What Is Kaaboo?
Kaaboo is everything a typical music festival is not.
That’s because we’re not a “festival”. We’re a new kind of entertainment and arts experience designed around comfort, hospitality and good times.
KAABOO was created by music lovers for music lovers. An adult escape, uniquely curated to appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, and personal indulgences.
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort for great live music, and at Kaaboo, you won’t.
Forget what you know about music festivals, we’ve shifted the paradigm and built something new. KAABOO is the perfect weekend escape, described in a word that comes from whatever the hell we feel like yelling when we’re high on life and having fun. A curated three-day sound voyage that combines rock-n-roll music and tastemaking events in a modern wonderland on the warm shores of the pacific. Where every detail is designed for your enjoyment and clean, comfortable amenities inspire you to break from your busy life, let loose and enjoy the experience. Welcome to KAABOO, the place where all of your senses align.
Ideal event + ideal venue
Located at the historic Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds, just north of San Diego on the Southern California coast, KAABOO is the ideal live music event in the ideal venue. With one of the best climates in the nation (usually sunny and mid-70s during KAABOO), Del Mar is easily accessible by public transit and has an abundance of high-quality lodging options nearby. The experience of KAABOO augments this setting by addressing many of the common issues with multi-day events.
People against dirty
Staying clean at a big event can be a challenge. Invariably, everyone ends up covered in dust or mud or something else that you don’t even want to identify. KAABOO is the anti-dirt event. Held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, KAABOO has a variety of outdoor spaces, indoor attractions and places to clean up.
Our event takes place on the temperate California coast outside San Diego, where average daytime highs hover in the 70s. And if you need a break from the sun, just step inside to one of our indoor, climate-controlled experiences.
Have a seat
Do you enjoy standing for 14 hours straight? Probably not, unless you happen to be a horse. KAABOO has ample seating areas, common spaces, restaurants, service plazas and other amenities specifically designed around letting you take a load off.
Pleasant potty time
If you can’t describe a restroom without using seven different expletives, then it isn’t fit for use. KAABOO’s clean, regularly serviced flush facilities are nice enough that you could describe them to your kindergartener. You won’t find a port-a-potty here!
Enjoy grown-up time
KAABOO is an adult escape with unwritten codes of conduct to match. Not too stuffy. Not too adolescently manic. Just right for grown ups that want to join the perfect party, cut loose and have fun with a better level of entertainment experience.