Photos: KAABOO kicks off in Del Mar
DEL MAR, Calif. —
The 5th-annual, sold-out KAABOO festival kicks off at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, September 13th. The three-day event features big-name headliners, food, and art.
Guests 18 and under can only attend the weekend with a parent or legal guardian.
The event hours are as follows:
· Friday: 2:00pm – 12:30 a.m.
· Saturday: 1:00pm – 12:30 a.m.
· Sunday: 1:00pm – 9:00 p.m.
“KAABOO, in conjunction with the Sheriff's Department, has agreed to continue traffic control at both Solana Circle/Via de la Valle as well as at the Solana Gate entrance to the Fairgrounds,” said the city of Solana Beach in a press release.
KAABOO will have on-site parking and shuttle service through the main parking lot off of Jimmy Durante Road. The City will be close off access to Solana Circle at Nardo Avenue and the sheriff’s office will close access to Solana Circle at Via de la Valle.
Those who live in the area will have full access to get in and out of Solana Circle. Bikers and pedestrians won’t have access through Solana Gate. Festival staff will direct those people to the main gate off of Jimmy Durante “where there will be a larger area for bike parking close to the main entrance (adjacent to Surfside Race Place).”
Festival guests may want to save a few phone numbers in their contacts. If you live near the fairgrounds, you can call (858) 794-1104 to complain about noise violations. People are encouraged to call the Sheriff Department's non-emergency number at (858) 565-5200 if they witness illegal activity. During an emergency, all are encouraged to call 911.
If you plan to Lyft or Uber, plan ahead. According to the City of Solana Beach, rideshare usage will be blacked out during peak hours, 8 pm to 1 am, each day of the festival.
If you live in Solana Circle or south of the fairgrounds in Del Mar, you will be prompted in the app to go to a designated pickup area, but you can contact the driver directly and ask them to pick you up from your home.
The News 8 Team will be at KAABOO! Feel free to say “hi” and tag us in your posts on social media.