Safety & Security



This is an all ages event however anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A legal guardian must have proper documentation. No exceptions.


The LIB Ranger Team and Medical teams will be on patrol and stationed 24 hours a day throughout the festival in the event you need their assistance. If you ever need assistance you can contact any LIB staff member, go to the medical stations, info stations or any campground management booth.


LIB is a drug free event. Anyone caught with or doing any illegal substances will be escorted from the event and may face legal consequences. In addition to our Rangers and Security teams on site the Monterey Sheriff’s will be assisting us onsite throughout the festival in the event that they are needed.


Nudity is strictly prohibited at LIB. We’re not just a family friendly event but it’s the law.


There are no open fires allowed except in designated fire pits existing in some of the campgrounds.

No animals or pets of any kind are permitted at Lightning in a Bottle (except your spirit animal of course!). The festival environment is very unhealthy for house pets and can take a severe toll on their mental state.
This means:
NO Emotional Support Animals
NO Therapy Dogs
NO Exceptions
Trained service animals are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our ADA department for further instruction and information HERE.




YES! Enclosed propane stoves

YES! Good Vibes

YES! Backpacks

YES! Cameras

YES! Alcohol. A reasonable amount for personal consumption but only in plastic bottles or cans

YES! Coolers in Campgrounds

YES! Following our simple rules to make LIB a safer and stress free place to be

Your respect of these rules allows us to come back year after year to offer you a new experience! Thank you!


No public nudity

No glass bottles or glass containers i.e., beer, soda, hard liquor (plastic and cans are ok)

No illegal drugs of any kind

No weapons (including things like machetes for opening coconuts – no weapons at all)

No fireworks, fire tools or fire lanterns

No pets (service animals are ok with documentation, email for further instruction)

No fires outside of designated fire pits

No Space Saving as in roping off area for your friends who arrive later. Please arrive together or meet new neighbors.


* Security personnel reserve the right prohibit items seen as harmful, dangerous or not in the best interest of the festival and it’s patrons.

** All persons, items and vehicles are subject to search upon entry by Security and Law Enforcement**.