How to Maximize a Full 5-Day Festival Experience

There’s nothing quite like bearing witness to the production of a festival, watching as a city rises from nothing into a mesmerizing playground of learning, loving, and a whole lot more. This year at Lightning in a Bottle, guests who arrive on Wednesday will have the opportunity to peek behind the veil, to see the LIB crew sprint across the finish line to create one of the most fantastic festivals in the world.


In order to truly appreciate the full scope of this event, you need to revel in as much as LIB has to offer, and that means jumping in the deep end for the full five days. For those who arrive on Wednesday, here are just a few experiences to enjoy with a full extra day at the festival.



Photo by Get Tiny // Juliana Bernstein

Settle in with Time to Relax

No need to rush on Wednesday! Cruise right to your spot and kick your feet up as the rest of the Early Arrival caravan meanders casually into the festival grounds. Get your camp dialed and let the adventure begin!


Plot your LIB Missions with an Early Lay of the Land

With your camp set up, you’ll have ample time to wander the festival grounds before the majority of attendees arrive. Get the lay of the land and find out which spaces will be home bases during LIB. Take this time to ponder the connections and shenanigans that you plan on creating during the next four days!


See the Birth of our Newest Iconic Structures

Showing up on Wednesday gives you the unique opportunity to watch us put the finishing touches on our newest iconic structures! Take a moment to revel in the creation of the amazing structures that will be a defining part of the LIB experience.



Photo by Aaron Glassman

Get to Know the Neighbors

There’s nothing like planting the seed of friendship early! Show your camping neighbors some love and turn those strangers into friends with a quickness. Name your crew, plan your obligatory neighborhood dance party, and get ready to squad up for the rest of the weekend!


Find All Your Friends Before the Action Starts

While you’re relaxing on Wednesday, you can round up the rest of your team with ease before the rest of the festival shows up. If you’re flying solo, there is no better time to find a posse to hang out and dance with once the festival kicks off full blast.


Exclusive Workshops and Speakers – TBA (only available on Wed)

Early arrival gives you exclusive access to workshops and speakers that will only be available on Wednesday. Stay tuned to learn which instructors will be presenting!
Give yourself the opportunity to experience the full five days of magic at Lightning in a Bottle. Not only will your festival experience be extended just enough, but you’ll have the unique opportunity to watch the full culmination of the hard work that we put into our favorite weekend of the year.


Your 5 day festival experience begins by getting your tickets before they’re all gone!


Featured Image by Jacob Avanzato 

by: Lane Undhjem

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