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Arroyo Seco – Done 2 Ways

THREE STAGES OF LIVE MUSIC SET WITHIN THE PARKLAND AND SHADY OAKS OF BROOKSIDE.

Day 1: Bring the Kiddos, Family Style

Go EARLY! We were one of the first ones there and no lines! Open space for Finn to run around let’s face it…taking your kids to any event is a gamble. We came early and left early. 12-2pm was enough time for us get fresh squeezed lemonade, popsicles, explore the grounds and take in some good tunes. It was so humid on Saturday (Day 1) that it started to rain for 10-15 min. This was fun because we danced our way into a tented stage and listened to some Jazz. (Pictured Below) 

2 hours was plenty for us as we ghosted out of the festival with zero traffic.
Ghosting: the art of escaping a social event without saying goodbye. …

Music festivals with kids:

  • Something to keep kids busy (bubbles, snacks, binoculars)
  • Prepare your child to attend – give them the rules to follow to allow them to stay and have fun at the festival
  • Bring a blanket for them to sit on when they get tired (We love our GATHRE MAT)
  • Create a family survival kit – of stuff you or your child may need to last the whole day.

Day 2: Bring Friends (Mom’s Night Out)

Photographer: Thomas Reiten
If you are an Influencer: Make sure your photographer applies for a media pass to bring in his camera.
Otherwise just use your iphone. Charging stations are available all over the grounds so bring your charger. I found myself recharging and people watching in the process. Made great stories, ran into friends and watched Mumford & Sons.

Arroyo Seco Weekend was by far the most “Charming” and well organized Musical Festival I’ve ever been to.

Consider ordering a food basket if you want a sure thing – you can order them via the official Arroyo Seco Website and they tell you exactly what you’ll get for a set price – and you won’t have to worry about bringing enough money.

 

Rules:
Venue opens at noon
Rain or Shine
All ages are welcome (under 10 go for free!)

Suggestions
Start planning in advance: General Admission Tix Sold Out 2017
Familiarize yourself with the area and allow yourself to be able to get around – check out a map of the venue itself!
Consider buying a VIP ticket – these tickets “include Access to the VIP area consisting of shaded areas, picnic tables, couches, charging station, extra restrooms, additional food & beverage vendors and a full cash bar plus VIP viewing areas at both outdoor stages.” – direct quote from website.
Make sure to look at the schedule before hand – plan when you wanna go in order to see the performances you want to see and approximately how long you’ll stay – this will also come in handy when you buy your tickets – whether you want to go both days or just one!

Consider ordering a food basket if you want a sure thing – you can order them via the official Arroyo Seco Website and they tell you exactly what you’ll get for a set price – and you won’t have to worry about bringing enough money.

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