What can I bring into Coachella?

Coachella has a long list of prohibited items, as well as a long list of allowed items. Before filling your party pack, make sure the item you’re bringing is allowed, or else you may have to toss it when going in! Please note that your mileage may vary depending on who’s checking your bag. You may occasionally be able to slip some items through depending on how thorough the search is. However we wouldn’t recommend bringing anything on the prohibited items list unless you’re willing to throw it away.

You can go here for a fully updated list of banned items.

What items are banned at Coachella?

  • NO Aerosol Products
    • Incl. Sunscreen
  • NO Air Horns
  • NO Animals
  • NO Audio Recording Devices
  • NO AVPs, Mods, Liquid Refills for Vapes
  • NO Chairs
    • Incl. Inflatable, Folding
  • NO Chains
  • NO Chain Wallets / Chain Belts
  • NO Coolers
  • NO Cameras (Professional)
  • NO Detachable Lens / No DSLRs
  • NO Drones or Remote Control Vehicles or Toys
  • NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
    • Incl. Cannabis, Cannabis Products
    • Prescriptions must be in properly labeled containers that match the holder’s ID. (No pillboxes.)
  • NO Flammables
    • Incl. Fireworks, Explosives, Road Flares
  • NO Flags or Totems
  • NO Flashlights
  • NO Flyers, Samples, Giveaways, Promotional Items
  • NO Glass, Metal, Aluminum or Steel Containers
    • Incl. Refillable Water Bottles
  • NO Glow Sticks, LED Gloves, or LED Products
  • NO Hula Hoops
  • NO Musical Instruments
  • NO Kites or Sky Lanterns
  • NO Laptop Computers or Tablets
  • NO Laser Pointers
  • NO Massagers
  • NO Outside Food or Beverage
  • NO Personal Vehicles
    • Bicycles, Skates, Scooters, Skateboards, Hoverboards, Segways, Electric Scooters (Birds, Limes), etc.
    • Personal Mobility Devices for ADA Guest Are Allowed. (See ADA Page)
  • NO Selfie Sticks, Tripods or Narcisticks
  • NO Sharpies, Markers, Paint Pens
  • NO Sleeping Bags
  • NO Stuffed Animals
  • NO Tarps, Tents
  • NO Toy Guns, Water Guns or Sling Shots
  • NO Umbrellas
  • NO Video Cameras
  • NO Walkie Talkies / 2-way Radios
  • NO Weapons Of Any Kind
    • Guns, Ammo, Pocket Knives, Tasers, Pepper Spray/Mace, etc.
    • Including off-duty law enforcement or concealed carry permits.

What can I bring into Coachella?

  • YES Baby Strollers
  • YES Backpacks, Purses, Handbags, Totes, Fanny Packs
    • Max size 20″ x 15″ x 9″
  • YES Blankets (Small) & Beach Towels
  • YES Binoculars
  • YES Bota Bags
    • Empty when entering Venue.
  • YES Cameras
    • Detachable lens cameras are not allowed.
  • YES Cigarettes
  • YES Dancing Shoes
  • YES E-Cigs and Vape Pens
    • No AVPs, Mods or Liquid Refills for Vapes
  • YES Hydration Packs 
    • Plastic only
    • Empty when entering Venue.
  • YES Ear Plugs
  • YES Eye Drops
  • YES GoPros
  • YES Gum and Mints
  • YES Hand Sanitizer and Baby Wipes
  • YES Hats
  • YES Lighters
  • YES Lip Balm
  • YES Makeup
  • YES Parasols
  • YES Phones and Chargers
  • YES Service Animals (See ADA Page)
  • YES Smiles
  • YES Sunscreen
    • Pump or cream only. No aerosols.
  • YES Sunglasses
  • YES Water Bottles
    • No Metal or Glass
    • 40 oz. or Less
    • Empty when entering Venue.
    • Coachella x Contigo limited-edition reusable water bottle (purchase here
  • YES Water Misters
    • Empty when entering Venue.

How do I bring my medical prescription?

All prescriptions must be in properly labeled containers that match the holder’s ID (No pillboxes!).

How do I bring insulin or other medical-related items or supplies?

You should identify yourself to security as you wait to enter the Venue. Security will locate the medical staff adjacent to the main entrance who will assist you in providing a secure area to store all items. Medical-related items that are not available for purchase on site, food included, may be brought in. You may be asked to provide an official doctor’s note or prescription detailing the necessity of the item.

Can I bring weed/cannabis into Coachella?

Weed / cannabis is not allowed at Coachella.

Are strollers allowed at Coachella?

Yes. But, only if it’s for an infant or toddler.

What are considered “professional” cameras?

Professional cameras are any cameras with a detachable lens. No DSLRs either.

Are e-cigs or vape pens allowed?

Single-use minis (a.k.a. cig-a-likes) are okay. Mid-sized e-cigs and vape pens are okay. However, no liquid refills will be allowed into the Venue. APVs or mods are okay in camping, but will not be allowed into the Venue.

Can I bring a sign or a totem?

No signs are allowed. This includes all handheld signs or signs and items attached to poles or pool noodles or apparatus used to display anything above the head. All instances of the above will be subject to surrender and not returned.