Festival season is upon us! Summertime in Ontario means patios, cottages, beaches, and music festivals. I’m a little jealous of the big deal Coachella is in the U-S of A, but we Canadians make the most of what we have! So get ready to light up your festival weekend whether you are going to WayHome, Veld, or Osheaga. This post is mostly about what the heck to pack! If you are roughing it out for the weekend at Wayhome (see you there!) or Osheaga, I have some packing tips for you.
1. Figure out your outfits ahead of time
Ladies. Do NOT pack your whole wardrobe for the weekend. Have 2-3 staple outfits,1 sleeping outfit, pack comfy slides/flip flops, and some comfortable underwear. Pack a sweater and sweatpants just in case it gets chilly at night.
2. Pack essential toiletries
The basics like a toothbrush, and deodorant are a no brainer, but remember to do your research and pack accordingly. Example: make-up wipes, baby wipes, toilet paper, dry shampoo, hand sanitizer, lip balm etc.
3. Camping Gear
In addition to your tent, pack a tarp, lawn chairs, and an umbrella (for possible rain, or the sun).
4. Portable Charger/Extra phone battery
Your Phone and Camera WILL die. It is best to pack an extra battery or invest in a portable charger. We live for your snapchat stories girl!
5. Food and Drink
Music festivals usually have food vendors but packing a few light snacks will satisfy those late night cravings and in-between-meal hunger pangs. Focus on snacks like chips, jerky, fruit, protein/granola bars, veggies, and basic condiments. For drinks: instant coffee, energy drinks, liquor (if you are drinking), and WATER. It is very important to stay hydrated during this time of the year. Pack a water bottle.
Do your research, pack accordingly, and have a blast!