You might be planning events to do for either spring break or perhaps summer vacation. While a trip might be in the cards, you might also want to stick closer to home and enjoy a local event such as a festival. A festival can be a fun and entertaining way to spend a day off or even to create a trip around.
If you are thinking of heading to a festival, here are some tips on how to plan a visit that can help you have a good time.
Check To See If Tickets Are Needed And Buy Them
Once you know which festival you would like to attend, find out if you need to buy any tickets for the event ahead of time.
Large festivals often require tickets because of their popularity and the need to limit how many people can enter the grounds at any given time. This is due to safety reasons. It's possible that even if the festival you would like to attend requires tickets, they may be free and can be picked up via the festival's website or even a local store.
If the tickets need to be purchased, budget for how many tickets you need and buy them before the festival starts. This can help you avoid disappointment if the tickets sell out.
Dress For The Weather
If your chosen festival takes place outside, then make sure you dress for the weather. If it's during the cooler months, you might want to take a jacket or heavier coat, comfortable shoes, and loose-fitting clothing. In warmer months you may want to wear a t-shirt and shorts, but make sure you bring sunscreen so you don't burn. It might be a good idea to bring a light sweater to protect you from the sun or for cooler evenings.
If your festival takes place inside or a portion of the event is indoors, dressing in layers with the ability to take off a jacket or sweater can help keep you comfortable.
Bring Personal Hygiene Items With You
It's a good idea to bring personal hygiene items with you when you go to a festival. While some indoor festivals will have bathrooms with sinks and soap to wash your hands, outdoor festivals can be more rustic.
You most likely will find outdoor toilets and sometimes hand washing stations, but they may not be filled with soap as often as they should be due to the large crowds.
If you bring your own hand soap and sanitizer, you can keep your hands clean and safe for the duration of the festival. You can also bring body and face wipes to keep you clean and fresh for the duration.