FESTIVAL INFO

Directions

The Festival is held at Perris Beach located inside Lake Perris State Park 


Address:

17801 Lake Perris Dr

Perris, CA 92571


When you arrive you must use the WEST ENTRANCE, the north entrance will be closed, and you will be asked to turn around and go back. To ensure you’re arriving at the right gate use this link for your directions.


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Gate and Arrival

Enter through the West gate (via Lake Perris Drive). Bring your tickets printed or on your mobile device, you’ll need a parking pass in order to park at SSBD Fest. The parking pass will cost more at the gate so save some $$ and purchase this in advance.


Gate Hours:

Thursday: 3pm - 11pm

Friday: 10am - 11pm


Saturday: 10am - 11pm

Camping

Camping is included with every GA Pass. Please keep your tent area small and be respectful so we can fit everybody in safely! We will come around and politely ask you to condense your area if it is too big.


If you would like to camp close to your vehicle you must purchase an Up-Front Parking Pass, this will allow you to park in the parking lots that are next to the camping areas.

Parking

Up-front Parking allows you to park right next to the camping areas and festival entrance. These passes sell out, so make sure to get yours before they do! 


Slightly Remote Parking allows you to park within a 5-10 minute walk from the festival area. 


If you're bringing an RV, bus or trailer you must purchase a Large Vehicle Pass. This is for all vehicles over 20 feet in length. 

Parking

We offer two parking options at the festival. 


Up-front Parking allows you to park right next to the camping areas, and festival entrance. These passes sell out, so make sure to get yours before they do! 


Slightly Remote Parking allows you to park within a 5-10 minute walk from the festival area.


If you're bringing an RV, bus or trailer you must purchase a Large Vehicle Pass. This is for all vehicles over 20 feet in length. 

COVID-19 SAFETY

We are taking the spread of COVID-19 very seriously and the safety of our guests is our number one priority.


We expect all of our guests to be aware of our new guidelines and follow them at all times during the festival. 


Please ensure you've visited and read our COVID-19 Safety Plan prior to arrival.

Where to go for assistance

Park Rangers

They’ll be in full uniform and they’re here to help. If you need them don’t be afraid to ask them for assistance.

Festival Staff

Ask anybody working with the festival if you need help and they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

Security

They’re here to keep the peace and will be marked in uniforms at all exits / entrances

Medical Tent

EMTs will be located on site in the first aid tent. Please ensure you know where this is on the festival map.

Pack Like A Pro

THE ESSENTIALS

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Earplugs for safety and sleep


Face Mask(s) For Health / Protection


Headlamp or Flashlight (plus a set of backup batteries)


Refillable Water Bottle

Heavy Duty Trash Bags


Sturdy, Reliable Footwear + extra socks & bandaids


Sunscreen


Bug Spray

HEALTH

First Aid Kit Blisters, scrapes, & scratches are common festival boo-boos. Save yourself the trek to the medic tent for a band-aid and pack your own. You never know!
Sunscreen 
You’re not invincible ya know. Don’t forget the aloe in case you get burned.
Lip Balm 
Don’t skimp on the sun protection.

Toiletries Don’t leave behind the toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine products, towel, and extra toilet paper never hurts.
Baby wipes 
These little guys make for quick cleaning when you don’t have me to shower (just don’t put them in the porta-potties please!). Hand soap/sanitizer At some point, you’ll need it.

Sunglasses Pro Tip – bring an extra pair!
Vision Care 
Extra glasses, contact lenses and/or eye drops
Vitamins & Meds 
Allergy medication, stomach or digestion aids, vitamins for rejuvenation and your prescription medication permited with a prescription. 

CLOTHES

Layering Garments: Bring cool clothes for the day and warm clothes for the night. Plan for highs in the 90’s in the day, with lows in the 60’s at night. Scarves, lightweight sweaters, beanies, cloves, tall socks.
Hats and headwear: 
Say no to naked noggins.

Scarves and bandanas: Wet these and toss ’em in the cooler for a refreshing treat.

Bathing Suit: Bring the right attire to take a dip and cool off in the lake.

Self Expression Through Style: Be you and do what you do with your bad self…we can’t wait to see what ya got! 

CAMP NECESSITIES

Sleeping Supplies: An Air Mattress, futon, or other so surfaces for comfy sleep including pillows and warm blankets to bundle up at night.
Tent Lock: The isn’t a frequent occurrence throughout the campsites, but it does happen. If you’re bringing valuables like your computer, portable speakers or expensive camp equipment, be smart and keep it out of plain sight or tucked away in your tent when you’re not at your camp. If you’re feeling extra cautious pick up a tent lock.

Chairs: inflatable or fold-out chairs save a lot of space!
Extra Blankets: The SSBD nights can be cold. Pack an extra blanket just in case your sleeping bag isn’t cu ng it.
Heavy Duty Stakes, Hammer or Sandbags: The winds can get pre y strong and unfastened tents and EZ ups have been known to take ight! Stake down your stu for your safety and your neighbors safety!
Camera: Don’t forget to label it with your name and contact info. Disposable cameras are a great way to document the fun while escaping your phone!
Camping Things: Gloves, tape, rope, zip es, bungee cords, tarps, safety pins, etc... for your camp.
Towels: For the lake and showers

FOOD / KITCHEN

Cooler: We will have ice for sale!
Water bottle or a Canteen: 
We’ll have water refill stations to stay hydrated. Pro Tip – pack an extra!

Sink Things: Reusable cups, plates, and utensils will make meals green and easy. Trash/recycling bags: Help us keep SSBD and Lake Perris beautiful!
Cookware: 
Easily overlooked but important then it’s chow me.
Propane powered stove: 
No open fires please!
Noms: 
Bring your favorite foods or your wallet to get eats from our delish food vendors. 

THINGS YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING

Illegal Drugs/Substances


Weapons of Any Kind!

Dogs/Pets

Coolers inside Festival Grounds


Glass Bottles (don’t bring glass to the beach)


Containers in Festival Grounds


Kegs

Fishing Gear


Fireworks, Fire Tools


Propane Lanterns


Charcoal Grills

Drones

Portable Gas-Powered Generators


Sound Systems 

FAQ

WHAT ABOUT KIDS, IS THIS ALL AGES?

Yes you can, this is an all-ages festival. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

MARIJUANA IS LEGAL NOW, CAN I BRING IT TO SSBD FEST?

Nope, Same Same But Different takes place in a State Park, and marijuana is still not allowed.

WHAT ARE MY PARKING OPTIONS AT THE FESTIVAL?

"Up-front" parking will be right next to the camping / festival area and "Slightly Remote Parking" will be about a 5-10 minute walk from the festival and the camping area. All attendees that would like to park a vehicle at Lake Perris must have a parking pass.

HOW DO YOU ENSURE MY SAFETY?

You safety is one of our largest concerns. We work closely with our peace-keeping security teams as well as law-enforcement to ensure this with detailed plans in the event of an incident. Additionally we have an ALS certified ambulance on-site in the case of a medical emergency.

IS MY TICKET REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE?

All ticket sales are final rain or shine. You may transfer your tickets to a different name if you need to by logging into your account and updating your tickets.

ARE YOU ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS, WORKERS, STAGE HELP, PROMOTERS, ETC. FOR THE FESTIVAL?

Yes, we are interested in any help you can give! Please fill out our submission form and we will be in contact.

 WILL I BE ABLE TO FIND SECURITY IF I NEED THEM?

Yes, they'll be wearing security uniforms and available 24/7 during the festival. Please seek their help if you need it.

WILL THERE BE FOOD AND ALCOHOL FOR SALE?

Yes, there will be food for sale and a full bar inside the festival. We will have vegetarian and vegan options. Guests must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

WILL THERE BE MEDICAL STAFF ON SITE?

Yes if you need medical assistance for any reason we'll have a medical tent as well as an ambulance on site. 

CAN I BRING MY ANIMAL FRIENDS WITH ME?

Unless you have a licensed service animal they are not allowed on the festival property or campgrounds.

CAN I PAINT OR DO OTHER ART AT SSBD FEST?

Yes, we encourage all types of art including painting...it's a pretty chill activity. if you would to be an official SSBD live painter, and have the opportunity to sell your art at the festival, please fill out our official artist submission form with information and links to your art.

WHEN DOES THE BOX OFFICE AND GATES OPEN FOR ARRIVAL?

Gates will open Thursday at 3pm for arrival. Gate times will be: 

Thursday: 3pm - 11pm 

Friday: 11am - 11pm 

Saturday: 11am - 7pm

IS THERE CAR-CAMPING AT THE FESTIVAL?

In order to camp right next to your car in the main camping area you will need to purchase an "Upfront Parking" pass. These passes allow you to park in lots right next to the GA campgrounds. It does not gaurantee you'll be able to camp next to your car and the spots are subject to availability but it is the closest spots to the camping area you'll be able to park in.

CAN I BRING MY BOAT?

Yes! You can bring your boat. There will be one ramp open. Boating will be controlled by the park, and it's rangers - you will be subject to the same boating rules that the park enforces for all boats that enter. Please read the boating FAQ before considering bringing a boat. For more information on boating click here.

AM ABLE TO LEAVE THE FESTIVAL AND COME BACK IN?

Yes leave your camping pass on your car and your wristbands on, you will be able to come and go from the park as you need.

CAN WE SELL OR VEND OUT IN THE FESTIVAL CAMPGROUNDS?

Only official vendors will be allowed to sell merchandise at the festival. If you attempt to sell anything without approval from the festival organizers, all items will be considered surrendered and not returned. If you would like to apply to become an official vendor you may do so on our “get involved” page.

ARE THERE ADA FACILITIES?

The park is ADA friendly. It includes wheelchair accessible restrooms and showers. The festival itself is wheelchair accessible, however the majority of the festival takes place on hard sand. Please email info@ssbdfest.com to inquire further.

CAN I ARRIVE EARLY TO THE FESTIVAL?

Our gate times are strict. If you arrive early you’re going to be sitting around for awhile. If you would like to camp inside the state park and you arrive early you may contact the state park to reserve camping spots.

CAN WE BRING ALCOHOL INTO THE VENUE?

You can bring alcohol into the camping areas, you must be 21 to consume alcohol. No kegs. No outside alcohol will be allowed in the festival grounds - alcohol will be sold inside the festival grounds. Alcohol is limited to 1 case of beer OR 1 box of wine OR 1 plastic alcohol bottle per car.

WHAT'S THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE?

Lake Perris averages in the mid 90's during the day and gets down to the low 60's at night. Please plan accordingly.

WILL THERE BE WATER REFILL AREAS?

Yes we have drinking fountains as well as water taps in the campgrounds and festival area.

WHEN DOES THE MUSIC START AND STOP EACH NIGHT?

Music will begin Thursday around sunset in the Coconut Club, the Thursday night party will run until approximately 4am. Music will run on both Friday and Saturday from 11am until 4am that night. Don’t pick a spot by a stage if you want to get quiet sleep at night :)

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SEPTEMBER 9 - 11th, 2021 LAKE PERRIS STATE PARK

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