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April 12 - 21, 2019
INDIO, CA, United States | $1

Things to do at Coachella in 2018

Coachella, packed perfectly

As the Coachella festival draws near, it’s time to raid LF, Spell Designs, and Revolve for looks that range from biker chick chic to bohemian mermaids swimming around in swanky pools. Coachella is essentially a music festival combined with an unofficial fashion show. Everyone there loves music, and everyone dresses to impress.

Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the U.S. Once a year, crowds of beautiful people in fashionable dress come from all over the world to Indio and Palm Springs, California, for the second and third weekends in April, to experience thrills, parties, and their favorite musicians make history on the stage. If you’re looking for the biggest, baddest, and most boho things to do at Coachella, check out our guide below!

Getting the Most From Coachella

Time management is essential for experiencing the many things to do at Coachella. Festival time management helps you enjoy exciting acts that you must see, such as music artists Sia, Radiohead, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Rihanna, and newer acts that you know will only grow in popularity.

Then there are the wonderful festival grounds, full of art, a Ferris wheel, bars, lounges, and more. Understand it takes a decent amount of time to walk from act to act, so bring pairs of stylish but comfortable shoes.

Packing Guide for Camping

Evan Thomas has been covering Coachella for the past five years. He’s created one the best Coachella festival guides I have ever seen. Check it out here at Travelgrom.

But wait, the parties!

Coachella is crammed with different events, from pool parties with your favorite DJs swinging to festival-style parties, such as Neon Carnival, which follows the last song on the main stage. These are epic parties you don’t want to miss and should RSVP to ASAP. Need help choosing some social things to do at Coachella? Check out the list of parties below.

Want to know the Party Packed Perfectly is most excited to attend in 2018?

Here is all you NEED to know and a link to buy tickets.  We will see you there!

Who: Style Artist Lounge Presents: DUSK TILL DAWN | By Invite or Click the link to buy tickets

Confirmed Guests include: Paris Hilton, Chanel West Coast, Alisha Marie, Jeanine Amapola, Charlotte McKinney, Niki DeMartino, Jessie Paege, Katie Maloney, Bellamy Young, Ashley North, Alyson Stoner, Shelby Church, Andy Ashton, Andre Emery, Oliver Ford, & More
What: Guests will immerse themselves in a desert wonderland. Step out of reality and into Dusk Till Dawn. Daytime activations by Tantris Yoga and Ganja Goddess Getaways will envelop guests in an oasis retreat and leave them refreshed and ready to party. Enjoy infused treats and gifting by Kush Kakery. On Saturday, April 14th guests can shop and preview collections by emerging designers Oliver Ford Swim, Smock Me, Underrated & Romeo & Juliet Couture. In the night, party under the moonlight—Music by Paris Hilton, Chanel West Coast, Kyroman, EC Twins, Outside0utside, Riiottt & others
When: Daytime Activations—April 14&15, 12PM-6PM Nighttime Performances—April 13&14 10PM-Dawn
Why: Style Artist Lounge presents Dusk Till Dawn—Providing Coachella weekend attendees with the best of both worlds: Oasis Retreat & Immersive Party Experience. From day to night & night to day, attendees can escape with meditation sound baths, deep house yoga, dab bars, cannabis lounges, Notorious Pink Rosé, fashion pop-ups by the hottest LA-Based streetwear designers and live music performances.
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HOTEL PARTNER—WEEKEND TWO: Stay at the V Palm Springs

List of Parties

  • Playboy
  • Hypebeast Hotel presented by Under Armour
  • Juicy Couture Coachella Brunch
  • Revolve Festival 2017
  • ZOEasis Style Retreat
  • Weekend 2 VIP Ticket Giveaway: Lucent Dossier
  • Desert Oasis by FORAY 2017
  • Lucky Brand: Desert Jam
  • Jeremy Scott VIP Party
  • Weekend 2: PARTY POP UP @ the ARRIVE HOTEL
  • Mountain Dew Label Motel
  • Weekend 2: Bootsy Bellows Estate
  • Victoria’s Secret’s Angel Oasis 2017
  • Belvedere X Noisey
  • VFILES Mountain Dew Party
  • Basecamp Coachella Party
  • Vestal Village camping party
  • Whole Foods Beer Garden
  • Weekend 1+2: Desert Gold
  • Neon Carnival 2017
  • AMUSE X Prism Desert House
  • Kylie and Kendall Jenner Bumble Party
  • Rhonda – Queen of the Desert
  • Desert Gold @ Ace Hotel Coachella Party
  • Saguaro – Coachella weekend events
  • Pandora Indio Invasion
  • Day Club Palm Springs
  • Culture Collide “Not a pool party”
  • The Do-Over Pool Party
  •  Hot Splash: Exclusive Coachella Day Party

How to Get into the Party

  • RSVP or buy a ticket
  • Ask for an invite from someone in the Fashion, Music, Entertainment, or PR industries

Preparing to Party

Party hopping is one of the most popular things to do at Coachella. To prepare, first have your Coachella festival guide ready. Then, drink plenty of water! The libations and the heat will take it right out of you. Also, pack a bag with essentials like wet wipes, mints, a travel battery for your phone, a long sleeve shirt or light jacket, hair ties, lip gloss, and ID card.

After your bag is packed, ease into the day with a pool party. But don’t get too much sun; have a long day ahead. For the same reason, pace yourself with booze. I’ve seen too many parties passed out cold from tippling too much.

Map out your favorite bands, and call your Ubers in advance. Better yet, have a friend that doesn’t drink drive you from a party to the official Festival.


Buy your tickets months in advance to make sure they aren’t sold out. This is a popular festival and tickets start to fly as soon as they go on sale. You have the choice for GA Tickets weekend 1 or 2 , or VIP Tickets weekend 1 or 2. I believe VIP tickets are worth the extra money, as the access areas are comfortable and cocktails are easier to come by.

Tips and Tricks

If you drive to the festival, try to notice a high distinctive feature about your parking lot. Speaking from experience this is truly an important note. There are many parking lots, and it’s easy to get them confused, especially after a day of revelry.

Keep in mind that Indio, where the festival is hosted, is about 45 mins away from Palm Springs. Most of the parties are in Palm Springs. So, allow for a bit of travel time if you are doing both.

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There are tons of fun things to do at Coachella 2018, and they’re even more exciting when you’re dressed for the occasion. Check out our Coachella packing list and hit up the festival in style!






April 12 @ 8:00 am
April 21 @ 5:00 pm
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