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Jul 8, 2021

Red Rocks Guides: What Can I Bring to Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

Red Rocks Amphitheatre Permitted and Prohibited Items


Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the most iconic music and arts venues in the entire world.  Nestled among the beauty of the natural rocks formations that frame the arena, Red Rocks has been a part of Colorado history for almost a hundred years.  It’s no wonder then that music lovers from around the world flock to this one-of-a-kind venue.

As Red Rocks draws fans from all stretches of the globe, it’s understandable that attendees come with plenty of questions.  Tourists have spent hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on tickets, transportation and accommodations,  and no one wants their good time ruined by not knowing all of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre Rules and Regulations.

At Festy GoNuts, we always want you to have the best experience wherever you go.  Our motto is Be Your Fest Self.”  The best way to do that is to have all of the mundane in order and to be properly prepared, so you can forget your worries and Dance Like Everyone’s Watching!

So, here is a guide to what you can and can’t bring to Red Rocks Amphitheatre:



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Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Permitted and Prohibited Items

DO Bring to Red Rocks Amphitheatre:

  • Non-alcoholic beverages in factory sealed plastic containers (32 oz. or less), unless prohibited by the show; some shows may require the removal of lids upon entering the Amphitheatre.
  • Empty, reusable water bottles e.g., Nalgene bottles, Camelbaks, aluminum bottles (32 oz. or less)
  • Soft-sided coolers, six-pack size (10″ x 7″ x 7″ or smaller)
  • Cloth bags, soft packs (12” x 17” x 12” or smaller) including backpacks (Check out these funky festival packs!)
  • Food for personal consumption only; food must be in a clear plastic bag (one gallon or less), fruit and vegetables must be sliced, plastic utensils only
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets, must not extend beyond your ticketed seating area (max size 40″ x 60″)
  • Stadium seats and seat cushions (must be under 18″ wide, cannot have legs)
  • Personal cameras without removable lenses, unless prohibited by show
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat (you can still look good!)
  • Sunglasses (get some funky ones!)
  • Raincoat or rain poncho (Trust us.  Ignore the forecast and bring a raincoat!)
  • Warm layer (See above!)  You’re coming to Colorado, might as well grab a puffy coat to fit in!


DON’T Bring to Red Rocks Amphitheatre:

  • Alcoholic beverages, marijuana and illegal drugs
  • Glass bottles/objects or aluminum cans
  • Laser pointers
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Soft-sided coolers larger than 10” x 7” x 7”
  • Framed backpacks
  • Strollers of any kind
  • Audio or video recording devices, GoPros, 360-degree cameras, and cameras with removable lenses
  • Selfie sticks
  • Weapons of any kind (e.g. guns, knives, chains, studded/spiked jewelry)
  • Totems (self-crafted, decorated sticks or poles)
  • Bullhorns and noisemakers
  • Aerosols (e.g., hairspray, sunscreen, boost oxygen)
  • Confetti, glitter and other items that can be thrown
  • Tarps
  • Umbrellas
  • Hula Hoops
  • Animals (with the exception of service animals as defined by the ADA)
  • Poi (e.g., sticks, rope, balls, fiber optic whips)
  • Remote-controlled flying devices or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles)
  • Gum


Follow the rules about what you can and can’t bring when going to Red Rocks Amphitheatre and you’ll be sure to have a good time.  

You should also be sure to do a little research about Red Rocks Transportation and Parking at Red Rocks to arrive like a pro!  (Want even more?  Check out our Tips For Enjoying a Concert at Red Rocks.)

See you on the rocks!

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