking public transportation to the event!

By Bus and Train Amtrak Stations

Holland, MI

  • Amtrak - Holland - Convenient service from Chicago
  • 56 miles to Electric Forest

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Amtrak - Grand Rapids Non-direct service from Detroit
  • 63 miles to Electric Forest
By Ferry

S.S. Badger Ferry

  • From Manitowoc, WI to Ludington, MI
  • 4 hour voyage by boat
  • Drop-off is 35 miles from Electric Forest

Lake Express Ferry

  • Milwaukee, WI to Muskegon, MI
  • 2.5 hour voyage by boat
  • Drop-off is 28 miles from Electric Forest

Flying

Airports nearest to Electric Forest are those in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.

Michigan Airports

Muskegon County Airport (MKG)

  • Muskegon, MI
  • 30 miles to Electric Forest

Driving Directions from MKG to Electric Forest:

  1. All exits from the airport lead to Ellis Road. Take a left on Ellis Rd. (East)
  2. Turn RIGHT onto ROBERT HUNTER (South) 0.4 miles
  3. Turn LEFT onto Sternberg E. STERNBERG (East) 1.2 miles
  4. Merge onto US-31 N via the ramp on the LEFT

These directions will get you onto US31 North toward Rothbury.

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Gerald R. Ford International (GRR)

  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • 75 miles to Electric Forest

Driving Directions from GRR to Electric Forest:

  1. Start out going WEST on ROSS DR SE toward CORPORATE DR SE. 0.1 miles
  2. Turn RIGHT onto CORPORATE DR SE. 0.1 miles
  3. Turn RIGHT onto 44TH ST SE / JOHN J OOSTEMA BLVD SE. 0.1 miles
  4. Make a U-TURN onto 44TH ST SE / JOHN J OOSTEMA BLVD SE. 0.5 miles
  5. Turn RIGHT onto PATTERSON AVE SE. 2.0 miles
  6. Turn RIGHT onto 28TH ST SE / MI-11. Continue to follow 28TH ST SE. 0.7 miles
  7. Merge onto I-96 W via the ramp on the LEFT toward GD RAPIDS / MUSKEGON. 42.7 miles
  8. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 1B toward LUDINGTON. 26.1 miles
  9. Take the WINSTON RD exit toward ROTHBURY. 0.4 miles
  10. Turn RIGHT onto W WINSTON RD. 0.6 miles
  11. Turn LEFT onto S WATER RD. 1.1 miles

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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

  • Detroit, MI
  • 215 miles to Electric Forest

Driving Directions from DTW to Electric Forest:

  1. Go N.E. on WILLIAM G ROGELL DR toward E SERVICE RD. 1.3 miles
  2. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto MERRIMAN RD. 0.3 miles
  3. Merge onto I-94 W toward CHICAGO. 3.5 miles
  4. Merge onto I-275 N via EXIT 194 toward FLINT. 18.2 miles
  5. Merge onto I-96 W via the exit on the LEFT toward LANSING. 75.3 miles
  6. Keep LEFT to take I-96 W toward GD RAPIDS. 90.4 miles
  7. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 1B toward LUDINGTON. 26.1 miles
  8. Take the WINSTON RD exit toward ROTHBURY. 0.4 miles
  9. Turn RIGHT onto W WINSTON RD. 0.6 miles
  10. Turn LEFT onto S WATER RD. 1.1 miles

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Lansing Capital City Airport (LAN)

  • Lansing, MI
  • 125 miles to Electric Forest

Driving Directions from LAN to Electric Forest:

  1. Start out going EAST on W CIRCLE DR toward WACO DR. 0.26 miles
  2. Turn RIGHT onto CAPITOL CITY BLVD. 0.41 miles
  3. Turn RIGHT onto N GRAND RIVER AVE / I-96 BL. 4.32 miles
  4. Merge onto I-96 W toward GD RAPIDS. 89.75 miles
  5. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 1B toward LUDINGTON. 26.19 miles
  6. Take the WINSTON RD exit toward ROTHBURY. 0.46 miles
  7. Turn RIGHT onto W WINSTON RD. 0.63 miles
  8. Turn LEFT onto S WATER RD. 1.13 miles

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Illinois Airports

Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)

  • Chicago, IL
  • 225 miles to Electric Forest

Driving Directions from ORD to Electric Forest:

  1. Start out going SOUTH. 0.3 miles
  2. Take the TERMINAL 2 ramp. < 0.1 miles
  3. Turn SLIGHT LEFT. < 0.1 miles
  4. Turn SLIGHT LEFT toward PARKING / EXIT TO CITY. 0.4 miles
  5. Merge onto I-190 E. 3.1 miles
  6. I-190 E becomes I-90 E. 21.2 miles
  7. Keep LEFT to take I-90 E via EXIT 59A toward INDIANA TOLL RD (Portions toll) (Crossing into INDIANA). 27.9 miles
  8. Merge onto I-94 E via EXIT 21 toward DETROIT (Crossing into MICHIGAN). 64.5 miles
  9. Merge onto I-196 N / US-31 N via EXIT 34 toward HOLLAND / GD RAPIDS. 45.3 miles
  10. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 44 on the LEFT toward LAKE MICHIGAN / HOLLAND / MUSKEGON / GRAND HAVEN / LUDINGTON. 59.7 miles

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Chicago Midway International (MDW)

  • Chicago, IL
  • 215 miles to Electric Forest

Driving Directions from MDW to Electric Forest

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  1. Start out going SOUTH on S CICERO AVE / IL-50 S toward W 59TH ST. 0.2 miles
  2. Make a U-TURN at W 59TH ST onto IL-50 N / S CICERO AVE. 2.2 miles
  3. Merge onto I-55 N / STEVENSON EXPY N. 5.3 miles
  4. Merge onto I-90 E / I-94 E / DAN RYAN EXPY E via EXIT 292B toward INDIANA. 5.5 miles
  5. Keep LEFT to take I-90 E via EXIT 59A toward INDIANA TOLL RD (Portions toll) (Crossing into INDIANA). 27.9 miles
  6. Merge onto I-94 E via EXIT 21 toward DETROIT (Crossing into MICHIGAN). 64.5 miles
  7. Merge onto I-196 N / US-31 N via EXIT 34 toward HOLLAND / GD RAPIDS. 45.3 miles
  8. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 44 on the LEFT toward LAKE MICHIGAN / HOLLAND / MUSKEGON / GRAND HAVEN / LUDINGTON. 59.7 miles

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Indiana Airports

South Bend Regional (SBN)

  • South Bend, IN
  • 145 miles to Electric Forest

Driving Directions from SBN to Electric Forest:

  1. Start out going SOUTHWEST on PROGRESS DR. 0.1 miles
  2. Turn SHARP RIGHT to stay on PROGRESS DR. 0.1 miles
  3. Turn RIGHT onto LINCOLN WAY W / US-20 BR. 1.1 miles
  4. Merge onto US-31 N toward I-80 / TOLL RD. / I-90 (Crossing into MICHIGAN). 28.5 miles
  5. Turn LEFT onto US-31 / E NAPIER AVE. 1.9 miles
  6. Merge onto I-94 E / US-31 N. 3.0 miles
  7. Merge onto I-196 N / US-31 N via EXIT 34 toward HOLLAND / GD RAPIDS. 45.3 miles
  8. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 44 on the LEFT toward LAKE MICHIGAN / HOLLAND / MUSKEGON / GRAND HAVEN / LUDINGTON. 59.7 miles

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Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • 320 miles to Electric Forest

Driving Directions from IND to Electric Forest:

  1. Start out going NORTH on S HIGH SCHOOL RD toward AIRPORT EXPY
  2. Turn RIGHT onto AIRPORT EXPY. 0.34 miles
  3. Merge onto I-465 N. 9.13 miles
  4. Keep LEFT to take I-65 N via EXIT 20 toward CHICAGO. 137.13 miles
  5. Merge onto I-94 E via EXIT 259B toward TOLEDO / DETROIT (Crossing into MICHIGAN). 67.74 miles
  6. Merge onto I-196 N/US-31 N via EXIT 34 toward HOLLAND / GD RAPIDS. 45.39 miles
  7. Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 44 on the LEFT toward LAKE MICHIGAN / HOLLAND / MUSKEGON / GRAND HAVEN /LUDINGTON. 59.80 miles

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