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5 tips for surviving summer festivals in Miami

Make sure you stay safe while rocking out at summer festivals in Miami

Miami is no stranger to sunny days; the summer in Magic City brings all kinds of fun activities, and reasons to soak up some Vitamin D. Summer festivals in Miami are a place for every music genre and party vibe – whether you’re there for the music or to show off your unique outfits.

Whether you're going to a music festival for the first time this summer or are an experienced leader of a good vibe clan, here are some tried-and-true strategies for making the most of your festival experience.

Track the weather forecast

As amazing as it would be to party for three days straight, it’s even better to keep a lookout for potential troubles and be prepared. Don't leave anything to chance when it comes to the weather if you want to enjoy your summer festival.

It's important to do a complete weather check before packing. Don't risk the horror of getting caught in a downpour without an umbrella or spending the day in the sun without proper protection.

Here are the best tips for attending summer festivals

Staying hydrated is essential

Make sure you're hydrating by bringing as many sealed bottles of water as the venue permits. Dehydration and the risk of injury are guaranteed ways to ruin any outing. And shelling out $5 for a bottle of water from a street seller will is something we all want to avoid.

If you plan on drinking alcohol, make sure you add plenty of water to your rotation. Consider investing in a large bottle or hydration pack. You could also save money by using a reusable bottle if you know where the nearest refill location is.

A group of people dancing at a festival.

Map out your festival experience

Preparing an itinerary of the performances you and your friends want to see in advance will help you get the most out of the festival. Keep room for flexibility and catch performances by up-and-coming musicians. You might just discover your new favorite talented artist!  Finding your way across stages can be time-consuming and frustrating, so it's a good idea to have a map of the area or look through the festival app.

Pack a first aid kit

When you're dancing and singing your heart out to your favorite band at these summer festivals, the last thing on your mind is protecting yourself from injury. You're probably a few drinks in and getting close to the stage involves a lot of elbowing and shoving, so be careful! Keep a compact first aid kit in your backpack just in case. This includes essentials like bug repellent, bandages, sterile wipes, antiseptic, and first-aid ointment.

Keep a solar battery charger

Cell phone reception is notoriously spotty during summer festivals that involve loud music, and phone battery life is short. You'll regret spending so much time documenting the event on Instagram and double-checking the schedule online when you get lost in the crowd. 

Many modern campgrounds and music festivals now have charging stations, but they aren't always handy when your battery blinks red. Solar battery chargers are a wonderful answer to this problem. When you need some more juice, all you need is some sunshine!

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