Driving to the festival can take an hour from the base of the hill, so plan accordingly! With doors opening at 10 am and the show starting at 10:30, you’ll want to give yourself time to park and settle in.

Drive defensively around town, since not every other driver will be cautious. Make sure you a have a legal, designated driver if you plan to consume alcohol on the festival grounds.

Note: There is no parking on the Idyllwild Arts Campus, so note the pick-up points on the map for transportation to and from the main gate.


Bringing your own food is not an option, but there will be plenty of food and beverage choices inside the festival. Check out the Marketplace map and plan ahead!

If you buy alcohol on the festival grounds, please drink moderately for all the obvious reasons—including the weather, which may be warm and therefore make the dehydration caused by alcohol even worse. There will be plenty of stands selling water, so drinking the recommended one or two quarts per day should be easy.


The Essentials:
• Tickets
• Cash and/or Credit Card
• Cell Phone (and somewhere safe to keep it!)
• A blanket or a chair with a back no higher than 32 inches
• Extra layers for warming up and cooling down
• Comfortable, sturdy shoes for the uneven ground of our forest paths
• Rain poncho
• Sunscreen
• Sun­hat

Food and beverages are available for purchase. State regulations do not permit glass or any outside alcoholic beverages on the festival grounds. Sealed water bottles are allowed. Alcohol brought into the festival will be confiscated. All bags will be searched at the front gate upon entry.

Don’t Bring:
• Pets
• Glass bottles
• Outside food
• Outside Alcohol