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Spirit West Coast – Del Mar will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds San Diego County, California, May 25-27, 2012.
Hours / Schedule - FRIDAY – Campground gates open at 9:00 a.m. (campground pass required). Gates to event area open at 1:00 p.m. Friday concerts and activities begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 12:00 midnight. SATURDAY/SUNDAY – Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Concerts and activities begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 midnight. The public activity areas are cleared promptly at the conclusion of the Late Nite concerts (12:00 midnight).
ATM Service – There are four ATM machines located inside the Fairgrounds and one located just outside the main entrance, near the festival Box Office.
Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs - are not permitted on the festival grounds. Anyone found under the influence or in possession of these substances will be escorted off the property and/or referred to local law enforcement.
Artist Merchandise – is available for sale at the Christian Examiner Exhibit Hall.
Beach - The nearby Del Mar beach can be accessed by foot from a walking path located near the Orange Camp.
Bicycles – are not allowed in the event area or campgrounds.
Camp Curfew – is at 12:30 a.m. Please respect your fellow campers by remaining at your campsite and containing all noise after the curfew. The property will be secured and no one will be allowed "in or out."
Camper Note – There is one camp pass and one load-in pass issued for each campsite. The camp pass is for one vehicle at a campsite. A load-in pass allows one extra vehicle to unload people and/or gear at the campsite. A load-in pass also allows free overnight parking for one vehicle at the practice track/Orange Campground.
Campfires – Open flame campfires are not permitted. Metal camp stoves and charcoal cookers may be used for food preparation only. Charcoal must be deposited in red ash cans marked "Hot Ash Only." Del Mar Fairgrounds' fire control rules will be strictly enforced, no exceptions! This policy applies to all camping areas.
Chairs – No lawn chairs allowed. Seating provided at all venues except those designated as "audience standing" venues.
Children – Childcare is not provided at any time during the festival – VeggieLand is not a childcare program. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children at all times. Lost children should be taken to the Information/Lost & Found booth located along the main street by the Clock Tower and across from the Christian Examiner Exhibit Hall (Bing Crosby Hall). If you report a lost child, it is critical that you report back when the child is found so the missing child alert can be called off.
Deaf Interpreters -Interpretation for deaf provided at the K-LOVE Main Stage. Please contact the SWC Administration Office if you are in need of these services.
Disabled Parking – is available. A state-issued placard is required. Cars parked in disabled zones without the blue placard will be ticketed by law enforcement agencies.
Dress/Clothing – Please dress modestly. Shirts and shoes are required at all times and no swimsuits please. Also keep in mind that Del Mar weather can vary from pleasant days to moderately cool at night. Bring jackets and/or sweaters to dress in layers.
Exhibit Hall hours – Friday: 1:00 – 11:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Dozens of exhibitors showcase their businesses, art, ministries, music and products at the Christian Examiner Exhibit Hall.
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First Aid – The First Aid station is located in the Grandstand Building (east end). An ambulance is onsite from 9:30 a.m. until midnight. If ambulance service is required, the person requiring the trip is responsible for the fees incurred. For safety reasons, shoes must be worn at all times.
Food and Water – There is a wide variety of food available for purchase from vendors on the festival grounds. Event food vendors are not under SWC's direction but are managed by the concessionaire for the Del Mar Fairgrounds. No outside food or beverages may be brought into the event activity area (okay in camping areas).
Gates Open – FRIDAY – Campground gates open at 9:00 a.m. (campground pass required). Gates to event area open at 1:00 p.m. Friday concerts and activities begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 12:00 midnight. SATURDAY/SUNDAY – Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Concerts and activities begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 midnight. The public activity areas are cleared promptly at the conclusion of the Late Nite concerts (12:00 midnight).
Grandstand Seating - Spirit West Coast has a "No Seat Saving" policy. Seats in general seating areas are to be filled on a first come, first sit basis. Ushers will remove personal belongings left on seats to the end of those aisles. Reserved seats can be purchased for the Air 1 Grandstand Stage (see below under "Reserved Seating”).
Handicapped – See "Disabled Parking" or "Wheelchair Seating."
Hotel Lodging – Check our Hotels page under “Tickets” for a listing of hotels with special rates for festival attendees. You need to reserve through the link in order to get this special rate.
Hours/Schedule - FRIDAY – Campground gates open at 9:00 a.m. (campground pass required). Gates to event area open at 1:00 p.m. Friday concerts and activities begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 12:00 midnight. SATURDAY/SUNDAY – Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Concerts and activities begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 midnight. The public activity areas are cleared promptly at the conclusion of the Late Nite concerts (12:00 midnight).
Information Booth – personnel will be able to answer your questions and help direct you to various areas of activity on the festival grounds. There are two Information Booths: one located along the main street by the Clock Tower (see program map) and one at Check-In Row, just outside the Main Entrance. General Information is available, as are registration forms and entry deposit boxes for the "Win Free Tickets to SWC" contest.
Late Nite concerts – take place each night at the Seaside Pavilion and other venues, 10:30 – 11:45 p.m.
Literature distribution – is not permitted under any circumstances. No unauthorized materials may be sold or posted – strictly enforced. Please do not stick decals/stickers on buildings or signs – they damage property.
Litter / Trash - Please help keep the festival grounds clean by disposing of all trash in the nearest trashcan. Please "police" your camping area when you break camp. Please "crush" and compact your trash as much as possible, managing the trash is an ongoing concern.Please deposit items for recycling in the provided recycling containers.
Lockers – are available at the Information Booth near the Clock Tower. Belongings can be checked in and include in-and-out privileges for a small per-day fee. ALL belongings must be claimed at the end of EACH day.
Lost and Found – All lost and found items should be taken to and retrieved from the Information/Lost & Found booth located along the main street by the Clock Tower and across from the Christian Examiner Exhibit Hall (Bing Crosby Hall).
Moshing – Moshing, slamming and crowd surfing can be extremely dangerous. Please respect everyone's safety by refraining from this dangerous behavior. Festival security will enforce this policy.
Music store – The official music store of the festival can be found in the Christian Examiner Exhibit Hall.
OHVs / Motorized Scooters / Bicycles Prohibited – The Del Mar Fairgrounds property is subject to the California Vehicle Code. Bicycles and certain off-highway vehicles (gators, quads, etc.) and motorized (Go-ped) scooters are prohibited, camp areas included. The SWC staff uses a limited number of golf carts in order to conduct necessary transportation business. Such usage of properly identified vehicles by authorized personnel is not to be misconstrued as inconsistency with this policy. SWC is committed to maintaining a safe and legal environment.
Parking and Traffic – Parking passes are only available for purchase onsite, from parking attendants at the parking lot entrance: $9 per day per vehicle (no in/out privileges). Full-event parking passes available for $27; good for entire event with in/out privileges at public lots. Full-event/$27 passes also good for overnight parking at the practice track/Orange campground (no overnight parking in public lots). Full-event/$27 passes good for one, two, or all three days. The North San Diego County Sheriff's Department will ticket illegally parked cars. Vehicles parked in designated "no parking" areas will be towed at the owner's expense.
Pets – are not allowed on the festival grounds or campgrounds (service animals – seeing-eye dogs, etc. – excepted).
Police / Sheriff -The Del Mar Fairgrounds operates under the jurisdiction of the North San Diego County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies. SWC volunteer security personnel are not extensions of these agencies. Fairgrounds security teams are also on the property at all times and the sheriff's department will be called in as necessary. In the event of an emergency, call 911.
Prayer Tents – is located across from the Clock Tower and is staffed with friendly prayer counselors during festival hours.
RV Dump – RV tank pump services (fee required) will be available on Sunday. See camp manager for additional information.
Reserved Seating (Air 1 Grandstand Stage) – There will be approximately 1,200 reserved seats available, which is only 10% of the total seating at the Air 1 Grandstand Stage. These seats are valid only for the late afternoon and evening shows, 2pm-10pm on Friday and 4pm-10pm Saturday and Sunday. Children ages 5 and under will not be required to have a seat purchased if they will be sitting on a lap. ALL ages require a ticket if they are going to occupy a seat. The seats will be priced from $12 – $35 each (per seat, per day) and are available for purchase online. This is an upgrade ticket, sold separately from regular wristband tickets. Reserved-seat tickets valid only when used with a wristband ticket. Pre-sale of Reserved Grandstand seats will be from Jan. 9 – May 18, 2012 (subject to supply). Any remaining seats will be available at the Box Office at the Main entrance to the Fairgrounds. These will likely be single seats only. They will go on sale Friday (5/25), beginning at 1:00 pm. See Tickets page for details.
Security – teams will be on duty throughout the day and night. However, it is suggested that all valuables be locked in your car or secured otherwise. All attendees are expected to cooperate with all festival policies/guidelines, and all staff and security personnel. SWC is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Showers – are accessible from all camping areas. Check with each shower unit for hours of operation. Please shower quickly – others are waiting!
Skateboarding and rollerblading – are only allowed inside the fenced Skate Park. Please respect this policy so that the Skate Park can return in the future. Every Skate Park participant will be required to sign a risk waiver. Minors must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. There will be no rental of gear.
Sports and Recreation – Inflatable games and action activities require usage fees. Check with vendors on-site for hours and fees.
Sunday Morning Service – with incredible praise and worship music and a special guest speaker will be held at the Air 1 Grandstand Stage 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Note: Local festival-goers are encouraged to attend THEIR home church on Sunday morning, then come over to the festival for the afternoon and evening.
T-shirts and SWC Merchandise – Available at SWC Merchandise booths in various locations. Proceeds help fund the growth and sustain the quality of SWC.
Telephones – Pay phones are located throughout the festival grounds and activity areas.
Terrace Club – This patron program features reserved seating at the Air 1 Grandstand Stage and a VIP artist reception/dinner. Terrace Club tickets are sold individually.
Tickets and Wristbands – SWC will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced tickets. No refunds will be given. Wristbands must be worn on wrists only and are invalid if they are cut. Always be prepared to show your wristband when passing through admission gates.
Toilets – Toilet facilities are located throughout the grounds. Please help keep these facilities as clean as possible and notify a staff member if they need servicing.
Towing – Illegally parked vehicles will be towed. Parking in posted "no parking areas" can result in great inconvenience and expense.
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Ushers – will be on duty during all concerts to help keep aisles clear, maintain order, and assist in making all performances safe and enjoyable for all. Please follow their directions.
VIP Program and Patron Plan - See "Terrace Club".
VeggieLand – Hours: Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Activities include crafts and games, face painting and petting zoo. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children at all times.
Video/Recording – Videotaping or audio recording of any concert or seminar is prohibited due to copyright laws. This policy is strictly enforced.
Volunteers – It takes approximately 1,000 volunteers to make SWC operational. Volunteers receive various discounts depending on the length of time they work. Think about joining the "make it happen" team; we need you!
What to Bring / Wear – Remember to bring the following:
- your wristband ticket
- pen and notebook
- flashlight and extra batteries
- camping and cooking supplies
- spending money
- bug repellent
- blanket or mat
- good walking shoes
- hat, jacket, etc.
- warm clothes
For your comfort and safety it is suggested that you bring the following in a backpack or day bag to keep with you and use as needed:
- sunscreen/chap stick
- inhalers (asthmatics)
- headache/pain reliever
- prescription medications
- water bottle
Please dress modestly. Shirts and shoes are required at all times and no swimsuits please. Also keep in mind that the weather at Laguna Seca and on the Monterey Peninsula can vary from warm in the day to cold and windy at night. Bring jackets and/or sweaters to dress in layers.
Wheelchair seating – is provided at the Air 1 Grandstand Stage and C28 Stage. All other stages, wheelchairs should move along the sides, towards the front of the stage.
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