Check-In/Out & Gate Hours
Gates open on Friday, August 31st at noon.
All guests will be required to check out by 5pm on Monday, September 3rd.
Campfire & Grills
Absolutely NO open flames – this includes fire pits, charcoal BBQs, and burn barrels. Propane grills and camp stoves are permitted.
The only open fire is the venue’s central campfire which will be maintained by staff throughout the event. This common location is open to all, but please self monitor your use if there are people waiting to spend time there as well.
Potable water will be available on site.
Garbage & Recycling
This is a leave no trace event. Please monitor your camp to ensure no trash is left behind. Garbage receptacles and bags will be provided in central areas.
Ice is the responsibility of the camper.
Just like you would if you were camping, bring food and beverages that you would enjoy eating throughout the weekend.
We will also have delicious food on site and we encourage daily patronage. Kaptain’s BBQ Shack will be serving up the goods! Food will be available for purchase throughout the event. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts, and drinks (including coffee) will be on sale from about 7 am until about 2 am each day. They will be offering vegetarian selections as well as gluten free. A sample menu will be posted soon.
Ice and alcoholic beverage will not be available for purchase.
We will have a stocked First Aid area and medically trained personnel on hand throughout the event. Anyone can call 911 if there is an emergency, but please let staff know as well so we can coordinate with security and medical staff.
Where is the closest City/Store?
Live Oak Campground sits between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez – both roughly 20 minutes away. The Whole Foods and/or Isla Vista Food Co-op is located about 30 min (20 miles) from Live Oak Campground.
Be mindful of your needs and try to bring in everything you need the first time. The closest general store/gas is about 12 miles away.
Are there shower facilities?
We will have showers available on site, and due to our current drought situation, we ask that you be mindful in their use. It takes 25 gallons of water for a 10 minute shower, so be aware… save some to share.
Due to the size of our event, Live Oak Campground toilets will be closed. We WILL be renting high quality porta potties for the weekend around the showers and selected areas within the campground.
Can I bring my young adult child who is not 21?
Yes, we had to give this some thought, but we want to be inclusive as possible. Please use your best judgement if you allow your older children to attend the event. We do not want anything to happen to them.
Guests under the age of 21 will not be allowed on the event grounds unless a parent is present.
Can I bring my pet?
Please leave your dogs home for the weekend. Certified service dogs are welcome, but please check in with the hosts so we are aware of what service your dog provides for you. No service peacocks allowed.
Will there be ATMS on site?
No, please bring cash to purchase food or merchandise. Credit cards are also accepted on site.
What if I have other accessibility accommodations?
When do tickets go on sale?
Early bird tickets are on sale now through Friday, April 20th
Do I need to print out my tickets or is there Will Call?
Please print your tickets. However, all guests will be required to check in when arriving for wrist bands.
Can I get a refund for any of my ticket purchase?
There are no refunds, but tickets are transferable, see below.
Rain or Shine?
This event is a rain or shine event! However, the likelihood of rain in SB County during Labor Day is extremely minimal. If it does rain, the dance area, eating area, chill area, and Lil’ Phreaks Zone will be covered.
How can I transfer my ticket ?
Tickets are transferable provided you notify us at email@example.com, two days prior to event. Please provide the name of the transferrer and transferee.
Will there be an RV/Trailer camping Area?
Yes, but no hookups, prepare to be off grid. There are numerous water spigots throughout the campground with which you can refill your freshwater systems. There is power (will need 50′ – 100′ extension cords) in the smaller, upper campground area, but not the lower one. There will be power in family camp for the Kid’s Zone and we may be able to accommodate some extra users, but again prepare to be off grid. Most RVs come with built-in generators.
If you are interested in renting an RV for this weekend, please consider Cruise America RV out of Fillmore, CA. The owners are Harold Foy and Sarah Ellis, phone number is (805) 524-7010, and tell them that Matt Dobberteen sent you – they are both aware of the Divine Ball event. Unfortunately, we were not able to negotiate a deal because Cruise America is a national corporation. The Fillmore location currently has 9 units in stock. www.cruiseamerica.com/rent
Will there be a central trash/recycling or do we take out waste with us?
Leave no trace event, please police your camping areas. Central garbage/recycling will be available. Please bring your own trash and recycling bags – both will be available at the event if you forget.
Is there reserved camping?
No reserved camping, first come, first served. The site hold 6,000 and we only have 1000 – plenty of space!
Can we have a super awesome jam session/dance party when we go back to the campsite each night?
Yes, but please be respectful of neighbors.
Can I camp near my car?
Is there a good place to camp with my family?
There will be a quiet zone reserved for families to camp that is away from other campsites and the venue, but close to the Lil’ Phreaks Zone.
What if I’d like to volunteer my time to help with set-up and break-down?
Excellent! We likely will need your help and provide you early entry / late exit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Suggested packing list:
Bring two (2) trash bags to keep your recyclables separate from landfill waste. Leave no trace – leave our site and the park better than you found it. Pack it in, pack it out!
Bicycles to get around the campground.
Reusable water bottle and/or cup.
Reusable eating ware and utensils. Even the Kaptain’s BBQ Shack will allow use of your own washable plate!
Flashlight, headlamp, reflective neon, anything else to light yourself and your way. Blinky things are fun for all!
Costumes (we know you won’t forget), decorative lighting, and lots of other things to decorate and light yourself.
Art, musical instruments, props, banners, signs, and anything else you can think of that might make the experience more enjoyable for you and others.
Camping gear – ideally waterproof. Tents and tarps need to be free-standing. Set a tarp down as a ground cloth below your tent, and pack a few extra large garbage bags to protect your gear just in case it rains.
Shade structures, umbrellas, parasols, sheets, canopy, tarps, tent, parachute; something to break the mid-day sun and/ or rain. However – please be mindful of your individual footprint to allow enough space for all.
Tennis balls, recycled plastic bottles, or funky stuffed animals, to top and protect dangerous rebar stakes or other hazards
Appropriate clothing: light clothes for during the day (likely high 70s-80s). Bring warm clothing for night (likely high 60s-70s) and rain gear.
Any prescription medications, contact lens supplies, and whatever else you need to maintain your health and comfort in a remote area with no services.
Take exit for CA-154 toward Los Olivos/Lake Cachuma
The turn off for Live Oak Campground will be on your left after 21miles
Take exit 101B for State Street toward California 154/Cachuma Lake
Merge onto Calle Real by going straight through the light.
Turn right onto CA-154 W/California State Route 154/San Marcos Pass Rd
The turn off for Live Oak Campground will be on your right after 12.5miles