mar 4 + 5・ waterfront park, san diego ・ 21+

Festival Info

general FAQs

Phones, IDs and CC that were found at the festival on Saturday 9.24 will be at the Box Office starting at 10am Sunday 9.25.

If you're returning to the festival, stop by our Merch Booth to inquire about other lost items.

For all other inquiries, reach out to us at [email protected] with a thorough description of your lost item. 

Our seaside venue is located at 1600 Pacific Coast Highway. Just across from the San Diego bay and sharing space with the County of San Diego administration building.

Waterfront Park is an urban oasis with water fountains, green grass and walking paths for you to enjoy.
The San Diego International airport is just a mile away, and we’re walking distance from Union Station for Amtrak trains and trolleys.

We think you’ll find the park to be a very special place– we call it home and hope you’ll treat it as yours!

We highly recommend ride sharing to and from the fest. There will be designated Uber & Lyft drop off.

Set times for CRSSD Festival will be posted on our website, social media pages, and mobile app a few days before the festival.

Yep! There are several hotels located near the festival that are easily accessible and within walking distance.

To find a place to stay over the weekend, check out hotels recommended by the San Diego Tourism Authority here

Nope. The County of San Diego’s Waterfront Park is a 100% smoke free venue. As such we are a NON-SMOKING event! No cigarettes, e-cigs or vapes please. We think it’s a very small price to pay for using such a beautiful space– thank you for understanding!

health and safety

Yes. We have a wide assortment of food including vegan and vegetarian options. If you have dietary restrictions and need to bring in outside food, please bring a note from your doctor or nutritionist and our security guards will be happy to help approve items upon arrival.

Yes. There is a free water refill station located near the circle bar in the middle of the festival.
Fans are permitted one 24oz Nalgene style clear bottle for refills. No Camelbaks or bladders will be allowed at entry.

Yes. First aid stations will be clearly indicated on site and marked both on your festival guide and mobile app.

Prescribed medication (in container with matching ID to be checked at entry and only containing the number of doses needed for duration of event as prescribed on the pill container.)

YES. CRSSD Festival is ADA compliant and our goal is to ensure that everyone who attends the CRSSD has a great experience.
We have several ADA entrances and viewing locations for fans to enjoy their time at Waterfront Park.
If you have any questions or need assistance with entry, please email: [email protected]

bag policy

All persons and bags are subject to search. Clear tote bags (including handbags/purses) that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” will be admitted inside after inspection. Small clutch bags or wallets that do not exceed 6.5” x 5.5", with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the venue along with one of the clear bag options (clear tote or storage bag). Oversized bags (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, laptop bags, etc.) and camelbacks are prohibited.

Camelbaks aren’t allowed, but bring a 24 oz clear (Nalgene style) water bottle to use the free refill station throughout the weekend.

No, Fanny packs do not need to be clear (but may be subject to further search).

Yes, all backpacks must be clear and my not exceed 12” x 12”.

No, these items do not need to be clear, just within 6.5” x 5.5” limit.

Yes, however, if they are too dark they may be subject to search.

No need to reserve. Outside lockers (subject to availability) are complimentary, and we’ll have some clear bags available for those in need as well.

what can i bring?

Nope- sorry. No DSLR or professional cameras (any cameras with a removable lens)

We want to ensure that your time at Waterfront Park is comfortable and safe. We’ll have a healthy dose of dancing in the sun so please don’t forget your sealed sunblock, nalgene style clear water bottles and a towel/blanket to have a seat on the grass. Gopros (no selfie sticks due to viewing) also heavily encouraged! 

  • Clear backpacks, totes, handbags, plastic that are vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 12” x 6”
  • Small clutch bags, fanny packs & wallets that do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5
  • Prescribed medication (in container with matching ID to be checked at entry and only containing the number of doses needed for duration of event as prescribed on the pill container.)
  • Cell phones
  • Non-professional cameras
  • Blankets/towels
  • Hand sanitizer and/or wipes (open/unsealed ok)
  • Sunscreen (contents to be checked at entry)
  • Chapstick / lipstick / makeup / eyedrops / gum (open/unsealed ok)
  • Empty 24oz (or less) transparent plastic bottle (Nalgene style) or clear plastic water bottle

Heavily Encouraged:

  • GoPros (w/o sticks)
  • Sunglasses
  • Earplugs
  • Good times

Prohibited items:

  • Totems
  • Hula hoops
  • LED gloves, Flowlights, etc
  • Nudity, pasties, thongs (Clothing must not when wet expose parts of body under County Code 32.1002 prohibiting public nudity)

Other items that you’ll need to leave at home:

  • Drugs / drug paraphernalia
  • Cigarettes, E-Cigs, Vapes
  • Outside food + drink [sealed outside food allowed for those who have a documented need (must have Dr.’s note that matches ID)]
  • Laser Pointers
  • Lighters
  • CamelBaks / bladders (water stations provided + one empty 24oz (or less) transparent plastic bottle (Nalgene style) or clear plastic water bottle OK)
  • Large backpacks (CLEAR BAGS ONLY – SEE CLEAR BAG POLICY)
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Audio recording devices
  • Professional photo / video cameras
  • Drones
  • Umbrellas (parasols ok)
  • Chalk, markers, sharpies
  • Chains / chain wallets
  • Stickers / flyers / solicitations
  • Pets (guide/service dogs OK)
  • Cleated shoes

 

Heavily Discouraged:

  • Rave attire. Some kandi is ok, but overboard will be turned away- use your judgment.
  • Fan Clacking- please respect your neighbors and keep it quiet on the dance floor!