Festival Guide

PARKING & TRANSPORT

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 buy 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.

FOOD & DRINK

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.

CHECKLIST

The Essentials:
Tickets
Cash and/or Credit Card
Cell Phone (and somewhere safe to keep them!)
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

Remember:
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

F.A.Q's

Are children allowed to the event?

Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Is handicapped parking available?

People with disabilities: Handicapped parking is available near the front gate. Please show your handicap placard upon entering the festival gate and keep it displayed at all times.

What is your smoking policy?

Smoking is allowed only in designated smoking areas. There is no smoking in and around the stages. This is strictly enforced.

Where will Lost & Found be located?

Lost & Found available at the First Aid Booth — please see the festival map.

Are refunds allowed?

No refunds or exchanges.

What is your cell phone policy?

Cell phones should be turned off during performances. Please note cell phone reception is very poor at the festival location.

Can I bring my own chair?

Chairs with backs no higher than 32 inches are allowed in the Amphitheater/Main stage area.

What about umbrellas and hats?

Please be courteous with sun umbrellas and large hats.

Will food and beverages be available?

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.

What time do the gates open?

Hours: Gates open at 10 a.m. both days. The music begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Is photography of the performances allowed?

Photography and recordings of performances are not allowed.

What if it rains?

The festival takes place rain or shine.

What will the weather be like?

Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable. Come prepared for rain and bring a sweater or light jacket as evenings can be cool. Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes are a must as forest pathways can be uneven.