KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Your Guide for Everything to Make the Most of Your KAABOO Experience

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There’s only a week left until gates open to San Diego’s largest ultimate music experience! As we excitedly cross off each day until we’re partying with you in San Diego, we also wanted to remind you of all the new (and existing) details you’ll need to make the most of your experience.


Love comedy? Worried about missing out on your favorite comedian at HUMOR ME this year? Not to worry, all KAABOO guests have an opportunity to secure a Laugh Pass, which secures your seat for a specific ticketed show. Laugh Passes are first-come, first-served. Laugh Passes will be distributed for specific performers at the following times:

Friday, 9/14

  • 1:45pm - Craig Ferguson, Nikki Glaser, Tom Papa
  • 3:45pm - Craig Ferguson, Nikki Glaser, Tom Papa, Louie Anderson

Saturday, 9/15

  • 1:45pm - Iliza Shlesinger, Craig Robinson, Whitney Cummings, Louie Anderson
  • 3:45pm - Iliza Shlesinger, Craig Robinson, Whitney Cummings, Louie Anderson

Sunday, 9/16

  • 12:45pm - Judd Apatow & Friends, Kevin Nealon, Pauly Shore
  • 2:45pm - Judd Apatow & Friends, Kevin Nealon


Want a little extra “umph!” with your KAABOO weekend? Look for an AMPLIFY host to assist you. HANG FIVE, HANG FIVE+ and HANG TEN on-site upgrades may be available so you can take your KAABOO experience to the next level.



The UBER RIDESHARE ZONE is back for your safety and streamlined traffic flow. This area will have delicious late night bites and beverages and restrooms. Note you will not be able to pick-up/drop-off outside of this designated Uber Rideshare Zone.

As with any large event, rideshare wait times will vary with demand. We have plenty of late night activities for you to enjoy before catching your ride home.



  • One Wheel: Test your balance and coordination with the OneWheel board! How far can you go on this futuristic, skateboard-like gadget?

  • Saint Archer Beer Garden

  • Grab some grub at the Food Trucks located near the Saint Archer Beer Garden

  • ESports Activation in Pub + Play


Looking for a safe and secure place to store your stuff while you enjoy KAABOO? Rent a locker! Lockers are available for HANG LOOSE, HANG FIVE and HANG TEN guests. Learn more about renting your locker here.


Alright, we have to be serious for just a second! Your wristband is your pass to KAABOO, and its activation is required. As a reminder, do not tighten your wristband before KAABOO, it will lock upon tightening and you will not be able to remove it. For more info on your wristband, click here.


Did you know you can link your credit/debit card to your wristband for easy and quick transactions? To set up cashless payments, follow the link in your wristband package to register your wristband, add your credit/debit card info, Then create a PIN number. Automatically enter to win an upgrade when you register for cashless before you go.

Get the full scoop on cashless pay here.


Stay connected all weekend long through our app. Discover showtimes, transportation options and times, the festival map, and even see what other guests are saying about KAABOO via the social feed. Get the most out of your weekend with the KAABOO Del Mar app.

NEW THIS YEAR: MOBILE ORDERING will allow you to pre-order select drinks to pick up at a designated location near the Grandview Stage and Sunset Cliffs Stage. Get details on the app.

Download the KAABOO app here:

APPLE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kaaboo-del-mar/id1022942445?mt=8

ANDROID: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kaaboo.delmar&hl=en_US




    1. Step 1: Post your best KAABOO photo to your Instagram feed (eligible accounts must be public)

    2. Step 2: Tag @KAABOOdelmar + #KAABOOcontest in your caption or comment.

    3. Step 3: Follow @KAABOOdelmar

The contest will end on Sunday, September 16 at 7:00pm. Visit kaaboodelmar.com/legal/contest for full contest rules.


Our guests should feel comfort knowing that at KAABOO events, their safety and security is priority number one. During the course of the year, our team undergoes significant preparation to keep our guests safe, with security both inside and around the perimeter of our event, particularly as more challenges emerge. KAABOO has always, and will continue to use metal detector screening and bag checks, along with a thorough safety and security plan created in collaboration with local law enforcement. We are using the latest technology, a diverse security detail, and close partnerships with law enforcement to ensure this year’s KAABOO Del Mar is the safest and best yet. For a list of items that you can and cannot bring, please review the full list here.


Did you see something suspicious in the area? Then say something to a KAABOO Team Member or local authorities.

Text "KAABOO" with your concern to 313131 for immediate assistance.


Make Time for PALATE + ARTWORK

Do you need to feed your creative side and your belly while attending KAABOO? You’re in luck: ARTWORK, our contemporary art fair and PALATE, where you’ll find delicious gourmet eats and fabulous craft libations are joined together for this multi-sensory can’t miss stop on the KAABOO journey of exploration. Don’t pass it by...this is always voted one of the best experiences at KAABOO!

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Make a Splash at BASK (Presented in Partnership with MGM Grand's WET REPUBLIC)

Want to make a splash this fall at KAABOO? Then why not jump in to BASK, KAABOO’s “Vegas Style” pool party. Join the fun all day and into the night, all while taking in the sights and sounds of the Grandview Stage. Make BASK your first stop on Friday to get half price drinks during HAPPY HOUR from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm? Single day and weekend passes ar available, as well as a limited number of private cabanas. Learn more about BASK here.


GEAR: The Store Has Moved!

The KAABOO GEAR store is back this year and better than ever in it’s brand new location in Mission Tower, just off the KAABOOlevard. Stop in to GEAR Up with favorites like this year’s lineup tees, sweatshirts, hats, accessories and more! Don’t miss the 2018 KAABOO signature collection by Aviator Nation!

KAABOO FOR A CAUSE: Check out the Silent Auction benefiting our KAABOO KINDNESS Partners

The silent auction tent is near the entrance to OneWheel and Pub + Play. You can bid on auction items in 3 ways:

1. In person at the KAABOO Charity Tent

  • Friday, September 14th – 1:30p – 6p
  • Saturday, September 15th – 12p – 6p
  • Sunday, September 16th – 12p – 6p (Auction closes at 6p on 9/16)

2. ONLINE: Go to https://kaaboo18.auction-bid.org

3. BY TEXT: Text “KAABOO18” to 24700 and follow the steps to register and start bidding


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