Five stages, over a hundred artists, and more than 20,000 fans packed into a six-block area in the middle of the summer — this is Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party. It may sound like chaos, but we have some inside advice to make you a Block Party pro.
(Read: Capitol Hill Block Party Guide)
1. Stay near the festival
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could head downstairs, walk a few blocks, and find yourself in the thick of the festival? Well, do something about it! There are plenty of accommodation options in the area so get to booking.
2. Get some breathing room
Head over to Cal Anderson park across the street to stretch your legs for a mini festival break.
3. Know the lineup
With over 100 artists performing, it’s easy to get lost. Study the lineup ahead of time and know when and where your favorites perform.
5. Food trucks
The festival invites some of the best food trucks in the city to feed festival goers. Don’t miss out.
6. Check out the live video
Check out the projection visuals on the Sensebellum building nearby. High-powered projectors will stream live video footage for anyone a bit further away.
7. Phone Battery
Bring a backup phone charger. Between the countless pictures, texting your lost friends and the WiFi towers that suck your phone battery energy, you’ll need one before the day is over.
8. Show up early
With a general admission pass, it’s a free-for-all for getting close to the stage. The earlier you arrive the better.
9. Cash is King
Make everyone’s life easier and pay in cash. It’ll shorten your transaction time and make things quicker for the people behind you in line.