Free Play Florida Event FAQ


What is Free Play Florida?

It’s a 3 day family-friendly event celebrating electronic gaming open to EVERYONE!

What are my ticket options at the door?

Adult 1 day ticket for Friday or Sunday $30

Adult 1 day ticket for Saturday $35

Adult Weekend Pass Friday-Sunday $70

Child 1 day ticket ages 4-10 $7

Adult After Party Event $20

What are the show hours?

Friday 4pm-11pm

Saturday 10am-10pm

After Party 11pm-2am

Sunday 10am-4pm

What is there to do at the event?

Play games, attend panels, compete in tournaments, shop the vendor tables, and hang out with us at the After Party.

Tell me more about the games.

No quarters required! All games on the show floor are set to free play. You can play as many as you’d like, just be courteous if there is someone else waiting to play the game.

Are there any game room rules?

No food or drinks in the game room please. Tickets are required and all guests will be issued a wristband to enter the event. And be excellent to each other!

What if I see that there is a game out of order at the show, who can I tell?

Let a staff member at the help desk know and we’ll dispatch a tech to take a look at it.

Are the games for sale?

Some of them. You’ll notice a for sale sign on the game if the owner is looking to sell and it’ll probably have a phone number to contact them directly.

Who will be speaking at the panels?

We’ve got a great lineup of industry icons, game developers, and even a YouTube celebrity. Check out the schedule for more details.

I heard something about a Maker Room, what’s that?

We have a room completely dedicated to hands on learning where all show guests can participate. Check out the schedule for more details.

Rumor has it that there is a game competition, can I participate?

Yup! We have several to choose from, Pinball, Fighting games, and Arcade. For more details, check out the show floor map to see where to play.

Will there be stuff to purchase?

OH YEAH! Show t-shirts and posters, pinball parts, retro games, nerdy art and more.

I like to party and stay up all night, what have you got for me?

Check out our After Party. We’ll have live performances, a DJ, drinks, and of course all of the games. This event is 18+.

I’m hungry, what’s there to eat around here?

You’ve got choices from the Sonoma Lobby Bar, Laguna restaurant, or the Barefoot Bar by the pool. Show your Free Play Florida wristband for a discount.

Nature calls, are there restrooms at the event?

The nearest restroom is in the lobby near the Sonoma Lobby Bar. Wash, rinse, repeat.