You’ve heard of Coachella and Burning Man. But have you heard of KAABOO? San Diego in September. The kids are back in school. The tourists have left. And the weather is still perfect. Not too hot and definitely not cold. And KAABOO is back. What the heck is KAABOO? Keep reading to learn more about KABOO, how to do KAABOO on a budget, how to get discounted KAABOO passes, how to save on parking, and how to save on accommodations.
- KAABOO Passes
- How to Save on KAABOO Passes
- How to Save on Parking at KAABOO
- How to Save on Accommodations
KAABOO is a 3-day music festival that blurs the lines between entertainment at the Del Mar Fairgrounds from September 16, 2016 to September 18, 2016.
You’ll listen to amazing live music, enjoy contemporary art, be entertained by comedians, and eat food created and prepared by top chefs.
Here’s a quick peek at the schedule.
KAABOO is open to all ages. But there are a few rules.
- Free range chicken is good. Free range children are not. Kids 17 and under have to be with a parent or guardian.
- If you’re under 18, an adult who’s 21 or older has to go with you.
- Sorry kids, ENCORE, the late night dance party is for 18 and up.
KAABOO passes are sold as individual one-day passes or a 3-day pass: HANG LOOSE, HANG FIVE, AND HANG TEN.
1. HANG LOOSE
- Close-up access at all stages (first-come, first served)
- HUMOR ME Comedy Club (limited-seating)
- PALATE and POSH NOSH experiences (Food and drink not included)
- ARTWORK, KAABOO’s Contemporary Arts Fair
- INDULGENCES spa services and boutique shopping (services not included)
- ENCORE (18+ guests)
- Reservation at BASK (additional cost)
Single day passes are $119 (advance purchase) and $149 at the gate
A Hang Loose 3 day pass is $279 (advance purchase) and $349 at the gate.
2. HANG FIVE
Everything in the HANG LOOSE pass plus:
- Sneak Peek Party on Thursday night (3-Day HANG FIVE passholder)
- Lounges and viewing areas at all stages
- Sit-down restaurant overlooking at Trestles Stage
- Advance reservations for HUMOR ME
- Extra charging stations
- Nicer bathrooms
- Gift bag
- VIP and self parking (separate purchase)
Single day passes are $299 (advance purchase) and $349 at the gate
A Hang Five 3 day pass is $779 (advance purchase) and $849 at the gate.
3. HANG TEN
The HANG TEN Experience is the cherry on the cake. It includes everything in the Hang Loose and Hang Five pass plus a ton of other stuff.
If you want the ultimate experience, you buy a HANG TEN pass. I’d go into more detail but HANG TEN passes are sold out.
How to Save on KAABOO Passes
1. Advance Purchase
The best way to do KAABOO on a budget is to buy your pass in advance.
You save $50 off a single day pass and $70 off a 3-day pass.
2. Kids Get in Free
Bring the kiddos because KAABOO is kid-friendly and it’s cheaper than hiring a babysitter.
Children under 2 get free KAABOO passes.
And you save 50% on Hang Loose Three Day Passes for kids ages 3 to 10.
3. College Discount
College students can buy a single day HANG LOOSE pass for $99 or save $30 on a 3-day HANG LOOSE or HANG FIVE pass.
Offer is valid for online purchases and limited to four passes per person.
4. Military Discount
If you’re activity duty or retired military, be sure to take advantage of the military discount: $99 single day HANG LOOSE pass or $30 off a 3-day HANG LOOSE or HANG FIVE pass.
Discount is valid for online purchases only and limited to four passes per person.
How to Save on Parking at KAABOO
Parking for KAABOO is available at the Del Mar Fairground: 3-day pass parking for $85 or a 3-day Valet parking pass for $180.
1. Public Transportation
Instead of paying to park consider taking public transportation. Yeah, I know we’re in So Cal. Few of us actually use public transportation on a regular basis. But let’s give it a shot and buy a RegionPlus Day Pass.
2. Uber or Lyft
Save time and hassle and ride-share. KAABOO has designated drop-off and pick-up areas for Uber and Lyft.
If you’re new to Uber, signup with my Uber referral link for a $20 Uber credit.
Get a $10 Lyft credit on your first ride when you use my promo code DEBRA191454.
How to Save on Accommodations
1. No Taxes or Resort Fees
If you’re coming from out of town or want to stay close to the action, KAABOO has discounted prices on hotels that include special perks like no taxes or resort fees and other things like free breakfast (depends on the hotel). Act quick because hotels are selling out.
Missed out on a hotel? Try Airbnb.
KAABOO is a 3-day festival that combines music, comedy, art, and food for a not-to-be-missed experience.
You can buy a single day pass or a HANG LOOSE, HANG FIVE, or HANG TEN 3-day pass.
Whichever pass you buy, you’ll save the most when you buy it in advance.
Be sure to bring the grommets because kids 2 and under are free. And children ages 3 to 10 get a 3-day Hang Loose pass for half off.
The kiddos aren’t the only ones entitled to discounts. College students, activity duty and retired military can buy $99 single day passes or save $30 off a 3-day pass.
Save on parking fees with Uber, Lyft, or public transportation. You can buy a $12 RegionPlus Day Pass and get unlimited rides on MTS buses, the Trolley, Breeze, Coaster, and Sprinter.
Now you know to how to do KAABOO on a budget. See you at KAABOO!
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