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Prepping for KAABOO Del Mar – the Cedros Way

Attention music, comedy, cuisine, and art lovers alike… KAABOO Del Mar is right around the corner, and it’s about that time to start planning for the “journey of discovery!” It’s a unique music festival that pleases varying tastes of entertainment along with many different crowds. However, just like any other big weekend-long festivities, it’s important not to leave out these standard considerations when organizing each step of the way:

Dressing & Packing for the Scene

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Choosing the right outfit for festivals like KAABOO is oftentimes one of the most important factors in getting ready for the event. The good news is that, when a number of different crowds and styles are involved, you really can’t go wrong. It’s about finding your personal balance between fashion and comfort. So dress both to impress and to dance! Cedros Avenue has dozens of shops and boutiques, such as Cedros Soles, where you are bound to find the right KAABOO essentials for your style. Whether you are in need of shoes, hats, shirts, or accessories, you may just find three perfect outfits for your weekend of fun!

KAABOO allows visitors to bring in a handful of certain items to ensure a comfortable and satisfying experience. Included in this list are blankets, beach towels, small backpacks, and empty water bottles. These are all nifty things that you may not have known you could bring into the venue with you! So before making a trip for outfits and accessories, take a look at what else you may need and add those essentials to your Cedros shopping list. If you’re worried about hauling these extra things around during the weekend, KAABOO has your back with lockers available — with the option to rent them out overnight!

Transportation & Timing

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You can’t go wrong in avoiding traffic and surges by sticking with public transportation — especially if you’re looking to go green. North County Transit District (NCTD) and Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) offer unlimited rides a day with the RegionPlus Day Pass for only $12 each day. The pass includes access to the NCTD Coaster, Sprinter, Breeze, as well as the MTS Trolley Lines, buses, and Rapid Express buses (not including Rural routes and Access services). If the RegionPlus Day Pass sounds like the perfect option for you, visit the following websites for more details: and

The Solana Beach Train Station is the closest stop to KAABOO and provides a shuttle to and from the main gates of the venue for $5 each way. Here’s the best part: if you’ve got some spare time while waiting for the shuttle going to the event or the train going home, what better way to let time pass than with a pint of beer, glass of wine, or a bite to eat? Right across the street from the station here on Cedros are some perfect spots to visit while waiting on shuttles and trains! Beer lovers can find tasty beverages at Culture Brewing Co., while wine lovers can find them at Carruth Cellars. Those looking to fill an empty stomach can walk down to the bistro style Wild Note Cafe.

Enjoying the Ride

KAABOO will be here in no time, and the best you can do is know that you prepped like a champ. All that’s left is to enjoy each and every moment of the weekend — whether you’re there to see big headliners, up-and-coming performers, nationally recognized comedians, culinary experts, or artwork from a range of public artists. KAABOO Del Mar is all about the experience, so get familiar with all they have to offer to ensure you will get the most out of it!


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The Cedros Ave. Merchants Association supports all of the vendors and businesses on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. The Avenue covers two and a half enchanting blocks of more than 85 boutiques, shops, cafes, salons, day spas, art galleries and more! Located just 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, Cedros Ave. has been a point of interest for over three decades and is the only shopping district in San Diego solely populated by independent boutiques and businesses.