It’s festival season and you NEED these tips.

One of the best parts of summer is festival season. Mostly in Canada. Down in the warmer parts of the USA, it began a while ago. But typically it really ramps up in the middle of May here.

I’ve been to my share of festivals throughout my life so I have some tips if you are heading out and camping at a festival this summer.

Camping Festival Tips

Don’t EVER get a tattoo in a trailer in the middle of a field outside of small town in Alberta. Yes, that’s my leg. Yes, that’s a nail. No, it doesn’t have any significance. Yes, I had been drinking. It’s been 21 years and I always say I’m going to cover it up but then the conversation piece will be gone!

Identical small square shaped cubes with RULES title and numbers on white windowsill near window in house in daylight

There are going to be certain rules you need to follow. Most festivals won’t allow glass bottles, for a variety of reasons. But really, cans are much more convenient, so you should be bringing them anyway. Be sure to visit the festivals website so you know what’s up!

Tents on the Ground

Be confident in your set up. If you’re pitching a tent or bringing a camper, make sure you give it a good once over before leaving to check out what your weekend has in store. Also, make sure you add something to your site so you can spot it late at night to distinguish it from other sites around.

Red Duct Tape and Packing Peanuts Inside A Carton Box

Bring duct tape. This doesn’t need an explanation.

People Lifting Man at Night

Be nice! Again, this doesn’t need an explanation, but it’s going to get one. Just be a good person. Offer a helping hand to your neighbours if they show up late and need a hand setting up camp. You’re going to be surrounded by people that have a lot of the same interests as you, so you might as well make the best of it.

Man Collecting Up Plastic Bottle

Clean up after yourself! Bring garbage bags incase the bins are full. If you bring it to your campsite, bring it home with you.

Splash of Water on a Drum Set

You’re likely going to deal with all sorts of changes in weather, so pack for it. Hot days, cool nights, rain, wind, you need to be ready for everything mother nature is going to throw at you!

Purple Sports Bottle on Ground

Stay hydrated! Bring a reusable water bottle with you and make sure it’s always full.

Text on Chalkboard

This is the most important one. You may be on the lookout for a potential Mr. or Mrs. right now, but always respect the word NO. If you are lucky enough to hear YES, be respectful of your surroundings, tents aren’t sound proof!

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