Take flight and soar into San Diego for KAABOO Del Mar. Described as an experience as opposed to a festival, the three-day weekend of comedy and musical headliners is an event not to be missed. Fan favorites in both the music and comedy world spice up the scene at KAABOO!
The word “experience” is just a hint of what awaits for attendees of this dynamic event held in Southern California. Extra special touches like an air-conditioned club for comedy sets, a pool area offering cocktails and games, opportunities to watch artistry in evolution, and the indulgence of a spa are mixed in with non-stop action on the grandstand stage where music icons and up-and-comers jam one after the other.
This festival is not only about the entertainment but also about indulgence, self-care, and having the time of your life. To top off the ultimate experience, one can get a sense of giving back, too. Environmental responsibility is high on the list of their priorities as is donating a portion of every festival pass to charity through KAABOO’s charitable giving program, KINDNESS.
Bring the wonderful feeling of both giving and receiving back to your RV at the end of the day. Reflect under the stars and be thankful for your KAABOO Del Mar adventure! Camp nearby or along the way in one or more California campgrounds and RV parks.
KAABOO Del Mar tickets sell as three-day passes. Purchase either the Hang Loose, Hang Five, Hang Ten, or upgrade to the Ultimate Hang Pass which includes chair massages, backstage passes, car service to the event, and even a personal concierge! Prices range from $350 to $4000, with the Ultimate Hang Pass requiring a phone call to the site for pricing. Pool and cabana experiences sell separately.
One day tickets are often available only close to the date, pending whether the full weekend passes have sold out by that time. Primarily seen as an adult event, an adult must accompany individuals under 18. Discounted tickets are sold to children ages 3 to 10 and kids under 2 have free in the past.
KAABOO Del Mar's exact location may change from year to year but typically takes place in the San Diego region of California. Enter the coordinates and head toward an unequaled exhibition of entertainment and the arts. Navigate your RV along the San Diego Freeway as you approach. Keep the radio tuned in to the traffic conditions as you approach the event grounds.
Parking options are on an “as you like it basis.” Do you prefer valet parking? This ultimate experience festival offers it for purchase! Guests may also find onsite self-parking; buy your pass early, so you don’t miss out because spaces are limited. Preferred parking is closer than the onsite option and is also available to purchase when you get your festival ticket. Overnight parking is prohibited.
The Metro Transportation Service and the North County Transit District both have convenient and economical options for getting to the festival grounds. Amtrak meets a comfortable shuttle bus that can take you right to the festival gates. There is typically plenty of bike parking on site (be sure to bring your lock) and getting to the fun on foot is a viable possibility as well.
You may not want KAABOO Del Mar to end, but remember the comforts of home that await you back in your RV! Overnight stays are not permitted at KAABOO, but there are excellent San Diego campground choices within proximity. State Parks near San Diego also provide a wonderful respite for RV campers wishing to explore the coastline in their travels to California.
How can one be in the San Diego area and not want to explore its beauty at places like Silver Strand State Beach? Coastal beaches with gorgeous sand and surf along with mountain and desert areas beg to be explored–it’s all there, waiting for you. Whether your RV takes you north, south or points in between, you’ll find plenty of choices offering full hookup, WIFI, games areas, scenic lakes, watercraft rentals, boat launch areas, hiking trails, and more. San Diego is an adventure in the making!
Need somewhere a bit closer to the city area? San Diego Metro KOA Resort offers a peaceful setting in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the region and accepts rigs and campervans a place to connect with a variety of amenities.
Medical scooters, wheelchairs, and strollers for the little ones are the only wheeled items allowed at KAABOO Del Mar. With the spa treatments, upscale dining, viewing of 100 artists’ work, and awesome stage performances you will want to be on foot anyway! Sport the comfiest shoes you own and explore the rock-and-roll.
Temperatures are typically warmish, and the humidity can be a factor at KAABOO. Dress for success in shorts and a t-shirt and bring along a light cover-up in your bag just in case, for protection from the California sun. A hat is always fashionable, and you will be happy you have one when the rays are directly overhead. Because you will be near the shore, there will most likely be a need for a sweater in the evening.
KAABOO organizers make it easy by having a list of what you can bring that is much shorter than what you cannot bring. Bags have to be under a certain size, so keep it simple and pack your camera (including go-pros but no sticks), an empty water bottle, a large beach towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, and binoculars. You cannot bring a cooler, chairs, noisemakers, umbrellas and more; stick to the items you can bring, and you won’t risk having any belongings confiscated.
Hydrate! This is the number one rule when you are spending a day dancing in the sun. Remember that water is preferred over alcohol for hydration. A unique feature at KAABOO is that not only do you get to sun worship but you can also take a break in the shade or air conditioning when needed. Visit the comedy venue, go for a relaxing massage, or grab a seat for a few minutes in one of the common areas. It is recommended that you have noise-canceling headphones, especially if you have children in your party.
Fans of KAABOO should start the day off right with a healthy breakfast. Make sure your RV prep list contains food that makes the camping experience authentic. Cooking at camp doesn’t have to be difficult. Consider fun camping meal hacks like bacon and eggs in a bag, crescent rolls on a stick, and one-pot meals sure to satisfy after a day on the go. Put your feet up and let the campfire do the cooking.
Practically right outside the festival gates are restaurants lined up and down the streets of San Diego. Choose from eateries that maximize the casual beach vibe or those that capitalize on gorgeous sunset views. Indulge in ahi tacos, Chinese food, savory sandwiches, or sushi. Then head back to the RV for a night of peaceful slumber.
Culinary experts are on hand to serve up a feast, and crafters of beer and wine will enjoy sharing their expertise. Of course, simpler fare like pizza, corn dogs, and ice cream is present for the taking, too. Patronize local artisans and don’t forget to buy some KAABOO gear. Purchasing refreshments and other items is a breeze with the cashless system. Link your credit or debit card to your wristband, and create a PIN. When you do so, shopping at KAABOO becomes a simple transaction.
Local police authorities and private security companies work to ensure KAABOO is a safe place to have a good time. Canine detection teams will be onsite, too. All attendees will be screened upon arrival and bags will be subject to search. Bringing drugs or alcohol into the festival is not permitted. Keep a clear head and enjoy the festival to the max!
June is not the hottest month of the year in San Diego which may help ensure that your KAABOO experience is a good one! It’s not a rainy month either, but be prepared and pack a rain poncho in case dark clouds move in over the ocean. Pack extra blankets in the RV; you may need them if you decide to camp in the mountains.
KAABOO is ADA accessible; if you have suggestions to make, organizers are open to improvement. Stages, parking, and extra indulgences like the spa are all wheelchair accessible. Festival-goers who have a certified service dog can have them credentialed upon arrival. If there are other needs like auxiliary, interpretation, or visual impairment concerns, let the qualified staff know, and they will be happy to assist. Familiarize yourself with the first aid stations and water refill areas so that you can find them quickly when you needed.