Kevin Brost

The Comprehensive Packing Checklist for Paradiso Festival

To keep you going, you’ll want to bring:

Festival Fuel (Food)

Festival camping the gorge food cooking

This is another area where coordinating with your camping-mates might save you some space, and also possibly some cooking duty time. On the top of your list there should be:

Water/Ice. One of our favorite festival tricks is to freeze gallon jugs of water a few nights before the festival, and use them as ice blocks in your cooler. Not only will the ice melt be contained, rather than soaking your food, you can drink the refreshing ice water.

Healthier options and delicious recipes. If you are feeling ambitious and want more than just basic burgers and dogs, try some of these DMNW go-to recipes for gourmet festival eats.

  • Water
  • Ice
  • Pedialyte and Gatorade
  • Drinks
  • Snacks (Fruit snacks and trail mix)
  • Pre made food/ sandwiches
  • Hot Dog and burger
  • Steak (If you’re feeling fancy)
  • Bread/ buns/ bagels
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Trashbag
  • Kitchenware

Once you’ve got your home base setup, then it’s time to add flare (and warmth) with your:

Festival Digs

Gorge Amphitheatre Camping Paradiso packing guide

One of the best things about Paradiso is how it is a safe environment for people to express themselves, just make sure it’s respectful of others. (PLURR!) Don’t forget to plan for the extremes of the desert, as well, which means warmth at night! To get you started, our go-to items include:

Dust cover/ Bandana. It can get pretty dusty and dirty at the Gorge, and a bandana can also double as a sun shade. It can also be a great cooling rag if you soak it in water and tie it around your neck/ head. So many uses, you better grab a few.

Sunglasses/ Hat. See a pattern here? There sun is bright and hot. We recommend bringing an inexpensive pair just in case.

Warmth. It is a desert. You will get cold at night. Don’t believe us? We will not say I told you so, but we will we will suggest some sweet onesies so you can stay cozy.

  • Dust cover/Bandana
  • Cheap sunglasses
  • Rave clothes for 2 days
  • Kandi and Pearlers
  • Hair ties
  • Face jewels/ face paint/ glitter
  • Sneakers/ rave shoes
  • Comfortable clothes/PJs for 3-4 days
  • Undergarment
  • Flip-flop
  • Sweatshirt
  • Hat
  • Socks
  • Rain jacket
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