Frequently Asked Questions

VERY Important Arrival Information. MUST READ!

Faq’s Sections

Important Arrival Information
Lucidity General Information
Ticketing FAQ
Parking FAQ
Camping FAQ
Directions to Lucidity

Lucidity General Information

Festival Dates

Lucidity Festival 2023: ‘The Great Synthesis’ takes place April 7 – 9, 2023.

Festival Hours

Lucidity Festival is a 24 hour event, beginning on Friday morning at 9am and ending on Monday at Noon. Site-wide, our large stages shut off amplified music daily at 12AM. After this time some of our smaller stages do continue with music programming but at greatly reduced decibel levels. There are lots of fun activities site-wide throughout the night, like silent discos, fireside story circles, acoustic sessions, cuddle puddles, and interactive art displays.

Gate Hours


Early Arrival Pass Holders ONLY

Box Office Hours:
11am – 10pm 

Bus Hours:
11:30 am – 10:30 pm 

Buses will leave at 30 min intervals.

Gate closes at Lucidity Festival at 12 midnight NO ARRIVALS PAST MIDNIGHT.


Box Office Hours:
9am – 10pm 

Bus Hours:
9:30am – 10:30pm

Buses will leave at 30 min intervals.

Gate at Lucidity Festival closes at 12 midnight

Last Bus leaves Festival at 12:30am 


Box Office Hours:
9am – 10pm

Bus Hours:
9:30am – 10:30pm

Bus will leave at 1 hour intervals

Gate at Lucidity Festival closes at 12 midnight.

Last Bus leaves Festival at 12:30am  


Box Offices Hours:
9am – 8pm 

Buses Hours
9:30am – 8pm 

Gate at Lucidity Festival closes at 8:30pm.

Last Bus leaves Festival at 12:30am  


Buses leave from site beginning at 9am at 30 minute intervals.

Last Bus leaves site at 2:00pm

Anyone arriving before or after the gate times will not be able to drive onto the festival site. Please consider these hours when planning your trip – no one likes setting up in the dark!

Box Office and Ticketing Arena

The Box Office and Ticketing Arena is your first stop on the way into Lucidity.

Off Site Box Office Address:

Santa Ynez Airport
900 Airport Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

All traffic passes through it, and it is a carefully planned out process that gets everyone safely into Lucidity. Remember to be as present in all your actions as possible.

As you arrive, prepare by having your ID and electronic ticket(s) on-hand. If you have to check in at the Box Office, have all the information you need to claim your will-call ticket.

Your wristband is your ticket. Do not take it off, do not tamper with it, do not lose it. Anyone without a wristband, or in possession of a wristband which has been altered in any way, will be escorted off festival grounds.

Thursday Early Arrival (EA Pass)

We have a limited number of Thursday Early Arrival Passes available for purchase. Please do not plan to arrive early unless you have previously acquired your Early Arrival Pass. An Early Arrival pass will only gain you entry to the event WITH a 3-Day Event Pass.

Low-Income Ticket Program

Our intention with this program is to provide a comprehensive and fair platform by which people may apply to receive the opportunity to purchase a ticket at a reduced rate. This program is tailored specifically to those who may not otherwise be able to afford a regular priced ticket to the festival. In total, 40 tickets will be available.

Each application will be evaluated appropriately as per individual situations. We appreciate you taking the time to fill out your details and attach the documentation needed to give your application the attention it deserves.

Submit in your application.

Covid-19 Protocol

We approach the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. The safety of our crew and community is our highest priority. We continue to diligently follow Federal, State, and local guidelines in order to best prepare for and build our safety model for our event in April. Due to constantly changing data and direction from medical institutions we reserve release of our hard-line COVID protocol until the 1st of March. We want to allow adequate time for everyone joining us in April to prepare and feel comfortable with the requirements we feel are necessary to create a safe space to gather.



Campfires & Grills

Absolutely NO open flames – this includes fire pits, charcoal BBQs, and burn barrels. Propane grills and camp stoves are permitted.

The only open fire is the venue’s central campfire which will be maintained by staff throughout the event. This common location is open to all, but please self monitor your use if there are people waiting to spend time there as well.


Clean drinking water is provided on site at water refill stations. These stations are to re-fill water only and are not for washing dishes, clothes, or bathing in!

Please work with us to END SINGLE USE by bringing only large refillable containers for your campsite and a vessel for yourself.

Garbage Collection

Elevating the Leave No Trace philosophy, our goal is to “Leave it Better” than when we arrived. Set up general waste collection within your campsite for food, personal cleaning products, party accessories (batteries, makeup), etc, and find ways to limit your trash before you arrive by taking products out of their packaging. Also bring reusable eating utensils, plates, cups, and cloth napkins.

We need your help in creating a zero-waste environment. If you pack it in, then plan to pack it out!

We constantly aim to find ways to make improvements to the grounds, and take steps toward stewarding the land, trees, and animals in a way that is respectful to our planet. Help us set the example – it takes us all to make it happen!


Ice will be available onsite for you to purchase from the Lucid City Hub.

Ice sale hours are:

Thursday – April 6th – 1pm – 6pm

Friday – April 7th – 8am – 6pm

Saturday – April 8th – 8am – 6pm

Sunday – April 9th – 8am – 6pm

Medical Services

We will have trained professional medical care available on site. The medical team will be positioned at the east entrance to the campgrounds near Guardian Security HQ.

Should you need immediate medical assistance, alert the nearest staff member ASAP (identified easily as someone carrying a walkie). We are here to keep you safe!

Security & The Guardian Team

The Guardian Team provides safety and security services for our event.  Their approach to security focuses on de-escalation, mediation, conflict resolution, and altered state support.  Together we champion creating safe space which is foundational to creative expression, fair treatment, and restorative justice.  This is the Guardian Way.  

HQ is located in lower camping next to the camp host at the bottom of the dirt ramp that leads up to the staff commissary.  The Guardian Team is operational 24 hours per day during the event and offers an approachable space for voicing concerns, reporting incidents, or requesting support.  They can also be reached immediately by any Lucidity staff with a radio.

Are all body workers and healers licensed or certified that attend and offer services at Lucidity?

Yes! We are bringing the best of our healers and make sure they are qualified to offer their expertise. We encourage participants to develop a relationship and communicate your needs, concerns, and any questions prior to enjoying the healing arts.

Our I AM Healing services are always donation based (sliding scale). This means there is no set fee – however a range of acceptable payment from participants is accepted. We understand that money is energy, and some people are more financially abundant than others. Therefore, we want everyone to have access to healing services based on their financial availability and how much the therapist “WOW’s” you! Standard donations range from $60 – $120 for an hour based on the service and therapist.

My application was not accepted, will there still be a way for me to contribute at the festival?

Absolutely. We have many participant-driven art and theme camps and spontaneous offerings that will provide opportunities to play and perform. Come to Lucidity ready to share in the magic and serendipity of the moment. Explore – if you are meant to share a certain gift, the chance to express and collaborate will make itself available! We also offer work trade positions as part of our dream maker team. Find the application under the participate tab.

Where is the closest City/Store?

Live Oak Campground sits roughly between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez – both roughly 20 minutes away. 

Be mindful of your needs and try to bring in everything you need the first time.

Are there shower facilities?

We will have showers available on site, and due to our current drought situation, we ask that you be mindful in their use. It takes 25 gallons of water for a 10 minute shower, so be aware… save some to share.

We kindly ask that you do not set up camp showers or venture to the river (which is restricted from access anyway).

Showers will be open daily from 7 am – 8 pm for $10 each or $25 for unlimited. Children shower for $5

Can I bring my pet?

NO. Dogs, cats, birds, snakes, fish – do not bring your animal companion. No pets are allowed on site. Any individuals bringing in their pets will be turned around at the gate. If found on-site with your pet, both of you will be asked to leave.

Service animals are defined by the U.S. Department of Justice (ADA) as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Kids and Family at Lucidity

Lucidity is proud to host a family friendly environment for kids of all ages – we even have a themed village just for families!

Please ensure that each little one has a ticket prior to arriving onsite. 3-Day Passes for kids between ages 13-17 are greatly reduced, and children 5 and under are FREE. Tickets can be found on our Buy Tickets page.

Alongside kids and teens tickets, we ask that you fill out the Minor Information Form. You may add up to 3 children per form if you are bringing multiple kiddos! This helps us keep track of all children on site in case of emergency. Help us keep Lucidity a safe dreaming ground for all!

If you’re planning to car camp in the Family area, please purchase your car camping pass.


Tickets FAQ

When do the gates open?

The gate to Lucidity opens daily at 9am. If you would like to experience the shortest and smoothest entrance, please do not arrive prior to the gates opening.

If you have already been on site and have your wristband, please let security at the front gate know when you arrive.


When do the gates close?

It closes at different times each day. Please see gate schedule above for gate hours. Once the gate is shut for the day they are shut, no more vehicles are allowed onto the festival site. Please plan your trip accordingly, and if you arrive after the gates close, stay in Santa Barbara overnight and arrive once gates are open the following morning.

Vehicles on site are permitted to leave after the gates close, so long as they are parked in the parking lots and NOT in the campgrounds. Vehicles parked with Car or RV Camping stickers are not permitted to move after dark, for the safety of everyone.

When do I have to leave?

The event is officially over as of Monday morning. If you are Car Camping or RV Camping, we kindly ask that you pack out by NOON. Buses will be running back to our offsite throughout the day on Monday. If you need to be out early Monday morning, consider busing back to parking lot before midnight Sunday evening. We appreciate your mindfulness as you pack out all that you brought in!

If I am performing, offering a workshop, a food or merchant vendor, or a healer – can I get early access?

ONLY if you have previously arranged your arrival with your Lucidity contact. Early admittance is Wednesday for Vendors and Thursday for everyone else and all those wishing to access the site on those days must be pre-registered with their contact or have pre-purchased their Thursday EA Pass. 3-Day Event Pass holders that do not have EA Passes will not be able to come onsite until Friday morning.

If I am a Dream Maker (work exchange), can I arrive early?

Yes! Dream Makers will be allowed on site beginning Wednesday evening. Our work exchange coordinators will be in touch with all the details!

If you have questions, please email:

Can I buy tickets in person somewhere?

Hardcopy tickets are not available for Lucidity. All tickets can be purchased online through our website.

Are there opportunities to win a ticket?

Always! We love hosting contests, and so do our friends. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know!

Does my ticket include camping?

3-Day Event passes include camping.

2-Day and 1-Day Event Pass DOES NOT include camping.

If you have a 2 or 1 day pass and you decide to stay overnight at Lucidity with friends, that is OK, we won’t be kicking you out. We just don’t want you to be setting up new campsites if you are a day pass holder.

Thursday EA Pass provides for Thursday night camping.

Can I get a Refund for any of my ticket purchases?

Lucidity does NOT offer refunds for tickets. Please refer to the instructions below on how you can transfer your ticket to another exceptional being!

If you have an extenuating circumstance such as an unplanned family emergency, personal debilitating situation, or something outside of your control has happened, please email right away and we will address your situation individually.

How can I transfer my ticket for Lucidity Festival?

If you are not able to join us for the event, we have empowered you with the ability to transfer your ticket to another person, as we do not offer refunds for tickets.

TixR allows for fans to transfer their ticket to another fan. ‘Fan Transfers’ is a safe and easy way to transfer (send) tickets digitally to another person. If your tickets are eligible for transfer, you can send them to friends or family members from your Tixr account.

  • What are Tixr Fan Transfers ? 

Fan Transfers is a safe and easy way to transfer (send) tickets digitally to another person. If your tickets are eligible for transfer, you can send them to friends or family members from your Tixr account. 

If you are a Fan Transfer recipient, meaning someone you know and trust is transferring their tickets to you, you will be able to accept them in your Tixr account. Once the transfer offer is accepted by the recipient, the Original Purchaser is no longer the owner of the ticket(s). 

  • How do I transfer my tickets? 

If you have an account with Tixr, simply log in and go to MY EVENTS. From there, select the ticket(s) you want to transfer and enter the email address you want to receive the transfer offer. 

  • Does my friend need to have a Tixr account to accept or decline the transfer?

Yes. When your friend receives the Fan Transfer email, if an account does not exist, the recipient will be prompted to create an account in order to checkout an accepted transfer offer. Please note that in order for your friend to claim the transfer offer, the recipient’s email address must match the email address you submitted during the transfer process. 

  • Why can’t I transfer my ticket for an event? 

The administrator of your event has disabled Fan Transfers for your group, event, and/or ticket. All underlying tickets of an event will not be transferable when an event administrator disables the feature for an event. Also, note that you can only transfer eligible event tickets that are completed orders– meaning payment plan tickets cannot be transferred until the order is fully paid. 

  • If Fan Transfers is turned ON for my group and event, which ticket types am I able to transfer? 

At the moment, we support the ability to transfer electronic tickets, will call tickets, and no delivery tickets. Please note that if a transfer recipient accepts a will call offer, the recipient must bring a valid photo ID displaying the Recipient’s name to the event’s will call Box Office. 

  • How will the Original Purchaser know whether the fan transfer offer has been accepted or declined? 

The Original Purchaser will receive an email notification when the status of the fan transfer changes. Studio users can also view the status of Fan Transfers within Tixr Studio by visiting FAN TRANSFERS under the Records menu. The original purchaser can also see fan transfer statuses under MY TRANSFERS when logged into Tixr. 

  • Can I cancel a transfer that I already offered? 

Yes. You can cancel a transfer that has been offered but not yet accepted by the recipient. 

  • Will my transfer offer expire if my intended recipient does not accept or decline my transfer offer? 

Yes. If the recipient does not cancel or decline the fan transfer offer within 7 days, the offer will expire. If the offer is not canceled and the original purchaser wishes to send another transfer to the same or new recipient, the original purchaser must cancel the transfer offer from MY EVENTS > MANAGE TRANSFERS > RECIPIENTS, and send a new offer to the intended recipient. 

  • Will my transfer offer ever be automatically declined when I send a transfer offer to my intended recipient? 

Yes. Your transfer offer can be auto-declined if the order of the original purchase is not completely paid. If this instance ever occurs, you will receive the following error message “This ticket has not yet been fully paid for and cannot be transferred.” 

  • Can I charge for my ticket when using fan transfers? 

No – fan transfers is not a resale tool and is intended to be used for a free-of-charge ticket exchange amongst fans. 

  • Can I transfer a ticket that has already been used? 

No. Once a ticket has been checked-in, it is no longer eligible for transfer. 

  • Can the tickets for an event be offered to more than one person? 

Yes. Tickets can be offered to multiple friends until one of the recipients accepts an offer. 

  • If the event is refunded, does the refund go to the original buyer? 

Yes. When the event is refunded, the Original Purchaser will receive the refund – not the transfer recipient. 

  • Can I transfer tickets on a payment plan? 

Tickets that have payment plans cannot be transferred unless paid in full. Only transfers whose original orders have been completed (fully purchased) can be offered as a ticket transfer. 

  • Will the name on the transfer ticket be updated if the ticket is at Will Call?

Ticket names can be updated from your TIXR account for Will Call pick-up.

If you have any questions about this process, please get in touch with our ticketing team via

Is there will-call?

All participants are asked to be personally prepared by arriving with your own ticket. All tickets are purchased online through Tixr and are accessible for you to view, change your personal information, transfer to another person, and download. If you give your ticket to another person, please do so via the ticket transfer information given above. 

If you need to visit the Box Office to pick up your ticket, please bring your ID and any other relevant information you may need.

Can I pay for my ticket with a payment plan?

Yes you can! Tixr has an excellent payment plan that allows you to only pay 15% down and equal installments each month after with final payment due March 1st 2023. Everyone has access to this plan so take advantage of it! 

Once you get to your check out screen you will find a blue button that says “Use Payment Plan – only $$$ today” under your order summary on the left hand side of your check out screen.

Lastly, you will be promoted to accept the payment plan terms and conditions, agree to the schedule of monthly installments, and finally confirm your purchase.

Here is a helpful link from Tixr

Tixr Payment Plans

Parking FAQ

How does parking work?

We encourage everyone to carpool if possible. 

You will be parking in an offsite parking lot and hopping on a bus to Lucidity. When you arrive at the offsite parking lot, follow instructions of the parking attendants there. You will get your parking credentials and be invited to park in a temporary lot so that you can walk to the box office and get your credentials. Then you’ll be invited to unload your gear at our loading zone. You’ll then park your vehicle in the long term parking lot, return and load your gear into a box truck and hop on the bus to Lucidity.

All vehicles are required to pay a $40 parking fee. If you show up as a single driver, you will pay an additional $10 impact fee

Onsite, shuttles will still be running from the upper and lower parking lots and will bring you and your gear to the campground. Consult Important Arrival Information to see if you qualify to park onsite. Once you arrive at the parking area, you will load your gear onto a large shuttle truck that will bring you to the campground. There are 3 designated shuttle stops around the campground. See “How does the shuttle work?” for more info!

Vehicles with Car Camping and RV Camping passes also must get credentialed offsite but then will be directed onto the festival grounds and may have additional guidance to park.

Our parking lots are monitored for safety purposes.

How does the onsite shuttle work?

We have an onsite Shuttle!!! To make your arrival more enjoyable and easier, we have large Shuttle trucks for you and all your gear that will bring you from the parking lots to the campground and back to the parking lots at the end of the festival. We will have a temporary unloading zone to unload your gear for the Shuttle before parking your car. Our stake-bed trucks have a lift gate to make it even easier to load up, but please pack your gear in containers, bags or better yet – a wagon will make your life a whole lot easier! 

We have Shuttle Stops on the campground at the far end of Dream Drive and right smack dab in the middle of the site. For exodus, we have a 3rd stop the entrance of the campground for pick ups for the upper parking lot. 

Shuttles will run from the upper and lower parking lots to the campgrounds throughout the festival.

Be advised: NO cars are allowed to drive up to the campground to get your gear on Monday, even if you were able to drop it off upon arrival. So pack up and bring your gear to one of the 3 shuttle stops and we will bring you to the lower and upper parking lots.

Can we bring bicycles?

Bicycles are not encouraged at Lucidity, and are not really necessary. Live Oak Campground is an intimate and relatively small venue. You’ll find everything within comfortable walking distance.

If you require ADA assistance in getting around the event grounds please contact

Is there a carpool/rideshare to Lucidity?

YES! We highly encourage carpooling. If you need a ride, or have space in your vehicle to offer, please post on RickyRides and meet new friends on your journey to Lucidity!

What’s the difference between Car Camping and General Parking? Which one do I pick if I want my car parked near our camp?

A Car Camping Pass is what you will need in order to park your vehicle inside the event with your camp. These passes (and RV Camping Passes) are limited to allow for everyone to have enough room to camp. Car and RV Camping Passes are now attached to an exact spot on the grounds in a 10’ x 20’ plot.  These spots are tier priced depending on proximity to the Lucid City, which offers quicker access, while other areas are quieter. Please be mindful of your footprint – if you don’t use your car to sleep in, consider leaving it at home and carpooling.

Most vehicles will park at our secure offsite parking lot.

All vehicles coming on site or parking offsite are subject to a parking fee. This fee is included in Car and RV Camping Passes. For those without a car camping pass or RV pass, the fee is $40, if you arrive as a single driver you will have to pay an additional $10 impact fee

What’s the difference between an RV Pass and a Car Camping Pass?

An RV Pass is for a vehicle longer than 18ft. Trailers of any size are also classified as RVs. For more definition on what classifies as a motorhome or RV, check out this DMV webpage.

A Car Camping Pass is for a vehicle less than 18ft in length. If your camper van is less than 18ft, you’re in the clear with a Car Camping Pass.

If you show up on the grounds with a vehicle longer than 18ft, or a trailer, and you DO NOT have an RV pass, you will not be allowed to bring your vehicle onto the camping grounds. It will be parked in general parking, you will pay a larger impact fee (to account for your larger vehicle), and you will not be able to sleep in it. There is NO CAMPING in the parking lots.

Please, be mindful that our site has limited space and everyone wants a comfy spot to sleep.

There will be NO RV OR CAR CAMPING PASSES available at the gate.

Camping FAQ

Ice Sales

Bags of ice will be for sale – $15 or two for $25

Can we amplify sound at our camp?

Our festival has a delicately curated music schedule site-wide to ensure that our soundscape is peaceful and creating the most positive experience for all participants. If you are wanting to supply music for yourself and campmates please be mindful of your neighbors. 

Please remember that an environment not appearing on our official music schedule may be asked at anytime to shut down their sound. Help us avoid the negative impacts of SOOP (sound out of place). 

If any environment does not comply with this request, Lucidity holds the right to confiscate equipment or ask campers to leave at any time.

Once we are placed in camping, do we have free reign to set up any kind & size of camp we want?

The campground provides ample camping space for our attendees, provided you are mindful of your footprint. We allocate a 10’ x 10’ space for each participant – so please use this as a format when calculating your camp.  This means 2 people camping in a tent can use a 10’ x 20’ footprint.  If and when camping in groups of friends – please setup tight enough to have common areas fit within your total allocation. This is a co-created event, and so you are invited to bring and do what you like as long as you are respectful and compassionate to the needs and experiences of others.

Any amplified sound must be approved BEFORE the event. Please be sure to email if you are interested in bringing such an offering. You may be asked to shut down if you set up a sound camp that is NOT pre-approved. Remember that amplified music is not allowed after midnight – this includes drum circles.

We cool to run a generator?

Please be conscious of generator placement and the hours of use. If you are unsure, err on the side of being considerate of your campmates. Consider bringing and decorating a generator cover – plywood walls with an open top. Conceal your cords, or flag them with neon tape. If you do not feel artistic, allow it to be a Live Art collaboration!

If your generator is identified as being disruptive you’ll be asked to turn it off. This is out of consideration for the group experience.

Can we post up theme camp style?

The different areas of Lucidity are based on themes that align with our -mythos! And yes, we encourage theme camps but only with an appropriate heads up! Large theme camps & sound camps that are not confirmed in advance will be asked to reduce their impact. Submit an Environment/Installation/Theme Camp application. Contact us beforehand if you would like to discuss which area might best represent your theme camp – email

Will there be an RV/Trailer camping area?

Yes. You must have pre-purchased an RV pass to bring your RV or trailer to Lucidity. We offer a very limited number of these in an effort to maintain enough camping space for all attendees. If you do not purchase an RV pass and show up with an RV or a trailer, you will have to park in General Parking and be subject to a higher impact fee (to reflect your larger vehicle). There is no camping allowed in the general parking lot.

Trailers that have been pre-approved for RV passes will not be permitted to have their vehicles alongside them. An RV or Car Camping pass is associated with one vehicle only. You can drive your trailer in and park it, and leave your vehicle in the General Parking Lot. You will be allowed to drive back in at the end of the event to hook up your trailer.

If you have questions, please email

Is this festival a camp out/ bring your own tent function?

Indeed it is! Please bring your own tent, dome, yurt, or free-design structure to camp in. That said, space is limited at Live Oak Campground so we ask you to be conscious of your footprint. Also pack light and only bring what you and your friends can carry, as the process of loading your gear on and off buses and shuttles and to your campsite will be made laborious if you have mountains of stuff. Let there be enough space for all to enjoy!

Will there be a central trash/recycling or do we take out waste with us?

This is a Pack it in / Pack it out event. Our motto is to leave it better than we found it. If you bring garbage or packaging we ask that you plan to pack it out when you leave. Help by bringing reusable eating utensils, plates, cups, and cloth napkins, and by removing products from packaging and cardboard boxes before coming. Water is provided on site so no need for single use plastic water bottles – in fact, we discourage the use of plastic water containers as they are not only toxic to your body, but destructive to the Earth.

What is the personal cooking situation? Can we set up a kitchen?

Propane BBQs and camping stoves are permitted, but there are absolutely NO OPEN FLAMES or charcoal burners.

Conscious food venders are encouraged to source sustainable, organic, local foods, and will be providing food during days and evenings. We encourage the use of food provided through the festival as we are being conscious to make it both affordable and healthy – and it creates less waste and trash than bringing in your own. In any case, bring your own re-usable dishes and utensils. Help us co-create consciously!

If you are setting up a kitchen onsite, be mindful of your gray/black water creation. There are no dumping facilities onsite, and, being in a pristine, natural setting, we would like to “leave it better”. Bring an extra 5 gallon jug to collect your dirty water, and bring it offsite to dump appropriately. Think Burning Man style… be mindful of our grounds!

Packing Tips & Prohibited Items

Please be conscious when packing for the festival that many items are unsafe for festival use and are prohibited on site. We thank you in advance for considering our general safety


  • Firearms or Weapons
  • Fireworks or Explosives of any kind
  • Fire toys – All fire performers must be pre-approved
  • Violence
  • Charcoal grills or open flames (White Gas/Propane is ok)
  • Children under 18 without their parent or legal guardian
  • Photography without consent. All media members should go through the application process to be approved to photograph the event.
  • Pets (this means any animal, unless you have certification that it is a service animal)
  • Unauthorized vending – if you are not pre-approved to vend, you will be shut down
  • Coolers in festival area, outside of camping
  • All illegal drugs are prohibited as is trafficking
  • MOOP (Matter Out Of Place)
  • SOOP (Sound Out Of Place)
  • Glow Sticks and other single use glow objects, they just become MOOP (Matter Out Of Place)
  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Native Ceremonial Headdresses


  • Shade structures over your tent
  • Enclosed propane stoves
  • Cameras
  • Coolers in Campground
  • Backpacks
  • Creative Ideas
  • Awake & Aware Consciousness
  • Participation and immersion in the artistic process
  • Personal growth and healing

We suggest you bring…

These are items that we suggest you bring for your comfort, entertainment, and safety.

  • Bring three (3) trash bags to keep your recyclables and compost separate from landfill waste. Leave no trace – leave our site and the park better than you found it. Pack it in, pack it out!
  • Reusable water bottle. Stainless steel is best (do not bring glass!). They will be available for purchase at Lucidity Artifacts onsite if you forget yours!
  • Reusable eating ware and utensils. Even the food court will allow use of your own washable plate!
  • Gifts for new and old friends – great for trade & barter
  • Flashlight, headlamp, reflective neon, anything else to light yourself and your way
  • Costumes (we know you won’t forget), decorative lighting, lots of blinkies and other things to decorate and light yourself. Did we mention no glow sticks?!
  • Art, musical instruments, props, banners, signs, and anything else you can think of that might make the experience more fun for all
  • Camping gear – ideally waterproof. Tents and tarps need to be free-standing. Set a tarp down as a ground cloth below your tent, and pack a few extra large garbage bags to protect your gear just in case it rains.
  • Shade structures, umbrellas, parasols, sheets, canopy, tarps, tent, parachute; something to break the strong mid-day sun and/ or rain. However – please be mindful of your individual footprint to allow enough space for all.
  • Tennis balls, recycled plastic bottles, or funky stuffed animals, to top and protect dangerous rebar stakes or other hazards
  • Appropriate clothing: light clothes for during the day (likely high 60s-70s), warmer clothing for at night (likely high 40s-50s) and rain gear.
  • Earplugs
  • Any prescription medications, contact lens supplies, and whatever else you need to maintain your health and comfort in a remote area with no services.
  • Be conscious of your contact with the sun. We do not endorse the use of sunblock – the sun is good for you; grow your relationship with respect needed to avoid sunburns.
  • Solid sandals or close-toed shoes and flip flops
  • First aid kit – we have a medical team onsite, but it is always a good idea to have some essentials just in case.
  • Yoga mat
  • Portable chairs
  • Love and commUnity spiri


Responsibility for the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

Lucidity is accessible to all guests with disabilities. We continually seek to improve accessibility and we ask that you contact us at with specific needs, comments, questions and/or suggestions.

Can I find ADA/ASL info at the festival?

Yes. Please go to our Info HQ booth, centrally located near Vendor Row and the Mindful Feeding commissary – see the festival map for details.

Scroll down for more details on our ASL/ALD support services!

Will there be ADA designated camping on site?

Yes. This area has been designated close to the action, with nearby access to power, security, and medical, and it will be marked on the festival map.

If you are planning on attending Lucidity and have concerns about your camping or parking in regards to ADA needs, please email and we’ll work with you to be comfortable. If you are requiring services beyond what a regular campground can offer, please be sure to communicate your needs well in advance of the event as it might not be possible to accommodate all needs once the event has started.

Is the terrain at Lucidity acceptable for wheelchairs?

Yes, the majority of the terrain is navigable by wheelchair. We do not recommend Stargazer Car Camping if you have accessibility concerns.

How can I participate as a Deaf/HoH person?

Be a member of our Deaf-led camp: Camp ASL LOVE! Located in Family Garden, you’ll have access to ASL Interpreters for workshops, music and volunteer roles. We also offer a discount code for 40% off any ticket type to the Deaf community. To make an ASL Interpreter request, access the discount code, or to join our camp, please send an email to

Is there shuttle service for me and my gear?

Please check-in at the Box Office when you arrive and you will be helped to transport your gear to your campsite. Also, there are ADA Car Camping Passes available, which you can pre-purchase by emailing If you haven’t pre-purchased your pass and need one to be the most comfortable at the event, simply check in with the Box Office when you arrive.

Is there wheelchair user and companion seating (at stages, etc.)?

Yes, each stage offers space on the side of the stage and very close up. If desired, go to the backstage entrance and speak with event staff or volunteer for assistance. Workshop areas will also be accommodating.

Are service animals allowed into Lucidity?

Service Animal Policy – Service Dogs YES, Pets NO. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the definition of “service animal” is limited to a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability who is in attendance. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. Under the ADA, “comfort,” “therapy,” or “emotional support animals” do not meet the definition of a service animal. – U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Those bringing service animals should check in your service animal at the box office when you arrive to get them a wristband and associate your animal to you. This way, in case you get separated, we can reunite you without delay. Service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

Service animals are defined by the U.S. Department of Justice (ADA) as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Ejection Policy: Those who masquerade their pet as a service animal will be ejected from the site without refund. A service animal found without their owner is also grounds for ejection from the festival without a refund. We appreciate your cooperation as we host a safe event for all!

Are the bathrooms ADA accessible?

Yes, there are accessible bathrooms. They are marked on the map.

Will there be ADA showers?

Yes. Showers are wheelchair accessible. Please refer to the festival map for details.

Where can I go for first aid/medical assistance at the festival?

The Medical Tent and First Aid locations are centrally located, with minimal hills or distance to travel from the PWD camping area. These services will be clearly marked on the map given to all attendees. In case of emergency contact the nearest event staff member, identified usually as a person wearing a radio.

Are the food, vending, and other concession stands wheelchair accessible?

Yes. But should you require assistance at any of these areas, please contact the nearest event staff or volunteer.

Who do I contact to discuss specific needs?

Please email  and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Are there ASL services available?

Yes – we are proud to offer ASL services by request. Please contact us via to let us know of your needs. Onsite, you may request these services through the info booth at your convenience.

Assistive listening receivers with headphones and neck loops will be available at the Info Hub (HQ, close to Magical Marketplace and Lucid Landing Stage). You will also receive information on what stage transmits on what channel and replacement batteries. Whenever the rechargeable batteries of the device are empty, you can swap them out at the Info Hub (HQ). You will be required to sign a consent form and leave a government-issued photo ID as a deposit to borrow a receiver.

If you have a hearing aid or cochlear implant, you will receive the best sound quality via your t-coil (or telecoil), which all cochlear implants and 80% of all hearing aids have. However, many users aren’t even aware of this feature. If you don’t know how to access your t-coil or are unsure whether you have one, please contact your hearing healthcare provider and have your device programmed accordingly prior to the event. A remote control for your hearing device is also very valuable, since it can be difficult to hear beeps for program changes or volume adjustments in a noisy environment.

Assistive listening devices can be reserved beforehand by emailing Remaining devices will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Directions to Lucidity

Heading Southbound – 101 (Coming from San Francisco)

  • Take exit 146 for CA-154 toward Los Olivos/Lake Cachuma
  • Turn left onto CA-154 E/California State Route 154/San Marcos Pass Rd
  • The turn off for Live Oak Campground (Lucidity Venue) will be on your left after 21mi.

Here is a direct link to a Google Maps pin for your convenience: CA-154 W/California State Route 154/San Marcos Pass Rd

Heading Northbound – 101 (Coming from Los Angeles)

  • Take exit 101B for State Street toward California 154/Cachuma Lake
  • Merge onto Calle Real by going straight through the light.
  • Turn right onto CA-154 W/California State Route 154/San Marcos Pass Rd
  • The turn off for Live Oak Campground (Lucidity Venue) will be on your right after 12.5mi

Here is a direct link to a Google Maps pin for your convenience: CA-154 W/California State Route 154/San Marcos Pass Rd