Experience - Lightning In A Bottle

Experience

Learning & Culture

The Compass

Talks & Discussions

Immerse yourself in over 150 talks and discussions with world-renowned visionaries, experts & thought leaders.

Workshops

Learn by doing in hands-on workshops ranging in topics from skill-based trades to medicine making to sacred relationships & more.

Health & Healing

Reset and restore with a session from world-renowned practitioners, bodyworkers & healers.

Cultural Offerings

Connect with global cultures through ancient practices & earth-based wisdom traditions including dance, music & daily Sacred Fire gatherings.

Food & Wellness Workshops at The Learning Kitchen

Dig into food-focused classes and workshops to feed and nourish your body in a variety of both ancient and modern kitchen traditions. Amateurs and seasoned cooks alike will learn culinary techniques and the fundamentals of health, in order to cook with joy and confidence.

Art

Live Painting & Artwalk

LIB invites over 40 artists to transform blank canvases into incredible murals and paintings throughout the festival, concluding with an art walk and silent auction Sunday evening.

Creative Workshops & Classes

We are proud to now offer art classes and hands-on workshops at LIB’s new interactive creative space, ArtClave.  Cultivated and created by a community of artists and creators, ArtClave’s environment invites attendees of every skill level to activate the artist within.

Art Installations

Get lost exploring LIB’s array of larger than life art installations, carefully curated each year to wow and inspire.

Structures & Stages

LIB’s iconic structures and stages will transform your festival experience into a unique visual odyssey of creativity and imagination.

Performance Art

Whether enchanting on stage or mingling within the crowd, the performance artists at LIB will take your breath away.

Yoga Practices

The yoga offerings at LIB are purposely varied to encompass all styles and levels of yoga from the traditional practices to the wildly unconventional and fun.

Dance & Movement

Put your body in motion and learn a new groove, all while connecting deeper with yourself and those around you in LIB’s world-spanning dance and movement classes.

Meditation

Away from the main stages, LIB offers spaces and places to slow down and find stillness through meditation, breathwork and more.

Environments

The true magic begins outside the musical stages. LIB is full of places and spaces packed with lively, participatory fun and shenanigans that go till the sun comes up.

Activities

From the Soap Box Derby to the Must-Dash 5K Run and everything in between, be sure to participate in one of the hilarious activities, unique only to LIB.

Sit-Down Dinners

Just because you’re at a festival doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. LIB offers several interactive sit-down dining experiences fully equipped with entertainment, farm-to-table ingredients and renowned chefs.

The Grand Artique

The Grand Artique returns to Lightning in a Bottle for the 8th year in a row! Bringing back to life their town of Frontierville, featuring a fully immersive Trading Post/General Store, hotel, gypsy encampment and a heavy hitting music line up that will have you ripping up the dance floor deep into the night. Really, you don’t want to miss out on this all out, no holds barred, pure unadulterated, down-home good ol’ time!

The Marketplace

Your go-to destination for community crafted goods made by some of the best local and international artisans. Whether you’re looking for jewelry, clothing, skincare or just some fresh festival staples, we guarantee you’ll find something you’ll love at The Marketplace.

Eats & Drinks

Travel through your taste buds and experience LIB’s extensive food vendor offerings including lots of organic, sustainable and locally-sourced options to keep your tummies full and bodies nourished.

Beer, Cocktails & Wine

LIB offers plenty of 21+ beverages to tickle your tastebuds and quench your thirst. From craft cocktails to local wine and cold beer on tap LIB, our five bars will have ample refreshing options to choose from.

Family Camping

A safe and quiet space inside the campgrounds for parents and children to camp together and get to know other families in the community.

Kidz Zone

Featuring hands-on games and playful educational activities, the Kidz Zone is the must-go location at LIB for kids and their families to learn, play, and connect!

Teen Scene

A space for teens to enjoy and express themselves with hands-on workshops and eco-art activities catered specifically for the younger generations in mind.

The Great Outdoors

Lake LIB

Lake LIB aka Lake San Antonio is the place to take a dip, cool off, and show Mother Nature some gratitude for giving us this resource.

Camping

In the LIB campgrounds you’ll meet new friends, hang with old ones, and most importantly — create the kind of community you want to live in.

California Coastline

Take in the beauty and explore LIB’s beautiful lakeside venue nestled in the hills of Monterey County, just 45 miles from Big Sur and California’s iconic central coastline.